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Assistant Partner Relations Coordinator
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 Manager, Partner Relations (Manager); the Assistant Partner Relations Coordinator plays a key role in ensuring that the Department creates strong partnerships and fulfils its obligations to its partners within the Territory and across Canada.
The position is responsible for: (a) contributing to establishing, maintaining, coordinating, and facilitating relationships among GN departments; federal, provincial and territorial (F/P/T) governments; Inuit organizations; academic institutions and businesses; and providing administrative and associated support to District Education Authorities (DEAs), the Coalition of Nunavut District Educational Authorities (CNDEA), the Elders Advisory Committee, Commission scolaire francophone du Nunavut (CSFN) and others as appropriate.
The incumbent assists the division in functioning as a Department’s first point of contact with partners, stakeholders, and others. The position described herein assists with review and interpretation of the Education Act, regulations along any other legislation, policies, directives, Memorandums of Understanding, contribution agreements with relevance to Partner Relations, the Department’s obligations to partners, etc. The Assistant Partner Relations Coordinator ensures that all received queries are recorded and responded; assists the Policy and Planning Division with coordination, research, consultation and preparation of various activities within the Department and with the stakeholders. Additionally, the incumbent supports the Manager in producing key documents (e.g. briefing notes, annual reports) and provides information that requires Manager’s attention; helps with coordination and preparation of CMEC meetings, and with engaging DEA, CNDEA, and CFSN as and when necessary.
To be successful in this position you need to be highly organized, be able to work independently and demonstrate a high degree of personal initiative and sound judgement; have knowledge of GN operations and the importance/influence of the current legislation and policies (e.g. the Education Act); be familiar with the Department’s vision, objectives and its standards; know various education models, systems and structures; be computer literate (ie: Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook) and have excellent verbal and written communication proficiencies.
The successful candidate must have minimum a High School diploma and at least one (1) year of operational or financial administrative experience. A college diploma in Business, Education, Public Administration, Political Science or Communication will be considered as an asset.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.