Elder on Campus
Casual Employment is for local residents only.
Nunavut Arctic College is seeking an Elder on Campus for the Nunatta Campus in Iqaluit. Reporting to the Director of Student Services, the Elder on Campus would provide support /expertise to Staff and Students on Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) & Inuit Societal Values (ISV) as required. The Elder on Campus would be welcoming, approachable and help create a safe learning environment. The Elder on Campus would also be required to provide traditional counselling as requested.
The ideal candidate would ensure that staff is supported by advising on IQ & ISV program requirements in planning and on terminology and content. The Elder on Campus would also act a guest speaker and provide counseling to staff when needed.
The ideal candidate would ensure that students are supported by responding to queries on cultural aspects, act as a resident parent; provide consoling when students are homesick and counseling when requested.
The incumbent should have a broad knowledge of all dialects of Inuktut, Inuit Culture, Inuit History and mythology. The Elder on Campus should also have a working knowledge of standardized Inuktitut syllabic orthography, strong communication skills in Inuktitut, work as a part of a team and to be supportive and instructive.