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Employee Relations Coordinator

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Type of employment: 
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This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$81,861 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016 per annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
02 February 2018

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

The Employee Relations Coordinator (Coordinator) provides Employee Relations and Return to Work support and coordination services, contributing to developing and maintaining positive workplace relationships in the Government of Nunavut (GN) in accordance with legal obligations, Collective Agreements, and Inuit values. The Coordinator is responsible for providing all ER and RTW related program and service support to Employee Relations Consultants, Officers, and Return to Work Consultants and under ER and RTW Consultant and Manager guidance, provides procedural advice to clients, and supports the divisions employee relations and return to work functions by providing; program and service support, excellent client services and all related administrative support services. The position is accountable for the delivery, monitoring and reporting of all ER and RTW specific administrative services and functions and procedural/logistical advice and guidance including financial, material, office and other support services.

The Coordinator acts as a focal point of contact and process/procedural support for all GN clients in the provision of expert advice, training and guidance to departments in handling employer/employee relations, accommodation or return to work issues, grievances and disciplinary actions which are critical aspects in the development and maintenance of a productive and harmonious working environment in the GN departments, boards and agencies. The Coordinator also provides coordination and logistical assistance in the delivery of the GN’s Return to Work program, and is responsible for operating an efficient and accurate tracking and reporting system, organizing/classifying electronic files used by divisional staff and arranging travel, events and meetings for the Manager.

Basic knowledge of collective agreements, human resources policies, and terms and conditions of employment; Knowledge of those methods, techniques and practices of general administration; Knowledge and understanding of the social and cultural milieu of Nunavut, including but not limited to, Inuit culture and economy, community awareness, environmental characteristics and northern experience are required. The ability to work well in a team setting, with a variety of managers, legal advisors and clients is also required. Discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality are essential. Research/data gathering and analytical skills and abilities; and Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are also required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. The ability to prioritize and to multitask in a time sensitive environment is also required. Attention to detail in order to track documents throughout a complex process. The ability to effectively work in: Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and work with HRIS systems are also essential.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through High school completion or GED along with: a diploma in Human Resources or two (2) years equivalent Human Resources work experience. 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.


The ability to communicate and write in Inuktitut is also an asset

  • 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 Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • 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. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Department of Finance (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-6222
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