Director of Governance

Kwanlin Dün First Nation
Full time
Hours / week:
35 hours/week
Wage / Salary:
Not Disclosed
Date posted:
Closing date:


Kwanlin Dün First Nation (KDFN) is seeking a skilled leader to oversee our Executive Council Office (Governance) department.  You will have knowledge and understanding of First Nation governance structures, experience implementing agreements, and successful experience collaborating and negotiating with other governments.  This position is expected to work closely with the Executive Director to identify overall needs and ensure Council direction and priorities are effectively addressed. 

We are seeking an individual who promotes a collaborative, team approach to addressing issues associated with government wide initiatives and strategic planning.  You will have successful experience leading, managing and motivating a growing team of busy professionals. 

Working harmoniously, in the best interest of Kwanlin Dün First Nation, with other Governments, and internal to KDFN is essential for success.


  • Post-secondary education in First Nation Governance, Public Administration, or equivalent, combined with significant experience in senior, public sector positions, preferably in a First Nations environment.
  • Considerable experience in a senior government position (or equivalent), including a comprehensive knowledge of and experience managing finances and staff;
  • Considerable experience in the areas of governance, policy and legislation development, negotiations and implementation of agreements;
  • In depth knowledge of Yukon First Nations Governance structures, systems, and agreements including land claims, the KDFN Final & Self Government Agreements, and other related agreements;
  • Knowledge of and experience with records & information management, freedom of information and privacy legislation is an asset;
  • Knowledge of Municipal, Territorial and Federal Government structures and processes, preferably with respect to First Nations self-government political processes.
  • Knowledge of and experience working successfully in a First Nation community is an asset.  

Knowledge of Kwanlin Dün First Nation governance structure, our community, heritage and culture, social structure, language and traditions, goals, and aspirations are essential for success in this position.

An equivalent combination of post-secondary education, training and development and significant experience in the above noted areas will be equally considered.

Conditions of Employment & Job Requirements:  Acceptable pre-employment criminal records check with vulnerable sector search; Valid Class 5 Driver’s license and personal transportation (we do not have a pool of fleet vehicles); variable evening & weekend hours to attend General Assemblies and community meetings.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Human Resources, at the KDFN Administration Building (35 McIntyre Drive), via fax (668-5057), or via email to

Note: For those submitting applications via email, you will receive a response within 48 hours stating that your email has been received. If you do not receive this automatic response, please contact the KDFN HR Department.

For a full job description, please visit our website at

 The KDFN Hiring Preference Policy will be in effect. An eligibility list may be established from this competition.

NOTE: Temporary Assignments of 24 months will be considered. Please ensure you have your supervisor’s approval prior to applying.

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