This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit only.
Reporting to the Manager, Partner Relations; the DEA Development Officer facilitates an increasing level of local involvement in community education decision-making through the training and development of District Education Authorities, and their members/staff. The incumbent ensures through training, facilitation and monitoring that each DEA/CSFN has effective administrative support staff and other staff as a way of enabling DEA’s/CSFN to effectively and efficiently undertake their duties.
The DEADO functions as a laision between the department (Regional School Operations/Headquarters), its partners, and the DEAs. He/she performs a critical supportive and development role in the department. The decisions made and services / supports provided by the incumbent contributes to ensuring that department is a strong partner in its relationships (including but not limited to its DEA relationships). In relation to DEAs, the incumbent’s activities have a direct impact on the level effectiveness of DEAs in performing their responsibilities and duties, the overall progress of educational programs at the community schools.
Additionally, the incumbent ensures that the services and supports they provide reflect Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) Principles.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of school systems and structures, familiarity of the Education Act and Regulations along with Nunavut and Government legislation, policies, procedures, directives and guidelines. Understanding of changing social, political, and economic context of Nunavut, knowledge of bookkeeping, accounting, and experience in interpreting financial reports, excellent communication skills (written, listening, and verbal), and experienced in training. This position also requires, great organizational and time management skills, mediating and managing contentious situations, knowledge of workshop design and facilitation, must have knowledge of assessing third party funding agreements, capable of working independently, and in a team based setting. The incumbent must have the ability to work under tight timelines and meet deadlines.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully fulfill the requirements of this position may come from having a diploma in Education, Management Studies, Public Administration, Community Development, or equivalent along with a minimum two years of operational or financial administrative experience is required.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language, and knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit are considered asset.