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Instructor, Inuit Culture and Language, Early Childhood Education Program

Nunavut Arctic College
Cambridge Bay
Reference number: 
Type of employment: 
Restricted to beneficiaries
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$94,010 to $106,685
Northern Allowance: 
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
04 August 2017

2 Year Term.

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

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

The position of Instructor, Inuit Culture and Language, Early Childhood Education (ECE) Programs will have a central role in the Inuit culture and language curriculum development and delivery in all early childhood education courses at Nunavut Arctic College. Reporting to the Program Manager, ECE Programs, the incumbent will develop, deliver and evaluate courses in Inuktitut/Inuinnaqtun and English languages for ECE program students. The incumbent will provide a strong foundation of Inuit culture and language content. The Instructor will teach early childhood development and practices to students from the Inuit cultural perspective and support Inuit language and culture integration in the program and the Nunavut childcare workplace. The position will also involve working with a variety of local and regional organizations, to ensure the course content meets Inuit cultural and linguistic needs, College policies and standards and the specific needs relevant to the community. The Instructor will also be responsible for coordinating and supervising student practicums.

The incumbent requires advanced knowledge of Inuit culture and language and fluency in both written and oral Inuktitut/Inuinnaqtun. Applicants must have experience with planning and organizing education programs for adult learners and have instructional skills. Computer literacy is also a required skill. These skills will be met with a Diploma in Early Childhood Education or equivalent field, plus a minimum of 2 years practical experience working in the child development field. Applicants must also have some experience teaching adults in the Inuit language and culture field. Experience typing with Piqiarniq and Inuktitut Utilities is an asset. Experience in adult education program development would be 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, who apply and are successful on this term position competition, may be offered a competitive 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. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
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  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Manager Human Resources (Nunavut Arctic College)

Manager of Human Resources
Nunavut Arctic College
PO Box 600 Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0
Phone: 1-867-979-7231
Fax 1-867-979-7108