The Opportunity

Port Hawkesbury, NS
Competition Number: 2425-093

Administrative Assistant 2 (OA11)


Strait Area Campus

Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia

School of Health and Human Services

Term Full-time Position: Commencing approximately June 3, 2024 and ending approximately July 10, 2026

Application deadline is 11:59pm, May 21, 2024

Competition No. 2425-093

Salary range: $42,176.04 to $47,189.29 annually

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


Reporting to Campus Principal, as the Administrative Assistant for the Centre of Rural Aging and Health (CORAH), you will:

  • Provide administrative support for the CORAH program.

  • Support the program through active participation in various initiatives including, but not limited to:

    • Registration of participants.

    • Creating and distributing promotional material.

    • Creating schedules for activities and presentations.

    • Supporting the Administrative and Project Coordinator and CORAH Steering committee as needed.

    • Tracking enrolment of participants.

    • Assisting in conducting participant feedback.

    • Coordinating volunteers for activities and presentation.

    • Coordinating the bookings and space set-ups on campus for activities and presentations.

    • Minute taking, filing, booking rooms and meetings, calendar management, as well as general office support as required.

What you'll need


Qualifications and Occupational Experience:

  • The minimum educational qualification for this position is a post-secondary certificate or diploma in Business or Administrative Professional/Office Administration combined with a minimum of two years' (full-time equivalent) of recent and related experience in a fast-paced office environment. Or you have the recognized equivalency of a high school diploma with significant (10+) years of administrative experience.

  • You have community experience working with adults aged 55+.

  • Occupational experience within the education or health sector would be considered an asset.

  • You are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite, e-mail and social media marketing.

  • You are comfortable working in a digital environment; you take responsibility for acquiring knowledge about advancing technology; and you are committed to using technology in advancing your work.

  • Experience in training/facilitation preparation, delivery and evaluation would be considered an asset.

  • Experience supporting/providing service to students and prospective students would be considered an asset.

Relevant Skills and Knowledge:

  • You demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism.

  • You possess excellent interpersonal skills and are able 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 have specific technical occupational knowledge and skill in working with reports, presentations, etc.

  • You are known for your problem solving and critical thinking skills.

  • You are a strong communicator.

  • You possess excellent coordination skills specifically related to programs, events, logistics, etc.

  • You have proven records and information management skills and abilities specifically related to investigation, analysis and measurement of data for assessments and progress reports.

  • You show a strong commitment to community involvement and a commitment to health and wellness.

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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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 Sarah Curwin, HR Generalist at [email protected]. Our Employee Workplace Accommodation Policy can be found here.