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Director of Education Programs
Three Year Term
As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit only.
Reporting to the Nunatta Dean, the Director of Education Programs is responsible for the planning, direction, program delivery and administration of the Nunavut Teacher Education Program and the Early Childhood Education Program. The Director will regularly collaborate with other senior staff in the planning of programs and will work closely with colleagues from the University of Regina in administering the Bachelor of Education Program. As a member of Nunavut Arctic College’s management team the Director of Education Programs will regularly provide input into the strategic decision making process. The incumbent directly supervises 9 full-time staff located in Iqaluit, and Rankin Inlet, NU, including 3 Program Managers, and indirectly oversees 13 faculty members. Staff are located in 11 communities throughout the territory. Graduates of the Nunavut Teacher Education Program receive a Bachelor of Education degree Early Childhood Education graduates earn a 2 year diploma in Early Childhood Education. For the 2017/2018 academic year the expected student enrolment in Education programs is approximately 125 students.
The Director of Education Programs will provide leadership, coaching and managerial direction to all Education program staff. The incumbent will determine the human resources required to fulfill the successful delivery of programs by recruiting and assigning staff appropriately and by implementing work plans and completing performance evaluation. Managing and approving expenditures to support programs within prescribed budgets is also an ongoing responsibility of the position. The approximate budget for Education Programs for the 2017/2018 fiscal year is $6.1M. The incumbent will develop a budget to support programs and ensure supplies, equipment, materials and technology resources are provided to ensure successful delivery. Preparing briefing notes, financial proposals and Board of Governors submissions in support of Education programs is also an ongoing responsibility.
Typically the incumbent will have obtained a degree or graduate degree in Education or Education Administration. Professional teaching credentials will be considered a definite asset. The incumbent requires a comprehensive knowledge in the following areas:
-program development and program evaluation methods plus
- staff (faculty) evaluation and staff performance improvement plus
-managing human, financial and program resources typically gained through several years of management experience
Fluency in both written and oral Inuktitut is an asset. A comprehensive knowledge of Inuit cultural traditions communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Current Indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees that apply and are successful on this term position may be offered an internal transfer assignment for the duration of the term.