Job Posting – Executive Director

Position: Executive Director

Organization: NWT Montessori Society

Reports to: NWT Montessori Board of Directors

Location: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Deadline to Apply:  May 1, 2022

Start Date: June 2022

The NWT Montessori Society is hiring an Executive Director (ED) in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. We are seeking a highly driven individual who is passionate and committed to the Montessori philosophy. The NWT Montessori Society has a long-standing history in Yellowknife and has been in operation for over 40 years. It is a not-for-profit, licensed under the Department of Education, Culture and Employment. With several locations in the city of Yellowknife, the NWT Montessori Society offers high-quality preschool education with classrooms in a traditional school setting as well as our own private facility. The ED is responsible for managing a team of approximately 15-20 staff, as well as the day-to-day operations of the private facility, collaborating with external organizations and families, and supporting the volunteer board of directors.


  • Strong interpersonal, communicative, and collaborative skills
  • High standard of professionalism, problem solving skills and time management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business and Finance Principals and Management
  • Leadership of dynamic staffing environments
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office, Sage50, WordPress or equivalent
  • A strong understanding of best practices in Early Childhood Education
  • An understanding of relevant legislation
  • Current Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening

We are looking for candidates with the following attributes:

  • Patient, friendly and respectful with strong cultural awareness
  • Positive attitude, can work cooperatively and collaboratively
  • Ability to multi-task and problem-solve in a fast-paced environment
  • Is a proficient, clear communicator with families, employees and colleagues
  • Leadership and initiative with the ability to think and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Sound judgement and decision-making abilities
  • Committed to growth and development

Remuneration and Hours of Work

  • Working Hours are Monday – Friday (with the exception of Holidays) as well as occasional evenings and weekends
  • The NWT Montessori Society offers a competitive salary based on experience
  • Extended Health Benefits
  • Employee RRSP Plan
  • Willing to assist in relocation fees for the right candidate

Please forward resumes to the Hiring Committee

We thank you for your interest in this position, eligible candidates will be contacted directly.

Yellowknife is a vibrant community, rich in culture and tradition. The city boasts a wide variety of amenities and activities.