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16 Dec 2020



Job Description


The Chief Operating Officer supports the President (CEO) and the Board of Directors to fulfill the mission and mandate of KIA. Under the oversight and direction of the President, the COO oversees, leads, directs, and manages all the resources of the organization to implement and achieve progress and desired results. The COO leads within the framework of KIA’s mission, strategy, and operating plans. The COO implements appropriate capacity building support, rewards, and recognition, coaching and corrective practices to align and lead personnel to achieve the organization’s goals. The COO directs the organization effectively and efficiently and ensures that KIA meets its legal, financial, policy, program, and service obligations.

Key duties and responsibilities:
The Chief Operating Officer provides expertise and leadership in the execution of their role and supports the President through file leadership to achieve key result areas. These areas include support in policy and program management in accordance with KIA values, priorities, Board and Executive Committee. Strategic Planning techniques to ensure leadership and development of long-term strategy and annual operational plans. Overseeing and providing performance management to KIA’s administrative and organizational functions including the staff, hiring and termination of personnel; managing large budgets and financial accountabilities. Performance Management of direct reports; Provide effective communication by ensuring all reporting requirements are being fulfilled by providing reports to the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI), Government Departments and agencies that provide program and service funding. The COO will also be required to represent KIA externally as needed.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
The ideal candidate should have knowledge and understanding of the vision and principles that guide Kivalliq Inuit Association, with an understanding of Inuit culture, social and economic situations. Knowledge and understanding of the Nunavut Agreement as it pertains to KIA obligations. Operational and administrative management experience including working with multiple departments. Experience working with Boards and/or senior level Committees, knowledge of operational, budgeting, and fiscal planning. Demonstrates team leadership, consensus building and
conflict resolution techniques. Understands the nature of project management. Demonstrated ability to execute strategic plans and successfully implement change. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multitask in a demanding environment. Strong written and verbal communication, facilitation, and presentation skills, with
proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. Creativity in developing new or unique ways to improve operations and/or mobilize resources and assets, as well strong relationship building skills are required when interacting with internal and external stakeholders or audiences. English is essential. Fluency in Inuktitut is a strong asset.

The successful candidate should have a Post-Secondary Degree from a recognized University in Business Administration or a related field in addition with a minimum five (5) years of progressive management experience in a senior executive role demonstrating professional work experience around; financial planning and budgeting, human resource management, strategic planning and implementation, evaluation, organizational design, leading and providing advice, guidance, and options to a team of professionals, and dealing with broad policy issues in a political, economical, social and cultural environment. A suitable combination of relevant education and experience may also be considered.

Starting Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience with an additional $24,000 per annum, of Northern/Housing Allowance. Kivalliq Inuit Association offers a comprehensive benefits package including an employee pension plan, group insurance and vacation travel assistance. This position is in Rankin Inlet, NU and Housing is available.

Beneficiaries of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement will receive full consideration and priority.

Closing date is December 18th, 2020 AT 5:00 PM CST

How to Apply

Please submit your résumé to department of Human Resources:
Phone: 867-645-5765, Toll free: 1-800-220-6581

Job Categories: Other. Job Types: Full-Time. Advertised until: 2021-01-15

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