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Superintendent of Schools

Pond Inlet
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Union Status: 
This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$117,225.00 – $167,464.00 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$24,214.00 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
04 May 2018

If there is no successful Nunavut Inuit this position will be offered as a 3 year term.

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 Executive Director, the Superintendent of Schools is responsible for helping to ensure that educational standards, services, and activities conform to the requirements set by the Department and reflect the strategic objectives set for the Region by the Executive Director.

The Superintendent is accountable for ensuring the effective and efficient operation of student-centered schools within their School District. In so doing, the incumbent ensures that school-based activities conform to the Nunavut Education Program and are responsive to the needs of the community. To achieve this, he / she directly supervises and supports those Principals whose schools are delivering Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12) programming and ensures that the schools within their Region are well resourced to undertake their mandated duties.

The Superintendent works with Principals to ensure that the strategic direction, goals, objectives set out for the Region are being pursued and adhered to. Strategic goals pursued by the Superintendent and others include finding solutions for increasing student attendance and ultimately full time enrolment, increasing school completion rates, improving literacy outcomes in Nunavut’s official languages, continually monitoring and supervising schools to ensure that the Education Program is being delivered in the manner directed by the Minister and working towards creating safer schools with culturally relevant, positive learning environments.

A thorough understanding of the Education Act and other applicable legislation, policies, procedures, agreements, directive informing the requirements of the Department and strong management and supervisory skills are required for this position. Demonstrated understanding of Nunavut’s education  and schooling system, Education Program and Curriculum, and Nunavut’s Inclusive schooling and Education initiative are required to be successful in this position. Knowledge and awareness of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit and Inuit Societal Values and how to apply them to educational projects and effective communication skills with demonstrated experience leading and addressing performance and labour relations issues are required.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized Master’s Degree in Education, with a specialization in Education Administration (ideally), along with five (5) years of an elementary and/or secondary education administration/management experience where they served as a Principal or a Regional Office administrator (e.g. Superintendent of Schools)

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

The ideal candidate possesses or is eligible for a Professional Teacher Certificate and a Nunavut Principal Certification and is enrolled in or is committed to completing the Certificate of Educational Leadership in Nunavut program.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

An eligibility list will be created to fill future vacancies

  • 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 Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • 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. 
  • 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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Government of Nunavut

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