Director for a New Research Management Organization for Nunavik

Job Description:

Nunavik regional organizations have jointly initiated plans to develop a new Nunavik organization that would manage and approve research, and help make sure research serves Nunavimmiut needs and priorities. The Steering Committee overseeing the development process is looking for a dynamic individual to act as the Start-up Director for this new organization (temporarily called the Nunavik Regional Research Authority or NRRA).


The NRRA is beginning its implementation phase. Based on meetings and interviews across the region in 2021, an Integrated Plan for the NRRA was developed, including details on the mission of the NRRA, its organizational structures and financial needs, as well as an implementation plan for bringing the NRRA to life. The Start-up Director will be central in leading the implementation phase. They will act as NRRA spokesperson and ensure that the necessary steps are taken to start and complete the work towards creating the NRRA. They will report to the Steering Committee who will be supervising the implementation phase.


Finalization of the NRRA implementation phase is currently planned for mid-2024. While this is a term contract (two years), it is expected to become a longer-term position moving into the NRRA’s operational phase, conditional on the NRRA being ready for such transition.


  • Acting as a spokesperson for the NRRA;
  • Giving presentations and leading engagement sessions;
  • Being the main point of contact for community members and researchers;
  • Securing and managing the necessary funding for the implementation activities and in view of the first years of operation of the NRRA;
  • Maintaining partners’ engagement;
  • Managing the implementation activities (e.g., research database creation and research priority setting, planning the hiring process, securing office space, etc.);
  • Ensuring that the implementation plan is followed and adapted as necessary;
  • Any other tasks required by the Steering Committee.


  • Fluency in Inuktitut and English;
  • Experience in public speaking;
  • Experience representing and leading an organization;
  • Must be able to work well independently and as part of a team;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with diverse organizations;
  • Efficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Experience securing funding and managing budgets;
  • Experience with research an asset;
  • Ability to work from home (including providing own work space, equipment, etc.).


All marginal benefits available to employees of the Corporation as outlined in the Makivvik Corporation Human Resources Policy Manual

It is the Corporation’s objective to favor and promote the employment of Inuit beneficiaries of the JBNQA.

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