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Executive Director

April 19, 2022
Yellowknife, NT
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About the Yellowknife Playschool Association 

The Yellowknife Playschool Association (YPA) is a non-profit organization run by a parent-led volunteer board. We offer  engaging, active and creative part-time programming to children aged 25 months to 5 years. We have proudly served our  community for over 40 years and we’re looking for a dynamic, self-motivated individual to join our team. 

About the Executive Director Position 

The Executive Director (ED) is a valued member of the YPA team and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations  of the facility. The ED provides leadership and support to 2 full-time staff, part-time staff as needed, member families,  external partners and the board of directors.

Please send your cover letter and resume with the subject line “ED Job Application” to Myka Jones at: by May 1, 2022. Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview. 


  • Manages registration for part-time programs and full-time camps and coordinates communication with  prospective families; completes intake and orientation procedures and maintains a waitlist. 
  • Ensures positive and timely communication with families through regular verbal and written contact. Manages finances – collects, tracks and reports all incoming/outgoing funds (tuition, grant money, donations,  purchases, etc.), in collaboration with the bookkeeper.  
  • Provides ECE instruction for 3 hrs/day while teachers take lunches and anytime a teacher is absent due to illness, appointments, etc.  
  • Coordinates substitute teachers and/or assistants on an as-needed basis.  
  • Ensures staff remain current and knowledgeable; organizes professional development for staff. Prepares and produces written documents to meet program information, communication needs, and grant  application/reporting requirements. 
  • Coordinates and attends all necessary compliance inspections and ensures our facility operates responsibly, as  guided by internal policy and the NWT Child Daycare Act. 
  • Reports to the board once per month and may be assigned other related duties by the board.  

Job Perks 

- Flexible work schedule: 3-4 hours/day required at the facility, other work can be done from home - Tuition discounts for staff families on all child-care programs 

- Generous compensation and benefits package available


Skills and Abilities 

- Good interpersonal communication skills –both orally and written 

- Demonstrated organization, time and financial management skills 

- Ability to work independently with little direct supervision 

- Working knowledge and understanding of the NWT Child Daycare Act 


- A valid Early Childhood Education Certificate, Teaching degree, or a similar combination of education and experience - Management/childcare supervisory experience preferred 

- Valid/current accepted First Aid certificate 

- Up-to-date Criminal Record Check 

- Up-to-date immunization record (must be fully vaccinated, including against Covid-19)

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