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Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, Kuujjuaq
2021 December 10

The board of directors of the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services (NRBHSS) is seeking potential candidates for the position of executive director. For that purpose, the board of directors has tasked a committee, composed of several of its members, with selecting a candidate able to assume the leadership of the NRBHSS. This committee is therefore inviting interested candidates to read the present call for interest and apply in writing to the address provided. The chosen candidate will be mentored and trained by the outgoing Executive Director.



Summary Description and Primary Responsibilities


As executive director, the selected candidate shall assume responsibility for the administration, operations and development of the NRBHSS, in accordance with the guidelines of the board of directors and the expected results.


The executive director shall fall under the authority of the board of directors and shall see to the execution of its decisions. He or she shall represent the NRBHSS in dealings with other community partners as well as local, regional and provincial organizations.


Under the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement, the executive director shall ensure efforts toward improvement of Nunavimmiut health, in particular by guaranteeing access to the care and services provided in the Nunavik health and social services network. Further, he or she shall see to the coordination of the establishment of health and social services in the region, particularly in terms of funding, human resources and specialized services.


The executive director must be capable of working within a vast and complex legal framework as well as with obligations of performance and transparency. He or she must also adhere to the organization’s values: respect, quality, cooperation, integrity and equity.


Admissibility Criteria for the Call for Interest


5 years experience in senior management or leadership positions, and 15 years of work experience;

Inclusive leadership and team player;

Ability to speak Inuktitut;

Familiarity with the region of Nunavik;

University degree in administration or a related discipline shall be considered a major asset;

Familiarity with the health and social services network and its service supply and administration;

Management skills and courage;

Will and capacity to engage in the public interest, particularly that of JBNQA beneficiaries, to improve the accessibility, continuity and fluidity of services

Status as beneficiary of the JBNQA shall be considered a major asset

Availability for regular travel

Conditions and benefits

Salary and working conditions are in accordance with standards - class HC 07 and the workplace is in Kuujjuaq.


Northern benefits: retention premium ($6,000/year), isolation premium ($10,015/year), cost-of-living allowance ($3,085/year) and, if hired more than 50 km from Kuujjuaq, subsidized housing provided, moving and storage expenses reimbursed, annual personal trips from Kuujjuaq to point of hiring provided, etc.

Additional details

Interested candidates should send their application, no later than November 29th, 2021, at 5:00 p.m., care of:


Human Resources

Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services

P.O. Box 900, Kuujjuaq, Québec J0M 1C0


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