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 Arviat only.
As a School Secretary, the incumbent acts as a receptionist at the front office area of the school. This individual answers the telephone, interprets/translates at meetings between parent and teacher, 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 is responsible for providing a liaison between the public and the school, as well as co-ordinate appropriate documents to the regional education office, Kivalliq School Operations. This position is expected to maintain all record keeping for the school and staff and over all proficiency of the school.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of office and school routines, school programs offered and of general office equipment (photocopier, telephone system, fax machine, laminator, computer, Student Information System). The ability to communicate effectively in English and Inuktitut is essential. Computer programs such as Word, Excel, Filemaker Pro, FirstClass.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized Office procedures course at NAC or Grade 10 equivalent-reasonable level of literacy in Inuktitut and English is essential and at least 2 years related work experience.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, 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 an asset.