This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
The Government of Nunavut was selected as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People and recent graduates in 2021. 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, relocation privileges and opportunities for training and career advancement.
Reporting to the Director, Student Achievement, the Manager, Student Support (Manager) supports Nunavt’s inclusive education mandate by providing leadership, guidance, tools, and training to enhancing staff skills and growing knowledge pertaining to this important aspect of Nunavut’s education program. They contribute to ensuring the alignment of home schooling with the requirements of the Government of Nunavut’s educational program and to ensuring that Nunavut’s schools are inclusive, sage and welcoming place.
The Manager works with other departmental staff, including school teams, to equip students with the supports they require to ensure that the curriculum, programs, assessments, resources, materials, and instructional strategies applied in schools (inclusive of home schools) are keeping with the iclusive education philosophy, mandate and policy, the pedagogical beliegs and directions of the Department. The Manager works with senior devisional and other staff to ensure that educators are well supported to deliver their responsibilities. The Manager also assists the Department in the application of its Project Management Process Administrative Directive and participates (as and when required) that pertain to the activities of the Division and/ or the Department as a whole.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized Bachelor of Edication degree in K to 12 education is required for the position. A minimum of five (5) years of experience working in a leadership role (e.g., principal, vice-principal, student support teacher) with a K to to 12 system where the incumbent acquired leadership/management experience is required. A minimum of three (3) experience providing/coordinating student support and/or developing/delivering programs to benefit students or improve staff skills and knowledge is also required. A Master’s degree in Inclusive Education, Educational Leadership, Curriculum, or a related field is considered an asset. This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
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 future vacancies.
If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.