The Nunavut Teachers’ Association (NTA) is a professional organization of approximately

900 teachers who work within Nunavut’s publicly funded K-12 school system. NTA is

seeking an educational leader to join its team in the pivotal role of Assistant Executive

Director. This position is a full-time indeterminate position effective July 01, 2019.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Assistant Executive Director is a key member of

the NTA leadership team.


The ideal candidate will be an experienced educational leader who is:

• a strong advocate for teacher well-being, professional growth and high-quality,

culturally relevant, publicly-funded public education;

• knowledgeable in activities associated with a professional teacher organization

including, but not limited to, labour relations, negotiations, collective agreement

interpretation, and professional development;

• able to deliver quality programs and services to NTA members;

• a collaborative leader who has administered programs successfully and worked

with colleagues in effective, respectful and inspiring ways;

• familiar with teacher organizations throughout Canada;

• experienced in human resources, strategic planning, program development,

program implementation, and program evaluation;

• committed to respond to the direction of NTA’s Central Executive Committee and

Central Council, while working with partner organizations and government


• an outstanding communicator;

• a resourceful, creative and strategic thinker, able to make sound decisions under

extreme pressures including financial restraints;

• highly organized;

• eager to be part of the NTA leadership team.


Responsibilities will include:

• offering excellent advice and guidance to the Executive Director and, as called

upon, to the President, Central Executive Committee and Central Council;

• assisting with report writing, task and project coordination, implementation of

governance decisions at the direction of the Executive Director;

• leading or coordinating projects, initiatives, meetings, committees and


• researching and communicating educational issues, legislative trends, policies and

other legal references governing education in Nunavut;

• extensive travel throughout the territory and nationally to represent our members

at sessions directly related to the scope of one’s assignment.


Fluency in the Inuktut language would be considered a definite asset.

This position offers a competitive salary starting at $121,719 and a Northern Living

Allowance for the city of Iqaluit of $15,016. The competitive compensation package

includes excellent benefits. The successful candidate will receive an annual Pension

Benefit equivalent to 9.5% of base salary. Subsidized staff housing will be made available

if required.

Your interest in this position is appreciated and all qualified individuals are encouraged to

apply. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


Please submit your electronic application in confidence, including cover letter, resume and

the names and contact information of two professional references, not later than 5:00 p.m.

EST, Thursday, February 21, 2019, to:


Emile Hatch

Executive Director,

Nunavut Teachers’ Association

P.O. Box 2458

Iqaluit, Nunavut, X0A 0H0


Assistant Executive Director Job Description