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YCS helps people get outside and promotes awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the Yukon’s ecosystems.


YCS supports the conservation and protection of Yukon wild places.


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Executive Director

Position Summary:

The Yukon Conservation Society (YCS) is seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to lead our 50-year-old ENGO. The successful candidate will have experience working with First Nations and other levels of government, and communities. Ideally, this experience was gathered working North of 60. The candidate will need to have a strong advocacy for conservation. They will have a track record of successful staff and volunteer management, fund-raising experience, and knowledge of environmental issues, particularly those relevant to the Yukon.

The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the management of the Yukon Conservation Society, under the direction of the YCS Board of Directors. The ED leads the YCS team of staff, contractors and volunteers to ensure that YCS’s mandate is effectively represented on a broad range of environmental issues. The ED ensures the financial health of the organization through fundraising and grant development. The ED strives to build positive relations between YCS and First Nations and other levels of government, Yukon communities, and other organizati4ons and agencies. Overall, the ED's focus is one of strategic coordination, public communication and organizational management.

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


Hours:             This is a full-time position (35 - 40 hours per week)

Wages:            $32 to $40 per hour depending on experience

Apply by:        July 3, 2020

Start Date:      September 1, 2020

Please submit cover letter and resume to

See the pdf below for a full job description.

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