The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Full-time - Permanent

Vice President Equity, Strategy and People 


Institute of Technology Campus - Central Office 

Halifax, Nova Scotia 

Equity, Strategy and People 

Continuing Fulltime Position: Commencing approximately January 2023 
Application deadline is 11:59PM, Thursday September 15, 2022 

Competition No. 2022-335 

Salary range: $174,768-$205,609 annually 

With NSCC's bold commitment to increasing diversity and advancing systemic change, we highly encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. This includes Mi'kmaq and Indigenous people, members of racially visible groups, including African and Black Nova Scotians, persons with disabilities and persons of a minority sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. We are actively seeking applications that demonstrate personal lived experience and professional acumen in the field of inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility and anti-racism.

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… 

We are looking for a Vice President to lead our Equity, Strategy and People portfolio. The Equity, Strategy and People portfolio is the backbone of how NSCC delivers on its promise to empower those who strive to know more, do more, be more. Specifically, it speaks to and honours our values of accessibility, diversity, employee success, inclusion, innovation, public accountability, safety, student success and sustainability through three distinct but interconnected areas: Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion; Policy, Planning & Research; and Organizational Development. Based in Halifax, you are part of a five-member Executive team responsible for the shared leadership of Nova Scotia's community college. You have ultimate oversite for the design and delivery excellence of programs, services and initiatives for all three areas of your portfolio across our entire college community. You accomplish all of this in a way that drives the College's strategic plan and priorities.

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 Vice President has a graduate degree or a relevant combination of education, professional development and extensive occupational experience. You have ten years of recent, progressively senior/executive-level, leadership experience with a strong record of relevant progressive achievements. Ideally you have a strong experiential grounding in all three areas of the portfolio which has given you a deep understanding of the functions in the division. You have a proven track record of leadership by effectively managing and inspiring teams with the ability to create an engaging, inclusive and effective working environment for employees. You have experience establishing and nurturing others to meet performance targets within a competitive marketplace. You excel at establishing and fostering systemic communication networks within a complex, matrix model. You demonstrate strong cultural proficiency and have experience working with diverse populations. Experience in a post-secondary environment with a focus on design and delivery excellence would be considered an asset. You are a creative and action-oriented leader who demonstrates a passion for education and an unstoppable commitment to learning and innovation. This allows you to inspire teams to do great things. 

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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

What you will experience at NSCC… 

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.