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Homelessness Specialist

The City of Yellowknife
October 20, 2021
Job Type
  • The City of Yellowknife offers an attractive salary range of $81,053 - $97,744
Community Services


The City of Yellowknife is an inclusive employer offering a dynamic and rewarding work environment that delivers valuable services to our residents. Working in Local Government provides many opportunities to not only develop your career but also to improve the lives of residents and visitors to Yellowknife! At the City, the diverse backgrounds of our employees help us to create a positive, safe and fun environment for us all. The City is committed to hiring a diverse and skilled workforce that is representative of the community, strengthening our ability to provide high quality services and excellent customer service to residents.  In addition, the City of Yellowknife is committed to reconciliation and implementing actions intended to increase the number of Indigenous peoples who work for the City. The City of Yellowknife welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, and encourages Indigenous persons, visible minorities and persons with a disability to self-declare when submitting their application.  We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and motivated community-minded individual to assume the position of Homelessness Specialist with the Community Services Department.


Under the general supervision of the Director of Community Services, the incumbent works with the City of Yellowknife Community Advisory Board on Homelessness (CAB) to ensure that the goals and objectives of the CAB’s Community Plan (“Community Plan”) are achieved.  The incumbent is the key contact at the City for homelessness initiatives and works extensively with the CAB to address homelessness within the context of the “Community Plan”.  This position provides project management to implement the key strategies outlined in the “Everyone is Home - Yellowknife’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness” and provides technical and strategic leadership on the various initiatives outlined in the Plan.  The incumbent is responsible for all documentation and reporting requirements related to funding from the Reaching Home – Canada’s Homelessness Strategy, Homeless Individuals and Families Information System (HIFIS) and any other funding received by the City related to the homeless. This position supervises the Homelessness Resource Coordinator position.


The position requires a strong working knowledge of accounting principles and contract management skills, preferably in a government setting. A diploma or degree in a related field is required. Also required are competent skills in the use of financial applications, good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Federal online reporting software HERIN, Results Reporting Online and excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing. The incumbent must have a minimum of five years project management experience working with related programs, services and support systems as well as experience working in a Northern cross-cultural setting.  The position requires a thorough understanding of social issues surrounding homelessness in Yellowknife.

The City of Yellowknife offers an attractive salary range of $81,053 - $97,744 and a benefit package which includes a monthly housing allowance and defined benefit pension plan.

Qualified applicants are required to apply no later than November 5, 2021.

Please visit the City of Yellowknife Website at: to submit your resume.

Please be advised that the City of Yellowknife requires all prospective employees to provide a criminal records check prior to employment.  We thank all applicants who apply, but advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

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