JOB Offer – Conservation Project Officer (Political 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 First Nations in defining the new Aboriginal-led protected area (ALPA) status and developing the guide for ALPAs under the Natural Heritage Conservation Act (NHCA). Facilitate networking and the development of First Nations knowledge and expertise. 

Main responsibilities    

  • Write analyses and reports and develop recommendations for the benefit of First Nations in connection with the new ALPA status
  • Organize and facilitate discussion, information and workshop sessions with First Nations
  • Research, collect and develop popularization and awareness tools on various topics related to the establishment, governance, management and planning of Indigenous protected areas
  • Maintain good communication with the First Nations, governments and other organizations involved

Do you have the profile?   

  • Combination of college or university education and experience in politics, environmental law, natural sciences or sustainable development and legislative measures related to nature conservation in Quebec
  • Minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of First Nations issues, priorities, perspectives and aspirations related to the governance and establishment of protected areas
  • Availability to travel occasionally to First Nations communities and remote locations 
  • 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