Employment Central - Director of Lands, Resources and Heritage

Director of Lands, Resources and Heritage

First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun

First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun 
Mayo, Yukon


Director of Lands, Resources and Heritage

The community of Mayo is situated at the confluence of the Mayo and Stewart Rivers, approximately 400 km north of Whitehorse within the Traditional Territory of the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun [FNNND]. The Citizens pride themselves on living and practising their traditional values. The wilderness in Mayo’s back yard is a natural attraction for residents and visitors.


This unique opportunity will appeal to someone who has an extensive leadership background in the management and delivery of programs for Lands, Resources and Heritage within a First Nations environment. Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Directing departmental activities through developing a multi-year strategic plan.
  • Providing direction to four departmental Managers in achieving goals, objectives, and priorities of the NND organization.
  • Ensuring that NND Citizens are aware of and comply with laws, policies and regulations regarding departmental activities.
  • Budget development and management.
  • Oversees the project liaison staff for the mining communities.
  • Provides direction for the Mining Reclamation process.
  • Oversees the development of the Cultural Centre.
  • Providing support in the revitalization of the Northern Tutchone language.
  • Participating as a member of the senior management team.
  • Meeting with Chief and Council as required.

You will play a key role in supporting negotiations and ongoing implementation for the FNNND Final and Self-Government agreements as it relates to lands and resources. The job involves writing position papers to Council for approval on the issues, including corporate development proposals, Final Agreement negotiations, etc.


You will achieve results by encouraging and supporting the contributions of others and lead by example. We are looking for someone who will demonstrate a solid commitment to and respect for the spirit and core values of the FNNND organization, setting an example of professionalism and ethical behaviours. People development is a key role in this position through coaching, mentoring, managing performance with a genuine desire to help others success.


The required education and training are normally obtained through completion of a degree in Resource/Land Management or Indigenous Studies with training in financial and human resources management. A combination of education and experience will be considered. This will be supplemented by extensive experience in leadership and management, preferably in a First Nations environment.

You will have a thorough knowledge of renewable resources, land environmental assessment and heritage resources management. Demonstrated knowledge of Yukon First Nations and FNNND history, culture, traditional territory demographics; and goals will be key to your success in this position. Your demonstrated ability to set goals, develop and implement related strategies is necessary. Knowledge of related legislation such as the FNNND Final Agreement and Implementation Plan; the FNNND Fish & Wildlife Act and the FNNND Lands Act are considered assets.

Salary Range for this position is: $115,890.00 to $168,566. The FNNND offers a competitive benefits package. Subsidized housing is available.

Job description: https://www.nndfn.jobs

If you are interested in this unique opportunity, please send Cover Letter and Resume to:

Karen Clark-Marlow
Director, Human Resources & Capacity
First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun
PO Box 220
Mayo, YT Y0B 1M0       E-mail: hrd@nndfn.com

Closing Date: Friday, February 10, 2023

You must be a resident of Canada in order for your application to be considered. Preference will be given to qualified NND Citizens. We thank all those who apply; however, only those considered for further consideration will be contacted.

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