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Director, Corporate Policy

Reference number: 
Type of employment: 
Restricted to GN employees
Union Status: 
This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$112,115 to $160,165
Northern Allowance: 
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
07 July 2017


This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

As per HRM 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Government of Nunavut employees only

This is a Senior Management position reporting directly to the Deputy Minister.  The Director, Corporate Policy provides departmental, ministerial and public agency support.  He or she iaccountable for departmental strategic planning, and leads the development of the departmental business plan.  The incumbent oversees the Department of Finance review of all GN submissions to Cabinet, and advises on all GN legislation development. In addition the Director, Corporate Policy is responsible for GN human resources and public agency policy development, as well as being responsible for corporate communications. This position has four direct reports.

The Director guides, manages, coordinates, develops and organizes the resources and activities of the Corporate Policy Division and motivates a small team of professionals to achieve a high level of productivity by determining priorities and ensuring appropriate resources are allocated.  He or she provides leadership and support to the division, and plays a lead role in the development of work plans and training plans for all team members.

The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of the techniques for policy development and analysis, strategic planning, and evaluation of legislation and policies pertaining to the GN and its public agencies.  The incumbent will have extensive knowledge of Acts, regulations and policies specific and relevant to Nunavut and the Department of Finance as well as an understanding of financial practices in a public sector setting.  Superior judgement, strategic thinking and the ability to negotiate and obtain consensus are required to resolve issues in a complex and diverse environment.  The incumbent will have senior management experience.

The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position would normally be acquired through the completion of a degree in public administration, business administration, political science, human resources or a related field from a recognized university, along with at least seven years related work experience and five years of progressive management experience.

Knowledge of accounting and of computer applications related to accounting and financial planning, knowledge of Inuit communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, as well as the ability to speak Inuktitut/Inuinnaqtun would all be considered assets.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French.  A bilingual bonus of $1,500.00 per annum may apply.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.


  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Department of Finance (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-6222
Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993
Fax: (867) 975-6220