9 Nov 2020


GWICHYA GWICH’IN COUNCIL –  Tsiigehtchic, Northwest Territories

Job Description

Red River Development Corporation, PO Box 58,
Tsiigehtchic, NT, X0E 0B0


The Position:
The Gwichya Gwich’in Council (the “Council”) is seeking a qualified individual to fill the dual position of Executive Director/Finance Officer responsible for the delivery and management of Council-approved activities and the management of the community Red River Development Corporation.

The Executive Director reports to President and Council and to the Board of the Red River Development Corporation.

The Community:
Tsiigehtchic is a First Nation community located approximately 114 kms south of Inuvik, NT and is accessible by an all-weather gravel road. Inuvik is the service centre and the closest commercially airline served community. The community offers basic services and a wide range of year-round outdoor activities.

The successful applicant will be expected to work independently and have, at minimum the following qualifications:

  • a minimum of five years working in a senior management position with a First Nation including responsibilities for administration and economic development
  • minimum of three-years’ experience in the use of Sage 50 Accounting Software
  • thorough understanding of accounting principles and requirements for a First Nation government, and able to prepare annual budgets and complete monthly reporting to Council
  • excellent verbal and writing skills, and skilled with Microsoft Office products
  • able to work in a high-paced environment and effectively manage staff and program delivery
  • strong business knowledge and management
  • excellent analytical skills and attention to detail, confidentiality
  • excellent at writing funding applications for additional programs and services to the community
  • familiarity with Human Resource requirements and able to establish clear objectives supported by excellent management and mentoring

Additional Skills and Qualifications:

  • ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural environment
  • able to live in a small community with limited services and resources
  • knowledge of Boards and governance structures
  • must be able to manage and report effectively on the community business activities

How to Apply

To Apply:
Please submit your application including:

  • Cover letter
  • Resumé
  • References

Mavis Clark, Interim President
Gwichya Gwich’in Council
Tsiigehtchic, NT, X0E 0B0

By Email: employmentofficer@gwichyagwichin.nt.ca
By Fax: 867-953-3018

Open Until Filled

Please note: Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank all for submitting their applications.

Job Categories: Other. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job remains open until filled.

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