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Director, Policy and Planning

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Type of employment: 
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$108,844 – $155,492
Northern Allowance: 
Closing Date: 
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 11:59pm

This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

Reporting to the Deputy Minister, Education, the Director, Policy and Planning (Director) is accountable for leadership, oversight, administration and mangement of the programs and services provided by the Policy and Planning Division and ensuring the mandate of the Division is met in the most efficient and effective way possible while also ensuring the highest educational standards and services in Nunavut. The Incumbent is also responsible for coordinating policy and legislation development and ensuring compliance with departmental oblications under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPP). The Director, Policy and Planning has 5 direct reports; Manager, Policy, Manager, Planning, Reporting & Evaluation, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit/ Inuit Employment Coordinator, Legislation Analyst (x2).

The Director is accountable for guiding and assisting the development and review of departmental legislation and policies, briefings and decision-making documents, departmental communications and website content. The Director of Policy works with other departments on policy and communications issues affecting multiple departments, interdepartmental information sharing, Access to Information work, and other cross-functional matters. Through the communications work of the division and support for the Minister’s office, this position has a significant role in the Department’s interactions with the public. Furthermore the incumbent is responsible for coordinating the preparation of information for the Minister and Deputy Minister to represent the department within the government, the territory, nationally, and occasionally internationally.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized  Undergraduate Degree in education or related field. A minimum of five (5) years of experience as an educator, or an education policy researcher, or comparable experience is also required. Three (3) years of progressive experience in management /supervisory role is required.  A Master’s Degree and experience in the public sector are considered assets.

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, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.

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.


Expiry Options: 
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