Chief Executive Officer- NTHSSA

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 20042
Wage: See "Salary Information" below.
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Apr 23, 2021

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada’s North. The Territorial Authority has service locations in communities across the territory and a staff of more than 1,600 serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT and 5,900 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut.  Challenging work, welcoming communities, and expanded opportunities are some of the benefits offered to employees of the NTHSSA.

Job Information

The Northwest Territories (NWT) is made up of 1.17 million square kilometres of mountains, forests and tundra threaded by wild, clean rivers feeding thousands of pristine lakes. The territory starts at the 60th Parallel and extends into the Arctic Ocean and reaches beyond the Arctic Circle. More than 40,000 people call the NWT home. 
The population of the NWT is multicultural and diverse. With brilliant blue skies most of the year, the NWT is the best place on earth to enjoy the aurora borealis and the midnight sun. Tourists from around the globe visit to experience the rugged outdoor activities and scenery. The summers seem endless with extended daylight throughout the summer season. During the winter months there is no better place to watch the world’s best northern lights dance.

Located in Yellowknife, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is a key leader in Northwest Territories health and social services delivery as the most senior administrative position of NTHSSA. The incumbent is accountable for executive leadership of the overall operation and supervises the executive team of NTHSSA.

The CEO reports to and takes direction from the Chair of Health and Social Services Leadership Council. The CEO is responsible for leading the establishment of an organizational culture that promotes innovation, continuous program and service improvement and effective change management. In addition, the incumbent must have experience supporting and building strong working relationships with a Board of Directors, be able to effectively collaborate with the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), professional organizations, Indigenous governments, municipal and community governments, GNWT departments, and external delivery partners such as Alberta Health Services to ensure effective sharing and use of information and best practice

This level of knowledge, skill and ability is typically acquired through the completion of industry appropriate academic credentials at a Master’s level degree in areas related to Health, Social Services, Public Administration or Business Administration with 15 years of progressively more responsible experience in Health Administration including five years senior leadership experience in a related environment of similar scope and complexity is required. A Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) would be an asset. 

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Health Recruitment
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.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 20042       

Closing Date: April 23, 2021- 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is approximately $229,015 - $286,269 per annum, including relocation, plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.00.