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Executive Director – Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board

Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board
Published
November 10, 2022
Location
Yellowknife, NT
Category
Job Type
Base Salary
The starting salary for this position ranges from $148,664 to $174,831 per year plus a comprehensive benefits package that includes over $15,000 per year in allowances.

Description

The MVLWB, an affirmative action employer, is a highly respected independent organization with a collaborative and dynamic work environment. Born of comprehensive land claim agreements, the Board is part of an integrated and coordinated land and resource management system in the Northwest Territories.

We are seeking an energetic and highly organized individual to manage the day-to-day operations of the board office, support reviews and assessments of applications for land and water use in the southern Mackenzie Valley region and work directly with the Executive Directors of the three other Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley on the development of policy, guidelines, and other joint resources. The position is responsible for all financial and human resource activities of the Board, including overseeing two administrative positions, a regulatory team of sixteen staff and various contractors.

Screened-in applicants must demonstrate the following competencies in their cover letter and resume: strong technical writing ability; strong written and oral communication skills; project, time, and human resources management; cultural awareness; and an understanding of relevant environmental legislation.

  • The starting salary for this position ranges from $148,664 to $174,831 per year plus a comprehensive benefits package that includes over $15,000 per year in allowances. The MVLWB undertakes affirmative action measures to achieve equality in employment of qualified, suitable, and eligible Indigenous persons (as defined in the MVRMA, and those persons who are descendants of the Dene, Inuit, or Métis people, indigenous to the present boundaries of the Northwest Territories). Applicants are responsible for identifying their eligibility for priority consideration when applying for the position.

If you have the required experience and are interested in joining a high-performing team in a fast-paced, progressive, and dynamic environment, we encourage you to apply. The position is expected to start in March 2023.  Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume by Monday, November 14, 2022, to:

Attn: Janet Toner at Janet Toner Consulting Ltd.

RE: MVLWB Hiring Competition

e-mail: janettonerconsulting@gmail.com

Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in these competitions.

Duties

The Executive Director is responsible for providing advice to, and managing the operations of, the Board in accordance with the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (MVRMA), as well as all other applicable legislation, regulations, land claims agreements, interim agreements, and agreements in principle. Reporting to the Chair, and being accountable to the Board as a whole, the Executive Director ensures the Board has the required information and advice to make informed decisions that comply with the MVRMA, regulatory guidelines and procedures.

Qualifications

Successful applicants will preferably have an undergraduate degree (science, arts, or business) and a graduate degree (science, arts, or business), experience with managing a large budget and human resources, combined with three years of related experience at a senior management level and demonstration of excellent leadership and communication skills. An equivalent combination of education and professional experience will be considered. Familiarity with northern regulatory reviews and working in a cross-cultural environment will be considered an asset.

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