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Community Health Development Coordinator

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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$92,196.00 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$19,077.00 per annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
20 October 2017

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Director of Population Health, the Community Health Development Coordinator (CHDC) will support the Community Wellness Coordinators (CWCs), Community Health and Wellness Committees (CHWCs) and other community groups, organizations, partners, programs and individuals working on initiatives that address the determinants of health. This position will provide resources and support for communities to strengthen their capacity to improve the health of Nunavummiut.

This position is instrumental in the promotion and practice of the Government of Nunavut values and principles outline in the Tamapta, Sivumut Abluqta and Pinasuaqtavut documents. Since the approach of the CHDC is to facilitate health through wellness by focusing on capacity building, community engagement and skill building, this position will result in the reduction of acute and chronic illnesses, thereby reducing the health care costs of the Government of Nunavut. Since the CHDC will abide by the principles of “stewardship” rather than “leadership”, this position can set an example for how people can effectively work together on the common cause of improving the quality of life of Nunavummiut.

An in-depth knowledge of health promotion theory, health education methodology and community health development theory. Cultural competency and experience working with diverse groups is required to be successful in this position. The incumbent must have good presentation and facilitation skills. Strong interpersonal and conflict management skills are required.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized  Bachelor’s Degree in Community Development/International Development Studies, Public Health, Adult Education, Indigenous Studies, Social Science or equivalent with two (2) years in community development experience in a cross-cultural setting or a Diploma in Community Development or a related field with three (3) years experience in community development work, preferably in communities with indigenous or diverse populations.

A Master’s Degree in Community Development/International Development Studies, Public Health, Adult Education, Indigenous Studies, Social Science or equivalent is considered an asset.

Ability to speak or write in Inuktitut/Inuinnaqtun is an asset.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may 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 (Igloolik)

Government of Nunavut

PO Box 239, Igloolik, Nunavut X0A 0L0

Phone: (867) 934-2025

Toll free: 1-800-682-9033

Fax: (867) 934-2027