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Sport and Recreation Development Officer
This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Manager of Sport and Recreation Programs, the Sport and Recreation Development Officer works with organizations, communities, and individuals to build a sustainable sport and recreation delivery system in Nunavut. This position provides support to partner organizations in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of sport and recreation programs, and services in Nunavut.
This position supports the overall mandate of the department by working directly with non-profit organizations, and communities to develop capacity within Nunavut’s sport and recreation system. The incumbent will maintain highly functional relationships with stakeholders and provide guidance regarding access, and administration of financial support provided through the Department’s Grant’s and Contribution Program.
The Sport and Recreation Development Officer will be responsible for planning and participating in events related to the programs, and services of the department and its partners. This position requires an understanding of the volunteer sector and the ability to prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines A understanding of accepted sport development policies and principals (e.g. Canadian Sport Policy, and Canadian Sport for Life/Long Term Athlete Development) combined with experience in program development, implementation, and evaluation within the volunteer or government sector is required.
The ideal candidate would have a degree in a related field (i.e. recreation or kinesiology), and two (2) years’ combined work and volunteer experience in the sport and recreation sector. However, a college diploma in the field (i.e. recreation or kinesiology), and a minimum of four (4) years’ combined work and volunteer experience would be acceptable. An acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.
The ability to speak more than one of Nunavut’s three official languages is an asset (i.e. Inuktitut / Inuinnaqtun, French, and English). Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land, and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.