Skills Canada NWT
July 9, 2019
Yellowknife, Canada
Job Type
$26-$30/hour (based on experience)
Northwest Territories


The Program, Event and Administration Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and administration of all Skills Canada NWT programs and events throughout the year, as well as day to day office administration.

This position is based on a 30 hours/week schedule and is ideal for those who wish to have a more flexible work schedule. This position offers the summers off, as Skills Canada NWT programs run primarily during the school year.

Some travel is required to various Canadian destinations and throughout the NWT.

For complete job description or to apply, please email Please include resume and cover letter in application.

Application closing date: August 2, 2019



The Program, Event and Administration Coordinator is responsible for:

  • Administering Skills Club throughout the NWT;
  • Coordinating Skills Canada NWT's Annual Territorial Competition and Career Expo;
  • Administering Skills Canada NWT member database;
  • Communicating regularly via phone and email with teachers, administrators, and volunteers across the NWT;
  • Coordinating annual Career Exploration Workshops for grade 8 students;
  • Coordinating annual fundraising gala;
  • Coordinating all other Skills Canada NWT programs and events;
  • Schedule and deliver in-school presentations across the NWT;
  • Attend regular board meetings a keep accurate meeting minutes;
  • Daily administrative tasks (i.e. answering phones, collecting mail, deliveries around town, bank deposits, general errands, etc.)


The successful candidate must: 

  • Believe in the abilities of all NWT youth, regardless of age or ethnicity;
  • Believe in the value and importance of careers in skilled trades and technology;
  • Be very proficient with computers and familiar with Google Apps including Gmail, as well as Microsoft software such as word and excel;
  • Be very well organized and pay close attention to detail;
  • Be able to maintain accuracy in electronic and written records;
  • Be able to communicate clearly in English through speaking and writing with people of varying ages, ethnicities, and occupations; 
  • Be very comfortable initiating contact with people by phone and email;
  • Be able to do research using the Internet and other resources;
  • Be willing to upgrade knowledge and skills through formal and informal training;
  • Be able to work with minimal direction from Executive Director;
  • Be able to organize work in such as way that another staff person could find information in the event of illness, vacation, or other absence on the part of the employee;
  • Be able to document work so future employees and board members will have a clear and accurate history of work done;
  • Produce a recent criminal record and vulnerable sector check.

The successful candidate will ideally: 

  • Have experience working with youth ages 12-30;
  • Have experience and competence working with other computer software (e.g. powerpoint, CRM Software, etc.)
  • Have a basic understanding of NWT geography and culture or be willing to learn; 
  • Be willing to work outside of normal working hours for special events and activities (only a few times each year)
  • Have a minimum of two years college or university education in a related field or a minimum two years relevant work experience.

Company Info

Skills Canada NWT is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote careers in skilled trades and technology to youth in the NWT. We are one of 13 provincial/territorial member organizations of Skills Compétences Canada. We host various events and programs throughout the school year to help us achieve our goal of closing the skills gap in the NWT.

We operate out of an office in downtown Yellowknife, and we work directly with students, teachers, administrators, and volunteers to ensure that our programs are successful. We also work directly with businesses and other organizations that support what we do and share our passion.

Skills Canada NWT is a fantastic and fun place to work. Our team is small and we work hard. We offer flexible work schedules and a casual and enjoyable working environment. We love what we do and it shows.

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