Land Coordinator

May 24, 2024

Who We Are

The Mikisew Cree First Nation (Mikisew) has lived on the ancestral lands of the Athabasca Delta and Wood Buffalo National Park in northeastern Alberta since time immemorial. The lives of our members are linked to the land and to a close understanding of traditions, history and a natural way of life. Many of our members live in the hamlet of Fort Chipewyan, and our traditional lands range over a large portion of Athabasca oil sands deposits. For nearly 30 years, Mikisew Group, our wholly owned business arm, has worked toward the long-term, sustainable economic progress of our Nation and its members through employment and significant investments in education, training, social programs and infrastructure.

 Who You Are

Mikisew is currently seeking a dedicated and compassionate Land Coordinator.  Accountable to the Housing and Property Manager, the Reserve Land Coordinator will be responsible for monitoring and managing on reserve land and activities of economic, building construction on nation land. This position is responsible for overseeing land management and transfer of title to land, third party agreements, administration, and landowner/stakeholder. These includes managing and reporting on the land activities and providing advice on rights and land acquisition requirements such as certified possession. The role is responsible for building relationships with community members, government, and land users.

 Please note that this position is based in Fort Chipewyan, AB.


  • Manage and direct construction activities of individuals, property management department, and consultants for construction services.
  • Lead development of MCFN land use code and lot numbers as well keeping records of land ownership.
  • Coordinate with environmental consultants and in house environmental monitors on Land acquisition process for new land and/or reserve, including due diligence, valuation, negotiations, and capital planning.
  • Ensure Lots are well demarcated and numbered to avoid encroachment.
  • Negotiate and develop land related agreements, including royalty, lease, permission to enter, and common boundary agreements.
  • Manage and protect natural resources on the land to avoid trespass without required permits.
  • Ensure reserve land is captured in GIS system for easy management and administration.
  • Support area teams in the planning, coordination and implementation of progressive stripping and rehabilitation plans that meet long-term objectives and are compliant with site, excavation, and mining plans.
  • Lead community plan towards land expansion and development for residential, capital project, and industrial layout.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Management of all land use planning and related land approvals required to support any land use activity.
  • Knowledge of the Land Act, Indian Act, and other legislation governing Indigenous land transactions in Alberta.
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience in natural resource management, environmental consulting and/or relevant related practical experience is desirable.
  • Post-secondary education or experience equal to the job responsibilities and specifications.
  • Hardworking, detail-oriented, and analytical professional with strategic mindset.
  • Proven strength in analysis and creative problem solving, communication, interpersonal relationships, self-motivation, and leadership.
  • Ability to manage and/or coordinate large development projects while working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Willingness to learn and grow professionally. Knowledge of google maps, earth, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Willingness to travel to construction sites occasionally and driver’s license is required.
  • Develop and maintain solid stakeholder relations in conjunction with land use committee.
  • Maintain accurate and updated land information and document in the Land Information System.
  • Previous experience and knowledge of First Nations is an asset.
  • Any other tasks as maybe given commensurate on experience and qualification

Other Requirements

  • Possess a valid Class 5 AB driver’s license
  • Willingness and ability to travel as required.
  • Willingness and ability to work after hours and/or weekends and be on-call when required.
  • Willingness to submit to an oath of confidentiality.
  • Successful Completion of Criminal Record Check.
  • Willing to work flexible schedule. Combination of working remotely, in-office, and at community locations.
  • Must be fluent in English and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong working knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office Software is essential.
  • Ability to provide clear, precise information to Leadership and members.
  • Ability to speak and/or understand the Cree language (or another applicable First Nation language) would be beneficial.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Dental care
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Fort Chipewyan, AB: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

How to Apply

If you or someone you know is interested, please send your resume to

Application deadline is until a suitable candidate is found.

We thank all who apply but we will only be contacting those selected for an interview. Thank you!