Administrator, Dusk'a Head Start Family Learning Centre
Kwanlin Dün First Nation

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Posted: 06-06-2018

Closes: June 27, 2018 at 4:30pm



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Kwanlin Dün First Nation
35 McIntyre Drive
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5A5
Phone: (867) 633-7800
Fax: (867) 668-5057


Position: Administrator, Dusk'a Head Start Family Learning Centre
Term: Full-Time Term to June 2019 (with possible 6 month extension)
Department: Education
Start Date: ASAP

The purpose of the Dusk'a Head Start Family Learning Centre (the Centre) is to provide a holistic service, inclusive of both families and caregivers into the child development process. The centre's goal is to respond to special and individual child development needs while building a strong sense of place, belonging and self-identity in respect to language and culture. The core program for the Centre is based on the Aboriginal Head Start Program with an emphasis on whole family learning, aboriginal language and culture, and support for individual and special needs.

The services offered by the Centre demand a high level of professional and personal skills with corresponding expectations in regard to professional qualifications and personal wellness.

Reporting to the Centre's Manager, the Administrator is responsible for organizing, facilitating, overseeing, and administering a diverse range of services supporting the operations of the Centre. Supporting services include: Financial Administration; an Auxiliary Staffing Program to build community capacity in ECD; Volunteer and Temporary Services; Aboriginal Culture and Language; Facility Maintenance; Special Events; Parent/Caregiver Liaison Services; and Research. The Administrator must demonstrate superior organizational skills, maintain effective working relationships with parents/caregivers, colleagues and allied professionals, and adhere to childcare policies, regulations established practices. The position actively participates in ongoing early learning program initiatives and early cultural and aboriginal language learning.

Essential Qualifications:
· Level III Early Childhood Education Certification or equivalent with at least 2 years of diversified administrative experience including supervisory and work experience in a Day Care/Learning Centre setting;
· Proven financial administration skills including the ability to read and understand complex financial statements, prepare financial reports, cash flows and budgets and perform routine financial transactions;
· Proven proposal, report writing, research, and event planning skills;
· Well-developed client, interagency and community relations skills;
· Knowledge of community development principles as they apply to whole family learning and child development;
· Awareness of social issues affecting First Nations and non-First Nations children;
· Knowledge of Kwanlin Dün history, culture, demographics, goals and aspirations;
· Knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements, related programs, services and funding sources under Territorial and Federal Governments, and other agencies.

Job Requirements & Conditions of Employment:
· Satisfactory pre-employment security clearance with vulnerable sector search;
· Willingness to travel and willingness to work weekends or after hours;
· An acceptable criminal records check with vulnerable sector clearance;
· A valid First Aid certificate;
· Medical clearance 'fit to work' designation & TB test;
· Current immunization record;
· Valid Yukon Class 5 Driver's license is required, Class 4 license is desirable;
· Acceptance of Oath of Confidentiality; Conflict of Interest Guidelines and KDFN Personnel Policies;

Salary: $32.61 to $40.83 per hour (Level 5) plus benefits

Closing Date: June 27, 2018 at 4:30pm

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Human Resources, at the KDFN Finance Department (35 McIntyre Drive), via fax (633-8414), or via email to Please note that selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume

Note: For those submitting applications via email, you will receive a manual email response stating that your email has been received. If you do not receive this response within two (2) business days, please contact Human Resources at 633-7800.

For a full job description, please visit the KDFN Administration Office or access one on our website at

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

The KDFN Hiring Preference Policy is in effect.

Temporary Assignments from other governments and organizations will be considered. Please ensure you have
supervisor approval before applying.











Positions open: 1
Hours per Week: Full-Time Term to June 2019 (with possible 6 month extension)
Wage: $32.61 to $40.83 per hour (Level 5) plus benefits

Full Time Term

Application Process

Applicants must include:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Apply to: Human Resources
Fax: +1 (867) 633-8414
In Person:
KDFN Administration Building (35 McIntyre Drive)