Job Details - Municipal Indigenous Advisor

Municipal Indigenous Advisor

Cape Breton Regional Municipality

Full-Time Contract


Job Scope: 

Under the general direction of the Mayor, the Municipal Indigenous Advisor will act as a liaison between the Cape Breton Regional Municipality and First Nations/Municipal units in Unama’ki.  The role will involve working with multiple stakeholders to lead the development of an Indigenous Consultation Framework.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on projects independently and/or participate in teams for other assignments, including participation on interdepartmental and/or intergovernmental committees. You will work proactively to balance priorities and ensure effective coordination of departmental efforts.

*This position is classified as a term, which will expire at the end of the term of Mayor McDougall.

Main Functions: 

  • Establish professional working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Analysis of CBRM practices, policies, and meetings to compile recommendation on inclusivity and Indigenous consultation.
  • Consult with, and provide reports to Mayor, Council and Senior Staff, regarding the analysis.
  • Recommend strategies and/or solutions in response to findings during Indigenous Consultation.
  • Organize the planning and completion of assigned projects as directed by the Mayor.
  • Prepare and deliver reports to Senior Management, Directors, and Council.
  • Implementation of Truth and Reconciliation Report recommendations pertaining to municipalities.
  • Develop consultation standards and framework.
  • Research and coordinate education sessions for staff and council.
  • Monitor issues pertaining to the Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq communities and their priorities to identify opportunities and/or solutions for the CBRM.
  • Coordinate and prepare clear, accurate and timely briefing materials, presentations, and correspondence.
  • Represent the CBRM on committees throughout the community and Province.
  • Provide insightful policy advice on an on-going basis.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Post-secondary education in a related field (i.e. Business Administration, Project Management, Policy, Social Sciences, Law, etc.) (Must include copy)*
  • 3-5 years relevant experience working within an Indigenous community and in an Indigenized role.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Nova Scotia driver’s license (Must include copy)*
  • A medical assessment including vision and hearing tests. Medical assessment must show the capacity of performing tasks of the classification (This is not required at time of application but will be required prior to hiring)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Lived experience as an Indigenous person.
  • Experience in overseeing and/or implementing strategic initiatives.

Please note: Criminal Records Check is required as a condition of employment.

To Apply:  

Applications quoting Reference No. 21.17-E should be directed to:

Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Human Resources Department
320 Esplanade, Suite 303
Sydney, Nova Scotia 
B1P 7B9

Fax: 902-563-5582 or E-mail:

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 PM Friday, September 17, 2021

Applications, including a detailed personal resume and copies of certifications/diplomas may also be submitted in the drop-off box: 
Main Floor, City Hall during regular working hours (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

CBRM is committed to the principles of Employment Equity and encourages applications from the designated groups; women, visible minorities, aboriginals and persons with disabilities.  CBRM encourages the need for respect, integrity, diversity, accountability and the public good.

Intended Job Posting Audience

This employment opportunity is open for: Canadian, Permanent Residents, and Temporary Residents who are able to work for any employer in Canada (Study Permit and Open work permit holders).

Only applicants who are authorized to work in Canada will be considered.

Location Information
Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Nova Scotia
Job Information
Cape Breton Regional Municipality
NOC Code
Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers (4164)
Experience Required
Available Openings
Pay Type
To be Determined
Pay Rate
To be Determined
Estimated Weekly Hours
Start Date
End Date
Language Proficiency Level
Fluent (CLB 10-12)
Posted on
September 1st 2021
September 17th 2021