Full-Time Program Manager
Yellowknife Day Care Association (YKDA)
About the YKDA and the Program Manager role
The YKDA serves the community of Yellowknife by providing high-quality early childhood education
through developmentally and culturally appropriate, play-based, inclusive programming. The Program
Manager reports to the Executive Director and the position’s responsibilities include:
• providing leadership for, and managing, day-to-day programs and operations;
• ensuring the safe operation of YKDA facilities and the safety of its staff and members;
• communicating with parents, staff, and external partners and service providers; and
• assisting the Executive Director with various administrative tasks.
The YKDA operates in a new purpose-built facility with nine classrooms, a dedicated staff room, full
commercial kitchen, an office, and three outdoor play areas that serve up to 104 children aged 1 to 4 years
old. The YKDA also manages a separate facility with 30 afterschool children 4 to 8 years old.
Qualifications and experience:
The successful applicant will demonstrate the following qualifications and competencies in their cover
letter and resumé:
• completion of post-secondary education in a relevant field
• competency with Microsoft Office and Google Drive
• strong verbal and written communication skills
• proven interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills
• cultural awareness
• an understanding of relevant legislation and best practices in early childhood education.
Compensation and benefits:
The YKDA offers a competitive benefits package and salary, ranging from $70,000 to $80,000 per year in
addition to support for professional development. Salary is negotiable based on qualifications and
How to Apply
How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resumé by Sunday, June 19 to:
Attn: Allan Twissell at NorthWays Consulting
RE: Program Manager (YKDA)
Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest.
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