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Director, Advanced Education

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From $114,358 to $163,368 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
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Closing Date: 
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 12:00am

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 Government of Nunavut employees.

Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Education Programs (ADM), the Director, Advanced Education (Director) is a member of a senior administrative team that is integral to ensuring the effective operation of the Department of Education and supports the provision of the highest educational standards and services in Nunavut. The incumbent is responsible for the leadership, management, and administration of the Advanced Education division (Division) and for ensuring that the mandate of the Division and any relevant obligations outlined in the Education Act and Regulations and the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA) are met. The Director is responsible for ensuring that the Division provides adult education programs and services that support Nunavummiut adult learners and by extension, the economic growth of the territory. Ultimately, the Director leads his/her team to successfully deliver on the mandate of the Division.

The incumbent is accountable for the following broad areas which are critical to fulfilling the Department’s priorities, goals, and obligations for adult education.

The Director, Advanced Education is accountable and responsible for:

  • ensuring the effective governance, policy, and strategic planning for adult learning across the territory;
  • ensuring the provision of a full range of adult education programs, services, and supports to promote life-long adult learning and the economic growth and development of the territory;
  • ensuring that curriculum and resources incorporated in adult education programs and services are in keeping with the philosophical and pedagogical beliefs and directions of the Department;
  • establishing and managing partnerships with other departments, organizations/agencies, institutions, and stakeholders to facilitate successful adult education outcomes;
  • serving as a member of the Department’s senior management team and a leader within the Department;
  • participating in the setting of departmental priorities and objectives;
  • overseeing the development of governance, policy, and planning for implementation of the Education Act as it relates to adult education and Nunavut Adult Learning Strategy (NALS) recommendations; and
  • providing professional advice and support to the Minister, Deputy Minister, and Assistant Deputy Minister, Education.

The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a Master’s Degree in Education, or a combination of Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in both Education and a Management-related field (e.g., Public Administration, Management, Business). The ideal candidate has a background in at least one (ideally all) of the following: education program planning and evaluation, education support (e.g., training delivery) or research, and/or education research/administration.

The ideal candidate has a minimum of 5 years of experience at the management level. Experience in all of the following areas is also required:

  • administration and management of staff in a multi-tiered regulatory environment;
  • experience with program implementation and evaluation; and
  • experience developing and implementing strategic goals, programs, and services.

The official languages of Nunavut are Inuktut (Inuktitut and Inuinnaqtun), English and French.

Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.


If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • 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 Inuit. 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.
  • Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.
  • Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
  • 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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