Program Head, Early Childhood

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Aurora College
Job ID: 23537
Salary: $109,766 - $131,099
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Apr 14, 2023

Department Information

Aurora College's mission is to demonstrate leadership in the delivery of relevant and meaningful education and research rooted in strong connections to Northern land, tradition, community and people.

Job Information

The Program Head, Early Childhood, is responsible for the academic and administrative leadership and direction of the Early Childhood programs college-wide. The incumbent is also responsible for instructing courses related to the Early Childhood programs, evaluating the courses, supervising students in practical environments, and leading curriculum development/revision as required. The Program Head oversees program scheduling, delivery, marketing, reporting, spending, and budgeting for these program. The incumbent is responsible for leading the recruitment, evaluation, leadership, and management of students and faculty for these programs college-wide. The incumbent manages and maintains a learning environment which is conducive to providing the highest level of education possible within the program area.

The Program Head, Early Childhood, is responsible for strategic direction and program planning, management, promotion, recruitment, delivery, evaluation, spending, budgeting, and program related reporting. The incumbent oversees, plans for and identifies instructor workloads to ensure program delivery needs are met and ensuring academic standards and integrity are met and are consistent college-wide. The Program Head works directly with the Chair, School of Education, on the strategic planning and delivery of the Early Childhood programs college-wide. The incumbent is responsible for promoting a positive image of the College and ensuring quality delivery within the program area The Program Head, Early Childhood, acts as the representative for this program area college-wide and as a liaison with other campuses, institutions, and organizations on committees and teams and coordinates curriculum and program advisory committees. 

The knowledge, skills and abilities required to be successful for this position are the following:
 Completion of a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Development/Education
 3 years’ experience in the field of Early Childhood Development/Education
 Supervisory experience
 3 years’ instructional experience in the field of Early Childhood Development/Education at the post-secondary level
 2 years’ experience in program development in the field of Early Childhood Development/Education

 A bona fide requirement of the job is the completion of six weeks of full time coursework in adult education within the first two years of employment and completion of a certificate in Adult Education within five years of hire.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

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.

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.


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


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 23537       

Closing Date: April 14, 2023 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $56.29 per hour to $67.23 per hour (approximately $109,765 - $131,098) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3700.