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Dec 28, 2021

Manager Child and Family Development Centre

$61,000 - $76,000 yearly
  • 3178 Alder Court, North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Full time Daycare / Preschool Management

Job Description


Reporting to the Community Services Administrator, this senior position is responsible for managing the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Child and Family Development Centre to provide quality, inclusive childcare and support services for children and families. The manager has a strong and demonstrated understanding of quality, culturally-appropriate child care programming, early childhood learning and development, and can lead, motivate, train, and coach staff in the delivery of excellence in these areas.



  • Ensure that the Centre promotes positive, holistic, strengths-based early childhood development, in a culturally appropriate manner, to support spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical growth.
  • Ensure the Centre meets all requirements of Child Care Licensing Regulations.
  • Recruit, lead, motivate, train and coach a group of highly skilled and motivated staff.
  • Lead and coordinate culturally-relevant program planning with staff, informed by the latest early childhood development research and local knowledge keepers
  • Ensure the Centre is responsive to community and parent needs, and facilitates parents/ guardians/ caregiver’s involvement.
  • Ensure positive communication and collaboration with parents/guardians/caregivers.
  • Facilitate a respectful, proactive conflict resolution process when dealing with staff and parents/ guardian/caregiver issues.
  • Ensure programs run effectively and within their budgetary requirements.
  • Ensure all reporting and funding requirements are met.
  • Explore gaps and resources for families with young children and be creative in facilitating supports to meet the needs.
  • Ensure positive communication strategies are used with and among staff and, between staff and community members and/or families served.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related discipline.
  • Valid ECE Certificate and Infant & Toddler Care and Special Needs Certificate.
  • 4+ years of experience working in a childcare setting, 3+ of which are in a management capacity.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the impact of residential schools, the 60’s scoop, and the overall impact of colonization on Aboriginal communities and families.
  • Experience working in a First Nations community and/or Indigenous organization an asset.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and experience with program planning and development for children aged 3 months to 5 years.
  • A valid BC driver’s license and reliable transportation is an asset.
  • Up-to-date record of immunizations and tuberculosis test.
  • Must successfully pass a criminal record check.

    • Comprehensive health & wellness program, 100% employer paid
    • Pension plan
    • Generous work/ life balance benefits
    • Community fitness and gym access
    • Business casual office in a state-of-the-art facility
    • Opportunities to learn and practice the rich cultural language and teachings
    • Training and career development
    • Located on the traditional lands of the Tsleil-Waututh people in beautiful North Vancouver


    Apply by sending your cover letter and resume to: hr@peoplebiz.ca,

    quoting Manager of Child and Family Development Centre in the subject line.

    To learn more about Tsleil-Waututh Nation visit www.twnation.ca

Employer Name:

Tsleil-Waututh Nation

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