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Nanilavut Project Administrator

Closing Date: 
March 20, 2018

Full-Time - One Year Renewable Term


Since 2010, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation has been a member of the Nanilavut (Inuktitut meaning “Lets Find Them”) Working Group that is a collaboration between several Inuit organizations and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. The goal of the working group has been to develop an approach to finding the burial locations of Inuvialuit/Inuit who were sent away from their communities to undergo medical treatment; and passed away while receiving treatment in sanatoria and healthcare institutions during the tuberculosis epidemic of the 1940s – 1960s. All Inuit regions will have a similar position to complete the Nanilavut project.

As a Nanilavut Project Administrator, you will be responsible for conducting research using a genealogical database, responding to inquiries of a sensitive nature from the public, and sharing research findings.

You will be responsible for planning and coordinating events in cooperation with Inuit (Inuvialuit) organizations, Inuit (Inuvialuit) communities, federal, provincial and territorial governments, non-government organizations, and the private sector.

You will be expected to assist with facilitating health supports, workshops, attend various events and activities in the (ISR) Inuvialuit Settlement Region.

You will be working closely with Inuit land claims organizations and associated staff to make sure that the projects are delivered on target, on time, and on budget.

The ideal candidate would require an acceptable combination of education and experience in managing budgets; able to coordinate, organize and gather information for reporting; and related experience in working with Federal, Territorial, NGO organizations. This position would have experience using MS Office, specifically including Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint; Experience with the use of a database would be an asset. Travel on small planes and on ice roads is required for this position.

Additional Skills and Qualifications:

  • A satisfactory (CRC) criminal record check along with (VSC) vulnerable sector check is required for this position.
  • Preference will be given to fluent / functional Inuvialuktun speakers.
  • Must be a beneficiary of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement.
  • Must have cultural sensitivity and awareness with respect to Elders and Inuvialuit Cultural values and history, especially regarding TB history in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and relationship skills, including empathy, discretion, good judgement and respect for privacy.

Priority consideration will be given to beneficiaries of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement.

Deadline to apply is March 20, 2018.

Should this opportunity interest you, please submit a cover letter and resume in confidence to:

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation
Human Resources Division
Fax: 867-777-4506