New job Economic Development Manager in Northwest Territories

Economic Development Manager

Company : Yellowknives Dene First Nation
Salary : $96,000 - $101,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

The economic division is a new initiative and will require a strong individual to develop and implement the YKDFN strategic goals and mandate aimed at creating and sustaining a healthy business community in the communities of Dettah and Ndilo. Under the authority of the YKDFN Chief and Council Government and reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Economic Development Manager is responsible for leading economic activities in planning, marketing, project management, information management and administrative support. The incumbent will also be expected to work with stakeholders to define strategic direction, workplan and budgets and provide regular reports to YKDFN Management and to Chief and Council.

The ideal candidate for this position will have completed bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Planning or related field and four (4) years of progressively professional demonstrated experience in economic development or an equivalent combination of training courses coupled with six (6) years’ work-related experience. A strong public or business management background in the areas of program development, financial management and strategic planning is required. The candidate must be able to work with minimal supervision and interact with Territorial, Municipal and Federal Governments and the private sector at all levels in a professional manner.

A valid Class 5 driver’s license and private vehicle is required as this full-time position will involve commuting between the communities of Dettah, Ndilo and the City of Yellowknife. 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.

A detailed Job Description for this position is available upon request. The Yellowknives Dene First Nation offers a competitive wage starting wage of $96,000 to $101,000 plus a northern travel allowance with excellent comprehensive group insurance coverage and benefits. To be considered, submit your resume with cover letter by closing date of April 16, 2021 attention:

Human Resources Division
Yellowknives Dene First Nation
P.O. Box 2514
Yellowknife, NT; X1A 2P8
Fax: (867) 873-5969

We thank all who apply and advise that only those short listed will be contacted.

Application deadline: 2021-04-16

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $96,000.00-$101,000.00 per year


  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Vision care


  • 8 hour shift

Work remotely:

  • No

COVID-19 precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

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