JOB Offer – Conservation Project Officer (Biology Profile) – Indigenous Protected Areas

Application Deadline: April 2, 2023
Start Date: April – May 2023 

Starting Salary: To be determined according to the current salary scale
(between $51 877 and $66 442), revised annually.

Your mandate   

Support the First Nations in handling files related to the establishment and management of protected areas, particularly by providing support for the development of reflections in connection with Aboriginal-led protected areas (ALPA). Facilitate networking between First Nations.

Main responsibilities    

  • Support First Nations with files related to protected areas in terms of searching for funding, developing projects, writing management plans, etc.
  • Support First Nations in coordinating and carrying out knowledge acquisition and conservation projects on their territories (site restoration, mapping, environmental characterization, development of inventory methods, participatory mapping, etc.)
  • Organize and facilitate discussion, information, training and workshop sessions with First Nations
  • Develop substantive content on various topics related to the establishment, governance, management and planning in Indigenous protected areas
  • Maintain collaboration with First Nations, governments and other organizations involved

Do you have the profile?   

  • Combination of college or university training and experience in the field of biology, the environment and the establishment of protected areas
  • Minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of the issues, priorities, perspectives and aspirations of First Nations in connection with the establishment and management of protected areas
  • Availability to travel to First Nations communities and remote locations
  • Master’s degree in protected areas (considered an asset)
  • Relevant work experience with First Nations or an Indigenous organization (considered an asset)
  • Excellent communication skills in French and English, both written and spoken, and knowledge of an Indigenous language (considered a major asset)


  • Work for First Nations
  • Full time position with a flexible 34-hours schedule
  • Friday afternoons off
  • Remote work policy in place (100% telework, hybrid mode or 100% office) and offices are located in Wendake
  • Annual vacation upon hiring and years of experience are recognized
  • Federal and provincial general holidays as well as National Indigenous Peoples Day
  • Sick leave and family leave upon hiring
  • Generous pension plan and group insurance after the probation period.
  • Work-life balance

To apply 

Use the form below to send your resume with a cover letter to Mr. Alain Bédard before the application deadline.   

Please note that, with equal competence, the FNQLSDI gives priority to Indigenous candidates. Only the candidates retained in pre-selection will be contacted.  

The First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute   

Founded in 2000 by the Chiefs of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL), the mission of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute (FNQLSDI) is to collaborate with First Nations in the implementation of their sustainable development vision. We support First Nations in their sustainable development approaches, for a healthy territory and resources, for sustainable communities, to fully exercise their rights, responsibilities and jurisdiction, and to promote their cultures and languages.

Please apply using the form below to apply