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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, Legal Services Board of Nunavut (Iqaluit, NU) - Expires September 26, 2018

The Legal Services Board of Nunavut

Chief Executive Officer

Bring your passion for political advocacy and social justice and your seasoned management experience to an integral organization in the Canadian Arctic. The Legal Services Board of Nunavut (LSB) is seeking a new Chief Executive Officer to lead an organization that is critical to the on-going social, economic and political fabric of Nunavut. LSB is committed to enhancing access to justice for Nunavummiut to make a difference in their lives, their families’ lives and the communities they serve.

LSB is responsible for providing legal services to financially eligible Nunavummiut in the areas of criminal, family and civil law. Legal services are provided through three regional clinics (Cambridge Bay- Kitikmeot Law Centre, Rankin Inlet- Kivalliq Legal Services, and Iqaluit- Maliiganik Tukisiniarvik) each of which has a regional board of directors. Although publicly funded by the Government of Nunavut and Government of Canada, it is not a government department but an independent, arm’s length public agency.

LSB is looking to appoint a CEO for a minimum initial term of 3 years, with a possible term up to 5 years. Based in Rankin Inlet, the CEO will be responsible for furthering the aims and values of the Legal Services Board to continue to provide legal services and ensuring access to justice.

Responsible for the general conduct and effective, economical management of the functions and activities of the Board, the CEO will provide equitable management and staff support. The CEO will liaise with the community and government as an advocate of policy and law reform to ensure the LSB can meet the primary goals of the organization. Traveling to meet with Federal and GN representatives, visiting regional and territorial clinics and senior staff stationed throughout the region is important to ensure sound operational and financial management. A key element of the role is to foster strong relationships with stakeholders internally and externally, particularly the public at large and especially with the local Inuit population spread across this vast territory.

To be eligible for this position, the candidate must be eligible to join the Nunavut Law Society and be eligible to practice law in Nunavut (statutory requirement). The candidate will necessarily bring broad based knowledge of the judicial system, the legal aid system and private legal profession pertaining to Family, Civil and Criminal law. Experience as a senior executive, strong financial acumen, prior experience in P/L management, and management of human resources and technology functions will round out the skill set required to succeed in the role. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with outstanding leadership capabilities and will bring a demonstrated understanding and sensitivity to Indigenous communities and their issues, gained either through previous work on Indigenous matters or as a member of the community.

Consideration of candidates will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations, applications, and expressions of interest may be submitted online at https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/14909 or forwarded, in confidence, to Elaine Roper or Dania Zargaran at dania.zargaran@odgersberndtson.com.

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