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Economic Development Officer

Yellowknives Dene First Nation
May 11, 2022
Yellowknife, NT
Job Type
  • Starting salary of $86,000 plus NTA benefits, dependent upon 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 May 27, 2022 to


Under the authority of the YKDFN Chief and Council Government and reporting to the Economic Development Manager, the Economic Development Officer (EDO) is responsible for developing and implementing the economic initiatives that will improve the community and socio-economic status ensuing from Giant Mine remediation projects for the communities of YKDFN.  Working collaboratively with the YKDFN economic arm, the EDO will provide services in all sectors, including business support, commercial development, arts and crafts and tourism, with a mandate aimed at developing and sustaining a healthy business community in the communities of Dettah and Ndilo.


The ideal candidate for this position will have completed post-secondary education in a related discipline (economics, business administration, or marketing) and two (2) years related experience in community development, or project management; or equivalent combination of training courses and four (4) years’ work-related experience.  A strong public or business management background in the areas of program development, financial management and strategic planning is required.  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 full-time position will involve commuting between the communities of Dettah, Ndilo and the City of Yellowknife. The ability to speak a Dene language, knowledge and/or experience with cultural history and customs of the Wiìliìdeh people and previous experience working with First Nations organizations are all definite assets.

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