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Regional Director, Income Assistance and Career Development

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Type of employment: 
$111,566 - $159,380
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Closing Date: 
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 11:59pm

This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister of Income Assistance and Career Development, the Regional Director of Income Assistance and Career Development is accountable for coordinating regional program and service planning and managing the delivery of all departmental programs and services provided to residents of the region.  The Regional Director is responsible for administering career development programs that provide income support to allow residents to take skill training, thereby enhancing their employability and their potential for self-reliance.  In addition, the Director is responsible for the delivery of income assistance programs that satisfy the basic needs of residents who cannot provide for themselves such as Income Assistance, Seniors Fuel Subsidies, Seniors Supplementary Benefits and Day User Subsidies. 

The primary challenge for the Regional Director will be to complete the necessary planning to ensure that the full range of programs and services for the Department is delivered in a manner that will satisfy the needs of the residents in the region.  The Regional Director represents an important element of program planning and design and will be accountable for the conceptual analysis of program and service proposals developed in Headquarters prior to their approval and implementation.  The focus of the assessments will be to provide practical advice on whether the recommended design and array of programs will achieve the desired results and meet the needs of clients in the communities of the region.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a recognized undergraduate degree in social sciences or related field, with five (5) years of related program management experience, including 3 years in management or supervision.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. The ability to speak and read Inuktitut/Inuinnaqtun would be considered an asset; the knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit would be considered 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.
Expiry Options: 
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