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Administrative Coordinator

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Education, Culture and Employment
Job ID: 19593
Wage: See "Salary Information" below.
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Jan 27, 2021

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

The Administrative Coordinator provides administrative and coordination services and project support to the Director and Advisors of the Forum of Labour Market Ministers (FLMM) Secretariat. The FLMM is composed of FPT Ministers responsible for labour market policies and programs.

The Administrative Coordinator plays an important role in supporting the day-to-day activities of the FLMM Secretariat, providing direct support to the Director, FLMM and supporting staff, and coordinating the logistics of all FLMM engagement activities, including regular teleconferences/videoconferences and in-person meetings. The logistical support for these meetings involves interacting with a number of different stakeholders from the federal, provincial and territorial governments, as well as with supporting functions such as interpretation contractors, intergovernmental conference secretariat and host venues and accommodation services.

The incumbent is a first point of contact for FLMM representatives in 14 jurisdictions seeking information, support and assistance related to the FLMM, the FLMM Secretariat and its working groups. The Administrative Coordinator deals daily in person, on the telephone, scan, fax, or via email with a variety of contacts including senior officials from other governments and representatives of external organizations and stakeholders.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of general office duties and electronic records management
  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with co-workers supervisors, Senior Officials, Deputy Ministers and other Federal, Provincial and/or Territorial Ministers and their representatives.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to be tactful and diplomatic
  • Ability to take minutes and complete written documentation with accuracy.
  • Must be at a highly organized level of organization skills.
  • Ability to proofread written documentation for proper form, grammar, and spelling.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

  • A Diploma in office or business administration, and two (2) years of related administrative and/or financial document management experience
  • Experience using the GNWT’s SAM financial system would be an asset.

Additional requirements:

French is preferred.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

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

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

More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a two year term.

Affirmative Action

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

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

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 # 19593       

Closing Date: January 27, 2021 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

Salary for this position is currently Under Review.