Governance Coordinator

Location: Charlottetown, PEI
Closing Date: October 6, 2022

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Organizational Description

L’nuey supports the Epekwitk Assembly of Councils (the full Abegweit and Lennox Island Councils) in the negotiation, consultation, and governance development work of the leadership. L’nuey works with the leadership and engages the Mi’kmaq of PEI on the implementation and protection of the collective Aboriginal and Treaty Rights of the Epekwitnewaq Mi’kmaq.

Position Summary and Job Overview

L’nuey is looking to hire a Governance Coordinator – a dynamic individual who has experience in governance, project management and community engagement and wants to support the Assembly in their vision of building a strong Mi’kmaq government, that reflects our Mi’kmaq principles and values. The Governance Coordinator plays a central role in engaging with the Epekwitnewaq Mi’kmaq, organizations, and internal initiatives at L’nuey to help establish priorities for Mi’kmaq governance and determine the best ways to implement our collective Aboriginal and Treaty Rights. The Governance Coordinator will report directly to the Executive Director.

Duties and Key Responsibilities:

  • Engage with members of the Mi’kmaq communities, organizations, and internal initiatives to inform and establish priorities for Mi’kmaq governance.
  • Play a central role in engaging the Epekwitnewaq Mi’kmaq on all governance work including the Ni’n aq No’kmaq Process, Epekwitnewaq Mi’kmaq Genealogy project and others.
  • Monitor, develop and recommend responses to federal and provincial policies, programs and legislative initiatives that affect the Aboriginal and treaty rights and other interests of the Epekwitnewaq Mi’kmaq.
  • Gather and disseminate information to the Epekwitk Assembly of Councils and relevant L’nuey staff regarding federal, provincial, and other policy, program and legislative initiatives that affect Mi’kma rights and interests.
  • Conduct research, provide advice, and prepare responses and submissions on legislative, regulatory program, inter-jurisdictional, nationhood and policy changes.
  • Coordinate all governance work, proposal writing, strategic planning and project management.
  • Support the Negotiations and Consultation units at L’nuey.
  • Provide leadership, advice, and help to guide the development of various initiatives, legislation, standards, and policies developed on behalf of the Assembly.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Knowledge and understanding of issues related to the Epekwitnewaq Mi’kmaq.
  • Ability to translate complex ideas and information from various sources into concise written documents.
  • Strong organization, communication, time management and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Ability to focus on meeting deliverables within required timeframes, including short deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

Personal Suitability:

  • Driven to succeed.
  • Very good judgement, strong inter-personal skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective analytical skills, initiative, willingness to be a team player.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and confidentiality at all times.
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Attention to detail and good problem-solving skills.
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills.


  • Relevant university degree or the equivalent in experience and relevant training.
  • Background in policy, governance and/or public administration.
  • Be able to demonstrate you have an in-depth understanding of the Mi’kmaq communities of Epekwitk and the issues and challenges they face.
  • Relevant experience working within an Indigenous or other government or political environment.
  • Strong knowledge of Mi’kmaq culture, history and communities.

Conditions of employment:

  • Must hold and maintain a valid PEI driver’s license (in-province travel required).
  • Potential for occasional work on evenings or weekends.

Salary: $55,000-$65,000 annually
Terms: Full-time, Permanent
Benefits: Includes vacation, health and dental benefits and pension


L’nuey hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, qualified Aboriginal applicants will be given priority in accordance with the Aboriginal Employment Preference policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Please forward you resumé and cover letter with two reference letters to Lorenda MacEachern at or apply below by 3PM on October 6th, 2022.

Positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

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