Early Childhood Coordinator

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Closing date: Mar 5, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: ECE Early Chilhood Development

Job Code: 15151

Salary: $104,618 - $124,898

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

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About the Job

Job Information

Reporting to the Director of Early Childhood Development & Learning (ECDL), and located in Yellowknife, the Coordinator is responsible for managing, supporting, promoting and actively encouraging: student-centered/family-centered,  culture-based, process-orientated, interactive, experiential, cognitively challenging, inclusive education in accordance with the Official Languages Act, the Child Day Care Act, the Education Act, Departmental philosophy, guidelines, directives, curricula and regulations, and the ECD and Education Renewal (ER) initiatives.

The Coordinator also works closely with ECE and Department of Health and Social Services (HSS) colleagues across multiple divisions, often in a team-based approach. ECE is currently undertaking a process of renewal both in the early childhood sector and JK-12 schools.  Substantial changes to curriculum and assessment approaches may result from this work.  It is anticipated that this Coordinator position will require substantial inter-disciplinary theme and project based work. The position works closely with colleagues and educators across the NWT, as well as with other jurisdictions in Canada.

The Coordinator controls a budget of up to $500,000, with spending authority of up to $20,000 and contract authority up to $200,000. 

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Enrolment in, or completion of a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Education or equivalent education and experience in a related field and (8) years of related work experience, including a minimum of five (5) years of successful experience working in a licensed child care facility or teaching in a JK-3 Northern classroom. Preference will be given to a candidate who has early childhood or JK-3 education experience within a Northern context. Proficiency of the incumbent in at least one NWT Aboriginal language or French would be an asset.

Department Information

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) provides the residents of the Northwest Territories with access to quality programs, services and support to assist them in making informed and productive choices for themselves and their families with regard to education, training, careers, employment and labour, child development, languages, culture and heritage.

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Term Position

This job opening is for a twelve (12) month term.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.


Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.



Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $53.65 per hour to $64.05 per hour (approximately $104,618 - $124,898) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 15151        

Closing Date: March 5, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445