Department: Labour, Skills and Immigration
Type of Employment: Term
Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG
Closing Date: 4/5/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)
The Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration (LSI) works to provide fairness, safety, and prosperity for all Nova Scotians by helping them live, learn, and work to their highest potential. We have a staff of more than 500 employees working in offices throughout Nova Scotia. Together we are responsible for workplace safety, fire safety, pensions, immigration, apprenticeship, adult education, and many other facets of everyday life.
The Adult Education Division (AED) of Nova Scotia's Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration is dedicated to improving the education and employment prospects of Nova Scotia's adults by promoting, developing and funding adult literacy, essential skills, upgrading, and qualification recognition in the province. The Division administers the following programs: Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning, General Educational Development, Recognition of Prior Learning Funding Program, International Qualification Recognition Funding Program, and Fair Registration Practices Act (FRPA) Program.
The Nova Scotia Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration is looking for an Outreach Coordinator (PAO 1-2) to coordinate the promotion and awareness of the Adult Education Division’s (AED) funding programs and programming, to organize outreach support initiatives for the Division, and to develop/enhance relationships with organizations, industries, post-secondary institutions, government departments and other key audiences throughout Nova Scotia.
The Outreach Coordinator is responsible for:
- Developing promotional materials and tools, including social media copy, newsletter articles and profiles, photographs, and multi-media resources including video material. This could involve researching promotional platforms, sourcing out third party organizations, developing or reviewing drafts of promotional materials/tools, providing feedback, and implementing these new materials/tools and monitoring their success.
- Researching, developing, and implementing strategies for increased targeted awareness amongst key audiences utilizing AED programming, i.e., GED, FRPA and funding programs. Strategies could consist of mapping out stakeholders, developing communication plans, recording messaging for consistency, maintaining communication logs, and monitoring strategies that have been implemented.
- Developing internal and external communication plans. Works collaboratively with Communications Nova Scotia to coordinate education and awareness initiatives for audiences utilizing AED programming.
- Organizing professional development and/or information session opportunities that will enhance and generate promotion and awareness of Adult Education programming.
- Creating, scheduling, and delivering presentations and/or training to various audiences throughout the province.
- Connecting eligible organizations to the appropriate funding Coordinator and acts as the first point of contact to inform organizations of funding possibilities.
- Sourcing out other funding opportunities that can be utilized by AED and partners.
- Completing research and identifying trends in promotional and awareness initiatives that will assist in the development of Adult Education’s promotional planning.
- Preparing regular reports, sharing of results and lessons learned on all promotional activities and impacts.
Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Relations, and one year of related experience, or an acceptable equivalent combination of training and experience.
The successful candidate will be an outstanding communicator with excellent writing and presentation skills, an expert, regular user of multiple social media, and possesses the ability to forge partnerships and represent the provincial government with a variety of audiences.
They must be proficient in computer programs (Word, Excel, Power Point) and promotional platforms (e.g. YouTube, social media), and have design and photo/video editing experience. The successful candidate will have excellent organizational and decision-making skills, is innovative and a problem solver, and has the ability to manage priorities and meet deadlines.
We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.
Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.
Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria.
- Normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day
- May be required to work overtime on occasion
- A valid NS driver’s license is required for travel to offices and meetings throughout the province.
This is a term employment opportunity with anticipated end date of May 31, 2024. The appointment status (‘term’ or ‘temporary’) is dependent on the start date of the successful candidate.
- Career development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career
- Engaging workplace: our employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in, we have forward-thinking policies and strategies
- Countless career paths
- Department specific flexible working schedules
Pay Grade: PR 06 - PR 10
Salary Range: $1,859.58 - $2,666.69 Bi-Weekly
Employment Equity Statement:
Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.
This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:
Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.
External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.
Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to [email protected]