Regional Manager of Pauktuutit’s Iqaluit office

Join our team today and make a difference for the future of Inuit Women

Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada (PIWC) is the national representative organization of Inuit women in Canada. We foster greater awareness of the needs of Inuit women, advocate for equality and social improvements, and encourage Inuit women’s full participation in the community, regional and national life of Canada.

Position:

The Regional Manager of Pauktuutit’s Iqaluit office will enable Pauktuutit to fulfill its mandate to collaboratively and effectively advocate for Inuit women’s full, equitable participation in the community, regional and national life of Canada. This role oversees Pauktuutit’s operations in Iqaluit and is the voice of Pauktuutit in the community.

The successful candidate will initiate the opening and operating of our new office in Iqaluit, lead and manage daily operations to achieve business goals, support policy and project outcomes, and above all, adhere to Pauktuutit values and principles.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and implement business plans to create an Inuit Women’s Advocacy Network within Inuit Nunangat that will strengthen partnerships and build the capacity of Inuit women.
  • Develop and implement an Inuit Women’s Advocacy Strategy guided by the Inuit Women’s Advocacy Network.
  • Develop closer working relationships and partnerships with Inuit women’s organizations, service providers, land claim organizations and the Nunavut Government.
  • Oversee daily operations and manage budgets.
  • Plan, evaluate, and optimize operations to be efficient and cost-effective.
  • Act as the voice and face of Pauktuutit in Nunavut by:
  • Creating strong internal and external stakeholder relations.
  • Arranging GN Standing Committee Appearances on behalf of the president/board.
  • Expediting responses to emerging issues.
  • Successfully managing escalated community issues and opportunities.
  • Facilitating closer relationships with Inuit leaders and other northern organizations for advocacy on common issues.
  • Enhancing Pauktuutit’s understanding of Northern women’s needs and challenges.
  • Linking women leaders and organizations to share promising practices.
  • Prepare and present monthly, quarterly, and annual statements, analyses, and reports of operations in the region.
  • Create a resource center for accessing information, supports, materials and research reports.
  • Other duties may be assigned as needed to meet the mandate and evolving needs of the organization.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Core Competencies:

  • Business Acumen: Understands the relationship between Pauktuutit’s vision and how their role supports delivery on key priorities. Able to identify and develop opportunities.
  • Collaboration: Works cooperatively with others to achieve organizational goals. Meets personal professional commitments to the group and supporting others as required, to achieve organizational goals. It includes appreciating and respecting diverse and varying perspectives and putting the business goals ahead of personal preferences.  
  • Communication: The ability to listen, speak, explain, persuade, and influence others by expressing thoughts and views concisely, effectively, and appropriately in a range of different settings to hold attention and achieve desired impact.
  • Innovation orientation: Works beyond conventional thinking and demonstrates a willingness to take calculated risks and try out different solutions.
  • Integrity and Ethics: Upholds social, ethical, norms and values that Pauktuutit holds important- demonstrates commitment to championing Pauktuutit’s organizational policies and values; behaves consistently, and is open, honest, and trustworthy; acts without consideration of personal gain.

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong stakeholder focus – credible and effective in the community.
  • Deductive and strategic thinking – can articulate Pauktuutit’s vision and work through key objectives and details to deliver outcomes.
  • Ability to perform efficiently in a high-pressure environment and demonstrate excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills with ability to pay close attention to details.
  • Ability to work independently, and to collaborate with Pauktuutit staff and stakeholders.
  • Results oriented individual with the ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.

Experience:

  • Five or more year’s work experience, preferably in a role developing, implementing, and evaluating strategies and initiatives.
  • Post-Secondary degree in business administration, public administration, political science, public policy, and/or equivalent combination of education and related work experience is required.
  • Languages – Working knowledge of Inuktut (oral and written). Fluency in English required.
  • Experience in initiating and building partnerships with external organizations, stakeholder engagement, or project management.
  • Strong relationship management skills, along with the ability to positively interact and build relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, including Executive Director, Board of Directors, and federal, provincial, and territorial leaders.
  • Experience working with Inuit, and knowledge of the current political, social, and economic conditions of Inuit.
  • Experience working within an organization focused on Inuit women’s issues.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365. Knowledge of project management tools and ability to operate in a digital office environment.
  • Ability to travel on behalf of Pauktuutit.
  • Understanding of and experience in policy management, government relations, and strategic planning processes is considered an asset.
  • Demonstrable research and policy report writing skills is considered an asset.

About PIWC:

Pauktuutit is a small but mighty team of individuals who work to improve the quality of life for all Inuit women. Our mission is to foster a greater awareness of the needs of Inuit women and create change to advance women’s full social, economic, and cultural participation in communities in Inuit Nunangat, as well as cities across Canada where Inuit live.

Pauktuutit is an equal opportunity employer, with policies and practices intended to build an inclusive, accessible, and respectful work environment. We strongly encourage applications from Inuit and other Indigenous people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, and regulations.

We are committed to accommodating individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations, please indicate so in your application.

How to apply:

Please include a cover letter with your resume and send them to [email protected] or apply directly on our website at www.pauktuutit.ca/careers/

We thank all applicants for their interest in Pauktuutit; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

More Information

Language Requirement: Working knowledge of Inuktut (oral and written). Fluency in English required.