The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Education and Training

A leader in online and experiential learning, Mount Saint Vincent University takes a personalized approach to education to nurture socially responsible global citizens. With equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility at the fore, MSVU has been challenging the status quo since its founding 150 years ago (1873) and today prioritizes access and impact for all underserved groups. MSVU has been nationally recognized for having one of the lowest student-to-professor ratios across its programs in Arts, Science, Education and Professional Studies; for providing students early access to valuable research opportunities; for its legacy in the advancement of women; and for facilitating critical advancements in food security, healthy aging, literacy, nutrition, childhood development and more. MSVU is located in Mi'kma'ki, the unceded and ancestral territory of the Mi'kmaq People.

Mount Saint Vincent University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within our community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other groups that would contribute to the diversification of our campus. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The Department of Applied Human Nutrition at Mount Saint Vincent University invites applications for the position of Interim Nutrition Support and Practicum Advisor.

What you'll do


Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Applied Human Nutrition, the Interim Nutrition Support and Practicum Advisor will work collaboratively with the Dietetic Program Director (PD), Internship Education Program Coordinator (IC), Graduate Studies Coordinator (GC) and department faculty members to support the department programs in achieving its Mission, Vision, and Objectives.

Key areas of responsibility include ongoing program evaluation related to accreditation and external reviews, implementation and monitoring of Integrated Competencies for Dietetic Education and Practice (ICDEP), program promotion and student professional education as well as other duties as assigned. Program evaluation includes the ongoing review of the dietetic and internship programs according to the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice including the preparation of the self-study report when scheduled. It also includes the review of the other programs and self-study reports for scheduled external reviews.

The incumbent will update departmental documents to reflect the ICDEPs including a curriculum mapping and ongoing monitoring of course outlines and other documents and/or procedures related to ICDEPs. Promotion of programs includes a range of activities such as maintaining websites, social media and handout/display currency, and student welcome and advising events. Activities related to student professional education include identification of needs and development of supports for writing of the Canadian Dietetic Registration Exam and relevant sessions for undergraduate students, organization of graduate seminars, and orientation sessions for internship and practicum students.

Other duties will include but not be limited to the yearly compilation of graduate applications, review of the graduate student annual reports, and updating the Moodle resource sites for the graduate and internship programs. The position will also coordinate and maintain the International Educated Dietitian process as related to Mount students.

What you'll need


The candidate will have a relevant Bachelor's degree (Nutrition, Education, Business Administration) and a minimum of two years of related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. A relevant Master's degree is preferred. The candidate must be a registered dietitian or be eligible for registration as a professional dietitian in Nova Scotia (Nova Scotia Dietetic Association, NSDA). Membership with Dietitians of Canada is preferred. A commitment to building and maintaining strong relationships is required. Also required is a motivated collaborator and independent thinker, who has excellent organizational and communication skills, and demonstrated project management and evaluation experience. The candidate should have an interest in dietetic education and demonstrate a high degree of professionalism. Candidates should be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Social Media Platforms, and have an aptitude for, or previous experience, using business enterprise systems such as Colleague and Sharepoint.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Self Directed Communication Multi Tasking

A little bit about us

Mount Saint Vincent University

Recognized as a leader in distance and experiential learning, and based on a strong tradition of social responsibility, Mount Saint Vincent University takes a personalized approach to education to nurture socially responsible global citizens. Founded in 1873, the Mount has been nationally recognized for having one of the lowest student-to-professor ratios, for providing students early access to valuable research opportunities, for its legacy in the advancement of women, and for facilitating critical advancements in food security, healthy aging, literacy, and childhood development. The Mount believes that our people are our foundation and our relationships are built on respect and accountability. Please visit to learn more about us.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

Classification: 18 Month Contract, MPA Level 2 Position
Starting Salary: $53,082 per annum
Start Date: August 12, 2024

Application Process:
If you require an accommodation at any time during the application process, please let us know.
Applications should include a cover letter and resume. To apply for this position, go to and follow the online application system. We will begin reviewing applications after May 31, 2024.