- Unique opportunity for a motivated Senior Administrative Officer to gain valuable, professional experience in Nunavut!
- Receive an attractive salary annual salary ranging from $130,000-$150,000, Northern Living Allowance of $25,000 and subsidized housing!
- Enjoy FULL benefits and 4 weeks of paid vacation!
The Arctic Bay area has been occupied for nearly 5,000 years by Inuit nomads migrating from the West. Today, Arctic Bay is a lively community with a population of about 1050, located in the northern part of the Borden Peninsula on Baffin Island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada.
The Inuktitut name for Arctic Bay is Ikpiarjuk which means "the pocket" in English. This name describes the high hills that surround the almost landlocked bay. To the southeast, the flat-topped King George V Mountain dominates the landscape of the hamlet. The community is served by annual supply sealift, and by the Arctic Bay Airport.
Arctic Bay is host to multiple recreational events and institutions. There are several sports teams and activities that meet regularly at the gym. Basketball, soccer, volleyball and hockey are the most popular activities. There is also a hockey rink open to the public during the winter months. The local Community Hall, known as the C Hall, is host to a variety of recreational activities such as ping pong and pool. The C Hall also hosts community dances. Outdoor activities remain quite common, including ice fishing and hunting activities to supplement food and clothing needs.
The municipality of Hamlet of Arctic Bay has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Administrative Officer to join our team in the Hamlet of Arctic Bay, Nunavut on a full-time basis.
As the administrative head, the SAO will be ensuring that the policies and programs of the municipality are implemented while advising and informing the Council on the operation and affairs of the municipality.
The successful candidate will be directing the day-to-day administrative operations, including human resources, budget tracking, and regulatory compliance. Concentrating on overall strategic planning and delegating tasks to senior managers, you will be reporting directly to the CEO in a challenging, fast-paced environment.
Some other areas of responsibility will include:
- Strategic planning – making key decisions for many departments, playing a significant part in determining the direction of the municipality
- Project management – driving the execution of projects from start to finish, making sure that deadlines and objectives are met from a high-level perspective
In order to qualify for this pivotal role, you will have 3-5 years of experience in a senior administrative role, along with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business. Previous accounting experience is required. Knowledge of local government management or equivalent formal education and experience is preferred. Experience in ACCPACC would be an asset.
As strong leadership, teamwork, and management skills are required to lead the team of municipal staff, the successful candidate must possess the ability to communicate with the public and the Council in presenting advice and recommendations on all matters affecting local government. Research skills and computer literacy are required.
The successful candidate will possess highly developed communication, organization, and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural setting. The ability to communicate in English is essential and the ability to speak Inuktitut is an asset.
As a proven decision-maker, strategic thinker and problem-solver, you can spot future opportunities while providing solutions and leading with integrity.
In appreciation of your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a highly attractive salary of $130,000-$150,000 based on experience and qualifications, plus benefits including:
- Northern Living Allowance of $25,000 annually
- 4 weeks of paid vacation
- Comprehensive health and dental benefits
- Pension plan with employer contribution
- Subsidized housing
- Company vehicle
Upon joining the Hamlet of Arctic Bay, you will be welcomed into a culture that is supportive and inclusive. You will also enjoy being part of a committed team of industry experts who genuinely want to see you succeed.
If you're looking for a new challenge with a forward-thinking employer where you can advance your skills, apply now!