Regional Manager, Career Development

Job Summary

Location: Norman Wells
Department: Education, Culture and Employment
Job ID: 23097
Salary: $100,269 - $119,750
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Open until filled

Department Information

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) provides the residents of the Northwest Territories with access to quality programs, services and support to assist them in making informed and productive choices for themselves and their families with regard to education, training, careers, employment and labour, child development, languages, culture and heritage.

Job Information

The Regional Manager (Manager), Career Development is accountable for planning, directing, controlling and evaluating the delivery of Career and Employment development, Apprenticeship, Literacy and Labour Market Agreement programs and services, in accordance with the GNWT Acts, regulations and departmental policies, to maximize employment and education opportunities for applicants in the Region and to ensure accountability and results.

Knowledge of the strategic goals and direction of the GNWT, the department, Education, Culture and Employment, Aurora College, Indigenous Governments and organizations and Non-government organizations to provide context and direction for staff delivery of programs and services;
Knowledge of NWT labour market, employment and training trends to ensure programs and services target client needs;
Knowledge of career development, human resource development and adult learning theory and practices to ensure programs and services are appropriate for the client base;
Proven, effective communication skills, interpersonal skills, organizational skills, people management skills, time management skills, and analytical skills to deal productively and effectively with staff, customers, and various partners on training and labour market matters;
Knowledge of the content and interpretation of the Apprenticeship, Trade and Occupations Certificate Act, Collective Agreement, Excluded Employee Handbook, the Public Service Act, the Human Resource Manual to support staff in making appropriate interpretations;
Proven leadership and management skills to effectively manage, coach and supervise staff including the ability to negotiate staff policies, resolve disputes and evaluate worker performance;
Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and experience in the applications of accounting theories and principles to ensure compliance with GNWT Financial legislation including the ability to analyze variance reports;
Knowledge of general contracting protocols to ensure compliance with the GNWT's Financial Administration Act;
Excellent computer skills including experience with spreadsheets and word processing applications (such as Microsoft Excel and Word) to convey financial information, including a facility with computerized financial data bases.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

A degree in Education or the Social Sciences, plus three years of experience in the career development field and one year of supervisory experience.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Sahtu HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 360 
Tel (867) 587-7150
Fax (867) 587-2173

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #23097 Closing Date: Open till filled

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $51.42 per hour (approximately $100,269.00 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance