Position: Cultural Advisor, Q-STEP Location: Remote work with duty travel

Position: Cultural Advisor, Q-STEP Location: Remote work with duty travel

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Position: Cultural Advisor, Q-STEP

Tenure: Term until March 31, 2028

Location: Remote work with duty travel

Open to: Nunavut Inuit Applicants Only


The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is looking for a skilled Cultural Advisor to join the Qikiqtani Skills and Training for Employment Partnerships (Q-STEP) project.  Through partnership with Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), the primary goal of the Q-STEP initiative is to increase Inuit employability for those looking for employment in the Qikiqtani Region.  The Q-STEP project provides certified and transferrable skills through training programs for Inuit across the Qikiqtani Region.

The role of the Cultural Advisor is to support and guidance to project staff, participants and stakeholders to ensure that the design and delivery of Q-STEP is done in a manner that is consistently mindful of Inuit culture and takes into consideration Inuit knowledge and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit. Reporting to the Project Manager, the Cultural Advisor assists the project team with training participant selection, provides project related correspondence and communications such as the expectations and Code of Conduct to participants, and completes project Action Plans to ensure the career goals are culturally appropriate and attainable for each participant. The Cultural Advisor is required to lead participation in virtual and in-person team meetings, working groups and committees as required.  This position also develops culturally appropriate group activities and coaches participants while they attend training to help them overcome challenges which impact their ability to successfully complete training. The incumbent will be required to perform duty travel regularly for up to a week at a time.

Generally, completion of a secondary school diploma (Grade 12), along with computer proficiency, and office administration experience is required.  One year of community liaison/community engagement or client service experience is also required.  Experience coaching, motivating and leading others is needed to be successful in this role. Knowledge of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit and Inuit culture, along with the ability to communicate fluently in Inuktitut and English is required.  Completion of Nunavut Sivuniksavut is an asset qualification, as is Board Member experience.  An acceptable Criminal Record Check and clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required. A combination of relevant education and related experience may be acceptable equivalencies.

Salary range for this role is $62,813 to $92,126 and QIA offers competitive benefits such as a VTA’s and a Nunavut 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: Resumes@qia.ca or

Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0                            Visit: Tuttarvik.qia.ca

CLOSING: Open until filled




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