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Sustainability Manager

Yellowknives Dene First Nation
June 13, 2021
Job Type
  • Starting salary of $86,000 plus NTA benefits, dependent upon qualifications


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.  For Chiefs and Council to lead the YKDFN requires having qualified personnel to achieve a prosperous future for our citizens.  The incumbent works within this context to provide effective and efficient level of support and assistance.  Please apply with cover letter and resume to by closing date of June 30, 2021.


Under the authority of the YKDFN Chiefs and Council Government, the Sustainability Manager is responsible for coordinating YKDFN’s participation in renewable resource management, monitoring, and reporting to the Director of Environment.  The Sustainability Manager will also be responsible for managing staff (which may consist of coordinators, liaisons, technical advisors, as well as contractors, subject matter experts, etc.), providing services associated with sustainability and stewardship matters concerning the YKDFN, and assisting with programs relevant to the Department of Environment.


The ideal candidate for this position will have completed Post-Secondary Degree master’s in environmental science, Resource Management or a related field with two (2) years’ work experience including two (2) years management experience; or equivalent combination of education and/or related course work with four (4) years related work experience. The candidate must be able to work with minimal supervision and interact with individuals of all levels in a friendly yet professional manner.  YKDFN members who do not completely meet the education and work experience listed above but have some experience will be considered for on the job training.

A valid Class 5 driver’s license and private vehicle is required. The ability to speak Wiillideh Yati or Tetsotine Yatie, 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.

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