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Governance Project Coordinator

Yellowknives Dene First Nation
August 15, 2022
Yellowknife, NT
Job Type
  • $65,000 to $85,000


Do you want to be part of a diverse group of team members who take pride in moving their community forward?  If you’re wanting to be part of change, 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 all about community growth and advancement, while practicing its traditions and customs in the workplace.


Under the authority of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation Government Chiefs and Council and under the direct supervision of the Director of Treaty, Rights and Governance, the Project Coordinator is responsible for providing services to ensure effective and efficient operations relating to Governance Working Group and the Wiiliideh Governance Rebuilding Project generally. The role provides a wide range of services to assigned committee meetings, events and/or sessions by preparing agendas, scheduling, recording and preparing minutes and providing procedural support to assigned committee(s), and Treaty, Rights and Governance Department and its relevant programs. Additionally, this position provides support in areas including research, community outreach, community engagement, and as a special project, assist with the planning of the alignment of priorities of the various YKDFN departments.


The ideal candidate for this position will have completed Grade 12 or equivalent, plus a one-year certificate in local government or public administration. Minimum two (2) years related administrative experience including two years’ experience acting as a committee secretary in a local government setting; proficiency in keyboarding (minimum 60 wpm) and experience in computer-based applications including advanced level Microsoft Word, intermediate level Excel, intermediate level PowerPoint, and

virtual streaming providers to prepare correspondence, memoranda, presentations, minutes, and to enter data and produce reports. 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 Ndilo and occasionally travel to the community of Dettah (approx. 25 km from Yellowknife) will be necessary. The ability to speak a Dene language and previous experience in 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 at $65,000 to $85,000 depending on qualifications and previous work experience, with excellent comprehensive group insurance coverage, Northern Travel allowance and 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 September 12, 2022.



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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