Community Engagement Specialist, Inuit Stewardship Plan – Iqaluit or Pond Inlet

Community Engagement Specialist, Inuit Stewardship Plan – Iqaluit or Pond Inlet

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 Position: Community Engagement Specialist, ISP

Tenure: Indeterminate

Location: Iqaluit, or Pond Inlet Nunavut

Open to: Nu Inuit Applicants Only

The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) QIA is seeking an engaging and skilled communicator to fulfill the role of Community Engagement Specialist, Inuit Stewardship Plan.

The Community Engagement Specialist of Inuit Stewardship Plan (ISP) supports QIA’s implementation of the Inuit Stewardship Plan, and the core objective of this program, to have meaningful two-way communication with communities and Qikiqtaalummiut. This role plays a central community outreach role for QIA as it relates to the Inuit Stewardship Plan of the Mary River Project. To fulfill this important function, it is necessary for the incumbent to actively engage with ISP Steering Committee members, with community-based organizations such as local Hunters and Trappers Organizations and municipal and hamlet councils or governments of the Qikiqtani Region.

Reporting to the Manager, Inuit Stewardship Plan, the Community Engagement Specialist ISP will support the planning and conduct of ISP Steering Committee meetings and support the ISP Manager with QIA’s function as the ISP secretariat. Responsibilities will include providing logistical support, administrative and communication support and acting as a central liaison person to ensure communication between QIA and communities is clear, timely and effective in support of the implementation of the ISP. In a sense, the Community Engagement Specialist serves as a primary window into ISP implementation for Inuit of the Qikiqtani Region.

Applicants should have an awareness of the political, social and economic environment of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association and have awareness of the Nunavut Agreement as it pertains to QIA obligations. Strong communication skills, with fluency in Inuktitut and English is required. Experience leading working groups, committees, or giving presentations is required.  Strong organizational skills are essential for this role. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required.

Generally, a post-secondary diploma in Inuit Studies or Social Sciences is required.  A combination of relevant education and related experience may also be deemed an acceptable equivalency.  A satisfactory Criminal Record Check and a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

Starting salary for this position is $82,140 per annum, plus a Nunavut Northern Allowance of $27,600 per annum. Housing is not provided.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications can be delivered by fax, email, in person, or mail to:

Human Resources                               Tel: (867) 975-8400

Qikiqtani Inuit Association                 Fax: (867) 979-3238

922 Niaqunngusiariaq Street             Email:

Igluvut building, 2nd floor                   Visit:

Iqaluit, NU X0A 2H0


CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

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