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Director of Education & Social Assistance at Kwanlin Dün First Nation in Whitehorse

Posted on Dec 05, 2013 in Education & Child Care

Hourly Wage/Annual Salary

More than $25/hr

Hours per Week

Full-time (35-40 hours)



About this Job

Duties: Reporting to the Executive Director, the position is responsible for providing a full range of education, training, employment development and social assistance programs and services to the Kwanlin Dun Community, providing sound leadership, guidance and support and ongoing evaluation and enhancement of department policies, programs and services. The position participates as part of the senior management team and works in cooperation with other departmental directors and managers on joint initiatives.


• Degree or diploma in education administration or a combination of post secondary education along with significant experience in the education field.

• Experience working as an effective and contributing member of a senior management team.

• Broad knowledge and understanding of education and issues, specifically with respect to First Nations curriculum and teaching methodologies;

• Knowledge and understanding of social assistance issues, specifically with respect to First Nations;

• Significant experience in proposal writing, program and policy research, development, implementation, management and evaluation;

• Significant experience in budget and human resource management; and

• Knowledge of the Kwanlin Dun First Nation history, culture, demographics, goals and aspirations would be a significant asset.

This job was posted on Dec 05, 2013 and will be removed on Dec 20, 2013

All applications must be received before Dec 20, 2013

Kwanlin Dün First Nation

Please Contact: Personnel Manager


Phone: 867.633.7800


Address: Kwanlin Dun First Nation 35 McIntyre Drive Whitehorse Y1A 5A5

To apply for this Job

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Human Resources, at the KDFN Administration Building, via fax to 668-5057 or via email to For a full job description is available on our website at or from KDFN Human Resources. Drop in or e-mail your request to An eligibility list may be established from this competition. KDFN hiring policy is in effect.