Employment Opportunity: Director of Finance and Admin

Employment Opportunity: Director of Finance and Admin


YFNCT is a seeking a Director of Finance and Administration to join its dynamic team. The Director of Finance and Administration will be a strategic thought-partner, and report to the Executive Director (ED). The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager and will lead and support the following areas: finance, business planning and budgeting, human resources, governance, administration, and IT.

The Director of Finance and Administration will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as YFNCT continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and operations leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization.


Funding and Resource Development 

  • Research funding sources and create funding proposals; 
  • Manage all core and project funding agreements;
  • Explore and develop new revenue sources, such as providing additional services on a cost-recovery basis, in order to broaden the funding base of YFNCT. 

Financial Management

  • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments, and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the board of directors; assess any changes necessary.
  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the ED; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
  • Implement a robust contracts management and financial management/ reporting system; ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual.
  • Effectively communicate and present the critical financial matters to the board of directors.

Human Resources, Technology and Administration

  • Further develop YFNCT human resources and administration, enhancing professional development, compensation and benefits, performance evaluation, training, and recruiting.
  • Ensure that recruiting processes are consistent and streamlined.
  • Establish and manage a comprehensive training program to educate employees regarding staff tools, policies, and procedures.
  • Work closely and transparently with all external partners including contractors and consultants.
  • Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations as the organization scales.


  • Help the Executive Director and Board president shape agendas for board meetings;
  • Plan and execute YFNCT monthly board meetings and the Annual Meeting of the Membership including management of the voting and proxy process; 
  • Prepare and submit annual return and financial report to Corporate Affairs, Yukon Government; 
  • Assists with the creation and distribution of Board-related materials including, meeting notices and details, briefing materials, presentations, minutes, and ongoing communications; and
  • Support the Boards throughout the year with all levels of engagement, communication and service.


  • A university degree in Business Administration or a related field (a graduate degree would be an asset);
  • At least five - seven years of overall professional experience; ideally three-plus years of broad financial and operations management experience
  • The ideal candidate has experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination and has preferably overseen a human resources function previously
  • Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with – programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds
  • A track record in grants management
  • Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; knowledge of accounting and reporting software
  • Commitment to training programs that maximize individual and organization goals across the organization including best practices in human resources activities
  • Experience working with Indigenous groups, NGOs, and governments (federal, territorial, municipal, and/or First Nation);
  • Experience working with boards or committees 
  • A comprehensive understanding of the Yukon and/or the culture and tourism industries would be an asset.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of partners and stakeholders
  • Excellent organizational and leadership abilities;
  • Knowledge of Yukon non-profit bylaws and information regarding governance best practices;
  • Analytical skills to evaluate data and make operational decisions;
  • Experience developing budgets and writing business plans;
  • Proficiency in web development software, Word, Outlook, Internet, etc.;
  • Strategic and creative mindset;
  • Ability to adapt and manage change;
  • Meticulous attention to detail; and
  • An understanding of Yukon First Nation culture and history.


The Director of Finance and Administration 

  • Reports to the Executive Director;
  • Works closely with the Director or Programs and Partnerships;
  • Supports the team in other activities in support of a successful team and organization.

Salary range is $76,000.00 – 85,000 per year and will commensurate with experience.
Information pertaining to terms of employment, benefits and compensation, probationary periods, etc. can be requested from the Executive Director of YFNCT.

Every employee will be supported through orientation and training for their role and will complete a full-day Yukon First Nations Cultural Competency course offered through the Yukon College or another service provider.


*Preferential hiring practices will be honoured.
** All applications will be held for a period of 6 months from date of submission in the event that additional opportunities should arise.


Working at YFNCT, you share values of Yukon First Nations, teamwork, innovation, productivity, fun, strong work ethic and learning.


Please email your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience to:   

Charlene Alexander, Executive Director 

Deadline for Application: 4pm, August 6, 2021
The Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association (YFNCT) is a non-profit, stakeholder-based organization that is committed to growing and promoting vibrant and sustainable arts/culture and tourism sectors.  Our vision is for arts and culture to unify and strengthen Yukon First Nations communities creating pride, renowned artists, and inspiring experiences that attract visitors from around the world. yfnct.ca