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Job: Project Officer

Title Project Officer
Categories Out Of Community
Salary TBD
Location Gesgapegiag
Job Information

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Project Officer will be responsible for specific business projects pursued by MMBC, from conception to construction. The person will seek economic opportunities, plan and budget, oversee and document all aspects of assigned project(s). He/she will work closely with the CEO to make sure that the scope and direction of each project is on schedule, as well as other employees for support. They will also assist in creating a long term strategic action plan for MMBC, which will include developing partnerships when needed and pursuing economic opportunities that are culturally accepted and economically beneficial for Gespe’gewa’gi.

Some of the duties will be:

Identify and Evaluate Economic Opportunities

  • Create and maintain a network with industries and governments in regards to MMBC’s project interests
  • Keep up to date with regional, provincial and federal economic development initiatives and funding programs
  • Research, evaluate and pursue economic opportunities

Manage and Monitor Projects

  • Assist with negotiations and monitoring of Impact Benefit Agreements (IBAs) and Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with companies
  • Plan, budget and implement strategies for projects
  • Coordinate work with professionals such as lawyers, auditors and consultants
  • Prepare reports and briefing notes on projects for the CEO and Board or Directors

Shareholder & Community Relations

  • Create and maintain a good communication system with the three Mi’gmaq communities’ local development centers, and Economic Development Offices to ensure strategic planning is aligned with community interests
  • Assist in organizing Partnership and Shareholders meetings, and helping to prepare all the necessary documentation
  • Create and manage a small scholarship fund for the three Mi’gmaq Communities (Gespeg, Gesgapegiag and Listuguj)


  • Assist the MMBC team, along with professionals in creating the Corporations’, policies, procedures and by-laws
  • Frequent travel within the region and province, and some travel within Canada

The ideal Candidate will have the following:

  • A University Degree or combination of a College Diploma and related work experience. Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in Business and/or Economic Development and a minimum of three (3) years in a Management Position
  • Good negotiations and strategic planning skills
  • Ability to analyze financial statements and monitor budgets
  • Solution and detail oriented: ability to exercise good judgement
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • Good knowledge of the three Gespe’gewa’gi Mi’gmaq communities (cultural, social, governance and traditions)
  • Professional, respectful and diplomatic personality
  • Good English verbal and written skills. Good French speaking skills
  • Mi’gmaq Language will be an asset
  • Willing to take French and/or Mi’gmaq classes to upgrade language skills


According to Salary Scale of MMBC

Job location:

Gesgapegiag, Quebec.

Date of assumption of duties:

As soon as possible.

All applications will be treated in a confidential manner.


Interested candidates must submit their application (résumé and letter of interest) by Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 4 PM (EST) to Christianne Bernard, Chief Executive Officer at: cbernard@mmcorporation.ca

Post-Date Thursday, March 16, 2017