Positions currently available: 

Chief Returning Officer

The Gwich’in Tribal Council (“GTC”) is seeking a highly-motivated individual to fill the term position of Chief Returning Officer for the 2020 Executive election in Inuvik, Northwest Territories.  This term would be June to September 2020. The Chief Returning Office is responsible for overseeing all aspects of an election and accordance with GTC Bylaw No.1 and the election policy.

The duties of the Chief Returning Office include but are not limited to:

Chairing the election committee

Setting up an election office, independent of GTC

Planning and Organizing delivery of access to voting

Managing and controlling financial manners, election materials, and human resources

Overseeing the voting process on election day

Communicating information to the public, candidates and election officials

Generating and submitting a final election report 



Aged 18 +

A bachelor's degree or college diploma in business administration or related field

A valid class 5 driver’s license and a satisfactory criminal records check is required

Management and/or administrative experience with the electoral process

Understanding of the roles and responsibilities outlined in the Election Policy and By-Law No.1 of the GTC



Ability to chair committees

Ability to plan and organize events while displaying excellent time and staff management skills

Ability to recruit, interview, and train staff 

Proven time management and organizational skills to ensure the project stays on track

Discretion in handling confidential information

Proven management skills

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and general office equipment


Closing Date: June 1, 2020


Priority Consideration will be given to qualified Participants of the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement. We thank all who apply but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Executive Assistant

Applications are invited from highly motivated individuals for the rewarding role of Executive Assistant to the GTC Executive group, for a period of up to one year. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the successful applicant will be responsible for providing the full range of administrative and secretarial support services for the President, Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Secretary, and the GTC Board of Directors, while upholding a strict level of integrity and confidentiality. The incumbent will regularly interact with a variety of internal and external agencies, while ensuring that the organization is represented in a positive and proactive manner. 


The successful candidate will have a College Diploma in Office or Business Administration or equivalent, five years experience as an Executive Assistant or in a related field, excellent writing skills, proficient computer skills and in-depth knowledge of relevant software such as MS Office Suite. The incumbent must have a valid Class 5 Driver’s license and be required to do a Criminal Records check.


Attributes for this position include a positive attitude as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both orally and in writing. The ideal candidate will possess strong attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, discretion in handling confidential information and ability to prioritize and adapt to changing demands and deadlines. Knowledge of the overall Gwich’in Tribal Council’s mandate, goals and objectives and the political and social environment in which the GTC programs and services are offered is required.


The application closing date:  June 5, 2020


Priority consideration will be given to qualified Participants of the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement. We thank all who apply but only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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