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Team Lead Uqausiliriniq

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This employment opportunity is open to residents of Arviat only. If there is no successful Nunavut Inuit this position will be offered as a 3 year term.
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$105,342 to $119,511 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$21,113 per annum
Closing Date: 
Friday, September 23, 2022 - 11:59pm

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to residents of Arviat only.

Reporting to the Director, Curriculum Development, the Team Lead, Uqausiliriniq is responsible for overseeing the development, adaptation, review, revision, and replacement of curricula for Uqausiliriniq (social studies-related programs) for the entire Nunavut K-12 school system. The incumbent, through their activities, ensures that the Department adheres to the requirements outlined in the Education Act, the Inuit Language Protection Act, and other relevant regulations and policies relating to Uqausiliriniq curriculum.

Some of the responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Determining the cultural foundation for Uqausiliriniq curricula in Nunavut and ensuring that Inuit Qaujimatuqang it is the basis for curricula.
  • Working closely with staff in other divisions in piloting, resource development, training, implementation, and support for Uqausiliriniq curricula in schools.
  • Researching and reviewing related curricula from other jurisdictions.
  • Working with Elders and community members with specific expertise in these areas; and
  • Assisting other Curriculum Development staff with projects and curriculum initiatives related to these fields of expertise, particularly if there are cross-curricular connections.

The incumbent works collaboratively with Team Leads in other subject areas to facilitate common understanding and agreement of learning outcomes for each grade.

The Team Lead, Uqausiliriniq assists the Director, Curriculum Development in the review of proposals received by the Department of Education by third parties, as well as with the review of locally developed programs. The incumbent will also prepare or assist with briefing notes, response letters, and other departmental documents, and participates on committees as required.

The incumbent has two (2) direct reports, Curriculum Coordinators. Supervisory duties include assigning work, assessing employee performance, and addressing performance issues.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a Bachelor of Education degree from a recognized university. In addition, a minimum of five (5) years of teaching experience in Grades K-12 including/in combination with experience with curriculum, course, program, or resource development. The incumbent must be eligible for a Nunavut teacher’s certificate. Assets include: a Master’s Degree in curriculum or a related field; teaching experience in Nunavut or another northern jurisdiction; and experience in project work at the school/regional or territorial/provincial level.

The official languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French. Fluency in one of the Inuit languages is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

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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