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Elder on Campus

Nunavut Arctic College
Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$29.48 per hour for 37.50 hours/week
Northern Allowance: 
$7.70 per hour
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
Open until filled

Casual Employment is for local residents only.

Nunavut Arctic College is seeking an Elder on Campus for the Nunatta Campus in Iqaluit. Reporting to the Director of Student Services, the Elder on Campus would provide support /expertise to Staff and Students on Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) & Inuit Societal Values (ISV) as required. The Elder on Campus would be welcoming, approachable and help create a safe learning environment. The Elder on Campus would also be required to provide traditional counselling as requested.

The ideal candidate would ensure that staff is supported by advising on IQ & ISV program requirements in planning and on terminology and content. The Elder on Campus would also act a guest speaker and provide counseling to staff when needed.

The ideal candidate would ensure that students are supported by responding to queries on cultural aspects, act as a resident parent; provide consoling when students are homesick and counseling when requested.

The incumbent should have a broad knowledge of all dialects of Inuktut, Inuit Culture, Inuit History and mythology. The Elder on Campus should also have a working knowledge of standardized Inuktitut syllabic orthography, strong communication skills in Inuktitut, work as a part of a team and to be supportive and instructive.

  • 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