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Guardian Coordinator

Full-Time, Term Position – (office in Burwash Landing)
Salary: LT-4, $ 59,532.20 – $ 83,174.00/ Annum (depending on experience)
Based on 70 hours biweekly

Overview

Reporting to the Lands Manager, the Guardian Coordinator is responsible for the successful development, implementation and monitoring of land-based projects and related work plans. It oversees the KFN Guardian Program, continuing the tradition of watching over, and respecting the lands, waters, and resources. The Land Guardians assist in asserting the contemporary authority for KFN as a self-governing First Nation.

Primary Duties and responsibilities

Implementing the strategic vision, goals, and objectives for a Guardian Program

Develop and implement work plans and schedules.

Supervising staff by providing direction, guidance, assigning tasks, and supporting their learning.

Liaising with other Guardian programs, other governments and organizations, and coordinating joint activities where appropriate.

Provide regular updates to KFN citizens through coordinating and hosting community engagement activities for the Program.

Participating in the recruitment of Guardians and providing feedback on their performance as needed.

developing a training program for Guardians that includes mentoring and capacity- building opportunities with the goal of protecting and preserving KFN lands and culture.

Researching funding opportunities and developing and submitting funding proposals to ensure continued and effective Program delivery.

Education and Experience

  • Post-Secondary education in a program or discipline related to natural resource management, environmental science, conservation, outdoor recreation, or Indigenous/First Nations studies is preferred, along with some related experience working with First Nations in decolonized approaches.
  • Proficiency in MS Office is required.
  • Experience of 3-5 years with remote field data collection, scheduling/work planning, community/youth engagement, and project management is required.
  • Experience supervising staff would be an asset.
  • Research and report writing skills are essential.
  • Strong analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills as well as the ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and prepare financial projections.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience may be considered.
  • Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects and participate in and facilitate group meetings.
  • Strong analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills as well as the ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and prepare financial projections.
  • Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects and participate in and facilitate group meetings;
  • High level of integrity, confidentially, and accountability, strong work ethic and positive team attitude.

Benefits:

  • Extended Health care
  • Pension
  • Illness
  • Travel Insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Dental Care

Conditions of Employment

  • Criminal Record Check
  • Valid Yukon Class 5 driver’s license
  • Firearms Possession and Acquisition Certificate
  • Boat Operator Certificate, All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) certificate, Snow machine Operations Certificate,
  • Valid Wilderness First Aid Certificate, or willing to obtain.
  • Willing to wear a uniform.
  • Willing and able to travel to other communities
  • Willingness to work evenings and/or weekends, as required
  • Extended workdays may be required to accomplish tasks and meet workload demands during peak periods, as directed
  • Mandatory confidentiality is a condition of employment for all KFN personnel All Kluane First Nation employees are expected to conduct their duties in a harmonious and cooperative manner intended to enhance the First Nations efforts to build a strong and prosperous Government.

Please submit applications to: Manager HR & Capacity-Nadia Qureshi at hr.manager@kfn.ca no later than 5:00 pm on the closing date.

Thank you for your application, however, only qualifying candidates will be contacted.

Posting date: November 28, 2022
Internal Closing Date: Dec 05, 2022

External Closing Date: Dec 12,2022/Until filled

*Internal Postings are open to all KFN Citizens, community members’ and current KFN employees as the first priority in consideration for new employment opportunities within Kluane First Nation.

Language Nest Assistant

Internal Posting

 Casual – Full-time – 1-year contract with possibility of extension 

Salary: LT-5 – $26.16 — $37.23 per hour (depending on experience) 

Overview 

Reporting to the Language Nest Officer, this position will assist in the integration of Dan K’e (Southern Tutchone) for Lhùʼààn Dunèna (Kluane children) programs. This includes Kluane First Nation (KFN) Daycare, Kluane Lake School, childcare and education programs on Kluane Traditional Territory, and supporting language use with families at home. 

This position is hands-on, working with children and elders, and providing administrative support for Wellness programs. Fluency is not required, but commitment to learning Dan K’e and ongoing participation and support in language training opportunities is required. 

Duties 

  • The Language Nest Assistant will assist the Language Nest Officer (LNO) with: 
  • Material development for new curriculum 
  • Review and feedback of new curriculum 
  • Coordinating bridging programs to Kluane Lake School and parents 
  • Coordinating Language Revitalization presentation 
  • Participation in cohort for community-level language lessons 
  • Delivering curriculum to Daycare Staff under direction and guidance of LNO 
  • Childcare support for Daycare Staff during their study time 
  • Supporting integration of language programming in After School program 
  • Implement language projects as directed by the LNO 

Qualifications and Skills 

  • Cultural competency in Kluane First Nation traditional way 
  • Willingness to complete KFN Proficiency level 1 within 3-month probation 
  • Computer skills; comfortable with Microsoft Office and setting up materials for print 
  • Strong organizational, communication and facilitation skills 
  • Ability to work independently without supervision 

To be considered for this position, please submit your resume, in confidence, to Manager HR & Capacity, Nadia Qureshi at hr.manager@kfn.ca no later than 5:00 pm on the closing date. 

Post date: November 17, 2022 Close date: Until filled 

*Internal Postings are open to all KFN Citizens, community members’ and current KFN employees as the first priority in consideration for new employment opportunities within Kluane First Nation. 


EOI: Coordinator For Research Summit

Expression of Interest
Research Summit Coordinator

Kluane First Nation is looking for a Research Summit Coordinator to:

  • work with KFN, research partners and community members to plan and execute a multi-day research-focused meeting in March or April, 2023;
  • lead an organizing committee consisting of KFN employees and partners to ensure objectives of the Summit are met;
  • provide local support to engage community members in the planning process and build a strong foundation for the success of the Summit;
  • provide recommendations for the Summit agenda including key people involved in ceremony, local speakers, catering, and social event and on the land activities;
  • work with the organizing committee on a detailed daily event production plan, site visit, follow ups, and other communications around the event;
  • provide support for onsite coordination of logistics during the Summit and be a part of pre- and post-event meetings and communications;

If you are a KFN citizen, community member, or individual with strong ties to KFN, please send notification of your interest and a brief summary of your experience to:

Kristy Kennedy Natural Resource Manager resource.manager@kfn.ca 867-334-1397

Please respond by October 17th, 2022

Finance Manager

Full-Time, Permanent – (office in Burwash Landing) 
Salary: LT-3, $ 73,491.60 – $ 103,048.40/ Annum (depending on experience) 
Based on 70 hours biweekly 

Overview 

Reporting to the Finance Director, the Finance Manager is responsible for tracking Kluane First Nation financial resources and assisting the Director with implementing and monitoring financial control systems, coordinating annual audit requirements, budget preparation, forecasting & providing financial expertise to the staff as required and keeping the First Nation Directors informed of any budget variances that occur. 

Primary Duties and responsibilities 

  • Assisting with preparing budgets, financial reports for KFN. 
  • Preparing and distributing variances and making recommendations for adjustments and advising on corrective measures. 
  • Assisting the Director with implementing sound financial control systems for accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, bank reconciliation and the General Ledger. 
  • Assisting the Director when approving cash flow requests from Managers by examining all pertinent data to ensure the requests are accurate and justified. Checking that proper procedures are followed in purchase order usage, monitoring travel claims and advances, providing monthly income and revenue statements. 
  • Assisting with coordinating the year end audit with the Auditors and the Finance Director. Ensuring that all ledgers, files and other financial records are in order, assisting the Director with following up on recommendations from the auditor, by reviewing, analyzing and evaluating the process and reporting any discrepancies, making recommendations to improve efficiency of the system 
  • Other duties as required. 

Education and Experience 

  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Designation or Degree of an accepted program in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or Commerce 
  • Minimum three (3) years experience working in Finance and in a First Nation setting in a senior level finance position. 
  • Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, change management. 
  • Experience supervising staff and providing financial advice and guidance to peers and others. 
  • Knowledge and ability to work effectively with automated financial and accounting systems and programs (Excel, Xyntax), budgets, internal controls, business planning, and asset management. 
  • Knowledge of federal and Territorial financial regulations. 
  • Strong analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills as well as the ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and prepare financial projections. 
  • Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects and to participate in and facilitate group meetings; 
  • High level of integrity, confidentially, and accountability, strong work ethic and positive team attitude; 

Impact/Accountability: 

  • The Finance Director set the overall goals and objectives for this position. Priorities and methods for day-to-day work are established by the Finance Manager, who assists the Director with the responsibilities for financial control systems, coordinating budgets, flow of financial information and financial reports to the SMT. Making recommendations on financial systems, where changes are required, advising on options and making recommendations to the Finance Director. The position is accountable in coordination with the Finance Director for the integrity and accuracy of all financial systems and activities as well as for the effectiveness of financial support provided to the organization. 

Benefits: 

  • Extended Health care 
  • Pension 
  • Illness 
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Life insurance 
  • Dental Care 

Conditions of Employment 

  • Valid Class 5 Yukon Drivers Licence (some travel required) 
  • Criminal Records Check 
  • Willingness to work extra hours as required to accomplish the goals of the position 

Please submit applications to: Manager HR & Capacity-Nadia Qureshi at hr.manager@kfn.ca no later than 5:00 pm on the closing date. 

Thank you for your application, however, only qualifying candidates will be contacted. 

Posting date: August 25, 2022 
Internal Closing Date: Sept 2, 2022
External Closing Date: Sept 9, 2022/Until filled 

Contract: Wildlife Monitor

KFN Wildlife Monitor – 1 position

Lands, Resources and Heritage Branch

Scope of Services Description:

1. Attend weekly meetings with the Natural Resources Branch to plan where the Wildlife Monitors will patrol – talk about any issues to be addressed;

2. Collect and report information on wildlife within the Kluane First Nation Traditional Territory;

3. Conduct patrols within the Traditional Territory to ensure regulations and harvest quotas;

4. Serve as a liaison between the First Nation and enforcement officials;

5. Working knowledge of the YG Wildlife regulation summary;

6. Conduct the collection of Fish and Wildlife Harvest Survey for the current seasons harvest;

7. Identification of possible local fish and wildlife issues and concerns, i.e.: meat wastage, habitat degradation, littering, etc.;

8. Serve as a contact for citizens to report infractions such as poaching or over harvesting;

9. Write daily reports, recording of contacts, completing wildlife monitor harvest record, wildlife viewing and patrol forms, all documents have to be typed and submitted with your invoice;

10. Work when required with the KFN L, R & H Department Staff.

Requirements for Performance of Services:

A long-standing connection to the land and experience living on the land, back country travel, ability to interact with people, particularly hunters and recreational groups, with tactful, productive skill. 

Knowledge of the Kluane First Nation Traditional Territory; wildlife generally resident within the Traditional Territory including the migration routes, general population, life cycles and traditional uses; KFN history, traditions and culture; wilderness survival skills including the ability to live off the land, operate off-road vehicles and survive in remote locations.

To lead by example there will be no personal hunting or guiding others to hunt while on patrol.  At all times you must respect the “No Harvest Area” in the Kluane National Park and Reserve.

The contract will be for fall season and work is to commence immediately and will be completed by November 1, 2022

This posting will be open until filled.

The contractors will be responsible for supplying their own vehicles, snowmobiles, and ATV’s.

Please contact Kristy Kennedy 867-334-1397, for further information.

Send resume to resource.manager@kfn.ca  or drop off at the KFN office: Attention: Kristy

Finance Clerk

Full-Time, Permanent – (office in Burwash Landing)
Salary: LT5 – $26.16 to $37.23 per hour (depending on experience)
Based on 70 hours biweekly.

Overview

Under the direction of the Finance Director, this position performs the accounts payable function for Kluane First Nation.  They also provide bookkeeping and accounting functions for Kluane First Nation projects; and perform other duties necessary to assist the Finance Director. 

Duties

  • Process invoices for Accounts Payable —matching PO’s, Department and Account Codes
  • Process cheque requests
  • Process cheque runs
  • Filing
  • Respond to enquiries regarding Accounts Payable
  • Reconcile Accounts Payable
  • Preparation and maintenance of lists of Accounts receivable
  • Maintain vendor files
  • Process travel claims
  • Assist in annual audit
  • Other duties as required to assist the Finance Director

Qualifications

Minimum completion of 1st year of office administration or 1st and/or 2nd year commerce.  Minimum two years’ work experience working as a bookkeeper.

Benefits

  • Extended health care
  • Dental Care
  • Life Insurance
  • RPP

Candidates can submit their resume in confidence to: hr.manager@kfn.ca

We thank you in advance for your application, however only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Post date:                 April 27, 2022
Closing date:           May 04, 2022 or Until Filled

Education Support Coordinator

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL

Status: Permanent, Full-Time
Salary: LT-4, $29.53 to $42.02 per hour (depending on experience)
Based on 70 hours biweekly

Overview

Reporting to the Wellness & Education Director this position will be responsible for supporting the education of Kluane First Nation (KFN) citizens from kindergarten through to Grade 12, Post-Secondary Education, the ISETS program and Adult Education.

This is a hands-on position that will be responsible for advocating for students and ensuring cultural components are included throughout the school experience. The will administer Kluane First Nation Post-Secondary education funding and provide support for all adult education through referrals or other required support.

Education & Experience

  • Completion of Secondary School or equivalent, with coursework in education, administration, recreation or another related field
  • Experience working in a coordinating role
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered

Qualifications

  • Ability to research, plan, coordinate and implement programs and activities to meed identified goals and objectives
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to understand, teach, guide and relate to children
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to resolve conflicts and deal tactfully with others
  • Strong Organizational skills
  • Knowledge of KFN’s history culture, demographics, goals, and aspirations
  • Awareness of social issues affecting First Nations and non-First Nations children
  • Knowledge of recreational, social and life skills programming and activities relevant to First Nations and small northern communities
  • Knowledge of broad range of educational theory, techniques, and application.

Conditions of Employment

  • First Aid Certificate would be an asset
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license or willingness to obtain with up-to-date driver’s abstract
  • Criminal Records Check

Detailed Job Description

Candidates can submit their resume in confidence to: hr.manager@kfn.ca prior to 5:00 pm on the closing date.

We thank you in advance for your application, however only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Post Date: July 28, 2021
Closing Date: until filled