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The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Education and Training
Entry Level
Temporary

Communications Associate (CL1) 

Education

Central Office
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Department of Foundation and Alumni Relations 
Term Full-time Position: Commencing approximately November 15, 2021 and ending approximately December 22, 2023
Application deadline is 11:59PM, October 21, 2021
Competition No. 2021-317
Salary range: $57,964.05 to $68,193.00 annually

For the 2021-22 Academic Year, based on public health guidelines, NSCC plans to return to more in-person learning, supports and services. You may be required to work on campus, remotely or a combination of both as the Academic Year begins and progresses. This will be clarified further upon hire.

NSCC firmly believes a vaccinated population is a vital part of keeping us, our friends, families and communities protected from COVID-19 and the developing, fast-moving variants. With this in mind, please be aware that NSCC requires all employees and students working and learning on an NSCC campus be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees and students who cannot or choose not to be vaccinated for medical, religious or other reasons will be required to be tested for COVID-19 twice per week and wear masks on campus.

What you'll do

Responsibilities

This position is responsible for providing effective communications support for the NSCC Foundation and Alumni Relations department. This entry-level position reports to the Executive Director and works alongside a team of professionals working to advance the College's mission through philanthropy and alumni relations. 

What you'll need

Qualifications

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 our position as role models to 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 a diploma or degree in public relations, marketing, journalism or a related field.
  • This is an entry level position. We welcome applications from recent graduates. 
  • You have introductory experience in the field of communications and/or marketing.
  • Experience working in a not-for-profit, foundation or charity would be considered an asset.
  • You are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite, E-mail and have knowledge of Adobe Creative Suites program, specifically Adobe in Design, Adobe Spark and Adobe Photoshop. 
  • You are comfortable working in a digital environment; you take responsibility for acquiring knowledge about advancing technology, and you are committed to using technology to create an exceptional student experience.

Relevant Skills and Knowledge:

  • You demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • You possess excellent interpersonal skills that enable you to interact at all levels of an organization
  • You have a keen interest in and ability to work effectively with social media channels
  • You excel at the development of engaging and strategic content for social media channels, especially Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
  • You have strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize competing deadlines
  • You are detail oriented with ability to maintain a high level of accuracy
  • You have experience working with a corporate brand and marketing plans
  • You possess excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate effectively
  • You exercise appropriate discretion with confidential matters
  • You have the ability to work independently and within a team in a fast-paced and demanding environment
  • You have a commitment to innovation, life-long learning and community involvement
  • You have strong working knowledge of media relations, writing press releases and story content for multiple platforms
  • You have a solid understanding of writing and implementing communications plans, marketing and event plans
  • You are comfortable and have experience with interviewing people
  • You are a skilled and compelling writer that is passionate about bringing people's stories to life
  • You can adapt messages and tone by audience and delivery method including writing for web and email
  • You have the knowledge and ability to develop and leverage digital assets
  • You know how to write briefing notes, speaking notes, scripts, and storyboards

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A little bit about us

Nova Scotia Community College

NSCC is committed to building Nova Scotia's economy and quality of life through education and innovation, transforming Nova Scotia one learner at a time. NSCC offers more than 140 career-oriented programs throughout the province at our 14 campuses, including our online eCampus. Programs are offered through five academic schools – Access, Education and Language; Business and Creative Industries; Health and Human Services, Technology and Environment; Trades and Transportation – and reflect the labour market needs and opportunities in Nova Scotia. NSCC's primary goal: student success. An annual survey of College graduates shows that 82% are employed one year after graduation, most in their field of study, with 94% of those employed living and working in Nova Scotia.


NSCC makes things happen. We're growing the economy of Nova Scotia, we're producing highly skilled workers, and we're building communities. How are we doing it? By providing the most career-oriented education available in Nova Scotia today; by maintaining close links to industry; and by inviting exceptionally talented people to join NSCC's team of 2,000. 


Consider being a part of excellence in learning and having the chance to help build Nova Scotia's future while building your own. 
All NSCC positions are advertised every Tuesday and Thursday. To learn more about our hiring process, please follow this link

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 publicly 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 Jaclynn Kelly, HR Generalist, at jaclynn.kelly@nscc.ca. Our Employee Workplace Accommodation Policy can be found here: https://www.nscc.ca/about_nscc/policies_procedures/index.asp.

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  1. Your Profile. You can import your resume or your LinkedIn profile to help populate your profile (click Import Options, top right) or you can complete the profile manually. One thing to note if you are using a resume or LinkedIn; they may not import synchronously with the profile and you may still need to make some manual adjustments.
  2. Your Cover Letter and Resume. Towards the bottom of the Application tab, you will see a place to attach or write your cover letter. You will also see a place to attach your resume. Although these two sections say they are optional; they are not optional and are required for a complete NSCC application. 
  3. Questions. Next to the Application tab, you will see a Questions tab. We will need you to complete these questions in order to submit your application. 

Unfortunately, we cannot accept late or paper applications.