The Opportunity

Fredericton, NB
Entry Level
Full-time - Permanent
$47,992 - $62,389 / year
Competition Number: #006-23.24

Closing Date: June 7, 2023 at 4:00 PM

Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre

The Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC), located on 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 tights through principles of respect, sharing, harmony, acceptance and unity in diversity.


Full-time | 2-Year Term | Fredericton | Hybrid

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

Standard Work Hours: Mon - Fri | 7:45 am - 4:00 pm | 36.25 hours per week

Salary Range: $47,992 - $62,389 per annum


Reporting to the Director of the Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, the Coordinator of Wabanaki Language Revival coordinates and implements numerous critical language revitalization efforts including, but not limited to, language nests, language camps for students and communities, and a Wabanaki Language gathering.

  • Coordinate meetings and materials to support the directive of the Mi'kmaq and Wolastoqey Language Strategy as identified by the Wabanaki Language Committee.
  • Conduct reviews of Indigenous Language immersion programs in Wabanaki communities.
  • Work with Elders and Language Keepers to develop a diverse understanding and best language practices.
  • Design, plan, and facilitate program activities to engage with Indigenous communities.
  • Analyze language data and prepare/report key findings.
  • Create, organize, and facilitate the annual Wabanaki Language Gathering.
  • Create opportunities for UNB students to present research, publications, and presentations about language revival strategies, planning, and policy best practices for language revival.
  • Develop language resources, Language Modules, literature reviews, and annotated bibliographies.


  • A University Degree in Indigenous Studies, Language, or a related field.
  • 1-3 years of related experience.

Additional Strengths

  • Fluency in one of the Wabanaki Languages is considered a strong asset.
  • Graduation from an accredited Wabanaki language program is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of Wabanaki Language systems, ceremonies, and traditions.
  • Knowledge in the areas of Indigenous language, linguistics & Indigenous studies.
  • Ability to negotiate various world views and knowledge systems with professionalism.

A little bit about us

University of New Brunswick

The University of New Brunswick employs more than 3,200 full- and part-time staff, including faculty, support staff and students. UNB values people and we have proudly been named as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2023 and one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers for 2023.

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.

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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.


This position is part of the PSAC, Local 60551 employee group and falls under the PTSU Collective Agreement.


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.

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