The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Community and Social Services
Competition Number: 2425-072

Central Office/IT Campus
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Department of Libraries and Learning Commons
Term Full-Time Position: Commencing approximately June 3, 2024 and ending approximately May 30, 2025
Application deadline is 11:59pm, May 23, 2024
Competition No. 2424-072

The salary scale for Professional Support 2 is based on twelve steps that range from $58,639.38 - $81,978.79. New Professional Support may receive up to a maximum of seven steps for relevant occupational experience which is $70,397.86 annually.

What you'll do


Reporting to the Manager, Student Accessibility Services within the Libraries and Learning Commons department, you will work with NSCC Student Accessibility Services to undertake research, identify gaps and barriers, and develop recommendations for a sustainable model to improve the transition-in experience for student with disabilities from high school to the post-secondary College environment.

You will partner with stakeholders in high schools to identify students with disabilities to participate in the transition program, undertake engagement and outreach activities, and provide support in all activities to aid with a seamless transition to the College.

You will consult with internal and external partners to inform research and recommendations, including, but not limited to NSCC Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL), NSCC Admissions, Post-Secondary Accessibility Services and P-12 and community partners.

What you'll need


Qualifications and Occupational Experience:

  • The minimum educational qualification for this position is an undergraduate degree in a related field such as Adult Education, Social Services or Humanities.
  • You have a minimum of three years (full-time equivalent) of related occupational experience with disability related issues in a post-secondary environment.
  • Project Management certification would be considered an asset.
  • Understanding of and skill in interviewing techniques and professional boundaries, including confidentiality and consent.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning and student development principles.

  • Project management and leadership experience.

  • You are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite 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.

Relevant Skills and Knowledge:

  • You demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism.
  • You possess excellent interpersonal skills that enable you to interact with a diversity of people and support resolution of issues and have a positive client perspective.
  • 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 have specific technical occupational knowledge and skill in managing, collecting and analyzing data.
  • You are known for your problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • You are a strong communicator.
  • You possess excellent coordination skills specifically related to data collection, reporting, communication, and stakeholder engagement.
  • You have strong project management skills.
  • You demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence.
  • You are dedicated to life-long learning.

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A little bit about us

Nova Scotia Community College

We value Diversity and Inclusion

The College values diversity and inclusion and is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Aboriginal/Indigenous Persons, Black/African Nova Scotians, 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 the online questionnaire within the application.

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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.