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Executive Director

Yellowknife Playschool Association
May 14, 2022
Yellowknife, NT
Job Type
  • Commensurate with education and experience


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 supports 2 full-time staff, part-time staff as needed, member families, external partners and the board of directors.


  • 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.
  • Covers teachers’ lunch breaks and absences as needed.
  • Coordinates substitute teachers and/or assistants on an-needed basis.
  • 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, may be assigned other related duties by the board.

Job Perks

  • Flexible schedule: much of the work can be done from home
  • Free tuition for staff members’ children
  • Generous compensation and benefits package available, with on-call time compensated



  • Good interpersonal communication skills –both orally and written
  • Organization, time and basic financial management skills
  • Ability to work independently with little direct supervision
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the NWT Child Daycare Act (or the willingness to acquire it)
  • A valid Early Childhood Education Certificate, Teaching degree, or a similar combination of education and experience


  • Valid/current accepted First Aid certificate
  • Current Criminal Record check
  • Fully vaccinated (including against Covid-19)


Please send your cover letter and resume to: before May 27, 2022. Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview. Thank you!

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