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Available positions: 

Executive Director

Crisis Support Workers - Casual 

Junior After School Leaders

Senior After School Leaders



For more than 50 years, YWCA NWT has worked with women and families to help them move from crisis to stability in a supportive, caring environment.  The YWCA NWT (“YWCA”) is located in Yellowknife, NWT.  The mission of the YWCA is to create a safe Northern society for women and families to reach their full potential. The YWCA NWT was founded in 1966 and is associated with the National and World YWCA.  The YWCA NWT is involved in many programs and services including family violence shelters, a family centre, transitional housing, after school care and youth programs. 


About Yellowknife

Yellowknife is the capital of the Northwest Territories, Canada.  The city is located in the territory of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation and was founded in 1934.  The city has over 20,000 residents and has become a cultural, economic and government services hub for the territory. Diamonds were discovered in the area in 1991, and three operating diamond mines are within short flights of Yellowknife. We are the only province and territory with a female premier and nine of the nineteen members of the legislative assembly are female.  


Executive Director of YWCA NWT

The Executive Director is responsible to the Board of Directors to develop and implement programs that achieve the outcomes set by the Board, to manage overall Human Resources and staff training, to plan with and direct the work of front-line departments and contractors in the execution of programs, to develop and maintain community participation and support, to provide support to the volunteer leadership, and to secure adequate resources to support an array of programs and assets.

Required Experience/Education

The ideal candidate is a passionate leader who lives and models the values of the YWCA NWT.  The candidate should have a passion for women’s rights and a strong commitment to the YWCA movement.  The ideal candidate should have a knowledge of Indigenous issues and have a practical understanding of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action. The ideal candidate should have experience working with a budget of $1M or greater, have human resource experience and have demonstrated knowledge of working with a board. 


  • 5 or more years of recent senior management experience 

  • Management and/or board experience in a not for profit organization or charity is an asset

  • University degree in a related field is preferred; however, a combination of education and relevant experience will be considered

  • Professional designation would be an asset


Salary and Starting Date

The salary range is $106,000 to $126,000.  The YWCA offers a benefit package and opportunities for additional YWCA training.  The position begins June 1, 2020; however, the start date is negotiable. 


Application Procedure

Send a resume and cover letter to Janet Toner at janettonerconsulting@gmail.com.

Application deadline:  February 21, 2020. 


The YWCA is an affirmative action employer.



The Crisis Support Worker provides supportive crisis intervention, case management and support, advocacy, and community referral to current and potential shelter residents. Additional duties include offering life skills assistance to residents, and helping with day-to-day operations of the shelter.

Candidate must:

  •   Have an awareness of family violence issues facing women in the north                           

  •   Maintain confidentiality

  •   Have a non-judgmental attitude

  •   Good listening and problem-solving skills

  •   Be caring, empathetic, and compassionate

  •   Be able to assert clear professional and personal

  •   Boundaries                                                         

  •   Good oral and written communication skills

  •   Show integrity and tact in dealing with people

  •   Vulnerable Sector Check

  •   First Aid-CPR (C), up to date immunizations, including Hep B  and TB

  •   Work well in a team environment 

  •   Have flexibility in meeting shift work requirements

Salary dependent on experience

Closing date for this position is September 15th, 2019. Interested candidates can submit their resume and cover letter to:

Alison McAteer House Manager

Email: amhsupervisor@ywcanwt.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected will be contacted for an interview. Thank-you.


The YWCA NWT Afterschool Program is seeking individuals who are 16 years or older to work in our fun and friendly child play-based, group environment. Click here for a full job description.

Rate of pay: $17/hourly.


Job description: Some of the duties required of the junior leader include but are not limited to; helping the senior leader ensure the safety of the children in the programs, playing with the children, assisting with monthly fire drills, ensuring the program location and equipment are cleaned regularly and in good repair, provides minor first aid to the children as needed, assisting the children by promoting and demonstrating positive and friendly choices and reports any and all concerns or injuries to the senior leader, complying with all YWCA NWT policies and procedures. Accepting applications ongoing.

To apply, please send your resume to Hawa Dumbuya-Sesay at childrenservices@ywcanwt.ca or call 873-4293, if you have any questions.


As Senior Leader under the direction of the Coordinator, the candidate will be responsible for implementing the after school program for children aged 3.5-11 years and organizing appropriate games and craft activities for them.  The Senior Leader is also responsible for the supervision and direction of the Junior Leaders.  Hours of work will be from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays and summer breaks. Throughout the school year, there are several ½ day Professional Development days, full PD days and March break in which the Senior Leaders would be required to work during the hours of 8am-6pm. Click here for a full job description. 

Rate of pay: $25/hourly.


The applicants must be able to deal effectively with children, participate fully as a team member, must be at least 19 years old, have good communication skills and be reliable.  Previous childcare experience and knowledge of child development would be an asset.  First Aid/CPR, Current Immunizations, and a Criminal Records Check are required before the start of employment.

The YWCA offers an equal opportunity for employment to individuals from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Accepting applications ongoing.

Resumes and inquiries can be directed to:

Hawa Dumbuya-Sesay

Director, Child & Youth Services, YWCA NWT

Email: childrenservices@ywcanwt.ca


24 Hour Crisis Line 1 (866) 223-7775 Office: 1 (867) 920-2777

Fax 1 (867) 873-9406

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