Expiry Date: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019


The City of Iqaluit is looking for a dynamic Youth Programmer who wants to make a difference in our community!


Title:                Youth Programmer

Department:    Recreation

Reference #:    10-1058

Status:             Full-time permanent

Salary:             $61,181.45 per annum, 37.5 hour/week


Allowance:      $20,907.43 per annum

Union Status:  Unionized


Closing Date:  Open until filled


This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.


The Youth Programmer reports to and works with the Youth Coordinator to provide a safe and stimulating environment for those between the ages of 9 and 18 years old.  This is done through developing and implementing recreational programs at the centre and in the community, providing training to Youth Leaders and volunteers, supervising activities, assisting with special events and fundraising in the community, keeping the youth informed through local media, youth centre newsletter, website and other avenues, and by promoting a safe, drug and alcohol free environment by seeting a positive example to youth.  Other duties include, but are not limited to: assisting in workshops that concern youth, keeping accurate records of youth participants and counselling youth on various issues and referring them to appropriate agencies or services as needed. 

This position requires dependability to work days, evenings, some weekends, as well as, being on call when required.  This position may be subject to a shift rotation between day and night shifts. 



  • College or University degree in Recreation or directly related field

  • Minimum three years’ experience working in a recreational setting

  • Minimum two years’ supervisory experience

  • Proven leadership skills

  • Valid CPR and First Aid certifications

  • Class 5 Driver’s License

  • Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Strong computer skills

  • Effective communication skills both orally and in writing

The following are considered definite assets:  ASSIST (Suicide prevention training), High Five training, safe food handling training, and the ability to speak and write in both English and Inuktitut.

Equivalencies that include a combination of education and experience may be considered.


Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate would be required to submit a Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check.  In addition, a TB Test and an acceptable Driver’s Abstract is required for this position. 


Please email your resume and credentials quoting Reference # to: hr@city.iqaluit.nu.ca



Human Resources, City of Iqaluit                       www.city.iqaluit.nu.ca 

PO Box 460                                                      Phone:  867.979.5619

Iqaluit, Nunavut  X0A 0H0                                  E-mail: hr@city.iqaluit.nu.ca 


  • The City of Iqaluit embraces the intent and spirit of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.  Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit; Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive consideration under this agreement
  • Only those selected to interview will be contacted