The Opportunity

Coldbrook, NS
Community and Social Services
Full-time - Permanent

This opportunity is simple: we're inviting you to bring your skills and talent to our organization through the role of Diversity Specialist! Join us in our mission of providing municipal service to residents, businesses, and organizations in a friendly, effective and innovative manner.

We're looking for a dynamic person ready to contribute to our vision of being a community of communities where all people belong. We're excited about this role and the opportunity it presents for the successful applicant, our organization and our community.

Help us understand how your talent and experience (consideration will be given to both relevant paid and unpaid work) will help us achieve our vision, mission and goals. Don't be afraid to be personal! We are excited to get to know you.

What you'll do


  • Develop, recommend, implement, monitor, and evaluate diversity and inclusion policies, procedures, and programs (i.e. Diversity Management Policy training, internal & externally).
  • Engage with citizens who face barriers voicing their opinions or who wish to participate in local government.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with organizations/service providers to diverse populations
  • Provide leadership and coordination for training, development, and education initiatives.
  • Promote diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and justice in the workplace through skill building opportunities inclusive of various learning styles; and Serve as a support/resource to Council, and staff by applying an equity lens on the work of the Municipality.
  • Provide support, leadership and guidance to the Diversity Committee through implementation of the Strategy of Belonging.
  • Provide insight into issues being faced by diverse populations in the region; and Support committee in the development and execution of committee work plan.

What you'll need


  • Undergraduate degree specializing in Community Development, Diversity Management, Public Administration, Social Sciences or a related field of study plus 1 - 3 years related experience or, college diploma focused in Human Services, Social & Community Supports or related field of study plus 3-5 years related experience with preference given to candidates with lived and/or professional experience working collaboratively with Indigenous and/or Black/African Nova Scotian communities;
  • Experience & knowledge in more than one of the following: communications, workplace/adult education practices, principles of diversity in the workplace, diversity training, research & analysis, and use of technology to increase participatory culture.
  • Demonstrated success implementing diversity initiatives in a workplace or community.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong communication & facilitation skills (small and large groups).
  • Ability to assess needs and develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
  • Good listening skills and the ability to relate to and connect with a wide range of people.
  • Open mindedness, patience & a commitment to the principles of servant leadership.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Diversity Public Administration Social Sciences Community Development Community Engagement Inclusion

A little bit about us

The Municipality of The County of Kings

Our goal is to be a diverse and inclusive workforce representative of the communities we serve at all job levels. We encourage applications from Indigenous People, Persons of African Descent, Black/African Nova Scotians and other Racially Visible Persons, Persons Living with Disabilities, Gender Diverse Persons and members of other historically excluded communities. While we recognize the inherent difficulty of doing so, members of equity seeking communities are encouraged to self-identify in their cover letter or your resume

Are you interested?

Work With Us

This is a full-time unionized position that is governed in accordance with the Collective Agreement between the Municipality of the County of Kings and CUPE, Local 2618-01. Compensation includes a competitive salary and a benefits plan - including a pension plan (8% employer & 8% employee match)! Salary will be Level 8 ($35.77 - $40.64/ hour) of the Municipal Pay Band. The hours of work will be Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm (35 hours per week). This position supports a standing committee of Municipal Council that meets on the first Monday of every month in the evening. Some additional evening and weekend work may be required. This posting closes at 4:30pm Friday July 7, 2023.