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Director of Education Programs

Nunavut Arctic College
Reference number: 
Type of employment: 
Restricted to beneficiaries
Union Status: 
This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$118,658 to $134,667
Northern Allowance: 
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
04 August 2017

Three Year Term

As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit only.

Reporting to the Nunatta Dean, the Director of Education Programs is responsible for the planning, direction, program delivery and administration of the Nunavut Teacher Education Program and the Early Childhood Education Program.  The Director will regularly collaborate with other senior staff in the planning of programs and will work closely with colleagues from the University of Regina in administering the Bachelor of Education Program.  As a member of Nunavut Arctic College’s management team the Director of Education Programs will regularly provide input into the strategic decision making process. The incumbent directly supervises 9 full-time staff located in Iqaluit, and Rankin Inlet, NU, including 3 Program Managers, and indirectly oversees 13 faculty members. Staff are located in 11 communities throughout the territory. Graduates of the Nunavut Teacher Education Program receive a Bachelor of Education degree  Early Childhood Education graduates earn a 2 year diploma in Early Childhood Education. For the 2017/2018 academic year the expected student enrolment in Education programs is approximately 125 students.

The Director of Education Programs will provide leadership, coaching and managerial direction to all Education program staff. The incumbent will determine the human resources required to fulfill the successful delivery of programs by recruiting and assigning staff appropriately and by implementing work plans and completing performance evaluation.  Managing and approving expenditures to support programs within prescribed budgets is also an ongoing responsibility of the position. The approximate budget for Education Programs for the 2017/2018 fiscal year is $6.1M.  The incumbent will develop a budget to support programs and ensure supplies, equipment, materials and technology resources are provided to ensure successful delivery.  Preparing briefing notes, financial proposals and Board of Governors submissions in support of Education programs is also an ongoing responsibility.

Typically the incumbent will have obtained a degree or graduate degree in Education or Education Administration. Professional teaching credentials will be considered a definite asset. The incumbent requires a comprehensive knowledge in the following areas:

-education programming,

-program development and program evaluation methods plus

- staff (faculty) evaluation and staff performance improvement plus

-managing human, financial and program resources typically gained through several years of management experience

Fluency in both written and oral Inuktitut is an asset. A comprehensive knowledge of Inuit cultural traditions 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.

Current Indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees that apply and are successful on this term position may be offered an internal transfer assignment for the duration of the term.

  • 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.
Manager Human Resources (Nunavut Arctic College)

Manager of Human Resources
Nunavut Arctic College
PO Box 600 Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0
Phone: 1-867-979-7231
Fax 1-867-979-7108