Community Housing Planner

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: NWT Housing Corporation
Job ID: 19874
Salary: $92,976 - $111,072
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Mar 8, 2021

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation provides access to adequate, suitable and affordable housing through the provision of housing programs and services based on need.

Job Information

The Community Housing Planner position is located in Yellowknife, and reports to the Manager of Homelessness and Community Planning. The work of this position impacts the operations of community and Indigenous and non-governmental organizations.  

Community support involves facilitation of homelessness program planning by community agencies and all orders of government. The Community Housing Planner may design, plan, manage and evaluate major housing and homelessness projects, and coordinators cross-government and inter-governmental initiatives in order to advance community initiatives.

This position accomplishes its objectives within a framework of GNWT Acts, Regulations, guidelines, policies and standards, in order to provide the Corporation with policies and legislation that support its mandate and are consistent with GNWT priorities.

Critical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Technical knowledge of policy development and analysis, government operation of all levels and organizational design and structure.
  • Knowledge of northern institutions, government systems and administration.
  • Ability to interact with other government departments, native organizations and communities.
  • Ability to conduct research, data manipulation and analysis.
  • Working knowledge in computer software application using software such as Microsoft Word, Microsft Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Outlook.
  • Strong organizational, project management, writing and editorial skills.

Typically, the qualifications would be attained by:

This level of knowledge is normally acquired through a Bachelor Degree in political or social science, or in a related field, augmented by a minimum of three (3) years of work experience in the same field.

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 (2) Year Term. 

Affirmative Action

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

Criminal Records Check

Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal records check.  Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.

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 #19874

Closing Date: March 8, 2021 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $47.68 per hour (approximately $92,976 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of  $3,700.