To find out more, or to request a copy of the job description, please email YAKisHiring@gmail.com


Do you aspire to show up for youth and your community each day?

Are you a bold thinker and inclusive collaborator?

Does authentic communication and honest feedback help you

continuously learn and grow?

Do you find the joy in both the journey and the results?

Youth Action Kommittee (YAK) of Perth and District is inviting applications for a full-time senior staff position of Executive Director. YAK Youth Centre is a not-for-profit, charitable youth organization that has been serving the needs of hundreds of Perth and area youth since 1996.

The Executive Director serves as the leader and provides overall management, planning, execution and leadership for all aspects of the Youth Centre. This includes youth outreach, fundraising, financial planning, hiring, program development and implementation, stakeholder and community engagement, marketing, and spokesperson. The Executive Director leads short-term planning, and supports the Board with longer-term strategic planning.

The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Applicants require at least five years of leadership and management experience working in a youth-oriented not-for-profit organization. Experience with fundraising, proposal writing, planning, program development, and financial management are essential.

Working with YAK is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Perth and area youth. The Executive Director position offers substantial room for creativity in the development of a wide range of programs adapted to the needs of local youth, to include art, music, fitness, and life skills. The deadline for submitting applications is 12:00pm on May 17, 2019. For further information, or to submit a resume with cover letter, please contact the Hiring Committee at YAKisHiring@gmail.com. Resume and covering letters may be submitted online at to YAKisHiring@gmail.com or mailed to The Hiring Committee YAK Youth Centre,1 Sherbrooke St E, Perth, ON K7H 1A1.