Director, Lands and Resources


Established in 1992, the Gwich’in Tribal Council (GTC) is an Indigenous government that represents Gwich’in Participants in the Mackenzie-Delta of the Northwest Territories and across Canada. GTC protects and advances the interests of Gwich’in through hard work, collaborative approaches and good governance in order to improve the lives and preserve the culture of the Gwich’in.

GTC is seeking a highly-motivated individual to fill the position of Director of Lands and Resources in Inuvik, Northwest Territories. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Director, Lands and Resources ensures compliance with the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement (GCLCA) and is responsible for the overall protection, management and reporting related to the Gwich’in Settlement Region’s natural environment, including the protection of water quality, land resources, fisheries and wildlife habitat, cultural and heritage resources licenses, permit conditions, relevant legislation, regulations, directives, policies and procedures.

The Director provides supervision, oversight, advice, and support to Lands and Resources staff in the direction and implementation of the department strategies, including:

  • Managing the preparation, negotiation, interpretation and implementation of agreements and contracts as they relate to the GCLCA, Government, and other First Nations and Trans-boundary agreements
  • Liaising between the Executive, Government, Industry, Designated Gwich’in Organizations and Participants on land and resource related matters
  • Planning, measuring, reviewing, implementing, and managing all Land, Resources and Environmental activities
  • Negotiating and preparing land management agreements, environmental assessments, resource agreements, and compliance related activities
  • Facilitating the permitting process while leading consultations & overseeing all issues as they relate to Land, Resources and Environment
  • Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to improve communication and working relationships to advance and achieve GTC’s strategic goals and objectives


  • Bachelor’s degree in Resource Management, Land Management, Law or similar field
  • 5 years’ of work experience in Lands and Resource Management or a related field plus a minimum 3 years of management experience
  • A valid class 5 driver’s license and a satisfactory criminal records check is required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Gwich’in history, cultural and political environment and GCLCA are assets


  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to develop and impart vision, direction, and policy both internally within the organization and to a broader audience
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively; employing strong listening, verbal, written, and public presentation skills to convey information on a variety of complex issues, in a manner that is concise, clear and easily understood by the audience
  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize a high volume workload in a demanding fast paced environment
  • Solutions oriented, strategic thinker with ability to lead others and perform in a matrix organization with multiple stakeholders
  • Formal negotiations skills training and/or demonstrated negotiations accomplishments
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Geographic Information Systems and Satellite Imagery

A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered including allowances of $20,000 per annum, health and dental benefits, and generous leave entitlements.
If you are interested in working with an energetic and progressive Indigenous government, please submit your cover letter and resume to:

Closing Date: March 31, 2019

Go Beyond the Arctic Circle
The Town of Inuvik ( is unlike anything you have ever experienced before. Witness the Land of the Midnight Sun and the mesmerizing lights of the Aurora Borealis. Located 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, in the beautiful and vast Mackenzie Delta, Inuvik prides itself on being authentic, accessible and amazing. Due to its northern location, Inuvik experiences an average of 56 days of continuous sunlight every summer and 30 days of polar night every winter. Become a member of our colourful community, the Town of Inuvik is ready to welcome you to the Western Arctic and all that it has to offer.

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.

Gwìch’in nan, nakhwek’yùu ts’àt gwitr’it tthak nakhwidavee gwiheezàa eenjit
Gwich’in land, culture & economy for a better future

Application Deadline:
March 31, 2019
How to Apply:
If you are interested in working with an energetic and progressive Indigenous government, please submit your cover letter and resume to: