(867) 996-2265 NNDFN Main Line

Job Opportunity: Director, Justice and Governance

Position Title:                    DIRECTOR JUSTICE AND GOVERNANCE
Salary Range:                  Level 9 – $73,996 to $110,000 per annum (depending on experience
Supervisor:Executive Director
Status:Full Time (min 3-year commitment preferred)
Posting DateOctober 13, 2021
Closing Date:                    October 27, 2021, or until filled


Reporting to the Executive Director the Director Justice and Governance, in accordance with FNNND strategic plan, directs and facilitates the development, implementation, and application of FNNND laws, regulations and policy including Northern Tutchone traditional law (Dooli); directs the research, development and implementation of the FNNND Community Safety Program; represents the Justice and Governance Department on interdepartmental and intergovernmental working groups, teams and committees, and on the management team; and manages the budget, administration and staff for the Justice and Governance Department.

A key responsibility is the mentoring and capacity development of FNNND staff.


Education & Experience:

  • Degree(s) in Law, Public Policy, First Nation Governance or related field or equivalent education related to the management and legislative environment of Self Government
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a senior management role, preferably in a government or First Nation environment
  • An equivalent combination of education will be considered

Specific Skills:

  • Ability to lead and direct program and policy development including comprehensive legislative and policy management knowledge, particularly as it pertains to self-governing First Nations in Canada (and around the world).
  • Contract law and administration
  • Understanding and familiarity with community justice and safety programs
  • Ability to work in a developing, culturally, and legislatively unique government setting,
  • Experience working at the management level, including the ability to direct, supervise and evaluate the performance of personnel,
  • Ability to develop and manage department budgets
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization and execution skills
  • Strong decision-making, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Must demonstrate discretion, tact, diplomacy, compassion, and good judgment at all times
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a management team
  • Ability to provide strong leadership skills, motivating and empowering people
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Must maintain confidentiality, honesty, and trust

Conditions of Employment:

  • Criminal Records Check/Security Clearance
  • Valid Class 5 Yukon Driver’s License and Abstract
  • Flexibility to work extra hours to meet demands of the Justice and Governance Department programs
  • Regular travel within and outside of Yukon

For more information or to submit your application please contact Human Resources at hr@nndfn.com, telephone contact (867) 996-2265 Ext. #137