This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
The Government of Nunavut was selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, and Top Employer for Young People and recent graduates in 2022. With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations. As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance - one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuktut language, achieves a representative public service, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. Successful applicants will enjoy a competitive salary, medical and dental benefits, a defined benefit pension plan, continuous service bonuses, relocation support, and opportunities for training and career advancement.
The Nunavut Housing Corporation is an agency of the Government of Nunavut which serves the housing needs of one of the fastest growing populations in Canada. NHC’s mandate is to create, co-ordinate, and administer housing programs to provide fair access to a range of affordable housing options to families and individuals in Nunavut. NHC has recently launched The Nunavut 3000 Strategy, (www.igluliuqatigiingniq.ca) which is a collaboration between the government and its partners to deliver 3,000 new units across the housing continuum by 2030.
The Manager, Homeownership Programs reports to the Executive Director, Programs, and is responsible for development, improvement, monitoring and evaluation of the Nunavut Housing Corporation’s Homeownership Programs. These programs provide residents of Nunavut in need of assistance, the support required to buy, build or repair their own homes. This position provides training, advice and guidance to District programs delivery staff. This position also has a key role to ensure the homeownership programs meet the needs of the residents of Nunavut and are delivered and administered in an effective and economical manner.
The successful candidate will be responsible for all the Nunavut Housing Corporations Homeownership Programs across the Territory including the three (3) Districts and who in turn relays processes to the 25 Local Housing Organizations (LHOs). The incumbent must establish priorities in program development, review, and formulation of improvements to program delivery and administration. In addition, the Manager, Homeownership Programs must conduct periodic review of objectives, allowing significant scope for initiative and judgment in evaluating possible courses of action in the development, delivery, and review of programs. This position also undertakes consultations within the Corporation; this includes consultations with Senior Management, Policy, Finance and Technical Divisions.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through post-secondary diploma in related fields such as Social Sciences, or Political Science, or Business Administration, or operational experience with a Crown Corporation or Government Department with three (3) years in a housing related field coupled with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in training and staff development. Note that a written assignment may be administered to assess some of the knowledge, skills and abilities as noted in the attached position description.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, English and French. Applicants may submit their resume in any of the official languages of Nunavut. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit communities, culture, land, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, Inuktut, and experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment are also considered assets.
Acceptable combinations of education and experience may be considered for this position. We encourage you to apply if you have equivalent years of education and/or experience equal to the education and experience requirements listed above.
An eligibility list may be created to fill other current and future vacancies with the Nunavut Housing Corporation in any of the communities located across Nunavut.
If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to NHCCareers@gov.nu.ca. Please include the reference # in the subject line of your email.
- The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a representative workforce; therefore, priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit who self-identify as being enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement in accordance with the Priority Hiring Policy.
- Government of Nunavut employees serving a probationary period must obtain and provide written authorization from the deputy head of their employing department. The authorization from the deputy head must accompany your application for your application to be considered.
- Possession of a criminal record may not disqualify candidates from being considered. An assessment of the criminal record will be measured against the scope and duties of the position. This is only a requirement for positions that require a satisfactory criminal record or vulnerable sector check.
- Applicants may submit their resume in any of the Official Languages of Nunavut.
- Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
- The onus is on candidates in receipt of foreign post-secondary education credentials to have their foreign credentials assessed through a recognized Canadian education institution. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of their application.