Apply for a job in the recreation and parks sector in the Northwest Territories.

This is an exciting career opportunity based in Yellowknife directing a small non-profit that offers free on-the-land leadership programs for youth from across the NWT and Canadian Arctic. Northern Youth Leadership is a project on the @makeway_together shared platform. If you’re looking for a career that combines your organizational management experience with your passion for working with youth & being on the land, this position may be for you.

Duties & Responsibilities

We’re looking for a candidate with extensive experience in grantwriting, program management, youth work and land-based/wilderness programming. The Project Director is responsible for all aspects of planning, implementing and evaluating NYL’s remote wilderness programming. Experience working in Northern and remote settings is a significant asset. This position will be of particular interest to those with backgrounds in social work, outdoor education, child and youth work or non-profit management.
The Project Director answers to a dedicated group of volunteer Steering Committee members and works closely with MakeWay Charitable Society to maintain operating, financial and administrative systems that support operations.


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The Leadership Development Coordinator is responsible for coordinating leadership opportunities for volunteers in the NWT. The position will work closely with other ASCNWT staff and community leaders to identify community and individual needs and help build capacity amongst individuals working with indigenous people across the territory. The LDC will have specific workshops and ASCNWT programs they are responsible for as well as identifying new courses and opportunities to help benefit NWT residents.

Position Term: 2 Year Contract – potential for extension depending on funding

Location: Yellowknife, NT

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How to Apply

Submit your cover letter and resume to:

Aaron Wells
Executive Director
(867) 669 – 8338

Under the supervision of the Recreation Director, the Swimming Pool Supervisor will be responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the Fort Simpson community swimming pool. Supervisory duties include managing/overseeing staff, creating staff and pool schedules, pool maintenance, creating/running aquatic programs, promoting the swimming pool throughout the village, address public inquiries/complaints that are related to the aquatic department, plan/organize training sessions for staff, finalize/submit lifeguard payroll documents and monitor/administer pool chemicals.

Position Term: This is a Full Time position that requires 40 hours/week plus opportunities for overtime when needed. This is also a term position that ends on a date TO BE DETERMINED.

Location: Fort Simpson, NT

Skills & Qualifications

The ideal candidate is to possess the following (or most) of these skills/qualifications:
– At least 21 years of age or older
– Current NL Service, Standard First Aid & CPR, Swim Instructor Certification
– Pool Operations Level 1 (Level 2 considered an Asset)
– Previous leadership/supervisory experience with youth aged 14-19 (Preferably in an Aquatics
– Currently enrolled or recently graduated from a Post-Secondary Institution (Asset)
– The flexibility to work irregular hours when required
– Successful candidates are required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal
Record/Vulnerable Sector check


The Village of Fort Simpson offers a positive work environment along with a competitive salary ranging from $33.27 – $36.71/hr. If the successful candidate resides outside of Fort Simpson the village will also provide accommodation, travel to/from Fort Simpson and food vouchers.

How to Apply

The deadline for this position is:

March 19, 2021 @ 5 pm (MST)

For more information on the position or to forward your resume/cover letter please contact:

Village of Fort Simpson
Recreation Department
Attn: Andre Bolduc, Recreation Coordinator
Fort Simpson, NT X0E 0N0
Phone: (867) 695-3300

The Village of Fort Simpson thanks all applicants for your interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.