JOB Offer – Marine Conservation Project Officer 

Application Deadline: June 25th 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 teams in their work related to the marine environment, their search for funding, the implementation of projects and the organization of workshops, forums or training sessions according to needs and facilitate networking with other First Nations and organizations. 

Main responsibilities    

  • Develop and implement the work plan for project activities 
  • Develop substantive content on various themes related to marine planning and conservation: marine protected areas, marine spatial planning (integrated management of the St. Lawrence), Indigenous conservation sites, blue economy, Indigenous knowledge sharing, etc. 
  • Maintain ongoing communication with First Nations teams, First Nations organizations and the Government of Canada, more specifically the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and other non-Indigenous departments and organizations and act as a liaison between these players 
  • Conduct analyses on various departmental documents (strategies, policies, bills, etc.) related to the marine environment 
  • Participate and collaborate in the various activities of the FNQLSDI 

Do you have the profile?   

  • Knowledge of First Nations issues, priorities, perspectives and aspirations in marine governance, marine conservation and consultation and accommodation 
  • Combination of college or university education and experience in marine governance and conservation or fisheries resource management 
  • Experience in project management: planning budgets, completing deliverables, producing reports, etc. 
  • Availability to travel occasionally to First Nations communities 
  • Excellent communication skills in French and English, both written and spoken 
  • Relevant experience working on projects focused on the marine environment, including marine governance (a great asset) 
  • Relevant experience working with First Nations or an Indigenous organization (an asset) 
  • Knowledge of an Indigenous language (an 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
  • Pension plan and group insurance after the probation period 

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.  

Please apply using the form below to apply