Chair, School of Health and Human Services

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Location: Yellowknife

Department: Aurora College

Job Code: 14063

Salary: $109,493 - $130,709

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

Aurora College is focused on student success and is committed to supporting the development of our Northern society through excellence in education, training and research that is culturally sensitive and responsive to the people we serve.


Job Information

The Chair of the School of Health and Human Services reports to the Vice President, Education and Training, on all academic and administrative matters concerning the School of Health and Human Services and, in support of learner success, and works closely with other College staff including: Manager, Program Development & Evaluation; Manager, Communications and College Relations; the Vice President, Student Affairs; Vice President, Community & Extensions; Registrar, and Librarian.

Aurora College uses a multi-campus delivery model. The Chair is responsible for ensuring the School fully embraces programs, staff and students at all three campuses.

The Chair oversees all Health and Human Services Programs, College-wide, throughout the NWT including: the Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Post-Graduate Certificate in Remote Nursing; Practical Nursing Diploma; Diploma in Social Work; Community Health Representative; and Personal Support Worker. The four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree is delivered in partnership with the University of Victoria. The Social Work Diploma Program is delivered in partnership with the University of Regina.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Post-Graduate Certificate in Remote Nursing, Practical Nursing Diploma, and Diploma in Social Work Programs are delivered at the Yellowknife Campus.   Other health programs may be delivered, dependent upon regional requests, throughout the NWT. The Chair facilitates community-based delivery in collaboration with the appropriate campus and regional staff and the VP, Community and Extensions.

At any given time, Faculty in the School of Health and Human Services is comprised of 23 full-time and six casual staff, reporting to the Chair, some directly and some through Program Heads and Senior Instructors.

Student enrollment in the School is, on average, 50 part-time and 150 full-time students .

The Chair of the School of Health and Human Services is responsible for a budget of approximately $2.5 million annually, which includes O&M, staff and programs.

The School of Health and Human Services, under the Chair’s direction, has significant impact on: the delivery of credible programing to maintain transfer agreements and academic partnerships; the availability of qualified, northern  social workers and healthcare professionals;  the confidence of employers in the field to hire School of Health and Human Services graduates and, by extension, the health and well-being of all residents and communities of the NWT as a whole;  and the credibility of Aurora College and its partner organizations.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

  • Completion of a Master’s Degree in Nursing;
  • Completion of a Certificate, Diploma or Degree in Adult Education or equivalent
  • Five years experience  as a Registered Nurse 
  • Three years supervisory experience in a northern community;
  • Five years instructional experience in the field of Health & Human Services;
  • Three years Health & Human Services program development & research experience
  • The incumbent is required to be a Registered Nurse with the Registered Nurses Association of NWT and Nunavut.


  • A deep understanding of Aboriginal and Northern health education issues

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Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $56.15 per hour to $67.03 per hour (approximately $109,493.00 - $130,709.00) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


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


Criminal Records Check

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


Affirmative Action

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


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.


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 14063   

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Human Resources
Government of the Northwest Territories
YK Centre, 5th Floor
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445

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Services de gestion et de recrutement
Ministère des Ressources humaines
Gouvernement des Territoires du Nord-Ouest
YK Centre, 5e étage 
C. P. 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Téléc. : 867-873-0445

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