The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Full-time - Permanent
Competition Number: 2023-006

Manager, School of Health and Human Services (CL8) (DESIGNATED)


Central Office

Halifax, Nova Scotia

School of Health and Human Services

Continuing Full-time Position: Commencing approximately March 6, 2023
Application deadline is 11:59PM, January 31, 2023

Competition No. 2023-006

Salary range: $101,047.006 to $118,878.830 annually

This is a Designated posting, open to Aboriginal and Indigenous people and African/Black Nova Scotians and African/Black Canadians. The posting will seek applicants who have expertise in culturally responsive pedagogy and educational equity.

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

What you'll do


What you will be doing…

The Manager, School of Health and Human Services provides leadership for developing and stewarding sector-specific programming and strategies for the College and ensures that this programming mix is current, relevant and meeting the evolving industry and community needs. This role has a primary focus on nursing programs.

The Manager is a key member of the School leadership team, provides strategic advice and expertise to the Dean, and contributes to the overall direction and implementation of School programming and priorities.

The Manager develops and leverages internal and external relationships to identify new programming and project opportunities for the respective School across Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma programs as well as Continuing Education, Apprenticeship, Customized Training and across multiple delivery modes. The Manager may also develop and lead in applied research and innovation initiatives, which contribute to the growth and development of the key industry sectors in the province.

The Manager is a creative and action-oriented leader who demonstrates a passion for education and economic growth and inspires cross-functional teams to create the programming of today and tomorrow.

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 a Bachelor of Nursing or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. You are currently registered, or are eligible for registration, with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN).
  • Master's degree in Education or Nursing would be considered an asset.
  • Project Management designation would be considered an asset.
  • You have a minimum of 7 years (full time equivalent) of recent and related occupational and leadership experience of a results-oriented team.
  • You demonstrate a commitment to principles of equity. Knowledge and lived experience in this important work as well as previous experience working with African Nova Scotian communities, Indigenous communities would be considered a strong asset.
  • Experience leading accreditations, external program reviews and/or program evaluation processes is required.
  • Occupational leadership experience in post-secondary would be considered an asset.
  • Occupational leadership experience in adult education management and program management would be considered an asset.
  • Occupational experience working with regulated health and human services professions would be considered an asset.
  • Occupational experience incorporating simulation and debriefing into health and human services learning environments would be considered an asset.
  • Experience developing and managing strategy, plans and projects.
  • Proven track record in building internal and external relationships.
  • Specific areas or required demonstrated experience include analytical skills, strong technical writing and communication skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines.
  • You are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite, MS Teams, SharePoint and E-mail.
  • 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.
  • You have experience in training/facilitation preparation, delivery and evaluation.

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 known for your superior customer service skills and are able to create a relationship of trust beyond the immediate interaction.
  • Your superb team working skills enable you to contribute positively to a team environment.
  • You are known for your problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • You are a strong communicator.
  • You have demonstrated an understanding of relevant privacy laws and discretion related to dealing with confidential information.
  • You possess excellent coordination skills specifically related to coordinating services, work, events, logistics, etc.
  • You have specific technical occupational knowledge and skill in health and human services systems, with demonstrated understanding of how safety and quality improvement is nurtured, while addressing workforce planning demands.
  • You have demonstrated strength in supervising, managing and leading a team.
  • You demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence and have strong desire to keep current with pertinent policies, standard practices, laws and regulations as well as any proposed changes, and you can apply policies, standards and practice consistently.
  • You are known for your ability to direct, influence and manage several functions simultaneously with a demonstrated practice of promoting collaboration and collegiality.
  • You are dedicated to life-long learning and view challenges as opportunities for learning and continuous improvement.
  • You show a strong commitment to community involvement and the ability to establish respectful working relationships across all groups and with diverse stakeholders.
  • Frequent travel within Nova Scotia will be required.

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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.