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

The Regional On-the-Land Coordinator will be required to work with the DFN member communities to identify land-based projects and priorities, communicate and coordinate land-based projects with DFN members, Dehcho-AAROM, relevant external partners including universities, NGO’s and government partners. Meet all reporting requirements of all funding agencies and report back to communities and DFN Leadership and Assemblies as required. The Regional On-the-Land Coordinator will be reporting to the Director of Lands and Resources on a regular basis.

The position may be required to work from home with all necessary equipment and supplies provided.

For a detailed job description, please contact Sara McLeod, Sr. Executive Administrator at:


Phone: (867) 695-2610

Toll Free: 1-866-995-3748.


  1. Minimum of a Diploma in a related field of resource management
  2. Three years of related experience in OTL project coordination
  3. Proficient understanding of Sage Simply Accounting financial reports
  4. Capable of budget delivery of a minimum of $150,000
  5. Experience in communication and coordination with multiple stakeholders; including communities, universities, contractors, government
  6. Experience in the preparation of final reports – written and financial and preparation of services agreements and contracts
  7. Proficient understanding of the Dehcho K’ehodi Stewardship & Guardian Program to guide land-based project planning


Application Deadline: November 18, 2020

Address Cover Letters to: Patrick Scott, Executive Director

Send Applications to: 


Fax: 867-695-2038

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted

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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Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Send your CV and cover letter to:
This temporary, full-time position will last for a maximum of 6 months and is an opportunity for those who have a passion for recreation,  love working with the public, and want to make a difference in the lives of NWT residents. As a Recreation Program Leader, you will have the opportunity to obtain training and mentorship to further your professional goals while working with communities in the North Slave, South Slave, and Dehcho regions of NWT. You will have an exciting time thinking on your feet, coming up with & leading fun and creative activities to increase awareness of physical literacy, water and ice safety, and recreation opportunities.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Network and build relationships with community organizations, recreation leaders, champions, and volunteers

  • Administer MRA programs to ensure that they are delivered within guidelines and budgets

  • Promote water and ice safety and physical literacy through the transfer of knowledge via programs, social media campaigns, and collaborative efforts

  • Increase participation in recreation programs and build capacity in NWT professionals.

  • Support and/or lead recreation programming in various communities (virtually if CPHO guidelines don’t allow for in-person.

  • Ensure the safety of participants

  • Be involved with pre-program training and in-services

  • Prepare daily and weekly plans and evaluations of activities

  • Maintain statistics; maintain security and supply of equipment

  • Act as a customer service representative of the Mackenzie Recreation Association (MRA) while interacting with partners, participants, and the general public

Education & Qualification

  • Youth (under 30) with a minimum completion of a 1-year university in Recreation, Sport, Education, or Health Science; OR
  • Experience and comfort with social media, computer software (Office suite, Canva design, google drive, etc.), and event planning & programming

  • Current standard First Aid and CPR (Level C) or equivalent is required before commencing employment and is the candidate’s financial responsibility.

  • Lifesaving Society certification: Bronze Cross or National Lifeguard is considered an asset but not mandatory.

  • An original Police Information Check, including Vulnerable Sector Check, issued within the past six months will be required before commencing employment. Please note: this may take up to 3 weeks to process and is the candidate’s financial responsibility.


Deadline: November 22, 2020
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