This employment opportunity is restricted to residents of Iqaluit only.
Reporting to the Director, Early Learning and Child Care, the Manager, Early Childhood Development is responsible for the territory-wide delivery of early childhood programs and services targeting children from birth to age six and children up to twelve years of age in licensed out-of-school programs. The incumbent promotes positive early childhood development and quality care for children through inspection and licensing processes and by providing support, current information, and guidance to early childhood programs and communities. They play a critical role in supporting the interest of Nunavut’s communities/residents by monitoring early childhood programs and services to ensure compliance with the requirements and provisions of the Child Day Care Act and Regulations along with other applicable legislation, regulations, directives, policies, procedures, etc.
The incumbent takes the lead in the planning, development, coordination, delivery and monitoring of associated child care facilities and oversees intervention programs. The incumbent will promote awareness of early learning and child care within communities; support community-based non-profit organizations to develop and provide quality and culturally appropriate early childhood education and care programs; and encourage the parents of young students to continue working towards their high school diploma. The Manager, Early Childhood Development leads, directs, and manages subordinate staff and supervises daily tasks with staff in central and remote office locations.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a degree in Early Childhood Education or in Education with a focus on early childhood development from a recognized post-secondary institution with a minimum of five (5) years of child care program management with supervisory experience.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French.
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.
If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to GNHR@gov.nu.ca. 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.