Excutive Director (39666) Yukon, Canada

About the Organization

The Government of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation (VGFN) governs the vibrant people of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, which is proud to exercise its inherent right to self government.

The organization manages the general welfare of the Vuntut Gwitchin citizens, and ensures that activities and procedures in the local area support the best interests of the community, the land, and its resources. More specifically, the VGFN oversees the region’s natural resources, government services, health and social issues, and educational resources.

About Old Crow

The community of Old Crow is located in North Yukon, Canada, and is home to the 300 members of the close-knit community of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nations people.

Serviced by an airport which has weekly flights to Dawson City and Whitehorse, the town is solely accessible by air, which surely contributes to preserving the natural splendor of the community.

The town boasts full services and amenities for those looking to participate in community activities, including the Vuntut Gwintchin Government building, a community and youth centre, a ski lodge, and more!

Old Crow is a great place to raise a family as the town is complete with a nursing station with a visiting doctor, an established school (K4 - Grade 9) and college campus, and is truly a northern community like no other!

About the Opportunity

Currently, the Government of Vuntut Gwitchin First Nations, has an opening for an experienced Executive Director.

Reporting to the Chief and Council and with added direction from the Management Committee, you will be responsible for leading, planning, managing and implementing Vunut Gwitchin Government programs, services and policies in accordance with the Governance Act, Resolutions and Strategic Plans. Additionally, you will be responsible for supervising Departmental Directors, exclusive of the Director of Finance and Human Resources and serve as a team member of the VGG Management Committee. 

Importantly you will ensure effective liaison on behalf of the Chief and Council, with Officials of the Federal, Territorial Governments and other First Nations, agencies and business associates in support of Vunut Gwitchin goals and objectives. 

Additional key responsibilities will include: 

  • Leading and directing the day to day administrative operations of the Vuntut Gwitchin Government;
  • Ensuring that governance legal documents and information are maintained; 
  • Ensuring corporate communication between Chief & Council and/or Management Team, and employees, partners, business associates and citizens; 
  • Directing the finances of the Executive Office; 
  • Hiring and supervising staff; and 
  • Participating as a member of the Management Committee. 

The ideal candidate will hold a degree in Business or Public Administration, First Nations Governance, or Humanities/Social Sciences and have at least 5 years of relevant work experience at a senior management level. 

You will have knowledge of corporate and/or government management methods that include financial and human resources, strategic planning, and policy development. 

Strong interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills as well as excellent oral and written communications skills are essential, as is the ability to work independently and in a team environment. 

Candidates who have experience working in the public service will be held in high regard. 

In a technical sense, you are well versed in Word and Excel, and are comfortable using email to correspond with various stakeholders.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a security check to obtain security clearance. In this role, you may be required to travel approximately two times a year for business. On occasion, you may be required to work extra hours.

About the Benefits

In exchange for all your hard work and dedication on the job, you will be rewarded with a highly competitive salary of  $96,288 - $125,575 and the following package of benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision;
  • Life insurance, and Disability insurance;
  • 5.5% employee-matched pension plan;
  • 4 weeks of vacation to start; and
  • Relocation assistance for the right candidate!

If you are interested in working for an innovative organization and have the ambition and drive to take on this challenging role, then we want to hear from you – Apply Now!