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Chief Executive Officer

Yellowknives Dene First Nation
March 1, 2023
Yellowknife, NT
Job Type
  • $120,000.00 per annum



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. For Chiefs and Council to lead the YKDFN requires having qualified personnel to achieve a prosperous future for our citizens. The incumbent works 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 a 2 year term with the possibility of extension. The CEO 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.


 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 March 27, 2023.  


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. 

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