Employment Opportunity

Job Opportunity

Director of Human Resources


Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey (MK) is a regional management organization that facilitates the jurisdiction of education in the member MK communities.

Reporting to the Executive Director, this position will act as a resource to the MK Senior Management Team, providing information, advice and guidance on all Human Resource (HR) matters ensuring best practices are shared and implemented organization wide including:

Directing the company’s mandate, as provided for in company policies and programs, ensuring that it is in compliance with applicable Occupational Health and Safety, Employment Equity, and Labour Standards legislation.

Coordinating the administration of policies and procedures related to areas of recruitment, selection, performance management, professional development, job descriptions, and job rating evaluations, salary administration, and employee disability program management.

Participating in the development, implementation and evaluation of HR policies and programs; conduct New Hire Orientation as needed; conduct exit interviews; explain HR policies, benefits and services to staff; HR policy training programs; lead special projects as required.


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and skills:

            Lawyer, licensed to practice law in Nova Scotia

            Knowledge and experience in HR an asset

            Must have proficiency with various software applications programs

            Including Microsoft Word, and Excel

            Must be able to work independently of direct supervision

            Solid communication skills, both oral and written

            Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and professionally with

            Internal and external organizations

            Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

            Decision-making skills for problem identification and solution recommendation

            And implementation

            Effective interpersonal skills; high level of initiative and motivation

            Knowledge of First Nation communities, language and culture an asset.

            Must have a valid Nova Scotia Drivers license

            Reliable vehicle

            Ability to travel overnight


Salary: To be negotiated

This is a one-year contract, with the possibility of renewal. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please forward your resume, clearly stating your salary expectations to:

                                                Patricia Denny

                                                c/o Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey

                                                47 Mallaird St.

                                                Membertou, Nova Scotia

                                                B1S 2P5

                                                Phone (902) 567-0336    Fax (902) 567-0337

                                                Or email at:  patriciadenny@kinu.ca


Application deadline: March 24, 2017