Executive Director

Website Gillis Play and Learn Centre

Job ID 9186
Job Category

Executive Director



Gillis Play and Learn Centre (GPLC) in Tyndall, MB, is seeking an experienced Executive Director to oversee GPLC and their off-site extension Tyndall Play and Learn Centre (TPLC). Our school site first opened in 2002, and our new off-site location is set to open in 2024! We provide our community with access to quality care for its infant, preschool, and school-aged children. The facilities incorporate educational play-based learning at an individual and developmentally appropriate level. We provide a high quality of care and nurturance, including children’s emotional and physical needs.

We are looking for an exceptional, full-time Director to help establish our new extension (TPLC) while also maintaining the smooth operations of GPLC. This position will supervise and support both site’s Supervisors, approximately 34 staff, and 139 children (infant to school-age). The Director will develop an excellent relationship with the children, parents, and guardians of the Centres, and ensure that the Centres provide a warm, welcoming environment for the children and families. The Director will be a general presence among the staff and children, providing programming support wherever possible. The Director will report directly to the Play and Learn Centre (PLC) Board of Directors, Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC), and Child Care Coordinator as assigned.


We offer: 

Competitive wages
Paid vacation
Paid sick leave
Paid lunch
Full-time, permanent employment


Duties and Responsibilities:

Oversee the financial viability of the organization through budget management in the area of fee collection, invoicing, purchasing, grant management, and balancing revenue and expenditures
Manage accounts receivable and accounts payable reporting for monthly cash flow ensuring fraud awareness practices are implemented at all times
Keep abreast of all Provincial mandates/guidelines/webinars/circulars/training, etc
Develop and apply sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures
Manage financial transactions, ensuring accuracy and timeliness in filings and reporting to the Board
Organize and conduct regular staff meetings and attend monthly Board meetings
Prepare work schedules and shift responsibilities
Receive and respond to all mail, emails, and correspondence
Make information about the program available to parents/guardians and ensure the website is up to date
Conduct and record monthly emergency evacuation drills
Conduct Employee Yearly Review
Facilitate the recruitment, selection, hiring, and orientation of all new staff
Ensure the Centre’s licensing requirements are met at all times
Proactively seek and complete provincial/regional grants as applicable and directed

Eligible Candidates

Position Requirements:



ECE III or ECE II in-training to become an ECE III
Current First Aid and CPR certification
Accounting (non-profit accounting)



3-5 years of previous Supervisory Experience, preferably in a child-care setting
Training in Management and/or Human Resource Management
Sage Training is an asset


Security and Safety 

Criminal Record Check
Child Abuse Registry Check


Essential Skills

Strong leadership
Maintaining records: employees, children, board activities, and Centre information
Strong interpersonal skills
Computer knowledge: operating systems, search engines, email, Microsoft Office, and Excel
Administration, Clerical, Secretarial
Establish guidelines for behaviour management
Job-task planning and organizing
Speak, read, and write fluently in English
Strong oral and written communication
Strong organizational and time management
Adaptable to change
Working with others
Researching, decision-making, critical thinking, problem-solving
Knowledge of the Manitoba Child Day Care Act
Knowledge of the Manitoba Child Day Care licensing regulations
Ability to work collaboratively, transparently, and professionally while reporting to the Board of Directors
Experience in successfully applying for grants, subsidies, or other financial supports to aid the Centres


Work Conditions/Physical Capabilities

Physically demanding: a combination of sitting, standing, walking, lifting, bending, crouching, and kneeling

Application Deadline June 1st, 2024
Contact Information

Please email your resume and a cover letter to gplcboard@gmail.com to be considered for this great childcare opportunity. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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