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This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Manager, Planning, Reporting, & Evaluation (Manager); the Education Analyst (Analyst) is responsible for supporting the Department to effectively and efficiently deliver on its commitment to provide programs and services to Nunavummiut that encourage and support self-reliance, lead individuals towards productive decisions for themselves and their communities, and position graduates of the Territory’s education system to access local employment opportunities. The Analyst actively contributes to achieving these objectives by analysing and monitoring the Department’s Education Program / System to ensure fidelity, reach, and consistency across Nunavut.
The incumbent focuses on assessing the effectiveness, efficiency, and impact of the Department’s Education Program / System relative to the needs and requirements of learners and educators, evolving trends in the Territory (e.g. labour market demands, etc.) and the best practices in comparable Northern, bi-cultural, and bilingual jurisdictions.
The Education Analyst is responsible for conducting research to identify opportunities to improve exiting curriculum, materials / resources, initiatives / programs, supports. Furthermore the incumbent will be identifying any new supports, policies, programs and resources. The Analyst will be contributing to the development of policies and procedures to guide the Division’s / Unit’s activities and will be gathering, aggregating, and consolidating information, advice, and/or recommendations to senior management. The successful candidate must be able to develop policies, procedures and produce annual reports. Also the incumbent will actively participate in committees (e.g., Project Management Boards, School Improvement Committee.Performance of these duties will occasionally require school visits.
The ideal candidate will be current with theories in education, curriculum design, teaching methods and the effective delivery of curriculum content to students with varying needs. In addition the incumbent will have a strong understanding of program design, implementation, and monitoring as well as evaluation techniques and methods. Finally the successful candidate must have the ability to analyze both qualitative and quantitative data using appropriate methods.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a Bachelor’s Degree (a Master’s Degree is seen as an asset) in Education or in a related discipline such as Social Sciences. The ideal candidate has at least 3 years of teaching experience (experience in Nunavut is preferred) or education project work (where project work exposed the candidate to informing the delivery of curriculum), as well as 2 years of experience working in program design and/or evaluation.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset and fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages is also an asset.