The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Education and Training

IT Campus
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Department of Marketing and Communications
Term Full Time Position: Commencing approximately December 13, 2021 and ending approximately June 30, 2022
Application deadline is 11:59PM, December 2, 2021
Competition No. 2021-349
Salary range: $70,915.500 to $83,430.000 annually

This is a designated competition open to the following groups: 

  • Aboriginal/Indigenous people; 
  • Members of racially visible groups; 
  • Persons with disabilities;
  • Persons of a minority sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. 

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 need to be tested and have a negative test result within 72 hours of being on campus, and follow Campus safety protocols.

What you'll do


What you will be doing…

The Communications and Content Advisor provides communications strategy and public relations leadership and support for NSCC with a strong working knowledge and understanding of content creation and development.

This role encompasses a broad scope of responsibilities requiring expertise in communications and marketing, and website best practices. The Communications and Content Advisor supports the Manager, External Relations and Manager, Content and Creative Services in achieving brand, reputation and business objectives. They develop and maintain effective internal and external relationships in order to contribute to strong stakeholder relations. They have experience developing and implementing communications and content plans and they approach this work collaboratively. They have extensive experience writing organizational communications and media releases with proven ability to write for the web (including intranets), social media and emerging platforms. They are well-versed in the "create once publish everywhere" model. They will serve as the lead communications and content advisor for various NSCC departments, campuses and projects as assigned.

The Communications and Content Advisor is a key member of the Marketing and Communications team. Team members work together to deliver effective marketing and communications activities and they contribute to an environment where everyone understands and sees how their expertise and creativity contributes to the team, department and College success.

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 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 an advanced diploma and/or degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, Marketing or related field.
  • You have a minimum of 3 years of relevant occupational experience in marketing communications and public relations
  • You have experience in writing for the web (including intranets) and social media
  • Proven record of collaborating as part of a fast-paced, strategic and solution-minded team.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. The incumbent is a superb writer with proven editorial skills, enjoys a fast-paced environment, and is accustomed to working under stringent deadlines
  • The Communications and Content Advisor must be able to apply these writing skills to articles, media releases, media advisories, speeches, briefing notes, presentations, social posts, web, intranet and day-to-day communication.
  • Proven ability to establish relationships via superb inter-personal skills with internal colleagues, students, and external partners.
  • You are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite, web analytics tools as well as social media/media monitoring and listening platforms.
  • 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 are skilled at both long-form content creation and real-time (immediate) content creation and distribution strategies and tactics.
  • You have strong project management skills to create communications plans, manage editorial schedules and set and meet deadlines.
  • You are known for your superior customer service skills and are able to create a relationship of trust beyond the immediate interaction
  • You have training in how to tell a story using words, images and/or audio, and an understanding of how to create content that draws an audience
  • Your superb team working skills enable you to contribute positively to a team environment
  • You have specific technical occupational knowledge and skill in content management systems with fluency in web analytics tools, and social media, media monitoring and listening platforms (HootSuite, Sprout, etc).
  • You are known for your problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • You possess excellent coordination skills specifically related to working with subject matter experts and colleagues to understand business objectives and create and execute communications and content plans to support these objectives.
  • You stay current with best practices for communications, web, social and online tools within post-secondary sector and demonstrate a commitment to continual learning about the latest platforms, technology tools and content solutions.

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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, · persons of a minority sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression 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 David Meister, HR Generalist at [email protected] Our Employee Workplace Accommodation Policy can be found here:

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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.