Competition #18-19-68 Shawkwunlee Daycare Manager

Regular Full-time

Location: Haines Junction

Salary: Level 8 $74,944.10 – $87,674.00              

Rental housing available (not included in compensation) and relocation funding available.

Are you passionate about Early Childhood Education? Are you interested in leading the way forward with Indigenous community and outdoor based education? This is an amazing opportunity to design a program from the ground up within an innovative environment!

Job Summary:  

The Shawkwunlee Daycare is undergoing an exciting transformation from “child minding” to “child educating” in conjunction with CAFN’s strategic focus on revitalizing and embedding Southern Tutchone language and culture throughout all programs.

Reporting to the Director of Education, this position is responsible for planning, developing, implementing and managing an integrated developmental program for young children and their families/caregivers encompassing early learning, culture, aboriginal language, whole family learning, and special and individual child developmental support. The position also ensures compliance with applicable legislation, regulations and policies.

The ideal candidate works well in a dynamic, collaborative, team environment; is flexible and organized; possess excellent written and verbal communications skills; and the ability to effectively interact with young children, parents, teachers, and team members.

The Shawkwunlee Daycare Manager will need to ensure that accurate administrative and financial records are maintained and that practices and procedures are streamlined so that they are efficient and cost effective in order to ensure the financial viability and sustainability of the Centre.

As Shawkwunlee Daycare Manager, this position is responsible for the direct supervision of all Early Childhood Education staff. The Manager will be expected to role model for the staff and community by acting professionally and by demonstrating an active, responsible and healthy lifestyle.

Education and Experience:

Grade 12 education is required. A diploma or degree in education with an emphasis on primary and special education is desired. Level 3 Certification in Early Childhood Development is mandatory with minimum two years’ experience working with children in an early childhood program and working in a cross-cultural and team environment is required. At least two years’ of related experience in a management position involving significant responsibilities for program development and team management within an early childhood education environment is required. Related work experience and training in business administration, public administration, social work and/or equivalent training may be considered.

Conditions of Employment:

Level 3 Early Childhood Development

Valid First Aid (with level C CPR training)

Proof of clear TB test and up to date immunizations

Medical clearance

Level 4 Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Check

Valid Class 5 Driver’s License

CAFN is an equal opportunity employer, however, qualified Aboriginal applicants will be given priority in accordance with the Aboriginal Employment Preference Policy of the Canadian Human Right Commission. We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.  

An eligibility list will be created from this posting.

JD_Shawkwunlee Daycare Manager_May 3, 2018


Send current resumes and supporting documents to:

Brenda Jackson

Director, Human Resources

Fax: (867) 634-2760

Phone: (867) 634-4200 ext. 242