Employment and Training Coordinator

Kwanlin Dün First Nation
Kwanlin Dün First Nation
35 McIntyre Drive, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5A5, Canada (Whitehorse, YT)
Full time
Hours / week:
35 hours/week
Wage / Salary:
Not Disclosed
Date posted:
Closing date:


Kwanlin Dün First Nation is committed to fostering the well-being and development of our community. We are seeking a dedicated and experienced Employment and Training Coordinator to join our Education & Social Development Team.

Job Overview   Reporting to the Manager of Projects, the Employment and Training Coordinator will be responsible for developing, coordinating, and facilitating programming and training opportunities that address the employment and training needs within the KDFN community. This role includes administering agreements and projects within the traditional territory of KDFN, such as Community Development Agreements (CDA) and associated Transfer Payment Agreements (TPA). The incumbent will establish and maintain effective working relationships related to these projects and support KDFN citizens and businesses in accessing related opportunities.

Required Qualifications (what we look/screen for on your resume):


  • Degree, diploma, certificate or course work in Social Work, Social Sciences, Education, Adult Education or related field;
  • Experience working with individuals facing barriers to employment (for example: individuals who may have complex needs including physical and cognitive challenges, mental health issues and/or substance use challenges);
  • Experience working with Yukon First nations and/or in a community development context; and
  • Experience in leading group program/training development and facilitation, conflict resolution, communication and life skills.
  • Knowledge of KDFN community, culture, and traditional territory is an asset.

Note: An equivalent combination of education & training, and considerable experience in the above areas will also be considered.       We encourage those who don’t feel they meet all of the qualifications to still apply.

Required Skills (what we asses on/may interview on):

  • Empathetic and patient, with a genuine passion for community development.
  • Culturally sensitive and respectful of diversity.
  • Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
  • Committed to ongoing professional development.
  • Knowledge of Yukon First Nation Peoples’ history with formalized education systems, residential school and inter-generational effects specific to education and social programming and familiarity with Kwanlin Dün First Nation history, culture, demographics, goals and aspirations is required for success in this position.

Conditions of Employment: A satisfactory Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Search; Valid Yukon class 5 driver’s license (class 4 an asset). 

Job Requirements: Sporadic evening or weekend work is required to attend meetings and deliver programming outside of regular hours.

Additional Information:
*KDFN has generous employer-paid benefits and a matching pension package that commences after 3 months of continued employment plus paid leave accruals. • Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Human Resources via email to resume@kdfn.net or in person to 35 McIntyre Drive. • Kwanlin Dun First Nation citizens/members who would like help with writing or updating your resume, please contact House of Learning. • If you have questions about the recruitment process please contact Randi.Brodhagen@kdfn.net or call 633-7800 Ext 141 For a full job description, please access one on our website at http://www.kwanlindun.com/employment We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Note: The KDFN Hiring Preference Policy is in effect. KDFN reserves the right to underfill/provide developmental opportunities for this position.
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