Chief Executive Officer - Yellowknives Dene First Nation

Yellowknives Dene First Nation

P.O. Box 2514
Yellowknife, N.W.T. X1A 2P8
Dettah: (867) 873-4307

The Yellowknives Dene First Nation (YKDFN) is governed by a Chief and Council which has offices in Dettah and Ndilo. The YKDFN Chiefs and Council affirm our sacred obligation to serve our people and our commitment to live balanced contemporary lifestyles with culture and traditions important to our community, to speak our traditional language, and to protect our natural resources and Treaty Rights. The YKDFN’s Chiefs and Council depend on qualified personnel to make informed decisions that bring well-being to the future generations of our citizens. The incumbent will work within this context to provide effective and efficient level of support and assistance.

Chief Executive Officer

Under the authority of the YKDFN Government Chiefs and Council and reporting to the Dettah (Head) Chief, the Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the effective and efficient management of the YKDFN organization. The CEO will oversee and direct the affairs of the First Nation programs and services. This includes, but is not limited to, organizational development, program development, implementation and management, financial and administrative planning and management, policy development and implementation, and community project management. The Director, Public Works & Infrastructure is responsible for the effective and efficient management of public works and infrastructure in Ndilo and Dettah. The Director will also deliver and implement special projects that are identified by the strategic goals of the YKDFN.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

  • University Degree in Government Administration or Business Management with a minimum of 5 years of direct work experience in senior management; or
  • Equivalent combination of education, related work experience and training with a minimum of 10 years of direct work experience may be considered;
  • A valid Class ‘5’ Driver’s License, and own vehicle.

A detailed Job Description for this position is available upon request.

The Yellowknives Dene First Nation offers a competitive wage with excellent comprehensive group pension, Northern Travel allowance and insurance coverage benefits, along with a fun work environment with exceptional diverse cultural oriented people. To be considered, a cover letter and resume must be submitted to the Human Resources office by closing date of October 4, 2022.
Human Resources Division
Yellowknives Dene First Nation
Chief Drygeese Conference Centre
Dettah, NT

We thank all who apply and advise that only those short listed will be contacted.

Organization: Yellowknives Dene First Nation
Location: Yellowknife, NT
Region: North Slave
Professional Category(s): Executive / Administrative Management
Posted: September 7, 2022, 9:02 am
Expires: October 4, 2022, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: 5 years or more

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