Northwest Territories Tourism
September 15, 2020
Yellowknife, Canada
Job Type
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Northwest Territories


The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organization, managing day-to-day operations, and providing advice and support to the Chair and Board of Directors. The CEO oversees the promotion of the Northwest Territories to domestic and international markets, leads tourism marketing partnerships particularly with territorial and federal governments and the private and not-for-profit sectors to enable innovative Northwest Territories tourism marketing campaigns, while ensuring strategies are in place to maximize the economic benefits generated by the tourism industry across the Northwest Territories.

The CEO leads the advocacy work on behalf of NWT Tourism’s members, liaising with governments and other key stakeholders regarding industry issues and representing the organization in public consultation processes that require tourism industry inputs.

The CEO provides direction for member programs and oversees the development and implementation of the annual tourism conference and related programs and advocacy priorities for membership.

A full job description that outlines duties is available at:

A detailed job description for the CEO is available at:

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume by email to

All email applications should indicate in the subject line “Confidential – CEO Job Application”.

While NWT Tourism thanks all applicants, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application deadline is 5:00 p.m. MDT on Friday, October 9, 2020



The qualifications for the position are outlined in the full job description which is available at :

Company Info

NWT Tourism (NWTT) is the destination marketing organization for the Northwest Territories and the tourism industry association, serving close to 200 member businesses connected to the tourism industry. NWTT is a not-for-profit organization established in 1996. It is governed by a Board of Directors that includes both elected directors that are generally reflective of the various sectors and regions as well as directors appointed to represent the interests of Indigenous governments. Working with its primary funding agreements from the Government of the Northwest Territories, NWTT levers these resources to obtain other funding agreements and partnerships with both public and private sector partners. Working closely with local, regional, national and international partners, NWTT promotes the Northwest territories under the SpectacularNWT brand, upholds the reputation of the NWT as a destination, and aims to increase visitation and visitor revenues to the NWT.
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