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Executive Director

The Inuit Circumpolar Council (Canada) is seeking candidates for the position of Executive Director.

About Us:

ICC Canada (ICC) is a non-profit organization led by a nine-member Board of Directors comprising of the elected leaders of the four land-claims settlement regions: Inuvialuit, Nunatsiavut, Nunavik, and Nunavut. The Board includes additional representation from Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada and National Inuit Youth Council.

Founded in 1977, the ICC represents 160,000 Inuit of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and Chukotka (Russia) at the international level in forums such as the Arctic Council, United Nations, the global climate change negotiations (UNFCCC), and many other venues.

Job Summary:

ICC’s next Executive Director is a dynamic individual with a proven track record who is passionate about the vital issues facing Inuit at the global level. As our Executive Director, you will lead the organization in its evolution by increasing ICC’s visibility and create awareness of ICC’s advocacy for Canadian Inuit in international venues.

Under the general direction of ICC’s Board of Directors, the Executive Director will oversee and co-ordinate the operation of the Board of Directors and undertake follow-up work as directed by the Board of Directors.

Each year, in accordance with ICC’s Operational Plan, the Executive Director is responsible for delivering and reporting on key priorities and objectives at the end of the fiscal year.

You will be critical in motivating staff, developing key partnerships, and leading a strong international organization towards its strategic goals and objectives – ultimately improving living conditions for Inuit Arctic regions.

Duties and Responsibilities:


• Collaborates with the Board of Directors to refine and implement the strategic plan while ensuring that the budget, staff, and priorities are aligned with ICC’s mission, vision, and values.
• Identifies, assesses, and informs the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the organization.
• Conducts official correspondence on behalf of the Board as appropriate and jointly with the Board when appropriate.
• Represents the organization at government/foundation/public events meetings within Canada and abroad.
• Engages the Treasurer to fulfil fundraising and development targets.
• Prepares and issues written notice to the Board with Meeting Agendas and supporting material, including an annual activity report.
• Ensures all Board decisions are consistent with ICC’s bylaws and objectives.
• Ensures that all provisions of the by-laws are adhered to and makes recommendations to amendments to By-laws as required.


• Develops annual operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of ICC.
• Liaisons with the International Chair, Greenland, Alaska and Chukotka offices.
• Oversees the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization.
• Drafts policies for the approval of the Board and prepares procedures to implement the organizational policies and resolutions; reviews existing policies on an annual basis and recommend changes to the Board as appropriate.

Program & projects planning and management:

• Oversees the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of the organization’s programs and projects while ensuring that they reflect the priorities of the Board.
• Monitors the day-to-day delivery of the programs and projects of the organization to maintain or improve quality.
• Oversees the planning, fundraising, document preparations and logistical arrangements for the General Assemblies.

Human resources planning and management:

• Determines staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery.
• Oversees the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures and practices including the development of job descriptions for all positions.
• Responsible for the recruitment and hiring of all staff.
• Monitors the performance of staff on an on-going basis, mentors as appropriate to improve performance and conduct an annual performance review.

Financial planning and management:

• Prepares, in consultation with staff, a comprehensive annual budget.
• Work with the Board to secure adequate funding for the operation of the organization.
• Responsible for researching funding sources, overseeing the development of fund-raising plans and writing funding proposals to increase the funds of the organization.
• Singing authority ICC for contracts, agreements, financial transactions, and other legal documents.
• Administers the funds, approve expenditures, and monitors the cash flow according to the approved budget and within the authority delegated by the Board.
• Provides the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the organization.
• Ensures that the organization complies with all legislation covering taxation and withholding payments.


Education and Experience

• Post-Secondary degree in related field (i.e., business administration, business management, etc.) from a recognized college or university.
• A minimum of 8 years’ experience working at the senior management level, preferably within an Inuit, non-profit or non-government organization.
• Experience in fundraising or similar work experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• The desire and ability to lead the ICC by collaboratively developing and implementing its strategic vision.
• Extensive knowledge of the Arctic, its key leaders, organizations, business, and the issues facing Inuit.
• Demonstrated experience working with Boards of Directors.
• Proven ability to build successful relationships with government representatives, organizations, and funders.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Ability to communicate effectively in an Inuit language is an asset.
• Ability to travel and represent ICC in a variety of international and domestic environments.

Should you wish to apply for this position, please forward your resume to by May 10, 2021. Only candidates of interest will be contacted.

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