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Title of Position: Executive Director

Terms of Employment: Full-time

Salary Range: $63,000 – $75,000

Office Location: North Sydney

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The Opportunity

The Northside Economic Development Assistance Company (NEDAC) is seeking an individual to manage its three Nova Scotia Works Centres in North Sydney, Baddeck, and Ingonish. Base of operations would be in North Sydney.

Reporting to the CEO of NEDAC the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for staff, programs, client service, and reporting requirements for sponsors and funding agencies.

Nova Scotia Works Centres are operated via a network of service providers across the province. The Centres offer an integrated bundle of employment services to help Nova Scotians understand, prepare for, and meet the needs of the provincial labour market. Centres also provide services to aid businesses in recruiting, managing, and developing the talent they require to be more productive in a global economy.

The Department of Labour and Advanced Education’s Employment Nova Scotia (ENS) Division is responsible for administering funding to these organizations via the Employment Assistance Services Program (NSEAS).

Skills & Competencies:

 

Business/Administrative

  • Strong understanding of management and personnel issues

  • Experience working with business plans, budgets, proposals, reports, HR policies and procedures

  • Adept at program evaluation

  • Comfortable using information technology for business management

  • Ability to access and effectively use information and communications technology Microsoft Office applications, Excel, and online communications tools

 

 

 

General

  • University graduate degree or equivalent work experience

  • An understanding of third-party delivery for provincial and federal government programs

  • Excellent communication and leadership skills

  • Understanding of inclusionary practice, ethical decision making, and respect for diversity

  • Strong networking and effective communication skills – verbal and written

  • Working knowledge of employment/career related services, programs, and interventions

  • A vehicle and a valid driver’s license are required

  • A familiarity with the LaMPSS reporting system would be an asset

  • Good knowledge of community organizations, service providers, and referral agencies

 

 

Position Responsibilities:

Develop and administer organizational policies, strategic plans, annual budgets; prepare funding proposals and grant applications; assess the organization’s overall performance; responsible for organization’s public relations.

 

 

Nova Scotia Works – NEDAC is committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive workforce through equitable participation of persons from diverse groups. All applicants who are members of an employment equity group are encouraged to self-identify.

 

 

To Apply:

Email your resume and cover letter in Microsoft Word format, merged into one document to Jacqueline Holmes at jholmes@nedac.ca.

Deadline for applications is 4:30pm on Friday April 2, 2021

 

 

 

No telephone inquiries please.

We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

 

Title of Position: School Liaison – Person of First Nations heritage

Terms of Employment: Full-time

Salary Range: 39,000-43,000

Office Location: multiple locations / work from home

Designation: This position is designated for peoples of First Nations heritage

Start Date: February 15, 2021

 

The Opportunity

The Northside Employment & Resource Centre is a Nova Scotia Works Employment Services Centre. We have been delivering employment-related programs and services to both job seekers and employers in our community for 25 years.  

 

Our organization is seeking an individual who is passionate about assisting Nova Scotia public school students in understanding and preparing for the needs of the province’s job market.

 

The School Liaison serves a pivotal role within the Nova Scotia Works Employment Services model by supporting students in Grade 7-12 and their families in exploring career options, understanding the Nova Scotia labour market information and how these connect to school choices.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Identify services and tools needed to support student and labour market connections

  • Plan, promote and deliver career supports

  • Promote and deliver Let’s Talk Careers program at the Junior and Senior High School levels

  • Provide individualized and/or group career support to students and families

  • Use career software platforms to navigate labour market information, employment opportunities and to explore required workplace expectations

  • Navigation of employment and career planning resources needed to achieve career goals

  • Delivery of student workshops focused on essential and employability skills that align with LMI, workplace expectations and job opportunities

  • Provision, navigation and interpretation of current and relevant Labour Market Information to students and families

  • Work collaboratively across the province to share resources and deliver virtual offerings to tap expertise and created delivery efficiencies and opportunities

 

Qualifications:

  • Willing to obtain the Certified Career Development Practitioner designation

  • Willing to obtain the Case Manager Specialization Certification

  • Education in Human Services or related field of study or a combination of education and work related/community and volunteer experience

  • A clean criminal record check/vulnerable sector check

  • Must be available to work evenings and/or weekends on occasion

 

Skills & Competencies:

  • Good knowledge of community organizations, service providers, and referral agencies

  • Ability to access and effectively use information and communications technology (Microsoft Office applications and online communications tools)

  • Strong networking and effective communication skills – verbal and written

  • Excellent interpersonal and judgment skills

  • Demonstrates practice of inclusion, ethical decision making and respect for diversity

  • Commitment to professional development and career self-management

 

 

Nova Scotia Works – NEDAC is committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive workforce through equitable participation of persons from diverse groups. All applicants who are members of an employment equity group are encouraged to self-identify.

 

 

*This position is designated for peoples of First Nations heritage

 

To Apply:

Email your resume and cover letter in Microsoft Word format, merged into one document to Jacqueline Holmes at jholmes@nedac.ca.

Deadline for applications is 4:30pm on January 22nd, 2021

 

 

No telephone inquiries please.

We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

(902) 794-7213

(902) 794-4766

Suite 4 - 116 King Street, North Sydney, NS  B2A 3R7

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