This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit only.
Reporting to the Manager Parks: Heritage Appreciation, and in support of the Nunavut Parks and Special Places Program, this position delivers the regional component of the Nunavut Parks and Special Places Heritage Appreciation Strategy in keeping with the IIBA; develops, implements and/or ensures implementation of Heritage Appreciation plans for parks of the region including promoting and supporting Parks Inuit Employment initiatives and business opportunities, in keeping with the IIBA; actively engages the community as well as visitors, and promotes heritage appreciation and environment stewardship through the delivery of Parks and Special Places programs in the region; assists in staff development; and supports divisional and departmental goals and initiatives.
The Regional Coordinator Parks Heritage Appreciation is central in developing the regional components of the Heritage Appreciation Strategy in keeping with the Umbrella Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement for Territorial Parks (IIBA). This includes maintaining quality control over the messages communicated in the region; monitoring the effectiveness, efficiency of the delivery of interpretive and conservation education programs, visitor services training, and heritage appreciation products throughout Nunavut’s Territorial Parks and Park/Visitor Centres in the Region.
Through public marketing and promotion activities with park-related communities in the region, and through liaison functions with other government agencies, organizations and public interest groups, this position can have a significant impact on the Department’s public image and the level of public support for Nunavut Parks and Special Places programs.
Excellent knowledge and ability in communications planning and production of printed material (brochure, newsletter) and other media (web, internet, social media) and to plan and deliver a broad range of events, as well as knowledge of environmental characteristics of the Nunavut Settlement Area and community awareness in relation to parks, tourism are required for this position. Strong verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to write a variety of media and styles, including presentation skills and project management skills are also required for this position.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are normally acquired through a Diploma in a related discipline such as Education, Environment, Science or Tourism, with at least one year experience in coordinating and organizing heritage appreciation, conservation/environmental programs and visitor services.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French.
Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
First Aid & CPR certification and WHMIS 2015 certification; knowledge of IIBA and NLCA and Nunavut Settlement Area are considered assets.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.
An eligibility list may be created to staff future vacancies in various communities.