Governance Project Manager

This is a Full-Time Temporary Assignment for 12 months with a possibility of an extension to 24 months.
Start Date:​ASAP


Under the Direction of the Governance Director, this position is responsible for the support and management of strategic Kluane First Nation projects.

This position will be required to work in Whitehorse, YT with frequent travel to Kluane First Nation Administration Office in Burwash Landing to coordinate with KFN staff and Citizens.

Primary Duties

  • Carry out the role of prime project manager for KFN strategic projects
  • Control and monitor strategic projects my managing project management processes and committees
  • Support Governance Director in searching out, consulting and developing product relations with both internal and external partners
  • Develop project management documentation templates
  • Provide strategic advice and
  • Provide research services.


  • Post-Secondary degree in Public Administration, First Nations Governance (Native Studies), or relevant degreeor a suitable combination of education and experience;
  • Project Management diploma would be an asset;
  • 5 years’ experience in project management preferably in a government situation or as a senior political advisor; and/or in public administration, negotiations, policy development, or relevant experiences;
  • Experience researching, analyzing, leading, drafting, initiating, and creating project management and other government documents and templates;
  • Knowledge of KFN history, legislation, policies, KFNFinal AgreementKFN Self-Government Agreement and accompanying Implementation Plans, and KFN Self-Government Financial Transfer Agreement; and
  • Knowledge of KFN practices and standards.

Conditions of Employment

Valid Class 5 Yukon Driver’s License, willingness to regularly travel in Yukon and occasionally in Canada.

This job is based in Whitehorse and travel will be expected to travel to Kluane First Nation in Burwash Landing, YT 2-3 times per month for 2-3 day trips and within Canada ~4 time per year.


Questions can be directed to Lisa Badenhorst at or (867)689-8364.

Interested in a secondment? If, you are interested in this assignment, are eligible to apply, and have the prior approval of your supervisor please apply for this job as indicated below.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Kluane First Nation, via fax (867) 841-5900, or via email to:

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

Post Date:​December 19, 2019
Close Date: ​Until Filled (preferably before January 19, 

Environmental/YESAA Officer

 External Posting

Term Environmental/YESAA Officer
Full-Time Term position from January 2020 to July 2020
Salary: wage negotiable depending on experience
Based on 70 hours biweekly


Under the direction of the Natural Resources Manger, the Environmental Officer is responsible for monitoring and administering environmental acts, regulations, policies and procedures. This includes assessing development applications where KFN has jurisdiction and making recommendations regarding those applications to senior staff or Council. As well, they are responsible for monitoring projects within KFN jurisdiction or in co-management areas and serve as the overall technical support to KFN in matters relating to the environment. Temporary assignments from other governments will be considered. Please ensure you have your supervisor’s approval prior to applying.


  • Implementing and coordinating KFN’s responsibilities under YESAA
  • Engage with Haines Junction Designated Office on projects in KFN Traditional Territory
  • Work with YESSA templates to address values, impacts and mitigations
  • Conduct and perform environmental assessments and compliance monitoring by on-site visits and reviewing developer/operator terms and conditions on permits and licenses
  • Collection and dissemination of environmental issues related information including research and adaptation by gathering information from citizens, articles, and other government agencies
  • Monitor environmental cleanups
  • Assist in the development of a strategy to deal with environmental issues facing the KFN Traditional Territory


The position requires a minimum of 2 years Post-Secondary Education in the field of environmental assessment (YESAA) or completion of Environmental Officer Training Program or equivalent.

Please submit applications to:  or fax to (867) 841-5900 no later than 5:00 pm on the closing date. Thank you for your application, however, only qualifying candidates will be contacted.

Post date:  December 11, 2019
Close date: Until filled

Executive Manager

Term position until October 30, 2020

Salary: $63,926 – $90,981 per annum

Based on 70 hours biweekly


The Executive Manager is responsible for a wide variety of administrative duties in support of the Executive, Chief & Council, and other members of the Management Team. Includes managing the receptionist position or filling when required in addition to arranging Council and Executive Director travel plans, minute-taking, scheduling appointments and other related duties. They are also responsible for drafting sensitive correspondence sent by the Management Team and Chief & Council. This position can also work remotely from the Whitehorse Office.


  • Provide direct administrative and office management support to the Executive Director and Chief, as directed by verbal or written instruction.
  • Assist Council, Elders Council and Youth Council and Management Team in developing their agendas, preparing the meeting kits, ensuring accurate minutes are recorded and transcribed, prepare orders in Council properly, follow up with motions and action items and other related duties.
  • Draft, review and when required research of documents, reports, and correspondence prepared for signature of Executive Director and Chief for format, content, grammar, and spelling; and makes edits as necessary.


  • Degree in Office or Business Administration, or an acceptable combination of education with a minimum two (2) years of direct work experience in an executive assistant or office management capacity or related experience.

Conditions of Employment

Valid Class 5 Yukon Driver`s license and willingness to travel.

Please submit applications to:  or fax to (867) 841-5900 no later than 5:00 pm on the closing date.

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

Post date:         November 26, 2019

Close date:       Until filled

Wanted: One (1) Surveyor

Required December 2, 2019 Duties include: 

  • Conduct surveys with KFN citizens on programs and services 
  • Travel required to Haines Junction, Whitehorse and/or Burwash 
  • Data Entry 
  • Other duties as required 
  • Maintain strict confidentiality 

If you are interested, please contact the HR at or 841-4274 x.229 

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday, November 29, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. 

Community Support Coordinator

Open Until Filled

Community Support Worker
Permanent, Full-Time Position
Salary: starting at $28.10/hour

The Community Support Coordinator supports individuals and families with achieving wellness goals through outreach, education and activities that helps to improve the overall well being of KFN Citizens and the community at large.

Job Duties
Main Activities in Community Support :

  • Reach out and support community members and their families who are dealing with trauma, hardship and addictions and work towards achieving their wellness goals.
  • Act as referral and support worker for those wanting addictions treatment and/or professional counselling.
  • Create opportunities for aftercare and follow up support services for those returning to the community from addictions treatment.
  • Organize activities that enhance individual and community wellness.
  • Support those who are dealing with residential school related issues and events.
  • Provide support and education for expecting mothers and fathers.
  • Liaise and collaborate with Yukon Government and other wellness services in Yukon that are available to the community.

Education/ Experience

  • Degree or Diploma in Counselling, Psychology, Social Work, or relevant degree and/or a minimum five (5) years experience working in the field of Wellness.
  • Experience working in a cross-cultural and team environment.

Candidates can submit their resume in confidence to:

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

Post date:         June 12, 2019
Close date:       Until Filled


The Constitution Committee is seeking feedback from all KFN citizens regarding the KFN Constitution. 

Please follow this link 
to complete the online survey. Enter your name and contact information at the end of the survey for you chance to win a Samsung tablet!

The survey will be open until April 25, 2019. Please spread the word and share the link with other citizens.

Please contact Nichole Williams with any questions, or (867) 841-4274 x 237

Lateral Kindness Workshop

Open to all community members

March 5-6, 2019

9AM to 4PM in the Jacquot Hall.
Lunch will be provided and there will be door prizes!

Any questions please contact Christabelle at 841-4274 ext. 229

Dań Kʼe Language Lessons

Dań K’e Kêts’ádań

“We are learning Dań Kʼe.ˮ

Elders and Youth Room at the Jacquot Hall

Tuesdays: 4pm – 5pm & Thursdays: 11am – 12pm

January 15 to March 14, 2019

Everyone Welcome