Director of Marine & Wildlife

Director of Marine & Wildlife

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 Position: Director of Marine & Wildlife

Tenure: Indeterminate

Location: Iqaluit, Nu

Open to all: Preference will be given to Nunavut Inuit Applicants

The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is seeking a skilled and competent leader to oversee and advance the conservation economy in the Qikiqtani region.

The Director position is responsible for providing strategic vision and leadership to the Department of Marine and Wildlife Management.  This senior management level position will oversee and support several core functions for Qikiqtani Inuit Association’s (QIA) fulfillment of its priorities, as directed by the Assistant Executive Director of Operations & Benefits.

The Director is responsible for planning, developing and implementing the Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement (IIBA) establishing the Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area (TINMCA).  The conservation economy initiatives will focus on the region’s natural resources (wildlife, land-based, and marine), and shall support socio-economic development for communities through increased access to country food, Nauttiqsuqtiit, environmental monitoring, and significant investment in community and marine infrastructure.  This role will participate in negotiations to advance QIA’s participation in conservation, wildlife, and marine related initiatives and oversee implementation of conservation and management plans and agreements linked to National Parks, National Wildlife Areas, National Historic Sites, National Marine Conservation Areas, Marine Protected Areas, and Territorial Parks.

Success in this role requires an understanding of legislation, IIBAs and policies related to wildlife, land and marine conservation initiatives within Nunavut.  The incumbent must have critical and strategic thinking skills, change management and project management skills, as well as strong research and report writing skills.  Applicants must demonstrate five years of progressive management experience, with experience relating to socio-economic development and conservation.  Project management and financial management experience is also required.  Experience working with Nunavut communities, with Indigenous organizations or governmental agencies is essential. Fluency in both English and Inuktitut is an asset. An acceptable Criminal Record Check is required.

This position generally requires completion of a graduate degree in environmental sciences, economics or related degree.  A combination of relevant education and related experience may also be deemed an acceptable equivalency.

Starting salary for this position is $124,419 per annum, plus a Northern Allowance of $27,600 per annum. Housing is not provided.

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

Igluvut building, 2nd floor

P.O. Box 1340                                      Email:

Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled                                             

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