Co-ordinator, Driver Education & Licensing Project (DELP)

Job Opportunity

Coordinator, Driver Education and Licensing Project (DELP)

1 year Term Position with possibility of Short Term Extension


General Description

Sipekne’katik First Nation is one of five First Nations located in different parts of Canada who participate in the Poverty Action Research Project (PARP). This project, which is led by Dalhousie University in partnership with the Assembly of First Nations, has developed a strategic plan or roadmap for improved community health and well-being. While many aspects of the plan have been implemented under the leadership of Chief and Council, community members are restricted from accessing training, employment and services located off reserve by the lack of transportation.

With additional support from a grant provided by the Province of Nova Scotia Building Vibrant Communities Program, PARP is launching a project to provide driver education and licensing to 25-30 persons 18 years of age and over who are residents of Indian Brook.

The Sipekne’katik Band is looking for an outgoing, pro-active individual who can coordinate the Driver Education and Licensing Project, under the supervision of the Sipekne’katik Employment & Training Department.


  • Coordinate the driver education and licensing program
  • Promote the DELP to the community through different media sources
  • Coordinate recruitment process; applications and screening
  • Assist the Steering Committee in the selection of participants
  • Solicit bids to identify a driver education provider and administer the contract
  • Coordinate and book classroom space and related requirements
  • Assist participants in preparing for written and driving tests
  • Keep records for each trainee, including information about subsequent training and employment
  • Drafting a report at the conclusion of the project, identifying challenges and success.

Skills and Qualifications

  • University or college education related to business, human services or social sciences
  • Administrative skills and experience
  • Knowledge and experience in working on reserve with Mi’kmaq people
  • Skills and experience working with Microsoft office suite
  • Good interpersonal skills and an ability to work with others
  • Good writing skills and ability to do reports and funding proposals
  • Good organizational skills and time management
  • Criminal record check is required with your resume

Please apply with resume, cover letter, Criminal Check, with three references (include phone & email with each reference) to:

Human Resource Department

Or mail:
Human Resource Department 522 Church Street, Indian Brook Nova Scotia, B0N 1W0


Late applicants will not be accepted