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Director, Health Programs

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$111,566 - $159,380
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Closing Date: 
Friday, December 10, 2021 - 12:00am

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.

The Director Health Programs is a member of the senior regional management team who reports to the regional Executive Director. The Director provides clinic and administrative leadership and direction to primary care teams in the region. These programs include primary health care, public health, health promotion, and midwifery services. The Director is accountable for the operating budgets as well as the forecasting of staffing and capital needs for the community health services, midwifery, and population health programs. This position also represents the Department on various committees, task forces and working groups at both the regional and territorial level. Communities health centres reporting in to this position are Pangnirtung, Kimmirut, and Kinngait as well as the regional manager of population health.

The Director is responsible for effectively managing community Health Centres as part of an integrated regional Health system which includes ensuring adequate staffing and available housing.  The position is accountable for contract administration in some communities where services are provided outside of government.  The Director will be challenged to balance the demands of a wide spectrum of programs running concurrently; including treatment and nursing services, and home and community care, as well as, integrate operations into other departmental programs and services under territorial legislation and/or departmental policies for example: applying the territorial Medical Travel Policy and the approval of non-medical escorts and collaboration with contracted airlines.

A Nursing baccalaureate degree and 5 years of progressive management experience in a relevant field, preferably in an acute or primary health care environment is required in addition to:

Knowledge and experience in management and supervision of staff in a cross-cultural setting; and budgeting including forecasting; computer systems; and current nursing registration in a Canadian province and eligibility for registration with Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANT/NU) are required prior to hiring.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French.

Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, culture and societal values is an asset and a Master’s degree in Nursing or a directly related field are considered assets.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.


If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • 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 Inuit. 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.
  • Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.
  • Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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