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22 May 2022

Full-Time Executive Director

Yellowknife Women’s Society –  Yellowknife, NT

Job Description

Yellowknife Women’s Society

Full-time
Executive Director in Yellowknife, NT

About the Yellowknife Women’s Society
A highly innovative and widely respected service provider with a team of approximately 60 employees,
the Yellowknife Women’s Society promotes wellness, economic independence, and equal opportunities
through advocacy and the provision of safe housing, employment services, a managed alcohol program,
and accessible child care.

You in the Role:
• you have a strong drive for social justice and are passionate about reconciliation and the empowerment
of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples living in the north
• you leverage your relationship and management skills working closely with a variety of public, not-for-
profit and private sector partners to facilitate trauma informed services and innovative initiatives that seekto empower equity seeking groups
• you are an authentic communicator, with persuasive leadership skills, guiding the team towards a shared
purpose and vision. You are a collaborative, empathetic leader, who takes initiative, is transparent,
welcomes accountability, and fosters a positive environment
• you have demonstrated experience in successfully navigating and leading teams through change
• your strong financial acumen, understanding of fiduciary responsibilities, and risk management skills,
allow you to steward the organization’s resources
• you are responsible for regular monitoring, development and evaluation of management staff, programs,
policies and procedures and making recommendations to the Board of Directors
• you work diligently to create a motivating environment of inclusivity, celebrating diversity of both staff
and the individuals served through the Yellowknife Women’s Society

Experience
• 3-5 years of leadership experience within a multifaceted not-for-profit organization
• broad knowledge of social, health and economic issues facing Northerners and in particular, First
Nations, Métis and Inuit communities
• clinical program development and delivery, including professional experience in substance use facilities,
shelters, housing programs, daycares, or equivalent is an asset
• knowledge of government funding and experience applying for funds and working with multiple
funding partners

Education
• degree in social work, public health administration, community development, business or comparable
sector experience

Compensation
• the hiring range for this role is $90,000-$120,000. The Employer provides RRSP contributions (6%)
A detailed job description is available at https://ykws.ca/opportunities/executive-director

How to Apply

Successful applicants are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; exemption requests must be
supported by valid, legal documents. Individuals interested in being considered for this opportunity are
invited to apply to the Selection Committee by June 17, 2022. Please send a cover letter and resumé to
boardchair@ykws.ca

Job Categories: Other. Job Types: Full-Time. Advertised until: 2022-06-21

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