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Director, Inuit Languages and Culture Programs

Nunavut Arctic College
Reference number: 
Type of employment: 
Restricted to beneficiaries
Union Status: 
This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$118,658 to $134,667 per annum, 37.5 hour/week plus $1,500 bilingual bonus per annum
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
30 July 2017

Type of Employment: Term ending July 2018

As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit only.

The Director, Inuit Language and Culture Programs fulfills a critical position at Nunavut Arctic College and its Inuit Language and Culture Centre of Excellence. Reporting to the Nunatta Dean, the incumbent directly oversees the College’s Inuit Studies and Culture program, Fine Arts and Crafts program, Interpreter/Translator Program and the Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Oral History and Research division. The Inuit Language and Culture Centre of Excellence is a key strategic direction for the College and the Director will regularly collaborate with the Nunatta Dean, the Director of Piqqusilirivvik, the Director of Education Programs, other senior management staff in the College and the Department of Culture and Heritage. The incumbent directly supervises 12 full-time tenured faculty, two tenured Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Oral History and Research staff and a Secretary. Staff are located in Iqaluit, Rankin Inlet, Cambridge Bay and Igloolik, NU. There are no vacancies in the Language and Culture division. Student enrollment for Inuit Language and Culture for the 2017/2018 academic year is expected to be approximately 40-50 students.

The incumbent directs and manages all Inuit Languages and Culture programs across Nunavut Arctic College. This responsibility will involve establishing program directives and assessing and documenting needs. The Director will approve program schedules and scheduling and ensure that program instruction meets established professional standards. Existing program content is evaluated and amended according to internal and external evaluation results and feedback from students and stakeholders. The Director, Inuit Languages and Culture programs will assign staff program areas, implement staff work plans and conduct performance evaluations. The incumbent is responsible for developing budgets and approving expenditures to support all programs and will draft budgeting proposals. The Director will continually prepare Board of Governor submissions and briefing notes.

Typically the incumbent will have obtained a graduate degree in the field of Education, Languages or a Social Science. The incumbent will have at least 3 years of experience in each of the following:

-overseeing education programming, program development and program evaluation methods plus

-supervision of staff, staff evaluation and staff performance improvement plus

-managing financial and program resources.

Fluency in both written and oral Inuktitut is required. A comprehensive knowledge of Inuit cultural traditions communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is required.  Professional teaching credentials would be a definite 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.

  • 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. 
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