This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting and accountable to the Assistant Deputy Minister of Justice, The Director of Community Justice (Director) leads the Community Justice Division in designing, developing, coordinating, managing and evaluating community justice-based policies, programs and initiatives for adults, youth, and families. This position is also responsible for the development and supervision of a broad scope of community justice programs in the areas of Restorative Justice, Victim Services, Family Abuse Intervention, Diversion programs as well as Reintegration of individuals released from correctional facilities in Nunavut or other jurisdictions. The Community Justice division has a complement of 29 full time staff, 11 of which report directly to this position and the rest report indirectly.
As a member of the Department senior management team the Director will be responsible for: Ensuring the Division’s adherence to the Department policies, legislation, and standards; providing alternative justice to communities and offenders; coordination of victims’ services; providing leadership and overall direction to a multi-disciplinary divisional team; developing and managing the divisional budget; seeking or creating opportunities to realize Article 23 expectations of Inuit employment initiatives. The Director represents the Department of Justice at various national, territorial, and local meetings and conferences and carries out public relations duties including media and interagency committee contacts. In this position, the incumbent requires a mix of managerial, administrative and planning skills as well as an up-to-date knowledge of research and issues in the community justice area.
The successful candidate for this position will have a degree from a recognized institution in the Social Sciences field with preference given to programs in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Correctional Administration or Community Development. A minimum of five (5) years’ of management experience is required. At least one (1) year of experience in a justice or community wellness related field is also required.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in one or more of these languages 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.