Interim Executive Director

Yukon Conservation Society

Yukon, Canada Remote

Full time


Sep 14

Open until filled

About Us

The Yukon Conservation Society (YCS) is one of the oldest environmental non-profit organizations in Canada. Over the past 50 years, YCS has worked with communities, First Nation governments and diverse organizations to achieve many conservation victories in the territory. Our staff, volunteers and Board are experts in their fields and are committed to staying on the cutting edge of research and training so that YCS remains a respected voice for the Yukon’s wildlife, land and water.

What we need

YCS is seeking a seasoned manager who understands the complexities of leading a non-profit NGO. They will have a track record of successful staff and volunteer management and expertise liaising with various levels of government, funders and partners. Assets would include knowledge of environmental issues, experience working with First Nations and a background in conservation advocacy.

The Interim Executive Director is responsible for:

★      managing the Yukon Conservation Society, with the support of the Board of Directors;

★      leading the YCS team of staff, contractors and volunteers to ensure that the YCS mandate is effectively represented on a broad range of environmental issues;

★      ensuring the financial health of the organization through funding management and grant development;

★      maintaining positive relations with First Nations and other levels of government, Yukon communities, and other organizations and agencies; and

★      supporting the board in their search for a permanent Executive Director.

This challenging position has many rewards, including the opportunity to work within a supportive, close-knit community, and live in the midst of breathtaking nature, while enjoying all the amenities of the small capital city of Whitehorse.


  • Legally able to work in Canada

How to apply

  • To apply, email cover letter and resume (as one PDF) to:
  • Tenure: 6 months, ideally starting as soon as possible     
  • While we greatly appreciate your interest in working with us, only those candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted

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Yukon Conservation Society

Our Mission To pursue ecosystem well-being throughout the Yukon and beyond, recognizing that human well-being is ultimately dependent upon fully funct...