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 our communities to a prosperous and traditional future YKDFN requires qualified personnel able to work within this context to provide an effective and efficient level of support to leadership. Please apply by closing date of November 16, 2021 to HR@ykdene.com.
Under the authority of the YKDFN Chiefs and Council Government and reporting to the Sustainability Manager, the Thaidene Nene Project Coordinator will assist in coordinating YKDFN’s participation in the Thaidene Nene Protected Area process. This includes but is not limited to planning and implementing community engagement sessions, documenting YKDFN interests, assisting YKDFN legal council, liaising with Parks Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories, and preparing communication materials. Additionally, the Thaidene Nene Protected Project Coordinator will be expected to provide administrative support in the area of organizing archival documents, assisting in the digitization of pertinent maps and TK information, responding to requests, attending meetings, conducting reviews, and all other directives given by the Sustainability Manager or the Director of Environment.
The ideal candidate for this position will have completed Post-Secondary Diploma or Degree in Environmental Science, Resource Management or a related field with two (2) years’ work experience; or equivalent combination of education and/or related course work with four (4) years related work experience. YKDFN members with some education and work experience related to duties and responsibilities who are willing to do training will be considered for this position. 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. 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.