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Chief Executive Officer - Northwest Territories Tourism

Category: Management
Province: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Position: Chief Executive Officer
Deadline: October 9, 2020
Posted: September 15, 2020

Job Description / Duties

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organization, managing day-to-day operations, and providing advice and support to the Chair and Board of Directors. The CEO oversees the promotion of the Northwest Territories to domestic and international markets, leads tourism marketing partnerships particularly with territorial and federal governments and the private and not-for-profit sectors to enable innovative Northwest Territories tourism marketing campaigns while ensuring strategies are in place to maximize the economic benefits generated by the tourism industry across the Northwest Territories. 

The CEO leads the advocacy work on behalf of NWT Tourism’s members, liaising with governments and other key stakeholders regarding industry issues and representing the organization in public consultation processes that require tourism industry inputs. 

The CEO provides direction for member programs and oversees the development and implementation of the annual tourism conference and related programs and advocacy priorities for membership.

Qualifications / Required Skills

The full job description, including responsibilities and qualifications is available at:

Additional Information

This position is based in Yelowknife, NT. You can see more information about NWT Tourism, by visting

Salary: NWT Tourism Offers a competitive salary and benefits package and will discuss salary with the successful candidate.

Contact Information

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to the attention of the CEO Recruitment & Hiring Committee

Please send by email to:

The subject line should indicate "Confidential - CEO Job Application".

Employer Profile

NWT Tourism (NWTT) is both the destination marketing organization for the Northwest Territories and the tourism industry association, serving close to 200 member businesses connected to the tourism industry. NWTT is a not-for-profit organization established in 1996. It is governed by a Board of Directors that includes both elected directors that are generally reflective of the various sectors and regions as well as directors appointed to represent the interests of seven Indigenous governments.

Working with its primary funding agreements from the Government of the Northwest Territories, NWTT levers these resources to obtain other funding agreements and partnerships with both public and private sector partners. Working closely with local, regional, national, and international partners, NWTT promotes the Northwest territories under the Spectacular NWT brand, upholds the reputation of the NWT as a destination, and aims to increase visitation and visitor revenues to the NWT. For more information about NWT Tourism visit