• KwänlinWhitehorse
  • Takhini River
  • Dä̀kwä̀kä̀daHaines Junction
  • ShadęlChampagne
  • Tthe yänlinCanyon
  • Lu ghäKlukshu

Competition #22-23-23 Director, Language and Culture (Term)

Sep 15, 2022

Shadhäla Äshèyi yè Kwädän, Champagne and Aishihik First Nations or CAFN, is located in the Yukon Territory and northern B.C.  We have one of the most spectacular workplaces in the Yukon and CAFN is one of the First Nations leading the way in Self-Government in Canada.  Our people (dän) are deeply connected to Dákeyi (our land).  We are actively building Dän K’e (our culture and beliefs) back into all that we do.

Through our offices in Dakwäkäda (Haines Junction) and Kwänlin (Whitehorse) our goal is to hire CAFN Citizens as well as skilled people from the Yukon, Canada and beyond, who will help us continue to grow and innovate our Self Government.   We are a competitive employer with strong family and cultural values and generous benefits, and we welcome your interest in advancing our government through employment with our nation.

Term Full-time (ASAP – Sept. 30, 2023)                                                                                 

Salary: Level 10 – $106,446.00 – $129,386.00

Robust Benefits and Pension Package

Location: Haines Junction

 Job Summary:

Reporting to the Senior Director of Citizen Services and sitting as a member of Directors Group, this senior position directs the activities of the Da Kų Cultural Centre and the Department of Language and Culture. This includes implementation of the CAFN Strategy and the oversight Southern Tutchone language programs, and citizen focused cultural programming.  Through the Da Kų Cultural Centre, this position fosters language and culture in the communities, on the land and with people, as well as cultural programing in relation to CAFN cultural collections management, museums practices, exhibits and interpretive programing. The Director of Language and Culture oversees the operations of Da Kų revenues such as the Njù Store and Events. This position also provides administration of the department budgeting, workplans and staffing activities; and performs other duties as required.

 Education and Experience:

Successful completion of a relevant post-secondary degree with training in financial, program and community development, Cultural resource management and human resource management, with several years’ experience in a senior public sector position, preferably in a First Nations environment or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

 Conditions of Employment:

  • Valid Yukon Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Criminal Records Check
  • Willingness to work evenings and/or weekends, as required
  • Extended workdays may be required to accomplish tasks and meet workload demands during peak periods, as directed
  • Mandatory confidentiality is a condition of employment for all CAFN personnel
  • All Champagne and Aishihik First Nations employees are expected to conduct their duties in a harmonious and cooperative manner intended to enhance the First Nations efforts to build a strong and prosperous Government

 CAFN is an equal opportunity employer, however, qualified Aboriginal applicants will be given priority in accordance with the Aboriginal Employment Preference Policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

 Please note that selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume. We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

 Temporary Assignments may be considered. Please ensure you have supervisor approval before applying.

An Eligibility list will be created for this position.

 Job description: JD Director of Language and Culture Sept 10 2022

 Deadline: Until Filled

Send current resume and supporting documents to:

Monique Martin – Human Resources Officer

Phone: (867) 456-6888 ext. 340