NSCC - Project Assistant (CS3) Intern

Project Assistant (CS3) (Intern)


Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) - Central Office

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Term Part-Time Position (80%): Commencing approximately April 24, 2017 and ending approximately April 13, 2018 Salary range: $37,494 to $45,674 annually, pro-rated to 80%

Application deadline is midnight, April 13, 2017

Competition No. 2017-082

About the job…

The fundamental message of The Report of the Nova Scotia Commission on Building Our New Economy (commonly known as the Ivany Report, 2014) is that we all need to work together to reverse population trends and generate higher levels of economic growth. To achieve this, the One NS movement calls on all sectors to work toward common objectives, to think and do things differently, to innovate, and to take bigger risks. The Ivany Commission proposed 19 “stretch” or visionary goals to establish an agenda all Nova Scotians can share and encourage us to aim for profound, transformational change. Through the One NS Measurement Collective and a new digital tool called the One NS Dashboard (www.onens.ca) the group created, the progress and impact of these goals will be tracked and publicly reported on. As an individual who is passionate about the evolution and prosperity of Nova Scotia, you will be an integral part of the team assisting in this exciting and multi-faceted project.

What you’ll be doing….

Reporting to the Project Manager, and with guidance and support from the various participating stakeholders, the Project Assistant (Intern) is responsible for the administrative, communication, and technical support associated with coordination of the One NS Measurement Collective (a diverse group of economists, academics and organizational representatives) and the One NS Dashboard (an online tool measuring progress toward the Ivany goals). The Project Assistant (intern) ensures accurate and timely information and data is created by economists, edited, and approved by members of the Measurement Collective. They then share that work publicly on the One NS Dashboard, and through various communications channels with external stakeholder groups.

A skilled communicator, you will regularly provide information and updates about our progress toward the 19 One NS (Ivany) goals using various mediums including, for example, the Dashboard, written updates, reports and presentations, print publications, multimedia tools, and social media platforms. You will organize events and meetings, as well as coordinate general project activities. Celebrating our successes is an important element of advancing the goals. You will also seek stories that showcase action, progress, and success. You may consider unique ways to generate content including working with journalism students. You will manage the public One NS Dashboard daily; including responding to inquiries, making updates and edits, and reviewing and applying site analytics.

What we’re looking for…

The One NS Digital Dashboard is a new collaborative project that tracks and reports on our collective progress toward the 19 Ivany goals. The successful candidate will have project coordination, communications, and online experience. A grounding in community development and economic development issues and well as the capacity to understand data is also considered an asset. The Project Assistant (Intern) will be entrepreneurial and innovative, have excellent communication skills, be comfortable working independently and with digital communication tools, and will be able to manage competing priorities. We are looking forward to working with someone who has sound judgement, clearly understands the One NS mission, is enthusiastic about Nova Scotia and this project, and will flourish in this new and dynamic role. You have:

Minimum qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or college diploma in Public Relations, Business, Community Development, ICT, or another related area

  • Project coordination, organizational and time management skills. Detail oriented, and comfortable creating project work plans and adhering to time lines

  • Excellent communication and writing skills, including the ability to write for a variety of public audiences across various communications platforms. Ability to interact with the media, coordinate interviews, draft messages, help prepare spokespeople with support and guidance

  • Website management technical knowledge and skills and ability to work with others with deeper knowledge when required (training will also be provided)

  • Sound judgement

  • Initiative and creativity

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently

  • Flexibility, and able to work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Capacity to work with organizational leaders, numerous stakeholders, and across sectors towards consensus

  • Knowledge of economic and community development issues in Nova Scotia is considered an asset; as is capacity to grasp data

What you’ll experience at NSCC…

You’ll change lives. You’ll join committed individuals as we work to build Nova Scotia’s economy and improve quality of life through education and innovation. As an NSCC employee, you’ll be part of that change.

You’ll find a place to grow. With a lot of opportunity for professional development and collaborative projects, you’ll continue to grow and learn throughout your career. You’ll find a place to thrive. Doing meaningful and challenging work in a publically accountable and respectful working and learning environment that is diverse, safe and inclusive. You’ll have the freedom to enable innovation, improvement and excellence. You’ll celebrate the uniqueness of individuals. Our college welcomes diversity in both its student body and its employees, and we take every opportunity to become more inclusive. We encourage applications from qualified candidates from all diverse communities. Applicants from the following communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing an online questionnaire with your application: aboriginal persons, racially visible persons, people with disabilities and women in non-traditional roles. Should an online questionnaire not be available, you may self-identify on your application cover letter or resume.

NSCC offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package. As a learning-centred organization, we provide opportunities for every NSCC employee to be a life-long learner. Candidates selected for interviews will be expected to provide at least three recent, relevant references. The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.

To apply for College jobs, simply click on the Apply Now Online button. To serve you better, NSCC has a user-friendly on-line application process in partnership with Career Beacon. First time users will complete a basic registration and receive a username and password via email (NOTE: email may appear in "Junk Mail" folder depending upon your mail management configuration). You will then have the option of uploading your existing resume(s) and cover letter(s) in seconds or creating them on-the-spot in the "editor". For more information about working at the College, please visit us at http://www.nscc.ca/about_nscc/jobs_at_nscc/

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