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Sport and Recreation Development Officer

Baker Lake
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Term to December 2022
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Closing Date: 
Friday, November 6, 2020 - 12:00am

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Manager of Sport and Recreation Programs, the Sport and Recreation Development Officer, provides technical support to sport and recreation stakeholders including other GN departments, communities, organizations and individuals in the planning and implementation of sport and recreation programs and services. This position supports the on-going development of sport, physical activity, and recreation programs for Nunavummiut; this is accomplished by developing and maintaining partnerships among sport and recreation stakeholders.

This position supports the overall mandate of the department by working directly with organizations, communities, and individuals to build a sustainable sport and recreation system in Nunavut. The incumbent will maintain highly functional relationships with stakeholders and provide guidance regarding access, and administration of financial support provided through the Department’s Grant’s and Contribution Program.

The Sport and Recreation Development Officer will be responsible for planning and participating in events related to the programs, and services of the department and its partners. This position requires an understanding of the volunteer sector and the ability to prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines A understanding of accepted sport development policies and principals (e.g. Canadian Sport Policy, and Canadian Sport for Life/Long Term Athlete Development) combined with experience in program development, implementation, and evaluation within the volunteer or government sector is required.

The ideal candidate would have a university degree in a related field (i.e. recreation or kinesiology), and two (2) years of related experience. However, an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

The ability to speak more than one of Nunavut’s three official languages is an asset (i.e. Inuktitut / Inuinnaqtun, French, and English). Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land, and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

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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