Youth Programs Coordinator

Youth Programs Coordinator

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Position: Youth Programs Coordinator

Tenure: Term until March 31, 2024

Open to Inuit applicants only


The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) QIA is seeking candidates who are committed to fostering Inuit youth development through the efficient administration of QIA social programs and initiatives.

Under the direction of the Director of the Social Policy Department, the Youth Programs Coordinator position ensures efficient administration and delivery of QIA youth programs while supporting delivery of QIA programs and initiatives related to learning, development, and wellness.

Reporting to the Manager of Inuit Development and Wellness, the Coordinator position ensures accountability and transparency to Inuit in the coordination and delivery of youth programming. This means consistent and efficient coordination, administration, evaluation, accounting, and reporting related to project execution is a critical function of the role.

This position works closely with community, regional, and national committees related to youth programming and is responsible for sharing information, securing and coordinating funding, and supporting the delivery of youth activities, initiatives, and programs (such as Sprouts and youth leadership activities) for Qikiqtani Inuit youth.  This position will act as a point of contact for QIA’s youth related programming and shares information regarding the availability of funding at the community level with current or prospective strategic partners.

The Youth Programs Coordinator works collaboratively alongside other QIA program coordinators. The Youth Programs Coordinator will ensure that program coordination and administration is conducted in accordance with QIA requirements and obligations under relevant contributions agreements and QIA policies. This position will represent QIA at youth-related events, working groups and committees, and provides leadership through in-depth knowledge of community programs, resources, and services aimed at Inuit youth.

This position requires a high degree of organization skill with the ability to complete multiple tasks in a demanding environment.  This role requires a strong leader who possesses excellent interpersonal and team building skills. The incumbent must have strong verbal and written communication skills, active listening skills and demonstrate a tolerant and compassionate approach to relate to young people. This position requires significant knowledge of Inuit culture, language and traditional knowledge. Fluency in both English and Inuktitut is preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate a minimum of one year of experience in program coordination and delivery and demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel.  Experience working with Nunavut communities, with Inuit or Indigenous organizations, or federal/governmental agencies is required, as is the ability to provide financial administration to programs and projects.  The successful candidate will have public speaking skills and a demonstrated ability to facilitate workshops or make presentations to large groups. An awareness of the of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association and the political, social, and economic environment of Nunavut and Inuit Nunangat in general is required.

This position generally requires completion of a post-secondary diploma in Youth or Social Sciences, Inuit or Indigenous Studies, or other related discipline.  A combination of relevant education (such as Nunavut Sivuniksavut) and related experience may also be deemed an acceptable equivalency.

Starting salary for this position is $66,352 per annum, plus a Northern Allowance of $24,000 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: June 25, 2021 at 5:00pm EST                                 

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