The Qajuqturvik Food Centre (QFC) seeks an Executive Director (ED) for its facility in the heart of Iqaluit as it transitions into Nunavut’s first Community Food Centre, in partnership with Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC). This is a full-time position that reports to the QFC Board of Directors. The QFC is a registered charity that conducts varied programming with the aim of addressing the causes and effects of food insecurity on Iqalummiut and the community of Iqaluit as a whole.

The ED is the principal administrator of the QFC, ensuring its daily activities run smoothly. As such, with the support of the Board and other staff, the ED is responsible for:

  • society finances and correspondence;
  • recruitment, orientation and leadership of employees and volunteers;
  • organization and implementation of QFC programming;
  • program evaluation, annual reports, and statistics collection;
  • assistance with Inclusion Café, a subsidiary non-profit catering company and training program;
  • overseeing general maintenance of the facility;
  • maintaining contact and relationship with CFCC for consultation and regular updates to programs and fundraising; and
  • building a positive environment for clientele.

Other duties will be assigned by the board of directors as the mission and scope of the QFC continues to evolve. Travel may be required, as well as an ability to handle multiple tasks in a high-pressure environment. Some overtime is necessary. Work is indoors (office/kitchen), in an administrative/supervisory role, and requires an ability to manage multiple tasks, and respond to varying and sometimes competing stakeholder interests. Discretion is needed when dealing with sensitive and traumatic personal issues. Physical fatigue could be a consequence of mental and physical exertion.

The ideal candidate will have a combination of the following:

  • undergraduate degree, preferably in the social sciences or business, with additional fundraising education and/or training;
  • 5 or more years of experience working in a managerial role in the non-profit sector, preferably with a demonstrated capacity to manage projects to completion;
  • ability to lead/supervise a team of dedicated personnel with a variety of backgrounds and projects occurring simultaneously (including work-planning and performance reviews);
  • excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • a comprehensive understanding of financial management and reporting and experience with sourcing funding from a variety of sources in the not-for-profit sector;
  • experience/knowledge/interest in working in low-income, marginalized communities facing food insecurity and in Northern Canada (in particular Nunavut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut or Inuvialuit);
  • knowledge and interest in further understanding Nunavut (past and present) and Inuit culture;
  • the ability to demonstrate compassion, openness, flexibility and creativity when working with the general public and within an organization; and
  • Experience working in the community development or social service sector.

This position is subject to a criminal record check, a child abuse register check and proof of education and stated credentials. Candidates must currently live in or be willing to relocate to Iqaluit, and only applicants already eligible to work in Canada will be considered. To better serve our clientele, preference will be given to Inuit applicants. Fluency in Inuktitut is an asset.

Salary: $90,000 + $15,000 Northern Allowance

To apply, please submit a letter and resume to president@qajuqturvik.ca. Please do not hesitate to inquire in advance if you have any questions or concerns about the position. Only those candidates being considered will be contacted.

Open until filled