In-House Legal Counsel

Gwich'in Tribal Council in Inuvik

Currently, the Gwich'in Tribal Council (GTC) has an exciting full-time opening for a Lawyer (In-House Legal Counsel) in Inuvik, Northwest Territories.

In this key role, you will report to the Chief Operating Officer and be responsible for providing a full-range of legal services to the Gwich’in Tribal Council, as well as affiliated Gwich’in organizations from time to time, such as the Gwich’in Development Corporation, the Gwich’in Settlement Corporation and Designated Gwich’in Organizations.

The ideal applicant would have a Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor Degree (LLB/JD), three years of legal practice experience, be qualified or willing to become qualified to practice law in the Northwest Territories, and have experience and/or demonstrated interest in Indigenous Law. To supplement these qualifications, you would ideally join us with duty to consult experience and experience working for an Indigenous Government or in the broader public sector. Past corporate governance experience and/or past supervisory experience would be considered assets.

A competitive salary and generous benefits package will be offered which includes allowances of $20,000 per annum as well as health, dental, short and long term disability benefits, life insurance, and generous leave entitlements.

Application Deadline:
November 20, 2017
How to Apply:
If you are interested in working with an energetic, progressive Indigenous government, please apply online at: 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.