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Program Coordinator

Yellowknives Dene First Nation
September 1, 2022
Yellowknife, NT
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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.   The YKDFN’s Chiefs and Council depend on qualified personnel to make informed decisions that bring well-being to the future generations of our citizens. The incumbent will work within this context to provide effective and efficient level of support and assistance.


The Yellowknives Dene First Nation is committed to providing efficient programs and services for the people of Wiìliìdeh.  We are looking for an individual to join the Environment Department who takes pride in being organized, has excellent inter-personal skills, is self-motivated, team oriented, and a good communicator with a positive attitude. Under the authority of the YKDFN Chiefs and Council Government, the Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and conducting matters between long-term monitoring and remediation projects in the YKDFN’s asserted Traditional Territory and any programs services as prioritized by the Director of Environment.


The ideal candidate for this position will:

  • be a Yellowknives Dene First Nation band member;
  • have the ability to speak Wiìliìdeh Yati or Tetsotine Yatie;
  • have knowledge cultural history and customs of the Wiìliìdeh people; and
  • be willing to learn or improve on any skills that will improve their proficiency in this position.

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

The Yellowknives Dene First Nation offers a competitive wage with an excellent comprehensive group pension, Northern Travel Allowance, insurance coverage benefits, and a purposeful and accommodating work environment. To be considered, a cover letter and resume must be submitted to the Human Resources office by the closing date of September 20, 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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