The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Full-time - Permanent
$135,566 - $159,490 / year

Chief Information Officer 


Central Office 

Halifax, Nova Scotia 

Digital Innovation & Technology 

Continuing Fulltime Position: Commencing approximately January 31, 2022
Application deadline is 11:59 PM, November 30, 2021 

Competition No. 2021-367

Salary range: $135,566 to $159,490 annually 

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… 

We are looking for a senior leader of institutional innovation and strategic development to head our Digital Innovation & Technology portfolio at NSCC. Your lived experience across all aspects of the IT portfolio has given you unique insights into current and emerging trends which you couple with an ability to think and analyze strategically to turn those trends into opportunities. Your experience leading large, enterprise-wide teams has built exceptional people management skills with demonstrated ability to grow and mentor a high performing team. You are equal parts innovative and pragmatic and are absolutely committed to aligning technology in support of organizational goals. Through a team of 83 of the most dedicated professionals you will ever work with, you will steward the overall development, implementation, management and supervision of all aspects of Nova Scotia Community College's IT architecture development, enhancement and vendor management for all our 14 campuses. Moreover, as CIO, you will play a leading role in the success and fulfillment of every one of our more than 10,000 students in education, in career and in life.

What you'll need


What we are looking for… 

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: 

Our new CIO will have ten years of relevant experience in progressively senior leadership positions in IT, project and operations management. You have an undergraduate degree or college diploma with related certification and your experience includes program creation and managing end to end implementations of IT solutions for large, complex, multi-site organizations. Your experiences have provided you the vision to mitigate risks faced by an institution with respect to network and application security, information-privacy, regulatory compliance, disaster recovery and large-scale projects. You have the ability to inspire others through exemplary leadership practice and strong people management skills. If you have experience leading remote teams, it would be an asset where the CIO and their team could be located anywhere in Nova Scotia. If you are looking to take your exceptional experiences, skills and knowledge and make a real difference, come check us out. The "community" in Nova Scotia Community College is at the heart of why we exist and what we do. We promise you, at NSCC your energy will be felt, your leadership will make a difference and your horizons will be as limitless as the sea itself.

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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 Nikki Berrigan, HR Generalist at [email protected] Our Employee Workplace Accommodation Policy can be found here:

To apply for College jobs, click on the Apply Now button. First time users will be asked to set up an account with a username and password. There are three parts to your NSCC application: 

  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.

To receive more information on this exciting opportunity, please email [email protected] and request a copy of the position's briefing note.