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Executive Management Dean Education, Inuit and University Studies

Nunavut Arctic CollegeIqaluit, Nunavut, Canada

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Job Description

Salary: $117,225 to 167,464 per annum, 37.5 hour/week

Dean, Education, Inuit and University Studies




Date: April 12, 2018


Position Number: 70-2469


Position: Dean, Education, Inuit and University Studies


Reports to: Vice-President, Nunavut Arctic College

Location: Iqaluit


Effective: April 12, 2018





Nunavut Arctic College Date

General Accountability

The Dean of Education, Inuit and University Studies is accountable for leading academic programing including Inuit Languages and Culture Programs, Piqqusilirivvik, Business, Education and the Liberal Arts and General University Studies. The Dean is responsible for ensuring that the delivery of appropriate Inuit language and culture content in all accordance with Nunavut Arctic College policies.


The Dean is also responsible for the strategic planning and day to day operations of the Nunatta Campus including enabling the functions of the Qikiqtani Student Council, the Qikiqtani Staff Association, and the Nunatta Occupational Health and Safety Committee, and cooperative relations with Qikiqtani Inuit Association and GN Departments.


Arctic College employs a collaborative approach to strategic planning and college wide decision making. This position is a member of the College’s Senior Education and Senior Leadership Teams and shares in collaborative decision-making processes respecting strategic planning and college wide initiatives and activities including, research, learner services and business operations.


Finally, Management positions within the College operate in a highly decentralized organization where subordinate positions are often located in many other communities and/or Management positions have functional, technical/professional and/or administrative management responsibilities for employees who do not report to them. This significantly complicates the responsibility to manage/direct human, financial and program resources.


Organizational Structure


The Dean reports to the Vice-President and is one of the six members of the Senior Education Team of the College. Also reporting to the Vice-President as part of this Team are:


Dean, Health and Wellness

Dean, Trades and Technology

Dean, Communities and Learning

Director, Learner Services

Director, Innovation and Research Institute


The following positions report directly to the Dean:


Administrative Officer

Chair, Inuit Languages and Culture Programs

Chair, Education Programs

Chair, Piqqusilirivvik

Nature and Scope

Nunavut Arctic College is an arms-length entity of the Government of Nunavut (GN). The President is appointed by the GN and is a Deputy Head Public Service employee. All other officers and employees of the College are appointed by the authority of the Board of Governors, delegated to the President.


As a member of the Senior Education Team of the College, the Dean leads faculty and staff in providing a high-quality education experience for learners, and by ensuring that traditional knowledge is a key component of academic programs that are designed and delivered, contributes to the social, cultural and economic well-being of the Nunatta Region, and of the Territory.

The Dean has principal leadership accountability for design, development and appropriate delivery of Inuit Iliqqusingit, the Inuit Languages and Culture program portfolio, and also Iliqqusiit, the Culture goals of the Board of Governors.


Dimensions (2018-2019)

O&M Base Funded $10,800,000

Third Party Contracts $ 4,100,000

Total: $14,100,000


Approximate Staff of Nunatta Campus and Programs: 45.10 FTE


Number of Students in the Nunatta Region: 672




Specific Accountabilities

  • Participating as a member of the senior education and leadership teams in college-wide initiatives, processes, planning and decision making; renewing, establishing and strengthening relationships with decision makers such as the Vice-President, President other Senior Officers and GN senior officials;
  • As a strategic operational and academic leader of the College, regularly representing the College to public agencies, customers and external stakeholders;
  • Providing collaborative leadership to the Campus, consistent with the College’s Strategic Plan and overall mission, purpose and values;
  • Establishing an institutional climate that encourages faculty, staff and students to participate in all aspects of the College’s mission;
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with key external supporters of the College, especially in the Nunatta Region, in Nunavut, with provincial and federal governments, the business sector, professional associations and funding agencies;
  • Establishing a presence and involvement in communities in the Region through such means as attendance at community events, membership in community organizations, service on committees, interaction with the media and proactive consultation with stakeholders;
  • Exercising principal leadership accountability for Inuit Iliqqusingit, the Inuit Languages and Culture program portfolio that includes:
    • Fur Design and Production, Inuit Visual Arts, Inuit Performing Arts, Inuit Language and Culture, Textiles, and related offerings;
    • Ensuring that all college curriculum has appropriate Inuit content;
    • Inuit learning resources and the Igloolik Oral History Project;
    • University Studies (Law, Education, Liberal Arts and General Studies)
    • enabling the functions of the Language and Culture Committee; and
    • cooperative relations with GN Culture, Language, Elders and Youth and Piqqusilirivvik, the Nunavut Culture School.
  • Exercising principal leadership accountability for Iliqqusiit, the Culture goal of the Board of Governors;
  • Exercising principal leadership accountability for Ilinniarniq, the Education Careers program portfolio that includes:
  • Aboriginal Language Specialist, Early Childhood Education, Nunavut Teacher Education Program, School Community Counsellor, Student Support Assistant, and related offerings
  • Cooperative relations with the Professional Improvement Program (GN Education) and Nunavut schools, the Coalition of District Education Authorities, and the Nunavut Teachers’ Association;
  • Pursuing partnerships and funding opportunities in the external community that match the strengths and strategic direction of the Campus and the College;
  • Acting as a responsible champion of the Campus to the rest of the Senior Management Team, working effectively with the Team to achieve best results for the Campus and the College;
  • Promoting experimentation, innovation and excellence in academic programming, teaching and learning;
  • Leadership of Liberal Arts and General Studies Programming;
  • Ensuring that financial resources are provided for the upkeep and maintenance of the physical plant of the College in the Region and that capital funding is planned or acquired for major construction projects;
  • Assessing the performance of staff and taking disciplinary action where necessary; and
  • Other duties assigned by the Vice-President.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Must have strong understanding of cultural diversity and needs of special populations;
  • Working knowledge of budget management and/or budget development is required;
  • Outstanding organizational, communication and presentation skills;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills are required for drafting complex business proposals, requests for decision, requests for proposals relating to their specific program areas and other College affairs;
  • Ability to speak Inuktut and/or French is an asset;
  • Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is a requirement;
  • Working knowledge of departmental/GN legislation, policies and procedures including ATIPP.


Applicants to the position must have:

  • Completion of a Master’s Degree in a field related to the Dean’s portfolio, such as Education, Adult Education, Business, etc.;
  • 5 years of recent experience in a senior level position developing and/or managing post-secondary programs while supervising multiple staff OR 5 years of recent experience leading a culturally diverse complex organization, preferably with an extensive understanding of the post-secondary sector;
  • Demonstrated success in collaborative leadership, strategic and operational planning and innovation;
  • Broad experience in creating and maintaining partnerships, organizational assessment and capacity building; and
  • This position is a position of trust and will require a criminal record check.

Job Categories: Full-time. Job Types: Executive Management. Salary: 100,000 and above.

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