Human Resources Officer

Gwich'in Tribal Council in Inuvik

Human Resources Officer

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.

The Gwich’in Tribal Council is seeking a highly-motivated individual to fill the position of Human Resources Officer in Inuvik, Northwest Territories.  Reporting to the Director of Human Resources (HR), this position coordinates Human Resources functions for the organization as well as the Gwich’in Internship Pilot Project (GIPP), a collaborative program in partnership with the Territorial and Federal governments focused on enhancing the skills of Gwich’in Participants through on-the-job training.

Specific responsibilities include providing day-to-day service support to employees in all HR related matters, including recruitment, on-boarding, the administration of HR policies, training and development, performance management, employee relations, HR records management, workforce and succession planning, and compensation and benefits. Coordination of the GIPP program includes short and long-term program planning, collaboration with different Governments and stakeholders, and career coaching and planning with program participants.


  • Post-secondary education (certificate, diploma, or degree) in Human Resources, Business Administration, Career Development, or a related field
  • Minimum Two (2) years of related work experience in Human Resources
  • Knowledge of Human Resources principles and labour legislation/requirements in Canada
  • Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation or working towards it would be considered an asset


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing with internal and external stakeholders
  • Patience with a customer centric approach, a positive attitude and ability to multitask and manage time effectively
  • Working knowledge of the fundamentals of Human Resources management, Employment Standards, Health and Safety Standards and the Labour Code
  • High standard of integrity with ability to maintain confidential and/or sensitive information
  • Organized and self-motivated
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and general office equipment (telephone, fax machines and photocopiers)

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: January 20, 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:
January 20, 2019
How to Apply: