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Public Engagement Planner

Groups: 
Family Services
Community: 
Iqaluit
Reference number: 
17-503668
Type of employment: 
Restricted to beneficiaries
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Salary: 
$90,363
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
12 May 2017

Term Ending Nov 2018.

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

Reporting to the Director Poverty Reduction, the Public Engagement Planner is accountable for the fulfillment of the Minister’s public engagement and collaboration requirements under the Collaboration for Poverty Reduction Act. This includes convening gatherings of the Nunavut Roundtable for Poverty Reduction and supporting its committees and task groups.  It also involves developing and implementing a comprehensive public engagement and communications strategy for the Roundtable with a particular emphasis on the Makimaniq Plan.

As a key member of the Department of Family Services, the planner will support the department’s need to more effectively communicate with the public and to fulfill the requirements of Article 32 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. This will require comprehensive collaboration and communication with Inuit Organizations, Governments, community organizations, NGOs, business’ and the public. The effective fulfillment of these accountabilities will result in greater public involvement in developing the solutions for social issues like poverty and homelessness, increased self-reliance, and an improvement in social conditions as a result of enhanced community initiative.

Working knowledge of methods, principles and practices of public engagement and of community development is required to be successful in the position.  The incumbent must have the ability to facilitate dialogue between people of different socio-economic backgrounds and in particular, with those of lived experience of poverty. Strong English and Inuktitut communication, facilitation and teaching skills are required. Strong computer skills utilizing Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word is required for this position.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized Diploma or Degree in Communications, Political Science, Civic Engagement, Public or Business Administration, Adult Education or related field, coupled with one year of related experience.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French. Proficiency in Inuktitut (verbal and written) is also required for this position.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

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

Term until November 2018. 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.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

  • 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.
Contact: 
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

Email: Igloolik_hr@gov.nu.ca

www.gov.nu.ca/finance