Band Manager

Closing Date: 
Has closing dateFriday, June 29, 2018
Pehdzeh Ki First Nation (PKFN)
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Wrigley, Northwest Territories
  • Receive a competitive annual salary PLUS benefits including rent-free accommodations!
  • Relocation assistance for the right candidate - up to $3000!
  • Don't miss this chance to make a true difference to the vibrant community of Pehdzeh Ki First Nation in Wrigley, NT!

About the Organization

The Pehdzeh Ki First Nation (PKFN) is located in the vibrant community of Wrigley, Northwest Territories. You will find the PKFN on the all-weather Mackenzie Highway #1, at the beginning of the winter road leading north to Inuvik. The residents stay true to their traditional lifestyle and still participate in activities including fur harvesting, hunting, and fishing.

With a population of approximately 120 people, PKFN also has strong economic growth potential. Opportunities for economic expansion exist with secured and future road or bridge contracts, regional mineral exploration, oil and gas projects, and tourism.  PKFN also owns and oversees a heavy equipment contracting company that is responsible for managing all highway-related contracts including the operation of a full-service camp/hotel which is situated in the community. 

About the Opportunity

Currently, Pehdzeh Ki First Nation is hiring a Band Manager in Wrigley, Northwest Territories.

In this high-profile position, you will be responsible for the complete operation of the First Nation community organizationunder the general direction of the elected Chief and Council. This position is akin to running a small business and will have similar duties.

As a business-minded leader, you will need a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management along with at least 5 years of experience in a related role.

We invite you to apply if you have working knowledge of municipal law and practices, financial management, human resources management, and labour relations. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in finance, including previous working knowledge of financial systems.

In addition, it is essential that you have experience in writing proposals and in proposal reporting as you will be required to produce, implement and report on municipal, territorial, and federal related program proposals.

We are searching for an individual genuinely interested in, and with the ability to drive the development of training and education programs for our substantial youth population.

In this high-profile position, you will have strategic and long-range planning skills, coupled with experience in organizational development/governance as well as public affairs. Sound decision making skills and the ability to motivate your staff will also be crucial to your success in the role. Since you will be interacting with a variety of stakeholders, you will join us with outstanding communication skills, both in verbal and written situations.

Importantly, you must be skilled at building community capacity by implementing programs, special events / workshops and gatherings that will bring people together;  while maintaining and respecting our First Nation traditions and culture.

As a disciplined and direct individual, you are also flexible enough to adapt in our dynamic work environment. You will need proven organizational, management, and interpersonal skills to excel with us. Lastly, you must have the ability to effectively multitask when dealing with competing priorities. 

The successful candidate must be bondable.

About the Benefits

As recognition for all your hard work and determination, you can look forward to a competitive annual salary, plus the following:

  • Rent-free accommodations in a new trailer home (electricity and utilities at your own cost)!
  • Relocation assistance for the right candidate of up to $3000!
  • Use of company vehicle if required!

This is your chance to make a change in a dynamic, bustling, and growing work environment where you will have the opportunity to implement processes in order to streamline the organization as a whole.  

At PKFN, you will find a community of transition that is looking to the future via training and economic development while maintaining a traditional lifestyle and honoring the values of Dene people.  

If you share our values and have the skills necessary to bring success to the role, then we invite you to apply today! For full details and to apply, please visit