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Regional Wellness Program Coordinator

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Friday, April 16, 2021 - 12:00am

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 Regional Manager Population Health in the region, The Regional Community Wellness Program Coordinator (RWPC) is the primary support to community governments and organizations, administrators, and individuals seeking to access and report on community wellness programs delivered under the Health Canada/GN “Nunavut Wellness Agreement” (the “Agreement”) in a region. The RWPC can knowledgably advise groups and individuals about applications, planning, reporting and evaluating the programs. This position is critical in creating and maintaining effective delivery of Community Wellness programs throughout the regional communities, ensuring that all stakeholders are well informed about programs. The RWPC ensures that the Department’s reporting requirements are met and that the relationship with the Federal government is constantly strengthened and improved.

The RWPC is responsible for ensuring appropriate communications to a range of recipients by ensuring that the public and other community organizations are aware of program funding and ensure that information about program criteria and program guidelines is up to date and easily available, in order to facilitate access to the programs the RWPC stimulates awarness of the kinds of successes that can be achieved through community action using the federal resources, e.g, by publicizing successes of various projects in Nunavut or elsewhere. The incumbent is also responsible for ensuring appropriate training and support is provided or available to recipients (ie Senior Administrative Officers and Community Wellness Coordinators) by providing developmental opportunities, in collaboration with other regional and local coordinators as appropriate, for Community Wellness Coordinator, Community Health Representatives and community health workers to enhance their ability to access and administer programs funded through the Agreement and effectively direct the efforts of staff to achieve objectives consistent with the programs. Responsibilities also include assisting administrators to identify and arrange for their training needs for effective management and delivery of programs under the Agreement. The RWPC collaborates with partners in the planning, staging and participation in training and development opportunities for community wellness support personnel. The RWPC maintains regular contact with community and program administrators to ensure they understand and are able to meet their contractual and reporting obligations. The RWPC shares information with regional partners to encourage increasingly effective linkages, transparency, and accountability to the communities served.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a undergraduate degree in a health-related field and two years of related experience.

The incumbent must have effective written and oral communication skills. Ability to write proposals, plans, and reports. Must have budgeting and financial management skills. Computer skills in Microsoft Office, Excel, and Microsoft Word is required to be successful in the position as well as having problem solving skills and ability to be self-motivated and independent. The incumbent must also be able to travel to other communities is a requirement of this position.

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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