Director, Early Childhood Program

City: Behchoko, Northwest Territories


Company Name Tlicho Government
Job Type Full-time
Salary 105,469.00-128,328.20
Position Director, Early Childhood Program
Department Early Childhood
Job Location Behchoko
Experience Required 5-10 years
Education Required University degree in education
Benefits Northern Employees Benefits
Recruiters May Contact Yes


The Director, Early Childhood Program is responsible for the management, coordination and support of programs related to the implementation of Early Years framework. The document “Early Years: The Tłı̨chǫ Government Early Childhood Strategy and Framework” sets out the Tłı̨chǫ Government’s aspirations and desired outcomes for its youngest citizens and those of the future, by collaboratively working with other employees, the Tłı̨chǫ Community Services Agency, the Government of the NWT, contractors and researchers, and the Director is also accountable for providing planning and management of early years programs; coordinating and project leadership for implementation of the strategy and framework; drafting legislation and policy; public awareness, communicating effectively with parents, community members and elders; leadership to department employees; evaluating and making recommendations for changes to early childhood education programs; representing the department, supervises 1 manager, 15 to 20 staff and a budget of approximately $2 million per year.


• A University degree in education, and five to ten years of related work experience, or some combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the employment standard and that provides the required knowledge and abilities
• Familiarity with current early childhood education theories and practices relating to daycares and Family Resource Programs
• Familiarity with the TCSA/GNWT school program from junior kindergarten to grade 3
• Familiarity with the background and content of the Tłı̨chǫ Agreement, the Tłı̨chǫ Implementation Plan, Early Childhood Framework and Strategies and the Tłı̨chǫ Intergovernmental Services Agreement
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work as part of a team
• Strong time management skills and the ability to work in stressful situations
• Familiarity with the Tłı̨chǫ language, culture & way of life
• Ability to understand, speak, read and write the Tłı̨chǫ language is an asset
• Willingness to learn the Tłı̨chǫ language

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