Chief Operating Officer - Gwich'in Tribal Council

Gwich'in Tribal Council

Chief Operating Officer
Gwich’in Tribal Council

Established in 1992, the Gwich’in Tribal Council (GTC) is an Indigenous organization that represents Gwich’in Participants from the Mackenzie-Delta region of the Northwest Territories. Its vision is to be a culturally vibrant and independent Nation that is environmentally responsible and socially and economically self-reliant. Its mission is to protect and advance Gwich'in interests through hard work, collaborative approaches and good governance in order to improve the lives of its residents while preserving the language and culture of the Gwich'in.

Based in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, the Chief Operating Officer role reports to the Deputy Grand Chief and is a member of the Senior Leadership Team. The COO is responsible for providing strategic, organizational, and administrative leadership to the day-to-day operations of the GTC’s Early Childhood & Language, Culture & Heritage, Health & Wellness, and Education & Training departments. These departments run a broad range of programs benefitting Gwich’in Participants that are well funded and require more disciplined oversight and management in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment.

As the ideal candidate, you are a university graduate with a track record of providing leadership to the provision of social, community, health and/or cultural programs in a complex public sector, Indigenous or other related organization. Able to manage multiple priorities and resources effectively in a complex environment, you will be highly organized and capable of monitoring managers’ activities and holding them accountable for delivering high quality programs. Experience working with an Indigenous Nation or organization will be highly valued. You will be a practical, ethical, genuine, and respectful leader and possess experience working directly with a Board, external partners, and government officials. You must also enjoy building and working in a respectful and welcoming team environment.

This role is an ideal position for an inspirational people leader and exceptional program administrator who is passionate about providing leadership for the advancement of an indigenous community. This is also a tremendous opportunity to live in the beautiful and breathtaking Northwest Territories, while exploring all the outdoors adventures it has to offer.


Organization: Gwich'in Tribal Council
Location: Inuvik, NT
Region: Inuvik
Professional Category(s): Chief Administration, First Nations Relations
Posted: December 21, 2020, 9:27 am
Expires: January 21, 2021, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: Experience an asset

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