The Director of Human Rights is responsible for the general administration of the NWT Human Rights Act. The Director acts as the Registrar of Complaints and Secretary to the NWT Human Rights Commission. S/he supervises the investigation of human rights complaints, assists in mediation, makes referrals to adjudication, and defers and dismisses complaints.
Eligible candidates are Canadian residents with knowledge of or experience in a northern cultural setting. Candidates must have experience and an interest in, and a sensitivity to, human rights, as stated in subsection 16 (3) of the Act.
The skills and knowledge necessary for this position are typically attained through the completion of six years of postsecondary education including a degree in Law or a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline and five to seven years of management experience, or a Bachelor’s degree and seven or more years of management experience. Equivalencies will be considered. Remuneration is dependent on qualifications and experience.
Applications should provide a resume or curriculum vitae, three references and a cover letter explaining your qualifications and why you are interested in being the NWT Director of Human Rights.
Appointment is contingent on a satisfactory Criminal Records Check.