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Economic Development Officer

Yellowknives Dene First Nation
November 4, 2022
Yellowknife, NT
Job Type
  • Starting salary of $86,000 plus NTA benefits, dependent upon qualifications


Do you want to be part of a diverse group of team members who take pride in moving their community forward?  Then come and work with one of Northwest Territories progressive First Nations and finish each day knowing you have made a difference!

The Yellowknives Dene First Nation is committed to providing efficient programs and services for the people of Wiìliìdeh.  We are looking for an experienced individual who is self-driven, team oriented with a positive attitude and who possess the education, knowledge and skills to fill this challenging and rewarding role of:


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.

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

The Yellowknives Dene First Nation offers a competitive wage starting wage of $86,000 plus a Northern travel allowance with excellent comprehensive group insurance coverage and benefits.   To be considered, submit your resume with cover letter by closing date of Nov 30, 2022 attention:


Human Resources Division

Yellowknives Dene First Nation

P.O. Box 2514                                                                                                   

Yellowknife, NT; X1A 2P8                                                            

Fax:  (867) 873-5969



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

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