IIBA Employment and Training Specialist
Mission for this Position
At Baffinland, we work and live beyond the Arctic Circle, mining iron ore at our Mary River property. Located in the Qikiqtani Region on Baffin Island, Nunavut, it’s one of the world’s most captivating and seldom seen destinations and we are looking for people ready to share, build, and grow with our company.

We are a unique company with a strong management team. Our leadership team has amassed specialty experience on northern mining projects from community consultation and permitting, through to operation. Our workforce brings together the modern practice of safe, sustainable mining and the enduring value of a traditional culture, which is rapidly advancing. The result is a work and community experience you won't find anywhere else.

We are looking to find an IIBA Employment and Training Specialist to join our team and to provide Leadership and direction to assist in developing our team.

Main Accountabilities
Lead the development of an Inuit Labour pool and compile a list of qualified Inuit candidates for consideration for all current and future positions.
  • Participate in the recruitment, interview and selection process of Inuit applicants for employment
  • Participate on the IIBA Joint Management Committee and, provide advice to management and staff on the employment, education and training provisions of the IIBA.
  • Lead efforts to reduce barriers to the employment and advancement of Inuit, and develop and maintain the employment database set out in Section 7.12.5 of the IIBA and be the liaison between QIA and the Company on employment-related issues.
  • Identify candidates for consideration and work closely with the QIA Employment and Training Coordinator, Government of Nunavut employment officers, Baffinland Community Liaison Officers.
  • Design and implement culturally suitable recruitment campaigns, job descriptions selection instruments and pre-employment training programs that encourage Inuit employment and reduce artificial barriers to employment and advancement of Inuit.
  • Maintain relations with education and training organizations and institutions to develop Inuit training and education programs;
  • Participate and represent Baffinland in career fairs and community meetings and events to disseminate information to secondary and post-secondary students on potential careers at Baffinland programs;
  • Design and monitor the delivery of pre-employment Work Readiness programs;
  • Coordinate the award of Baffinland Iron Ore Scholarships with Kakivak Association
  • Maintain an up-to-date list of all positions
  • Design and recommend of Inuit-specific Human Resource programs (i.e. cross cultural training, language training, and job specific skills training)
  • Participate in the onboarding of Inuit employees as required;
  • Develop apprenticeship and mentorship programs as well as training programs specifically designed to improve the access of Inuit women to employment opportunities in conjunction with other Human Resources team members
  • Develop or assist in the development of presentations and written submissions respecting Inuit education, training and employment.
  • Act as a point of contact for Inuit employees regarding counseling and support services outlined in Section 11.6 of the IIBA, including career counseling, employee support programs and financial management counseling
  • Assist the Baffinland IIBA Coordinator to prepare reports for the Joint IIBA Management and Executive Committees as per Article 20 of the IIBA.Provide assistance to Baffinland HR in the development of Prior Learning Assessment procedures and training initiatives to facilitate the recruitment, employment and training of Inuit.
  • Participate on multi-stakeholder committees as required.
  • Provide support to other Baffinland members of the Management and Executive Committees, including the BCLOs.
  • Other duties as assigned
Main Qualifications
Degree from a post-secondary institute
  • 5 or more years of experience working in education, training or related fields;
  • Extensive Knowledge of Inuit culture and North Baffin communities
  • Experience working in the North, preferably in Nunavut;
  • Fluency in Inuktitut and English
  • Membership in good standing of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association or other Nunavut Regional Inuit Associations
  • Excellent oral, interpersonal, written communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated research and writing skills;
  • Experience reporting to corporate and/or not-for-profit Board of Directors and committees
  • Working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheets software, as well as email and Internet
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Must be able to travel as required