Director of Programs


Permanent / Full-time


Executive Management Department

salary range

$98,775 to $138,310


Kuujjuaq, Québec

jos posting end date

August 8, 2023

Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre has adopted a development plan which provides for an expansion of its services and workforce as well as for the building of a new Centre. The new Centre will see:

  • An increase in volume of individual adult guests.
  • The welcoming of adult guests of both sexes simultaneously.
  • The delivery of family therapeutic services.
  • Creation of new departments and expansion of staff and budget.

In this context, the Director of Programs plays a crucial role for all program services departments in:

  • Supporting day to day management of Isuarsivik in a context of rapid growth.
  • Supporting the implementation of the Development Plan.
  • Overseeing the development of the Recovery, Continued Care and Inuit Values and Practices (IVP) Departments.
  • Ensuring collaborative work between the clinical departments and teams to ensure the design of the programs and delivery of services are based on a holistic and integrative approach.
  • Mentoring mid-managers in the process of creating new departments and/or expanding the staff and services under their responsibility.
  • Promoting Isuarsivik as an Inuit culturally sensitive recovery centre offering distinctive and specific programs to deal with all kinds of addictions and intergenerational trauma.

Purpose of position

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Director of Programs is responsible for leading the development and maintenance of all Program Services teams and services offered. As well as assisting in the management of the day-to-day operations of Isuarsivik and assigned projects.

Essential duties
and responsibilities

Management (Recovery, Continued Care and IVP)
  • Lead the Program Services departments of Isuarsivik.
  • Lead in building and retaining an effective team of regular and contracted program services staff.
  • Evaluate the performance of each program manager annually.
  • Deploy systems and initiatives to support the academic and professional development of the department staff.
  • Support the implementation of Isuarsivik’s Development plan and lead the Program Services department in their responsibilities.
  • Lead, support and collaborate with various committees and project managers.
  • Maintain and fosters positive public relations as well as effective communications with funding agencies.
  • Collaborate with Isuarsivik’s partners in assuring the planning, designing and delivery of quality programs in the field of addictions.
  • Lead the development, implementation and maintenance of systems that establish harmonious working environments that encourage employees to be creative, productive and truly vested in supporting the goals of Isuarsivik.
  • Lead the development, implementation and maintenance of systems that ensure quality care for Isuarsivik’s guests using both Accreditation Canada and MSSS’s standards.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
Strategic plan 2019-2022 & Transition plan towards the new centre
  • Execution of the Transition plan responsibilities and strategic planning for the Program Services departments.
  • Assume management responsibility of the Transition Plan-Program Services components towards the new Centre and mentor the mid-management team to ensure operational readiness.


  • University degree in a discipline of social intervention.
Work experience
  • 10 years in a management position in the social intervention field.
  • 5 years as a Clinician in the field.
  • Experience in an inpatient recovery facility.
  • Experience as a leader of an organization which experienced major growth or significant transformation would be an asset.
  • Knowledge in finance, accounting or budgeting.
  • Significant work experience in Nunavik or in another indigenous context would be considered an asset.
Knowledge and Skills
  • Understanding of the Isuarsivik’s Mission and Mandate.
  • Ability to mentor teams and managers in a cross-cultural context.
  • Strong communication (both oral and written) skills.
  • Ability to communicate professionally with Board members, staff members, proponents, and the general public.
  • Good planning and organizational skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills including the ability to use tact and diplomacy and work under pressure.
  • Able to use all common office equipment including computer, projector and Microsoft Office suite.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Promotes and maintains a healthy lifestyle in the community.
  • Ability to read, write and speak Inuktitut as well as English are mandatory.

Work environment

  • Isuarsivik is undergoing a major development process that requires flexibility, creativity and adaptability.
  • The incumbent must balance multiple demands and urgent requests from guests, staff and partners.
  • Must be prepared to meet the personal and professional challenges associated with living in a northern, isolated community with limited resources.

Salary / Benefits

  • Working conditions are based on Nunavik’s health and social services network.
  • Salary will be determined depending on qualifications and experience.
  • Probation period.
  • Mentorship or training program available (if requirements are not met).

It is the Centre’s objective to favor and promote the employment of beneficiaries from one of the Inuit land claims agreements. Therefore, it is at the discretion of the Board to waive any of the qualification requirements and implement a training or mentoring plan if necessary.

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