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Manager, Partner Relations

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This employment opportunity is restricted to Government of Nunavut employees.
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Starting at $107,718
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Closing Date: 
Friday, January 22, 2021 - 11:59pm

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.

The Manager of Partner Relations (Manager) is one of the two managerial positions that report to the Deputy Minister and is part of the Senior Management Team.  The Manager interfaces with the Policy Division in the interpretation of legislation and policies; the Communications Division in developing communication products in relation to the activities of the Division;  and the Corporate Services Division in monitoring Contribution Agreements with partners. The Manager oversees a budget of $2.2 million and has six (6) direct reports: Partnership Relations Coordinator, Assistant Partnership Relations Coordinator, and four (4) DEA Development Officers.

The Manager  establishes a working relationship with partners (e.g., other GN departments, territorial and provincial governments, Inuit organizations, academic institutions, and businesses, etc.) within and external to Nunavut. Positive and mutually beneficial relations between the department and its partners contribute significantly to the advancement of the department’s and GN’s priorities and the learning experiences that Nunavut learners at all ages can expect to receive.

The incumbent is responsible and accountable for:

Informing the department’s strategic partnership priorities based on the department’s new and evolving demands, responsibilities, needs.
Providing strategic leadership, advice, management / support, and oversight of all partner relations activities across the department.
Functioning as the department’s key contact on matters relating to partner relations and ensuring that the division is prepared to act as the first point of contact for groups seeking to engage with the department.
Leading the department’s efforts to engage with education partners more proactively and productively to further the mandate of the department.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized Bachelor’s degree in Business, Education, Public Administration, Political Science, or Communications.  The ideal candidate is a fluent English speaker with 5 years of progressive experience in a management / leadership position (experience in the Public sector is preferred). 

Experience developing / contributing to the development of policies as well as proven experience carrying-out public / community / stakeholder consultations and engagement sessions is required. Progressive knowledge in program management, policy development and financial administration is considered an asset.  A Master’s Degree in Education, Business or a related field will be considered an asset. 

The ability to communicate in Inuktitut is a srtrong asset. The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (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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