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Manager, Policy and Communications

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Friday, December 4, 2020 - 11:59pm

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Director of Policy and Planning, the Manager of Policy and Communications (Manager) takes a lead role in the coordination of the management and development of the department’s policies and preparation for the Legislative Assembly.  In addition, the incumbent will take initiative in recommending the creation or amendment of legislation and/or policies, and is responsible for overseeing communications and access and privacy activities of the department, as well as the departmental strategic planning process. The Manager will also supervise and work closely with subordinate staff in conducting and coordinating comprehensive research to support departmental priorities.

Some of the responsibilities of this position include consulating with program managers to identify the need to revise policies and the evaluation of existing policies and procedures to determine their effectiveness. The Manager will provide recommendations and analysis to the Director on policy and legislative development and oversee the analysis for various initiatives. The incumbent will oversee Access to Information and Protection of Privacy (ATIPP) as well as departmental communications by providing support to staff on these files, monitoring media and preparing necessary briefings and responses to the Deputy Minister.

The successful candidate for this position will have a Degree from a recognized institution in Public Policy/Administration, Social Sciences, Business Administration, Law or a related field. The candidate must have five (5) years of related work experience, including a minimum of one (1) year experience supervising or leading a team. Related work experience includes: recommending and analyzing legislation, policies and procedures; developing and carrying out evaluations, assessments and research; developing and recommending submissions to Cabinet.

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.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 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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