Terminologist

Policy Advancement · Ottawa, Ontario
Department Policy Advancement
Employment Type Permanent Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

APPLICANTS WHO ARE INUIT BENEFICIARIES UNDER A LAND CLAIMS AGREEMENT WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY HIRING.  WE ENCOURAGE APPLICANTS TO SELF-IDENTIFY. 

PLEASE APPLY BY May 28, 2021


JOB SUMMARY

Under the general direction and supervision of the Manager, the Terminologist will assist in the development, implementation, and maintenance of a terminology management system to advance the use of Inuktut in Inuit Nunangat and at ITK through the development of new terminology and documentation of existing terms.  As a member of the ITK’s Inuktut Team, the Terminologist will work closely with Inuit Language Resource Coordinator and related committees. Exercises mostly independent judgement in the course of carrying out own coordination activities in relation to other activities in the department or other departments.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

 PLANNING

  • Create a terminology management process
  • Make recommendations on ways to improve terminology processes
  • Prepare proposals for Departmental projects and new initiatives;
  • Prepare project plans;
  • Lead project working groups;
  • Participate in the development of departmental operational and project plans;
  • Conducting feasibility studies.

 

 POLICY

  • Conduct research, internal consultation and external consultation with Inuit organizations as required, including documenting existing and gaps in terminology concepts;
  • Assist in the development of Department policies; and,
  • Design and conduct regional consultations and research projects, as required;

 

 

COMMUNICATION

  • Make presentations to working groups and ITK Board of Directors;
  • Draft and produce business cases, reports, studies and other documents;
  • Report as required to the Manager;
  • Assist the Manager in liaising with National, Regional Inuit Organizations and other agencies for the continued operation of the program, including representing ITK in meetings and conferences or on committees and task forces as assigned by the Manager. 
  • Receive and respond to requests from ITK departments regarding standard terminology in Inuktut; and ongoing translation, revision and proofreading projects.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE

  • Establish and maintain policy and research records and systems as required;
  • Create terminology records in a database
  • Compile regular reports of program activities, as required;
  • Identify and make recommendations on program budgetary and operational requirements by collecting, analysing, projecting and drafting program information;
  • Prepares reports, records, tables and maintains files and related program documents as required, including the number of terms entered

 

Performs other duties as assigned.

 

KEY CONTACTS

  • Must be able to work both independently and co-operatively with a variety of individuals and groups, including land claim organizations and governments
  • Consulting with Elders and other language experts through workshops and on-line forums to solicit input on new terminology

 


QUALIFICATIONS

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Excellent research skills
  • Strong organizational skills, combined with flexibility and the ability to multi-task
  • Ability to manage one's own time, and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Acute attention to detail, spelling and grammar
  • Exceptional problem solving/critical thinking skills
  • Ability to maintain professionalism in all situations, especially under tight deadlines
  • Ability to work toward consensus with individuals and organizations on controversial issues
  • Ability to use a computer and to conduct research via the internet
  • Comfortable learning new software
  • The ability to work well with a team
  • Commitment to enhancing one's language skills and knowledge on an on-going basis
  • Ability to classify terms by domain
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills (primarily in Inuktitut and English);
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of Canadian Inuit culture and language issues, including working knowledge of Inuit land claims agreements, governance structures, and Inuit priorities related to Socio-Economic Development

 

EXPERIENCE

  • Previous experience proofreading Inuktut documents
  • Participation in training programs related to terminology and/or linguistics
  • Experience working with unilingual elders
  • A minimum of three years’ experience as an Inuktut language professional or Inuktut translator
  • Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance

 

EDUCATION

  • Certification as a translator
  • Completion of Grade Twelve or equivalent.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Politically sensitive issues may become stressful
  • Operational direction is provided by the Director
  • Intensified timelines when workload is large
  • Office environment: frequent use of computer, and telephone

 

*Applicants who are a Beneficiary under a Land Claims Agreement will be given priority hiring. We encourage applicants to self-identify.

 

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest in ITK however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

K however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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  • Location
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Department
    Policy Advancement
  • Employment Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced