INTERNAL/EXTERNAL COMPETITION Position: Director, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit & Engagement

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL COMPETITION Position: Director, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit & Engagement

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Position: Director, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit & Engagement
Tenure: Indeterminate position
Open to: Inuit applicants only

The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is offering an exciting opportunity to an individual who can provide strategic vision and leadership to the department related to Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ), community engagement, research and monitoring and the conservation economy (planning and wildlife).

This senior management role will lead and coordinate inter-departmental needs and schedules for using Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit in decision making, research, monitoring, planning, wildlife protection and community engagement.

Reporting to the Assistant Executive Director of Operations and Benefits, this position is responsible for assisting departmental staff with problem solving, inter-departmental coordination and planning of day-to-day activity implementation.  This position monitors external communication to ensure QIA shares information with Inuit at the community level, project partners, regulators and stakeholders in a clear, consistent and transparent manner.  The Director IQ & Engagement is responsible for overseeing QIA’s GIS Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) database, which includes IQ collected by QIA in Qikiqtani communities as well as publicly available IQ. Responsibilities include accountability for three (3) direct reports and a combined staff of 11 employees.

This role requires strong leadership and team building skills, along with public speaking skills to make presentations and to facilitate group meetings.  Applicants will have at least three years of progressive management experience, with the ability to execute strategic plans and successfully implement change.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required and fluency in both English and Inuktitut is a strong asset.  An awareness of the political, social, and economic environment of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, and of Nunavut and Inuit Nunangat in general is required.

This position generally required completion of a university degree in a relevant discipline such as Social Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Indigenous Studies, Sociology or other related discipline.  A combination of a related education and experience may be deemed an acceptable equivalency.

Starting salary for this position is $120,975 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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