External Opportunities



Position: Land-Based Coordinator – Jordan’s Principle
Location: Dakota Ojibway Health Services (DOHS)
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: DOQ

CLOSING DATE: Tuesday, January 9, 2024 @ 4:30PM

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction and supervision of the Jordan’s Principle Off-Reserve Program Director, the Land-Based Coordinator will be responsible to assist in the development, management, and oversight of the Land Base Program for Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council Health Services including, but not limited to, being responsible to coordinate Land Base activities teachings, knowledge to any off-reserve children and families under the Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council (DOTC) service area; gather pertinent information and ensure activities are relevant to our Ojibway and Dakota Nations members.


  • Land Management: Coordinate and manage the First Nation’s traditional land base, including monitoring land use, conducting land surveys, and ensuring compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Consultation and Negotiation: Assist in facilitating consultations and negotiations with government agencies, industry representatives, and other stakeholders regarding land management, resource development, and environmental protection.
  • Traditional Knowledge Preservation: Assist in collaborating with community members, elders, and knowledge keepers to document and preserve traditional land use practices, cultural heritage, and ecological knowledge.
  • Community Engagement: Assist and engaging with the community to gather input on land management strategies, providing information about land-related issues, and promoting community involvement in decision-making processes.
  • Environmental Stewardship: Promoting sustainable land use practices, conservation, and environmental protection within the traditional land base, and working to minimize the ecological impact of development activities.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensuring compliance with relevant laws, regulations, permits, and agreements related to land management and resource development.
  • Relationship Building: Building and maintaining positive relationships with external stakeholders, such as government agencies, industry representatives, and neighboring communities, to foster collaboration and address shared land management concerns.
  • Data Management: Collecting, organizing, and analyzing data related to land use, land tenure, resource extraction, and environmental monitoring, and utilizing this information to inform decision-making processes.
  • Project Management: Overseeing land-related projects, including research initiatives, land reclamation efforts, and/or infrastructure developments, from planning to implementation and evaluation.
  • Policy Development: Participate in policy development processes.
  • Provide cultural activities.


  • Post-Secondary Degree in Education, Environmental Studies, Social Work preferred or combination of related work experience and/or training.
  • Knowledge of population health and First Nations perspective on health and wellness.
  • In-depth knowledge of First Nations health and wellness system needs.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation such as CFS Act, Vulnerable Persons Legislation.
  • Must have excellent written and communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Apple Computers.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Good organizational, time management, and prioritizing skills.


  • Valid Manitoba Driver’s License
  • Current Criminal Records/Vulnerable and Child Abuse Registry Checks
  • Access to a reliable vehicle


Interested applicants are invited to forward a resume and cover letter including two (2) references from most recent employers to:

Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council
ATTN: Erica Nicholson, Human Resources Manager
Phone: 204-239-8650
Fax: 204-857-6037
Email: humanresource@dotc.mb.ca


We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.