The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Accounting and Financial

Project Coordinator - IDEAA (PS2)

(Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Anti-Racism)
EducationCentral Office
Halifax, Nova Scotia

NSCC Applied Research has physical campus locations in Middleton, Halifax, Dartmouth, and Sydney, Nova Scotia. You must be able to work from one of these campus locations. The position will be eligible for hybrid work arrangements after demonstrating successful proficiency in the role. You must comfortable working across the geography of Nova Scotia, either in-person or virtually, to connect with partners across the region.Applied Research and InnovationTerm, Full-time Position: Commencing approximately July 30, 2024 and ending approximately December 31, 2026Application deadline is 11:59PM, July 2, 2024
Competition No. 2425-117

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.This is a designated position open to those who identify as Mi'kmaq/Indigenous, or African Nova Scotian/Black. Preference will be given to those who identify as Mi'kmaq or African Nova Scotian.

What you'll do


What you will be doing…Do you love data? Are you committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion? You will be responsible for engaging with communities that have been historically under-represented in research and innovation and coordinating inclusive projects with NSCC's Applied Research and Innovation team. This role includes relationship building, communication, collaboration, and support for industry and community partners who engage in research and innovation with NSCC. You will work closely with NSCC's Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion (HREI) Office to analyse and measure aspects of equity, inclusion and diversity with NSCC Applied Research and across the college system.As a key team member, the new Project Coordinator will support NSCC's six current areas of Applied Research (Geomatics, Engineering, Energy, Ag/Environment, Information Technology, and Social Innovation) as well as new and emerging areas.A focus of the role will be building relationships with under-represented communities in research to ensure that access to innovation capacity from the college is more equitable and inclusive, and that research exhibits more of the diverse perspectives that exist in our region. You will develop new approaches for Community-led and Partner-led research that incorporates diverse and inclusive ways of knowing, teaching and learning based on respect and openness. You will work to gather, analyse, and report metrics that support these efforts. Over time, you will help develop and coordinate a portfolio of Applied Research projects that are drawn from the needs of communities and groups that are currently under-represented in college research and innovation. You will work with a range of research staff, faculty, and students, and be supported by the NSCC Applied Research Leadership Team and NSCC Human Rights, Equity, and Inclusion Office.

What you'll need


Qualifications and Occupational Experience:A degree or diploma in an area relevant to NSCC Applied Research, or demonstrated equivalent relevant lived experience in Mi'kmaq or African Nova Scotia communities or occupational settings. Candidates with a background or interest in community work and a capacity to learn are encouraged to apply.Understanding of under-represented communities and culture and/or experience accessing diverse cultures.Experience with building equity and creating inclusion within and across projects.You have a minimum of three years (full time equivalent) of recent and related occupational experience related to project coordination.You are comfortable working across the geography of Nova Scotia, either in-person or virtually, to connect with partners across the region.Experience working in an institutional or an educational post-secondary environment, engaged in research activities, would be considered a strong asset.Occupational experience that includes any of the following: community engagement, research or youth education related work, training or mentoring, strategic sector initiatives, and building community partnerships would be considered an asset.Willingness to undertake professional development, learning with NSCC and external community partners is an asset.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 are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite, E-mail. Experience with MS Teams for remote work.Relevant Skills and KnowledgeYou demonstrate a commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility and anti-racismYou possess excellent interpersonal skills that enable you to interact with a diversity of people and support resolution of issues.You have specific technical occupational knowledge and skill in Applied Research, and Community Engagement,You have experience in data-gathering, analysis, and presentation.You are known for your superior interpersonal skills and can create a relationship of trust beyond the immediate interactionYour superb team working skills enable you to contribute positively to a team environmentYou are known for your problem solving and critical thinking skills.You have a demonstrated ability to communicate, build relationships, and share knowledge.You possess excellent coordination skills specifically related to research project setup and delivery, as well as research event coordination (research presentations, training, events, webinars and support logistics, etc.) with partner organizations and with communitiesYou have proven records and information management skills and abilities specifically related to dialogue with community and client communications.You possess awareness of diverse communities, and ways of engaging community members.You have strong project management skills such as defining a critical path and providing regular reporting on tasks.You are dedicated to life-long learning such as ongoing professional development.You show a strong commitment to community involvement to connect learners to make positive community impact

We're looking for

Core Skills

Applied Research Inclusion Innovation Research Support

A little bit about us

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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.