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Employment Opportunities

Executive Director, Yukon First Nation Education Directorate (YFNED)

Competition Number:  YFNED-EXDIR-01

About the organization:  The Chiefs Committee on Education are the interim Board of Governors of the Yukon First Nation Education Directorate (YFNED), and they are seeking a strategic, innovative, executive professional to be a responsible leader to manage the organization in accordance to their strategic direction. In 2018-2019, the YFNED was created by the Chiefs Committee on Education to undertake research and policy development and promote capacity development with respect to the development of the Yukon First Nations Education system. The organization intends to establish a primary and secondary school system in the Yukon that provides high-quality education to students consistent with First Nations cultural values, principles and perspectives.

Duties and Responsibilities: The role of the Executive Director is to set up and operationalize the organization by participating in developing a vision and strategic plan; develop an operational plan; oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization’s programs and services; determine staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery; prepare a comprehensive budget; establish public relations with stakeholders (community groups, funders); and oversee risk management and its implementation.

Qualifications and Experience: Persons of First Nations ancestry will be given preference. Candidates must have a Post-Secondary degree from a recognized university in Education or another field related to Education and/or Business Administration.  A minimum of 5 years of direct relevant senior management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experiences will be considered.

Competencies and Abilities: Candidate must be knowledgeable about First Nations education, and work undertaken in education in a First Nations context, and also possess:

  • Significant knowledge of current First Nations Education challenges and opportunities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of organizational planning, human resources management, financial management and project management.
  • Knowledge of federal and provincial legislation applicable but not limited to not-profit organizations (statutes, regulations, corporate law, employment standards, health and safety etc.).
  • Demonstrated superior verbal and writing communications skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in proposal development, including, but not limited to, negotiations with government bodies.
  • Ability to use Information technology (Microsoft Office suite).
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information as appropriate.
  • Ability to handle emergencies and the ability to maintain control in difficult situations.
  • Ability to work co-operatively with others in a team environment, while providing work direction.

Salary:                       An internal salary grid offers competitive salaries, benefits and a pension plan including relocation assistance.

Location:                  Whitehorse, YT

Closing Deadline:   February 5, 2020

Duration:                  Full-time, permanent

For those individuals who wish to apply, please reference the above competition number and submit a cover letter clearly demonstrating how they meet the above criteria along with a current resume, with three (3) work related references to:

Yukon First Nation Education Directorate

Human Resources

c/o FNEAA

Email:  humanresources@nullfneaa.ca

Only those candidates invited to an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be held in Whitehorse, YT.

 

Health Analyst

Job Summary: Reporting to the Manager of Health, the Health Analyst will be responsible for coordinating and providing analytical advice on a variety of health and social services issues. This position researches, identifies, formulates and recommends legislation, policy and programming alternatives.

Screening Criteria: A post-secondary diploma in social sciences, public health, statistics or relevant field or equivalency obtained through coursework and/or experience.

Salary:                   Level 8: $62,485.84 – $78,107.95

Category:            Regular, full-time

YUKON FIRST NATIONS PREFERENTIAL HIRING POLICY IS APPLICABLE.

YOU MUST INDICATE YOUR FIRST NATION AFFILIATION ON YOUR RESUME OR COVER LETTER TO BE ELIGIBLE.

 

Family Preservation Case Worker (x2)

Job Summary: Reporting to the Manager of Family Preservation Services, the Family Preservation Case Worker will be responsible for providing culturally appropriate and holistic services in areas of child welfare and family services. This position will act as a navigator, advocate and support for Yukon First Nations and ensure that family, community and cultural connections for children in care are preserved and strengthened.

Screening Criteria: A degree in social work, social sciences or relevant field and/or equivalency obtained through coursework and/or experience.

Salary:                   Level 9: $69,752.24 – $87,191.61

Category:            Regular, full-time

YUKON FIRST NATIONS PREFERENTIAL HIRING POLICY IS APPLICABLE.

YOU MUST INDICATE YOUR FIRST NATION AFFILIATION ON YOUR RESUME OR COVER LETTER TO BE ELIGIBLE.

Language Training Coordinator

Job Summary: Reporting to the Director of Yukon Native Language Centre (YNLC), the Language Training Coordinator will be responsible for the development, coordination, delivery, and evaluation of YNLC’s Yukon First Nation Language Proficiency/Fluency development and Language Teacher Training programs. This position researches, identifies, formulates and recommends legislation, policy and programming alternatives.

Screening Criteria: A post-secondary diploma in Indigenous Language Revitalization or relevant field or equivalency obtained through coursework and/or experience.

Salary:                   Level 8: $62,485.84 – $78,107.95

Category:            Regular, full-time

Additional Information: The closing date for this competition is January 29, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Secondments may also be considered to fill this position.

YUKON FIRST NATIONS PREFERENTIAL HIRING POLICY IS APPLICABLE.

YOU MUST INDICATE YOUR FIRST NATION AFFILIATION ON YOUR RESUME OR COVER LETTER TO BE ELIGIBLE.

Please submit resumes to:

Council of Yukon First Nations – Human Resources

Email: human.resources@nullcyfn.net

Phone: (867) 393-9200 ext. 9237

Fax: (867) 668-6577

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