Expression of Interest - Executive Admin. Coordinator

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Executive and Indigenous Affairs
Job ID: 19879
Salary: $80,964 - $96,681
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Mar 8, 2021

Limited Competition

This Job Opening is limited to employees with the GNWT/WSCC in indeterminate and term positions.

Employees must apply through HRIS / Employee Self-Service. For instructions please see:

Anticipatory Hiring

To ensure continuous support to the Executive Council of the 19th Legislative Assembly the Department of Executive and Indigenous Affairs is establishing an inventory of skilled and highly motivated term and indeterminate employees who would be interested in prospective short and long term Transfer Assignment opportunities to the position of Executive Administrative Coordinator.  These positions are located in Yellowknife, and is full time Monday to Friday 8:30 - 5:00pm; 37.50hrs per week. Note, lengths of placements may vary and will be dependent on operational requirements within the Minster Offices.

To be considered, please submit a current resume and covering letter indicating your interest and stating why you are the best candidate for this position via eRecruit prior March 8, 2021.  The selection process may include an assignment and/or interview. 

This opening is limited to employees with the GNWT/WSCC in indeterminate or term positions.

Department Information

The Department of Executive and Indigenous Affairs works to provide overall management and direction to the Executive branch of the Government of the Northwest Territories. The Department is responsible for:  coordinating and supporting the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of initiatives and actions in support of cross-government goals The Department is responsible for ensuring mutually respectful intergovernmental relations between the territorial government and Aboriginal, provincial, territorial and national and international governments are maintained; along with negotiating and implementing land, resources And self-government agreements that address Aboriginal rights in the Northwest Territories.

Job Information

This is a unique position dealing with highly confidential operations, critical to the administration of government. The incumbent is part of the administrative operations and support team with the Executive Council office, working to ensure that the Premier and Cabinet are enabled in their work on behalf of the residents and stakeholders. The Executive Council office deals with issues of critical importance and sensitivity. Together, the team must be organized, aligned and responsive to ensure that its work is timely, accurate and aligned to priorities and frameworks. The environment is complex in terms of stakeholders and subject matter.

The incumbent offers direct administrative operational support to the Premier/Minister and their Ministerial Special Advisors. They demonstrate professionalism at the highest level through their expertise in the area of administrative services. The incumbent interacts at the highest level with confidential and sensitive information on a daily basis. This is a position where the trust and confidence of the Premier, Minister, Ministerial Special Advisors and senior departmental staff is critical. That trust must extend to confidentiality, quality responsiveness, credibility, dependability; timeliness, judgment and accuracy.

This position reports to the Director, Strategic Operations, however takes daily functional direction from the Premier/Minister as well as the Ministerial Special Advisor; they must balance the immediate needs of the Premier/Minister and Ministerial Special Advisor with the Process, Standards and collaboration required for the Executive Council to function ethically, efficiently and in the most transparent way possible as a whole.


Typically, the qualifications for the position would be attained by:
•Secretarial diploma or Grade 12 diploma, or equivalent combination of education experience
•5 - 7 years of progressive related experience supporting senior executives or equivalent
•Financial reporting experience within the public sector
•Administrative or operational experience within the public sector

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

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.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 19879     

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

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $41.52 per hour to $49.58 per hour (approximately $80,964 - $96,681) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.