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Pond Inlet
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Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$110,453.00 to $157,789 per annum
Northern Allowance: 
$22,042 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
24 November 2017

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.

The Superintendent is an integral part of the senior administrative team and reports directly to the Executive Director. The incumbent is responsible for helping to maintain and manage the highest educational standards and services for the Kitikmeot region. The Superintendent is accountable for the effective and efficient operation of student-centered schools, which conform to the Nunavut curriculum and are responsive to the needs of the community. As a key member of the senior administrative team that operates in a collegial, co-operative fashion, the Superintendent of Schools is accountable for the operation and supervision of schools in the Kitikmeot region which deliver a full range of programs from kindergarten to grade 12.

This position supervises any of the twenty-two Principals within the School District.

The Superintendent is responsible for ensuring (through direct supervision of principals) that the schools within the School District are delivering programming which align to Nunavut’s Education Program. This includes: curriculum, teaching and learning resources, and assessment and supports for students. Further to this, the incumbent works with Principals to ensure that the Strategic direction, goals, objectives set out for the Region are being pursued and adhered to.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a Master’s Degree in Education and five years’ experience as a Principal. The incumbent must possess or be eligible for a Professional Teacher Certificate and a Nunavut Principal Certification. In addition, the incumbent must enroll in the Certificate of Education Leadership in Nunavut program.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. Experience in Nunavut schools is an asset.

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.

Three year term. Current Indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees that apply and are successful on this term position may be offered an internal transfer assignment for the duration of the term.

An eligibility list may 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.
Department of Finance (Cambridge Bay)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 2377, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut X0B 0C0
Phone: (867) 983-4058
Toll free: 1-866-667-6624
Fax: (867) 983-4041