Director of Human Resources

Government of Nunavut
February 4, 2019
March 8, 2019
Employment Type
Full time
Designations Required/Preferred

Director of Human Resources

An impactful mandate within Nunavut’s Department of Health for a strategically minded and results-oriented champion of best practices in Human Resources, who welcomes the opportunity to work alongside a team that envisions “the well-being of all Nunavummiut, with individuals leading productive lives in self-reliant and healthy communities throughout the territory.”

Officially founded in 1999, Nunavut exists where tradition meets progress. Much of the Territory has inherited millennia of history and culture of Inuit. Rooted in this rich tradition, the Government of Nunavut (GN) prepares for a prosperous future by investing in high-quality education, health care, culture, environmental protection, and industry growth.

Reporting to the Deputy Minister of Health, we are seeking a collaborative and solutions-oriented Director of Human Resources who will be accountable for providing leadership in the implementation, administration and coordination of all departmental Human Resources activities.

You are a strategic thinker, a dynamic leader of people and a recognized relationship builder and will draw on these strengths to ensure that the Human Resources Division under your leadership is responsive to the evolving needs and circumstances of the whole Department of Health.

The Human Resources Division plays a mission-critical role within the Department of Health in ensuring that it has the strategies and staff in place to deliver an important portfolio of Home and Community Care, Rehabilitation, Oral Health, Immunization, Communicable Disease, Environmental Health, and Chronic Disease programs and services. In addition, as the Department of Health also has delegated authority for the recruitment of nurses, the HR Director will be overseeing the delivery and implementation of this key function.

The successful candidate will work with all stakeholders to meet strategic goals and objectives, and ensure good stewardship of human resources for the department of Health. This includes ensuring that staff is equipped to address the differing needs of each community through culturally appropriate programs and services, that Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is incorporated at all levels of service delivery and design. These varied and important areas of responsibility will call for knowledge of the legal and legislative obligations and requirements of a Public Service Act and Regulations, collective agreements and other legislation, policies, directives, guidelines and practices governing human resources management.

Success in this role will depend to a large extent on your strong leadership, project management and problem-solving skills, most especially, your ability to mobilize the numerous change efforts required to ensure the HR Division is a fully functional organization, able to develop innovative, creative solutions to deliver on the full gamut of HR requirements and expectations.

As Director of Human Resources, you will leverage a history of success in developing and implementing sound HR strategies that strengthen the organizational culture and drive excellence, and as a senior human resource practitioner in the fields of recruitment and retention, employee relations, and training and development.

Your impressive background combines a degree in Human Resource Management from a recognized university with six (6) years’ managerial experience, including four (4) years in staff supervision, as well as six (6) years of accomplishments as a seasoned HR generalist. A professional designation such as a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) is considered an asset.

Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages (Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French) will also be considered an asset, along with knowledge of the Inuit language, communities, culture and land, and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit.

This senior position is based in Iqaluit, NU, and offers the opportunity to support the success and vitality of a vast and growing territory and the quality of life of its communities, while enjoying a very attractive compensation and benefits package. This is a Position of Trust, and a Criminal Record Check is required.

To apply to this life-impacting leadership role, submit your application to Phelpsgroup at Application deadline: March 8th, 2019.



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