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11 Jan 2021


YWCA –  Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Job Description



Under the direction of the Children & Youth Programs Director, this full-time role is responsible for overseeing YWCA NWT After School Programs located in both the Public District 1 and Catholic District 2 schools in Yellowknife. They must be knowledgeable in staff management and supervision, program activity design and implementation, have a good understanding of the health and safety requirements set out and inspected by our
Education, Culture and Employment consultants and must be able to abide by the vision for a non-profit organization and manage the program budget. The Coordinator must be able to work with limited supervision, manage and direct their own time and schedules to fit both office, client and program requirements and must be able to work with various levels of administration and community partners.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • manages and leads all aspects of implementation of all the YWCA NWT afterschool sites
  • provides oversight of all afterschool staff and volunteers, including but not limited to: recruitment, screening, hiring, training and supervision
  • leads monthly check-in meetings with staff
  • meets with school administrators and staff to discuss program related issues
  • serves as the main information source and point of contact for program participants and their families
  • review, complete and submit attendance report and other documentation to ECE as required
  • oversee budget for programming and authorize purchases through approved process
  • reports program information to funders and other stakeholders
  • implements behavioral strategies and provides support to the staff when having to discuss issues with the parents
  • acts as a role model, encouraging and assisting children and staff daily

Required qualifications:

  • early childhood diploma or degree and/or equivalencies
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • flexible, creative, takes initiative
  • ability to work in a team setting
  • ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks and work in a fast-paced environment with deadlines and strict timelines required
  • good computer skills, including MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • experience and knowledge of nonprofit organizations
  • a clear criminal records check with the vulnerable sector completed, current First Aid & CPR, Up-to-date immunizations are mandatory
  • clear driver’s abstract and access to a vehicle is required
  • other duties and responsibilities based on operational requirements

This is a full-time position working 8-hour shifts Monday-Friday starting ASAP. Starting salary is $31.12/hourly, with benefits.

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resumé by email in one document to Hawa Dumbuya-Sesay, Executive Director at

Job Categories: Other. Job Types: Full-Time. Advertised until: 2021-02-10

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