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Manager, Community Wellness Programs

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Friday, October 30, 2020 - 11:59am

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Territorial Director Population Health, the Manager, Community Wellness Programs provides leadership to the Community Wellness Programs team, as well as individual special projects.  Community Wellness Programs fund a number of community-based initiatives to improve the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. These programs aim to promote the health and well-being of Nunavummiut, promote cultural and traditional programs, and promote capacity-building.

The Manager is responsible for the direct management and administration of funds of approximately 8 million dollars provided annually under the Nunavut Wellness Agreement (NWA) that supports Community Wellness Programs and Community Capacity Development. The Manager also shares responsibility with the Director in planning and administration of program management funding, approximately 2 million dollars annually. With support from the Director, the Manager holds the responsibility for management of the NWA Health Plan, ensuring the activities, funding agreements, projects and the accountability framework are carried out in a timely and appropriate manner. 

This position will provide management of an integrated, coordinated, community-based and family-oriented approach to the development of Community Wellness Programs in Nunavut that is adequately supported with both financial and human resources. The Manager will ensure that community-based programs are delivered accountably, in a manner consistent with federal program guidelines, and meeting the needs of Nunavut communities, while also ensuring the programs are aligned with priorities within the Department of Health.

The ideal candidate will have a recognized degree in Health, Social Sciences or a related field, along with three (3) years of experience in a health administration environment or related field, including two (2) years of project management or program leadership experience, and 2 years of experience supervising staff. A recognized master’s degree in a related field is considered an asset.

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.
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