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Community Training and Development Trainee

Community and Government Services
Cape Dorset
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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
04 May 2018


This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Community Training and Development Officer, the Community Training and Development Trainee assists in conduction training and development sessions for Hamlet Councils and their staff. The Community Training and Development Trainee participates in the community assessment process to identify and prioritize urgent training requirements. This is a Trainee position and in Year Two the incumbent is expected to take on a more responsible role and conduct training on his/her own.

This position is located in the municipality of Cape Dorset, serving a region of 13 communities with a total population of approximately 13,000. This is an exciting and challenging position that will contribute to the community empowerment initiatives activated under the Bathurst Mandate. The incumbent will work with the community development team to deliver sessions to the 12 Hamlets that make up the Baffin region. The Community Training and development trainee works closely with the Municipality Training Organization to ensure there are no gaps in the Hamlet Staff Training. The incumbent makes recommendation to the Community Training and Development Officer and the Manager, Community Development, ensuring that all aspects of training are covered and at times will work with other staff members who may then deliver specialized training in the area of finance, technical, etc.

In order to be successful in this position the incumbent must have: strong interpersonal skills; management skills and the ability to communicate effectively both orally and written in English. Knowledge of municipal council responsibility; knowledge and skills to develop Power Point presentations, do internet research; and experience facilitating and making presentations to groups is also required to be successful in the position.

The knowledge skills and abilities required for this position are usually obtained through a high school diploma (or equivalent) as well as strong office work and community development experience. The ability to speak Inuktitut is required for this position. 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.

  • 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.
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