Internal/External COMPETITION Position: Assistant Director, Marine & Wildlife

Internal/External COMPETITION Position: Assistant Director, Marine & Wildlife

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Internal/External COMPETITION
Position: Assistant Director, Marine & Wildlife
Tenure: Indeterminate
Location: Iqaluit, Nunavut
Open to: Preference will be given to Nunavut Inuit Applicants

The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) QIA is seeking a skilled and resourceful leader to fill the role of the Assistant Director of Marine & Wildlife.

The Assistant Director is responsible for overseeing and supporting the core functions of multiple divisions in support of the mandate of QIA’s Marine & Wildlife Department.  The Assistant Director of Marine & Wildlife oversees the implementation of a regional conservation approach in the Qikiqtani Region and the associated operations of the Marine & Wildlife Department.

Under the direction of the Director of Marine & Wildlife, the Assistant Director is accountable for four divisions: Stewardship, Implementation, Programs, and Operations. The Assistant Director will ensure department divisions adhere to all QIA core agreement responsibilities.

The regional conservation approach focuses on natural resources (wildlife, land-based, and marine), and shall support socio-economic development for communities through increased access to country food, community-based employment opportunities linked to Inuit Stewardship land-based jobs, environmental monitoring and significant investment in community and marine infrastructure.

Awareness and full appreciation of the significance and value of Inuit culture, language, and traditional knowledge is required, along with sound knowledge of conservation, wildlife and marine initiatives in Nunavut. Demonstrated knowledge of Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreements (IIBA), conservation legislation and policies relevant to natural resources and resource management including Nunavut Wildlife Act, Water Resources Agreements Act is required.

3 years of progressive management experience, including performance management, is required.  Strong leadership skills and progressive experience with conservation programs or initiatives is essential to success in this role. Applicants will have experience with budgeting, reporting and have strong financial literacy. Well-developed communication skills are needed and Inuktitut language skills are a valuable asset qualification.

Generally, a post-secondary degree in Environmental or Resource Management, Community Development, Economics, or a related field. A combination of relevant education and experience may also be deemed an acceptable equivalency.

Starting salary for this position is $111,132 per annum, plus a Nunavut Northern Allowance of $27,600 per annum. Vacation Travel Allowance, Group Insurance and NEBS Pension will be offered. 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
922 Niaqunngusiariaq Street             Email:
Igluvut building, 2nd floor                   Visit:
Iqaluit, NU X0A 3H0

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

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