Chief Executive Officer

Bring your passion for social justice and political advocacy and your seasoned management experience to an integral organization in the Canadian Arctic. The Legal Services Board of Nunavut (LSB) is seeking a Chief Executive Officer to lead the territorial legal aid organization that is critical to the ongoing 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 aid 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 (GN) and Government of Canada, LSB 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 three years, with a possible term up to five 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 aid services and ensuring access to justice in criminal law, family law, and civil poverty law.

Responsible for the general conduct and effective, economical management of the functions and activities of the organization, 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 obligations and 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.

The successful candidate must be eligible to join the Nunavut Law Society and practice law in Nunavut (statutory requirement). The candidate will bring broad based knowledge of the judicial system, the legal aid system, and the private legal profession. Experience as a senior executive with strong financial acumen and budgeting, along with management of human resources and technology functions will round out the skill set required to succeed in the role. The ideal candidate must have 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.

Applications should be submitted online at https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/17161. For more information, please contact Julia Robarts of Odgers Berndtson at julia.robarts@odgersberndtson.com or 1 866-962-1990 ext. 323.

The Legal Services Board of Nunavut is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and The Legal Services Board of Nunavut throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.