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Manager of Adult Programs

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This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$105,593 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016 per annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
04 August 2017

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

Reporting to the Director of Advance Education (Director), the Manager of Adult Programs (Manager) is responsible for the oversight and delivery of territory-wide adult education programs and services. The incumbent is accountable for leadership and direction required for the delivery, coordination, implementation, and monitoring of Pathways to Adult Secondary School (PASS) Diploma Program. In addition, the Manager works closely with the three (3) direct report divisional staff (one PASS Learning Specialist and two Adult Literacy and Basic Education Coordinators) to develop, implement and monitor adult educational programs and services to enhance educational achievement along with labour market participation in Nunavut.

It is through the Manager that the Division is able to effectively: (a) deliver and report on their responsiveness to the obligations set out under the Education Act and regulations, Nunavut Land Claim Agreement (NCLA), the Nunavut Adult Learning Strategy (NALS), the Project Management Directives, etc.; (b) creates new partnerships with institutions with a view to supporting the interests and goals of adult learners; and (c) define, using an evidence-based approach, the Department’s research and operational agenda for the upcoming year(s).     

The Advance Education Division plays a critical role in ensuring that adult learners are giving opportunities to extend their knowledge and skills in order to achieve professional and personal goals. The Manager actively contributes to achieving these goals by providing leadership and oversight in relation to the coordination of adult educational programming.    

The position requires a strong working knowledge of learning needs along with an outstanding experience in the delivery/implementation of educational programs, projects, supports, etc. in the area of adult education. Additionally, the ideal candidate possesses the following skills and abilities: be an efficient communicator; be a competent team manager with experience in building and maintaining effective, harmonious, respectful working relationships in cross-cultural settings; be able to work under tight deadlines, be computer literate, and have proven research and analytical skills; strategic planning and policy development skills and abilities; sound knowledge of financial/budget planning in accordance with governmental procedures, understanding of the Nunavut legislative framework (e.g. the Educational Act); awareness of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit and how to efficiently apply it in your day-to-day work.

It is essential for the successful candidate to have a Master’s Degree in Education or Business Administration accompanied by a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in the field of education, of which two (2) years are focused on adult education. In addition, the incumbent has 2 years’ experience in the public sector (government preferably) in a supervisory and/or program administration/government policy development capacity.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture and land will be highly regarded.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.


  • 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. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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