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Director, Human Resources

Yellowknives Dene First Nation
June 10, 2022
Yellowknife, NT
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  • $96,000 to $105,000 plus NTA and Group Benefits, dependant on qualifications
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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.  Please apply by extended closing date of June 30, 2022 to


Under the authority of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation Government Chiefs and Council and under the direct supervision of the Chief Executive Officer, the Director, Human Resources is responsible for the overall management of all aspects of human resources which include but not limited to recruitment and retention, employee relations, training and development are sustained within the organization in accordance to the YKDFN Human Resources Policy and the Canada Labour Code.  The incumbent is also responsible for planning, leading and managing the human resources strategic goals of the YKDFN are met to deliver quality programs and services for its citizens.   A detailed job description is available upon request.


The ideal candidate for this position will have completed Post-Secondary education in Human Resource Management with a minimum of four (4) years of related work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and training in human resources field coupled with at least six (6) years relevant work experience in a senior management role including sound knowledge of the Canada Labour Code.  The candidate must be able to work with minimal supervision and interact with individuals of all levels in a friendly yet professional manner.

A valid Class 5 driver’s license and private vehicle is required as this position is located in Dettah.  Knowledge and/or experience with cultural history and customs of the Wiiliideh people and previous experience in working with First Nations organizations are all definite assets.

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