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Director, Health & Wellness Programs

Nunavut Arctic College

Iqaluit, Nunavut

Two (2) Year Term with possibility of extension



Reporting to the Campus Dean, Kitikmeot, the Director, Health and Wellness is responsible for

the planning, direction, management, program delivery, administration and evaluation of all Health and Wellness Instructional Programs across Nunavut.  This position is a member of the College’s Management Team and shares in the collective decision making process respecting strategic planning and college wide initiatives. The Director works with other senior staff in the planning of all Health and Wellness instructional programs such as: Nursing, Mental Health, Midwifery, Maternal Care, Community Health Representative, Home & Continuing Care, Pre-Nursing Programs and the Social Services Worker Diploma program.


The focus of the Director, Health and Wellness is to foster collaborative partnerships and

meet the educational and training needs of learners and employers.  This position directs and

manages a staff of 13 full time employees, 12 contract personnel and a base budget allocation of approximately 2.4 million.   This is a highly visible position and requires considerable tact and diplomacy in delegation and communication both inside and outside of the college.


The Director of Health and Wellness must have knowledge of health practices and policies, prior leadership experience and management skills. A Master degree in a Health Related field, Science or Social Science field or Education is needed. Professional Teaching Credentials would be a definite asset. The incumbent will have a minimum of 2 years program development and program evaluation methods for adult learners and 3 years direct experience managing human, financial and program resources.  The incumbent will also require a minimum of 3 years direct experience handling staff (faculty) evaluation and performance improvement. Experience in preparing and managing a budget of at least $2.0 Million Dollars is required. Strong verbal and written English communication skills are required. Effective intercultural and interpersonal communication strategies are vital.Travel to remote communities in small aircraft is required.   


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


This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union and has a salary range of $114, 017.00 to $ 129, 422.00 per annum, plus a Northern Allowance of $15,016.00 per annum.


REFERENCE: 041-050115-DHWP-3526     Closing Date: May 1, 2015 (Midnight EDT time)

Please quote reference number or your resume              




Relocation costs, including moving expenses and flights are arranged and covered by

Nunavut Arctic College.

 Full job descriptions can be found online at: or

·          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.


WRITE TO:       Manager of Human Resources

Nunavut Arctic College

PO Box 600 Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0

Phone:             867-979-7231

Fax:                  867-979-7108

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