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 by closing date of September 24, 2021 with a cover letter and resume to HR@ykdene.com.
Under the authority of the YKDFN Chief and Council Government and reporting to the Director of Environment, the Wildlife and Aquatics Project Coordinator will assist in coordinating YKDFN’s participation in species at risk range and management planning, aquatics management, programming and planning, wildlife management, planning and monitoring programming, and associated services for the Environment Department and its relevant programs. Additionally, the Wildlife and Aquatics Project Coordinator will also be expected to provide administrative support in the areas of filing pertinent documents, updating the YKDFN’s data management system, keeping up to date with the Wek'èezhìi Renewable Resources Board, and act as a resource person for other department employees.
The ideal candidate for this position will have completed post-secondary education in the field of Environmental Science, Conservation or Wildlife Management, or related disciplines, with a minimum of 2 years work experience; or equivalent combination of education with a minimum of 4 years related work experience and/or training, will be considered. YKDFN members with 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 a Dene language, 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.