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School Secretary

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Type of employment: 
Restricted to Nunavut Inuit
Type of Employment 2: 
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
24 May 2019

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 in Igloolik location only.

Reporting to the Principal, the School Secretary is responsible for providing a liaison between the public and the school, as well as coordinates all appropriate documents to the regional Education office, Qikiqtani School Operations (QSO). This position is expected to maintain all record keeping for the school and staff.

The School Secretary is the receptionist at the front desk area of the school. This individual answers the telephone, interprets/translates at meetings between parents and teachers, translates letters and other school materials and performs the general office duties including typing, filing, record keeping and other duties under the direction of the Principal. The School Secretary supplies information about the school to the general public as well as to the students and staff regarding public announcements. Responsibilities also include ordering school supplies, record leave & attendance and data entry of purchase orders, timesheets, leave forms and student attendance. The School Secretary is also responsible for contacting substitute teachers and other related positions for staff.

Knowledge of office/school routines, School Programs offered and of general office equipment are required to be successful in this position. The incumbent must be able to communicate effectively with other agencies and GN departments and have knowledge of Computer programs (Word, Excel, SIS/Maple Wood, Qaujisaut, FirstClass).

The ideal candidate will have a minimum Grade 10 equivalent or have taken the Office Procedures courses at NAC, reasonable level of literacy in Inuktitut and English is essential, along with at least two years’ of work related experience.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.  Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is considered an asset.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.


Department of Human Resources (Igloolik)

Government of Nunavut
P.O. Box 239
Igloolik, Nunavut  X0A 0L0
Phone: 867-934-2025
Toll free: 1-800-682-9033
Fax: 867-934-2027