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Manager, Employment Services

Tungasuvvingat Inuit

February 19, 2021

Manager, Employment Services

Open to Inuit Candidates Only

Full-time, Indeterminate

It is the mission of Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI) to provide Inuit-specific programs that contribute to the health and wellbeing of Inuit, and to encourage and support similar programs for Inuit across the country. With over 30 years of highly successful experience in crafting the design, development and delivery of a wide range of effective, client-centered services, TI continues to deliver quality programs and services that directly benefit our growing urban Inuit population.

TI is searching for a skilled and experienced candidate to effectively manage TI’s Employment Services Programs. The incumbent will be a collaborative member of the management team, working with and supported by all departments within TI and will engage with internal and external stakeholders to ensure effective and comprehensive client service delivery.

TI’s Education and Employment department serves to respond to the continuum of labour market initiatives from all levels of government and to educate stakeholders at Provincial Learning Ministries towards a more knowledgeable approach to the design and framework for Inuit Education in Ontario.

Key responsibilities of the position include:

  • Communicate, create awareness, and promote TI’s Employment Services to clients, community partners, employers and other stakeholders;

  • Manage the Employment, Skills and Partnership Fund;

  • Develop the annual operational plan and work to meet the operational objectives and targets ;

  • Develop work plans and timelines for projects and produce status reports with critical milestones;

  • Prepare reports for the funder on service delivery to clients and contribute to TI’s annual report;

  • Work with TI staff to develop proposals for consideration for long‐term sustainability of projects;

  • Work with Finance, ensure close monitoring and compliance with budgetary expenditures;

  • Facilitate on the job training, targeted wage subsidy and short‐term job creation initiatives;

  • Provide ongoing workplace support for the Inuit Qanuininnirmut Ikajuqtiit program participants;

  • Source, screen and engage with external service providers to deliver employment related programming and other services to TI clients;

  • Collaborate with Indigenous Employment Service Providers and Inuit Organizations;

  • Collaborate with other TI staff to harmonize and bridge client services, identify new project opportunities, develop partnership strategies; and

  • Establish and lead advisory/work groups for project tasks and facilitate group meetings.


The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of the Ontario labour market, Inuit culture, values, the unique needs, and issues impacting Inuit communities, and employment barriers faced by Inuit. They will also have familiarity of employment and training agencies, programs, and supports for the Inuit community.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, financial management skills, information and project management skills and supervisory skills are necessary.

The ability to deliver presentations, coordinate meetings, events, and other engagement activities, prepare proposals, reports, and briefings, and use computers (Microsoft Office, e-mail, and Internet) are all requirements of the position.

Post-secondary education in a relevant field is required; must have three (3) years’experience in program management, economic/business development, training, employment counselling, business advisory services or another relevant field and two (2) years’ experience managing staff or leading a team. A combination of related education and experience may be accepted. Fluency in English is required and the ability to communicate in Inuktitut is an asset.

Salary and Benefits

  • TI offers a competitive salary;

  • TI provides paid sick, personal and family sickness leave days, and a comprehensive group benefits insurance plan which includes a 24/7 confidential Employee and Family Assistance Plan; and

  • Vacation (3 weeks/year upon hire).

Deadline for applications is March 12th, 2021

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to

Preference in hiring will be given to qualified Inuit candidates, applicants are encouraged to self-identify.

If TI is unsuccessful in hiring an applicant with the required qualifications, TI may offer the position as an ‘in-training’ opportunity to an Inuit candidate until the full requirements of the position are met.

The successful candidate for this position will be required to obtain a vulnerable sector check with results acceptable to TI. We thank all interested candidates in advance, but unfortunately, we are only able to respond to those selected for an interview.

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit our website at to learn more about our programs and services.

Accommodations for applicants with disabilities is available upon request.

TI’s main office is located at 1071 Richmond Road, Ottawa, which is conveniently located close to Britannia Bay, walking and biking trails, and all major transportation access points. It is close to major amenities including gyms, malls and restaurants. Parking is free on the premise.

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