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Position: Director
Organization: Eeyou Marine Region Planning Commission
Location: Waskaganish, Quebec

Salary: (Min. $65,000. – Max. $76,500) 
Status: Two-year Contract 
Application period: May 27 to June 28, 2019

The EMRPC is seeking a Director for a two-year contract, until March 2021. The EMRPC is currently in a transition phase as the current EMRLCA will be re-negotiated between the Government of Canada, Government of Nunavut and the Cree Nation Government. A permanent position will be created following the negotiations.

Essential Responsibilities

  • manage the day-to-day operations of the EMRPC;
  • provide support to EMRPC meetings by assisting the Chairperson by setting the agenda and ensuring appropriate travel arrangements have been made;
  • ensuring that the EMRPC operates in a manner consistent with their policies and procedures;
  • ensuring that the regular annual administrative tasks are completed on schedule;
  • monitoring and reporting the progress of action items and implementation of the EMRPC annual work plans;
  • preparing an annual workplan, budget and cash flow projections for the operation of the EMRPC in co-operation with the Chairperson;
  • representing the EMRPC with co-management partners, Government, the public and at local annual assemblies;
  • increasing public understanding and appreciation of the EMRPC through public presentations;
  • establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other organizations, other co-management boards, MDOs, government agencies and the public;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • The Director is responsible for the hiring, general direction, coordination, and evaluation of EMRPC staff;
  • assigning and tracking various tasks and initiatives to EMRPC staff and outside consultants as required;


  • A CEGEP degree or diploma in business management or specialization in administration


  • A minimum of 5 years work experience in business management or environmental management;
  • Knowledge of land use planning and environmental management is an asset;
  • A suitable combination of education and experience.


  • Fluency in Cree and English;
  • Ability to speak and write French is considered an asset.

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Strong leadership skills;
  • Proven ability to problem-solve and to take initiative;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Proven ability to demonstrate good judgment;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Must be able to work independently;
  • Knowledgeable of Eeyou Istchee and the Eeyou Marine Region.

Personal Suitability

  • Sensitivity to Indigenous cultural values; and,
  • Willingness to live and work in a northern community.

Additional Information

  • Assistance for relocation is available;
  • Housing is available at a subsidized rate;
  • Northern benefits package;
  • Business vehicle available.


Please e-mail your cover letter and resumé to Priscillia Wesley at:

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Applicants are invited to visit the web site to review the Land Use Planning (Chapter 8) provisions of the EMRLCA and the related maps that apply to the Eeyou Marine Region. In accordance with this and with the EMRLCA, conditions may vary to promote the employment of Cree candidates.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 28 2019    ID: 53685