Forestry – Coordinator of Forestry Programs

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  • Post Date: November 23, 2022
Job Description

Forestry – Coordinator of Forestry Programs

Core Functions

The Coordinator of Forestry Programs is responsible for implementing and overseeing the Agreement Regarding the Cree Traditional Activities Enhancement and to collaborate with Cree Communities and Ministère des Forêts de la Faunes et des Parcs. The incumbent acts as a liaison with community-appointed counterparts to ensure program delivery to the Cree Tallymen, Cree Forestry Companies and/or Community Organizations.

Functional Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the Cree Trappers Forestry Enhancement Program in accordance with the terms set out in the Agreement Regarding the Cree Traditional Activities Enhancement
  • Oversee the management of the Cree Nation Government Forestry Programs bylaw and ensure that it remains current and reflects the Cree Nation Government’s obligations under the Agreement
  • Prepare an annual schedule ensuring the timely reception and processing of projects from local Cree Tallymen and land users
  • Work in collaboration with the Forestry Programs Officer to ensure that all facets of the program are implemented, including annual project monitoring in accordance with the annual schedule
  • Coordinate with representatives of the Ministère des Forêts de la Faunes et des Parcs on the annual reporting of the program’s implementation as set out in the Agreement
  • Prepare annual and quarterly reports for the Director
  • Provide special briefings for the Director on any issues or conflicts that may arise over the implementation of program
  • Present problematic project proposals to the Cree Nation Government Executive Committee if required
  • Provide policy direction to the Director on ways to improve the Program and its service to the clients

Managerial Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and lead direct reports.
  • Assist with development of team objectives, as well as individual objectives for direct reports by ensuring that performance is aligned with those objectives. Ensure that supervisors within team are establishing objectives that are in alignment with departmental objectives, in collaboration with the Department Director.
  • Identify training needs, recommend solutions, and support training and development.
  • Conduct periodic performance evaluations for direct reports and assist supervisors through formal performance evaluations and regular one-on-one meetings.
  • Promote ongoing, effective and open communication with employees. Keep staff members informed of decisions that impact them and/or their department. 

Other Responsibilities:

  • Support clients and sponsors to complete the documentation to apply in a program.
  • Keep individual client’s files up to date. Collect all relevant information on client’s professional and educational background.
  • Input and maintain data on employment and training in the Cree Nation Government Information system, on a daily basis.
  • Update Client Database Files with each intervention, to review and adjust the Client Action Plan, and ensure that the clients stay up to date.
  • Communicate to clients a wide range of labour market information.
  • Enter all services provided in the Client Database.
  • Participate in the Labour Market Survey by collecting information and keeping the information updated in the database.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Maintain up to date knowledge and skills in area(s) of responsibility.
  • Perform other duties as required.



  • Bachelor’s degree of Forest Sciences


  • Three to five years of relevant work experience


  • Fluency in verbal Cree.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Fluency in French is an asset.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Customer-focused and service-oriented.
  • Proven success in maintaining strong communication, including the ability to facilitate effectively.
  • Proven ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Proven organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to demonstrate strong judgment in complex situations.
  • Proven ability to problem-solve, to think strategically, and to take initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under significant pressure and to adapt to a changing environment.
  • Strong judgment and proven ability to problem-solve.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.

Additional Requirements:

  • Typical office setting where there are no unusual physical demands.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license.

The Cree Nation Government may, at its discretion, waive any or all of the aforementioned requirements if a suitable candidate who is a JBNQA beneficiary accepts to follow a training plan determined by the Cree Nation Government as a condition of employment.

Other Details:
Pay Type: Salary
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Job Start Date: Monday, January 16, 2023

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