The Opportunity

Stellarton, NS
Education and Training
Competition Number: 2023-223(b)

Pictou Campus
Stellarton, Nova Scotia

Department of Student Services
Term Full-Time Position: Commencing approximately October 23, 2023, and ending approximately June 19, 2026
Application deadline is 11:59pm, October 3, 2023
Competition No. 2023-223(b)

The salary scale for Professional Support 3 is based on twelve steps that range from $62,382.29 - $87,211.36. New Professional Support may receive up to a maximum of seven steps for relevant occupational experience which is $74,891.37 annually.

This is a designated competition open to Mi'kmaq and other Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples.

This position may be eligible for hybrid or remote work after demonstrating successful progression in proficiency in the position. Please visit for more details on our FlexWork Policy.

What you'll do


  • You will help students make decisions, solve problems, and meet goals that maximize their college experience.
  • This position will have a dedicated focus on supporting the delivery of services for Indigenous students who are enrolled in the Academic and Career Connections and/or Practical Nursing - Mi'kmaw and Indigenous Cohort.
  • You will work to engage and support a caseload of students - including prospective, transitioning-in, current, and transitioning-out students.
  • You will provide culturally relevant services and supports for Indigenous students and supporting other Student Services staff in developing awareness and skills in working with students in a culturally inclusive environment.
  • You will plan and deliver events, activities, and interactions which support student growth, engagement, and leadership.
  • You will advise students in areas of Accessibility, Career, Enrolment, Finance, Learning, Student Life, and Wellness.
  • There may be expectation of travel to other learning sites in the region to support learners.

For example, you will:

  • Provide opportunities for students to explore career and employment options;
  • Help students make decisions about academic enrolment, options, and policies;
  • Assist students in planning how to meet financial commitments of college;
  • Help student to set and meet academic goals
  • Support students in forming and running chartered student organizations Use recreational, cultural, and social events and activities to engage students.

You will be a member of campus and provincial Student Services and Advising teams, which provide a continuum of integrated services and opportunities to students in-person, online, and in blended environments. You will initiate and build partnerships with Academic Chairs and Faculty in order to provide services tailored to the unique needs and opportunities of students and programs.

What you'll need


Qualifications and Occupational Experience:

  • The minimum educational qualification for this position is an undergraduate degree. A degree focused in Student Affairs, Indigenous Studies, Adult Education, Education, or Social Science majors would be considered an asset. A combination of education and lived experience will also be considered.
  • You have a minimum of three years (full time equivalent) of recent and relevant occupational experience in student services or supporting adults in personal, academic, and/or career development and service delivery in Indigenous or First Nations settings.
  • Occupational experience that includes student advising in a post-secondary environment would be considered an asset.
  • Occupational experience that includes working with indigenous learners to ensure learner success would be considered an asset.
  • You are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite, E-mail and Peoplesoft.
  • 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.
  • You have experience supporting/providing service to students and prospective students.

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 student advising and career development.
  • You are known for your problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • You are a strong communicator.
  • You possess excellent coordination skills specifically related to providing support and planning events for a large caseload.
  • You have proven record and information management skills and abilities specifically related to creating and maintaining student records.
  • You demonstrate a strong commitment to indigenous student success.
  • You are dedicated to life-long learning.
  • You show a strong commitment to community involvement.

A little bit about us

Nova Scotia Community College

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Are you interested?

Work With Us

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.

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.