Registrar, Communications Planning

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Executive and Indigenous Affairs
Job ID: 21004
Salary: $64,740 - $77,318
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Oct 27, 2021

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

The Registrar, Communications Planning is responsible for administering the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) communications planning process in accordance with the GNWT Communications Policy and supporting directives, guidelines and processes. The position is responsible for ensuring timely and accurate information about the status of government communications planning initiatives is available to senior managers and communications staff across government by managing the flow of information and documents in the GNWT Communications Planning Portal (the ‘Portal’).

Reporting to the Director, Corporate Communications, this position provides direct administrative support to the Director, Corporate Communications and for overseeing the operation of the Government of the Northwest Territories’ Communications Planning Portal (the ‘Portal’).

The duties of the position include receiving and recording departmental communications planning submissions to the GNWT’s Communications Portal, management and maintenance of the Portal, scheduling and organizing check-in meetings with departmental communications staff, recording, editing and distributing check-in meeting minutes.

The position is also responsible for providing overall administrative and support services to the Corporate Communications division.


Typically attained by:
The completion of an administration or secretarial diploma and three years of related experience providing administrative support.

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

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 # 21004        

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

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $33.70 per hour to $40.24 per hour (approximately $65,715 - $78,468.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.