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 Deputy Minister of Family Services, the Director of Corporate Services is the forefront of leading multiple strategic functions across the Department and provides a wide range of services to program managers. The Director will have primary day to day responsibilities and oversight of all financial related activities, including direct responsibility for financial planning, budget development, budget execution and control, financial reporting, financial operations, risk management, contracts, third-party funding agreements and loan collections. The Corporate Services Division provides oversight for the Information Systems development and maintenance, Human Resources, Contract Management and Procurement support for the Department.
This position has five direct reports, therefore effective supervision and providing a staff development program is essential. The Director’s accountabilities include but are not limited to, serving as a key member of the executive team, leading the department’s budgetary process, playing a strategic role in departmental planning, business cases, Inuit employment planning, providing strategic support and advice to the Minister and Deputy Minister, liaising with the Office of the Auditor General and the Office of the Chief Internal Auditor, providing effective human resources support to all managers, and leading the Development Information Technology Plan. The Director will be accountable for developing processes and systems for the Department, working with the management team to determine the most effective structure for their budgets and financial reporting that will assist in program planning, evaluation and decision making.
The ideal candidate for this position will have a recognized university degree and a Canadian recognized accounting designation with six (6) years of progressive management experience in a related field, including senior management experience in the public sector. This position requires extensive experience in budget planning, budget execution and management reporting, accounting experience in a broad range of areas, and extensive knowledge of complex financial reporting requirements.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. The ability to speak and read Inuktitut/Inuinnaqtun would be considered an asset; the knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit would be considered an asset.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.