Executive Director

Culture and Heritage
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Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
May 02, 2014

Reporting to the Chairperson of Inuit Uqausinginnik Taiguusiliuqtiit Board, the Executive Director is accountable for the management and administration of all Taiguusiliuqtiit programs and services delivered within and on behalf of Nunavut.  Under the direction of the Board, the Executive Director will lead ongoing development of Taiguusiliuqtiit, which will require ongoing liaison and consultation with similar language authorities operating in other jurisdictions. You will be responsible for the planning and control of all administrative, human resource, financial and language-based activities associated with the operation of the Taiguusiliuqtiit.  Additionally, your responsibilities will include advising and making recommendations to the Taiguusiliuqtiit Board, the Minister of Languages, and the effective implementation of overall program objectives.  You will have the lead role in hiring, coordinating and motivating staff, as well as managing the finances of the organization.  The incumbent will develop strategic priorities, policies and operating procedures in consultation with the Board and staff of the Taiguusiliuqtiit.


The ideal candidate will have post-secondary education with supervisory and management experience. Experience with budgeting and financial reporting and demonstrated experience managing the business and/or large projects of a Nunavut organization. The ability to work with a variety of persons and organizations having diverse issues, concerns and agendas with full proficiency in speaking Inuit language with excellent reading and writing skills in Inuktitut and English. The ability to operate a computer with basic software experience and the ability to keyboard in either qaniujaaqpait or qaliujaapait are also required.    


Equivalencies that consist of a combination of education, knowledge, skills and abilities to formal education and experience requirements will be considered.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Department of Finance (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-6222
Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993
Fax: (867) 975-6220
Email: gnhr@gov.nu.ca