Job Offer – Marine Biology Project Manager

Application Deadline: March 12th 2023
Start Date: Late March or early April
Entry salary to be determined according to the current salary scale (between $50 366 to $64 507) revised annually

Your mandate   

The main mandate is to support First Nations in their processing of files related to the marine environment, marine protected areas and marine spatial planning, as well as to provide support in the implementation of conservation projects. 

Main responsibilities    

  • Support First Nations with marine environment-related files through searching for funding, developing projects, writing management plans, etc. 
  • Support, coordinate and implement, along with First Nations, projects focusing on knowledge acquisition and marine habitat and species conservation (habitat characterization, wildlife monitoring, development of inventory methods, etc.). 
  • Host information sessions, discussions, as well as trainings and workshops with First Nations. 
  • Provide advice to an internal team in the analysis and drafting of departmental documents (strategies, policies, bills, etc.) related to marine protected areas, marine mammals, marine spatial planning, etc. 
  • Foster collaboration with First Nations, governments, along with other relevant organizations. 

Do you have the profile?   

  • Combination of college or university education and experience in marine biology and marine protected areas. 
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience. 
  • Knowledge of issues, priorities, perspectives and aspirations of First Nations related to the conservation of marine species and habitats. 
  • 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. Knowledge of an Indigenous language (considered an asset). 


  • Work for First Nations. 
  • Full-time position with a flexible 34-hour schedule. 
  • Friday afternoons off. 
  • Remote Work-Policy in place (100% remote, hybrid or 100% at the office) and the office is in Wendake. 
  • Annual vacation upon hiring and years of experience are recognized. 
  • Federal and provincial general holidays as well as National Indigenous Peoples Day
  • 2 weeks of paid vacation during the holiday season. 
  • Sick leave and family-related leave upon hiring. 
  • 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 AFNQL Chiefs, the mission of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute (FNQLSDI) is to offer First Nations a dynamic crossroads of services in support of their efforts to ensure the health of their territory and its resources, the recognition of their rights and the development of sustainable communities.

Please apply using the form below to apply