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By Michel Patry


Under the supervision of the Board of Directors and the Executive Director, the Operation Manager provides leadership for the implementation of strategies and objectives of the Institute, and is also responsible for planning, organizing and supervising the Institute’s projects and activities.

- Develops strategies for projects related to the mission of the organization in conjunction with the departments and the Executive Director.

- Ensures that all rules and governance policies are respected. Actively participates to the logistics of major events (e.g. annual meeting) in close collaboration with the Executive Director.

- In conjunction with the Executive Director, develop a communication and public relation strategy, represents the organization and participates to various events.

- Acts as senior advisor for political issues to the Board of Directors and the President.

- Responsible for the preparation of documents and files relating to all projects and activities to be carried out within the organization.

- Supervises the activities related to the management of technical, real property and material resources.

- Works collegially with the Accounting and Finance Director to ensure the monitoring of financial goals.

- In collaboration with the Executive Director and the Office manager, ensures a healthy human resources management and selects and hires the staff of the Institute.

- Perform other related tasks.

Job requirements:

- Degree in Management (or equivalent) combined to ten years of experience as Manager in a non-profit organization in the field of culture (an asset) or the equivalent.

- Knowledge of aboriginal cultures and mainly political, socio-economic and cultural issues related to Nunavik.

- Bilingual (oral and written / French and English). The knowledge of Inuktitut is an asset.

- Advanced computer skills.

- Proven abilities in leadership (communication, ability to influence and lead, employees’ motivation, etc.)

- Strong interpersonal skills and broad open mindedness.

- Strategic thinking and ability to develop strategic partnerships.

- Interest and curiosity about indigenous cultures and Nunavik.

- Ability to establish and maintain trusting relationships with employees and management.

- Availability to travel regularly to Nunavik.

Additional information:

- Permanent, full time.

- Competitive salary based on experience and wide range of benefits – Added benefits for JBNQA beneficiaries.

- Deadline to submit resumes: November 24, 2023.

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. AVATAQ is an equal opportunity employer.

Submit applications to:

Michel Patry, Office Manager

4150, Ste-Catherine St. W. suite 320

Westmount, Québec, H3Z 2Y5

Fax: 514 989-8789

E-mail: michel.patry@avataq.qc.ca