The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Library and Archives
Full-time - Permanent
Competition Number: 2019-167

Central Office 
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Department of Libraries & Educational Technology
Continuing Full Tiime Position: Commencing approximately July 15, 2019
Application deadline is 4PM, June 18, 2019
Competition No. 2019-167
Salary range: $41,066.29 to $48,222.40 annually

What you'll do


Reporting to the Director, Libraries & Educational Technology and under the functional guidance of the Copyright Officer, you will be the first point of contact for the College community in understanding and meeting copyright compliance and academic integrity requirements as per the Copyright Act of Canada, Fair Dealing Guidelines, NSCC Use of Copyright Materials Policy and the NSCC Academic Integrity Policy. You will triage all copyright inquiries and provide support for the College-wide activities and functions of the Copyright Office including responsibilities for copyright review and clearance processes; data input, tracking, and analysis; records management; procedures and documentation; education; citation and referencing support; responding to inquiries from faculty and staff; and liaising on copyright workflows with Print Services and Bookstores. This role also provides general administrative support for the Copyright Office and Director, Libraries & Educational Technology.

What you'll need


You are a collaborative, team player who takes personal accountability to deliver on what is expected in your role and you strive for excellence every day. You understand your position as a role model to each of our students and as such, you demonstrate the utmost professionalism, integrity and respect for all persons in everything you do. You are committed to life-long learning, occupational currency and a belief in NSCC's mission. You bring a learning-centered perspective to everything you do. You think broadly, celebrate diversity of thought, and respect the uniqueness of individuals. You flourish in a dynamic, changing and sometimes ambiguous environment by keeping informed and connected within your role and the College. Is this you?

Qualifications and Occupational Experience:

  • The minimum educational qualification for this position is college diploma in Library & Information Technology.
  • You have a minimum of 2 years of recent and related occupational experience that includes citation and reference creation, copyright, fair dealing and academic integrity in an educational context.
  • You have demonstrated experience working within, and providing guidance on, internal and external policies and procedures.
  • You have strong demonstrated computer literacy skills; which includes experience using Microsoft Office Suite (specifically Excel), AdobePro and Internet searching.
  • You are comfortable working in a digital environment; you take responsibility for acquiring knowledge about advancing technology; and you are committed to using technology in advancing your work.

Relevant Skills and Knowledge:

  • You demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • You possess excellent interpersonal skills and are able to interact at all levels of an organization
  • You are known for your superior customer service skills and are able to create a relationship of trust beyond the immediate interaction
  • Your superb team working skills enable you to contribute positively to a team environment
  • You have specific technical occupational knowledge and skill in citation and referencing
  • You have proven records and information management skills and abilities, specifically related to managing file repositories; data logging, tracking and analysis
  • You are known for your problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • You possess conflict management skills and the ability to negotiate challenging situations
  • You are a strong communicator both written and oral
  • You possess excellent coordination skills, specifically related to meeting time sensitive schedules and communications
  • You demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence and attention to detail.
  • You are dedicated to life-long learning to maintain currency in professional practice and emerging trends

A little bit about us

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Are you interested?

Work With Us

You will change lives. You will join committed individuals as we work to build Nova Scotia's economy and improve quality of life through education and innovation. As an NSCC employee, you will be part of that change.

You will find a place to grow personally and professionally with opportunities for professional development and collaborative projects.
You will do meaningful and challenging work in a publically accountable and respectful working and learning environment that is diverse, safe and inclusive. You will have the freedom to enable innovation, improvement and excellence.
You will celebrate the uniqueness of individuals. NSCC campuses are located on the traditional territory of the Mi'kmaq People. Nova Scotia Community College values diversity and inclusion and is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Aboriginal/Indigenous Persons, members of racially visible communities, persons with disabilities, and women. Applicants from these communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing an online questionnaire with your application.

NSCC offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package. As a learning-centred organization, we provide opportunities for every NSCC employee to be a life-long learner. Candidates selected for interviews will be expected to provide at least three recent, occupational references. The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.

NSCC is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. As part of this commitment, NSCC will ensure that applicants are provided reasonable accommodations, as required. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please contact Tanya Kelly, HR Generalist at [email protected] Our Employee Workplace Accommodation Policy can be found here.

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