Expression of Interest Member-at-Large Culture, Tourism and Community Development Standing Committee

CTCD call for member-at-large

Qalipu First Nation is currently seeking a Member-at-Large to join their Culture, Tourism, and  Community Development Standing Committee.  This committee provides a unique opportunity for Band Members to contribute their knowledge and expertise and have hands-on access and input into the operational plans of the Department.  Your contribution to this Committee can help our Nation reach success in building stronger communities through cultural and language initiatives, tourism, craft development, and entrepreneurial support.

The ideal candidate is a Band member living in the province with a background in Culture, Tourism, and Community Development or related fields of experience. If you are committed and want to contribute your knowledge as a volunteer on this committee, please see below for details and submit your application by Friday, December 15, 2023, at 12:00 pm NST.


The Committee consists of a minimum of two (2) Ward Councilors, two (2) departmental staff support and one (1) Member-at-Large.

The Committee meets a minimum of six (6) times per year, either in person or by video conference (Microsoft Teams).

When travel is required, the Band will cover the cost.

Per diems are provided for meeting participation.

Our Mandate

“To reach great successes in building stronger communities through cultural initiatives, tourism and craft development, and our entrepreneurial support program.”

Roles and Responsibilities of a Member-at-Large Committee Member

  • Participate in Committee Meetings in person or by video conference.
  • Maintain engagement and involvement by responding to Committee emails between meetings to weigh in on decisions, programs, and activities.
  • Work collaboratively with the Committee to ensure team-based and positive outcomes of the Annual Operating Plan and strategic objectives of the Band.
  • Establish and identify priorities of programs and projects, evaluate effectiveness, and relevance to the department’s current policies and procedures as applicable.
  • Monitor the provincial landscape concerning the department, and report concerns or opportunities to the committee.
  • Represent a membership perspective while demonstrating respect for Mi’kmaw and community values.
  • Contribute skills, knowledge, and experience toward accomplishing the goals and objectives of the Committee.
  • Adhere to a Commitment of Confidentiality.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Has a background in an education-related field and five years of experience
  • Is a member of the Band
  • Is a resident of Newfoundland
  • Must be able to travel within Newfoundland
  • Must be willing to sign a Commitment of Confidentiality
  • Must have an understanding of Indigenous culture and ceremony
  • Must undergo a code of conduct check

If you are interested in this unique opportunity to work with the Band, please send your resume and cover letter to Suzanne Park at by Friday, December 15, 2023, at 12:00pm NST.

If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Charles Pender, Band Manager at 709-634-8059