The Opportunity

Truro, NS
Education and Training

Project Coordinator (PS2) (Designated)

School of Technology & Environment

Centre of Forest Innovation

Truro Campus

This position may be eligible for hybrid or remote work after demonstrating successful progression in proficiency in the position. You can review our FlexWork Policy on

School of Technology & Environment
Project Coordinator - Mi'kmaq Forestry Liaison

Term, Full-time Position: Commencing approximately July 5, 2022 and ending approximately March 31, 2024

Application deadline is 11:59PM, July 7, 2022

Competition No. 2022-060

This is a designated position and open only to Aboriginal/Indigenous persons, with a preference to those who self-identify as Mi'kmaq

The salary scale for Professional Support 2 is based on twelve steps that range from $56,648.10 - $79,194.95. New Professional Support may receive up to a maximum of seven steps for relevant occupational experience which is $68,007.29 annually

Based on public health guidelines, NSCC has returned 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 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. As such, we recommend that NSCC employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

What you'll do


What you will be doing…

You will be responsible for engaging communities and coordinating projects within the new Centre of Forest Innovation. This role includes relationship building, communication, collaboration, and support for the new skills and training being developed and delivered by NSCC.

As a key team member, the new Project Coordinator will support five main projects of the Centre with a focus on liaison. These include developing skills and training through (1) new academic programs, (2) industry micro-credentials, (3) pathways such as an equity bursary, (4) sector partnerships and (5) facility readiness and equipment.

A focus of the role will be building connections with communities to ensure Mi'kmaq perspectives, ways of knowing, teaching and learning are throughout the work of the Centre. Working with the Senior Advisor and others, the role supports the creation of an ethical and open space for the work on campuses and with community. This includes expanding the strong partnership with the Mi'kmaq Forestry Initiative and collaborating extensively together.

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-centred 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: 

  • A degree or diploma in Ecology, Education, Environmental, Forestry, Indigenous Studies (or related program) or Equivalent Experience would be considered an asset.
  • Candidates with a background or interest in community work and a capacity to learn are encouraged to apply
  • You have a minimum of three years (full time equivalent) of recent and related occupational experience in program coordination.
  • Occupational experience that includes any of the following: community engagement, forestry or forest-related work, training or mentoring, strategic sector initiatives, and building community partnerships would be considered an asset.
  • Understanding of Mi'kmaw Culture and/or experience accessing Mi'kmaw Culture would be considered an asset.
  • Experience with building equity and creating inclusion within projects would also be an asset.
  • Willingness for professional development, learning with NSCC and Mi'kmaq Forestry Initiative partners an asset.
  • You are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite, E-mail. Experience with MS Teams for remote work, and with the Learning Management System Brightspace would be an asset.
  • 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 with a diversity of people and support resolution of issues
  • You are known for your superior customer service skills and can 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 Community Engagement, Forestry or Forest Ecology
  • You are known for your problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • You are a strong communicator
  • You possess excellent coordination skills specifically related to program coordination (e.g. coordinating training, events, webinars and support logistics, etc.) with partner organizations and with communities
  • You have proven records and information management skills and abilities specifically related to dialogue with community and client communications.
  • You possess awareness of Mi'kmaw language, knowledge of community, and ways of engaging community members.
  • You have strong project management skills such as defining a critical path and providing regular reporting on tasks.
  • You are dedicated to life-long learning such as ongoing professional development.
  • You show a strong commitment to community involvement to connect learners to make positive community impact

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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.

As a condition of employment, Professional Support employees at NSCC must complete a two-year (part-time) adult education program delivered by NSCC. This adult education program is a significant investment on the part of NSCC in the learning and development of new employees. To achieve regular status; all probationary, full or part-time Professional Support employees of the College must successfully complete the program within their probationary period. Term full-time Professional Support employees whose term appointment is twelve or more months are also required to participate in this program.

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:

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