Senior Policy Advisors – Justice; Health and Social Development; Environment, Oceans and Wildlife; Education; Economic Development

Senior Policy Advisors - Justice; Health and Social Development; Environment, Oceans and Wildlife; Education; Economic Development


Reporting to a Manager within the Department of Policy Advancement, the Senior Policy Advisor will work towards promoting and improving the place of Canada’s Inuit in a number of policy areas. This position provides recommendations to improve policy and associated outcomes for Inuit and act as a liaison between government departments, Inuit organizations and non-government organizations. In addition, the incumbent coordinates and facilitates designated program activities in close cooperation with Inuit regions, ITK staff and federal/provincial/territorial stakeholders, ensuring goals and objectives are met in accordance with prescribed priorities, timelines and funding. Policy advancement areas – Justice; Health and Social Development; Environment, Oceans and Wildlife; Education; Economic Development. 




  • Act as a lead on file specific matters as assigned and prioritized by the Manager; 
  • Draft, edit and produce reports, studies, position papers, policy statements and other documents in relation to assigned policy areas (i.e. health and social development; environment and wildlife; education, language, culture and economic development); 
  • Identify evidence gaps related to assigned policy areas and collaborate with partners to fill these gaps; 
  • Participate in the development of departmental and organizational strategic, operations and work plans; 
  • Conduct analyses and formulate recommendations/positions as they relate to policy development at the national level; 
  • Facilitate and coordinate the efforts of various working groups and committees associated with assigned policy areas; 
  • Consult/collaborate with colleagues within ITK, Regional Inuit Organizations and provincial and territorial governments, and other relevant bodies working in various policy areas; 
  • Collaborate with relevant national policy stakeholders, organizations and associations; 
  • Attend meetings and conduct teleconferences (as necessary) to ensure regular communications with key stakeholders assigned to specific policy areas; 
  • Coordinate the management of assignments from start to finish, including budget monitoring, consultation activities, working group/committee work, workshop and teleconference organization and logistics, communications, and various reporting requirements; 




  • Good working knowledge and understanding of a breadth of policy issues as they relate to Inuit in Canada; 
  • Knowledge and understanding of Inuit land claim agreements and organizations and related legislation and policy frameworks; 
  • Proven and effective writing, speaking, organization, facilitation, coordination, prioritization and time management skills; 
  • Ability to understand and interpret policy and legal documents, legislation, and regulation; 
  • Ability in the area of analysis, program development, evaluation, and consultation; 


  • General research and policy development experience; 
  • Experience with project management or program development; and 
  • Experience with partnership development and maintenance. 


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline: health, health sciences, nutrition, political/social science, environmental sciences, education, etc. with a minimum of 4 years of related work experience and/or field research in a similar role; OR 
  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent and a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in a similar role; 

We are looking for applicants with a variety of education and expertise (for different types of policy areas). The success applicant for the justice file will be working on policing and restorative justice issues, including gathering statistics and research, monitoring trends, reviewing policy and legislation, etc. Please ensure your application indicate which policy area you are interested in on your cover letter/resume. 



Conditional to ITK’s Human Resources Policies, you may be eligible for: • Group Insurance • RRSP contributions • Training allowance • Health and wellness allowance • Relocation allowance • Vacation – starting out at 3 weeks/year • Xmas break (usually between Xmas and New Year)

*Applicants who are a Beneficiary under a Land Claims Agreement will be given priority hiring. We encourage applicants to self-identify. We would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest in ITK however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.