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Executive Director

Yellowknife Playschool Association
Published
May 14, 2022
Location
Yellowknife, NT
Job Type
Base Salary
Commensurate with education and experience

Description

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.

Duties

  • 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

Qualifications

Assets

  • 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

Requirements

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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