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Call For Expressions of Interest For the Role of Chair of the National Committee on Inuit Education

Background

The National Strategy on Inuit Education was introduced in 2011 to close gaps in education systems common to all Inuit regions. The National Committee on Inuit Education (NCIE) oversees the implementation of the National Strategy. The NCIE Chair guides the work of the NCIE with support from ITK’s Amaujaq Centre for Inuit Education. For more information on the work of the Amaujaq Centre visit www.amaujaq.ca.

Earlier this year, Mary Simon stepped down as NCIE Chair after two productive years in the role. In accordance with the NCIE Terms of Reference, the ITK Board of Directors will be appointing a new NCIE Chairperson for a term of three years, beginning in November 2014.

Role of the NCIE Chair

The position of NCIE Chair is fundamental to the successful implementation of the National Strategy. The NCIE Chair has the following responsibilities:

  • Participate in the work of the NCIE.
  • Serve as the primary spokesperson for the NCIE at fundraising, regional and national events.
  • Lead the development of meeting agendas for all NCIE meetings and teleconferences.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the National Strategy.
  • Provide regular updates to the NCIE, to the ITK Board and project sponsors.

*Note: The NCIE Chair is a voluntary position. However, ITK’s Amaujaq Centre will cover costs associated with travel to NCIE events and meetings.

Applicants are asked to submit:

1. Proof of land claims beneficiary status
2. A one-page letter expressing your interest in the role of NCIE Chair. The letter should describe the experience and skills you bring to the role and your vision for implementation of the National Strategy.

by 5 pm EST on September 29, 2014.
Expressions of Interest will be considered by the ITK Board of Directors at their meeting in early November. The decision will be communicated to all candidates by mid-November.