Secretary PL4 Wicuhkekemit (Assistant to the Elder-in-Residence)

Mikmaq-Wolastoqey Centre

Employment Opportunity #266-22.23



Closing Date: March 1, 2023 at 4:30 PM





We thank all those who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.








Full-Time | 1-Year Term | Fredericton | Hybrid













Standard Work Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8:15 am - 4:30 pm | 36.25 hours per week




Salary Range:

$20.45 - $23.75 per hour



Why Choose UNB?




UNB offers a large variety of benefits for employees, including a full pension, a minimum of three weeks of vacation annually, the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), and dental, life, and health insurance.


UNB is committed to ensuring employees can maintain a healthy work-life balance. As such, we're proud to support a hybrid work approach, which includes flexible hours and work-from-home options.








Reporting to the Director of the Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, the role of Wicuhkekemit is to oversee the financial and administrative functions of the day-to-day operations of the centre and to provide personal assistance to Kcihcihtuwihut (UNB's Elder-in-Residence) in terms of scheduling, communications, and other administrative duties as appropriate.






































  • Post-secondary education in Administration, Finance, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 1-3 years of experience in a related field.


Additional Strengths
















  • Knowledge of Wabanaki Language systems, ceremonies, and traditions.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Proficiency in computer applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Familiarity with the UNB policies and procedures is considered an asset.
  • Experience using Colleague is considered an asset.








The Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC), located on the traditional territory of Wolastoqiyik at the University of New Brunswick's Fredericton campus, provides a learning environment for Indigenous students to develop a strong cultural foundation as well as academic and professional skills. MWC offers opportunities for all UNB students and faculty to become familiar with Mi'kmaq and Wolastoqey histories, cultures, contributions, and treaty rights through principles of respect, sharing, harmony, acceptance, and unity in diversity. MWC promotes the professional growth and self-determination of First Nations through its programs, services, and research.




This position is part of the UNIFOR, Local 4504 employee group and falls under the SALAC Collective Agreement.



UNB is situated on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi'kmaq peoples along the banks of the beautiful and bountiful Wolastoq river, a region recognized worldwide for its natural beauty. UNB is a comprehensive university with a long history of excellence in teaching and research.






The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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