Manager of Policy

Government of Northwest Territories, Yellowknife, NT

Closing Date Feb. 3, 2023 Location Yellowknife, NT Work Type  
Salary Range

$114,816 - $137,163 - plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700. 

Experience Level  - Job ID 23236
Job Description

Department Information

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) provides the residents of the Northwest Territories with access to quality programs, services and support to assist them in making informed and productive choices for themselves and their families with regard to education, training, careers, employment and labour, child development, languages, culture and heritage.

Job Information

This position is located in Yellowknife.  The incumbent regularly works with, and provides support to, staff and senior managers across the Department in headquarters and the regions, and provide strategic advice and recommendations to Directors, Assistant Deputy Ministers, the Deputy Minister, and the Minister. 

The Manager of Policy provides services and advise that impact the operations of the entire Department, other GNWT departments, centra agencies, NWT education authorities, and the general public. This position regularly liaises with key representatives from other departments, particularly the department of the Executive and Department of Justice on matters relating to policy development, and the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations on matters relating to Aboriginal rights and intergovernmental activities. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Written communications skills to ensure the development of policy, Executive Council submissions, and briefing materials that are clear and concise and convey complex information and detailed recommendations.
• Ability to develop and express ideas, concepts and recommendations in a clear and concise manner using appropriate verbal, written and graphic means.
• Management skills to lead, plan, organize, coordinate and complete complex and concurrent projects independently or in teams within time and resource constraints while monitoring progress and evaluating results.
• Knowledge of government policy development and processes.
• Knowledge of, and experience with, Aboriginal land, resources and self-government rights.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
• Completion of an undergraduate degree (e.g. Bachelor’s)  and completion of either a graduate degree (e.g. Master’s) or a degree program in law (e.g. LLB or JD).  At least one of the completed degrees must be in the social sciences, humanities, education, law or a related field. 
• A minimum of 5 years of progressive experience, including at least 2 years working in either policy, Aboriginal rights, or intergovernmental relations. 
• A minimum of 1 year of experience in a direct supervisory role.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 23236         

Closing Date: February 3, 2023 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $58.88 per hour to $70.34 per hour (approximately $114,816 - $137,163.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700. 

How to Apply

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445
[email protected]

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.