2019-376 - Employment Specialist - A'paqt

Nova Scotia Community College - Port Hawkesbury, NS (30+ days ago)

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Employment Specialist - A'paqt (TS13)


Strait Area Campus

Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia

This is a designated position open to members of the Mi'kmaq/Indigenous community.

School of Trades and Transportation
Term Full-time Position: Commencing approximately November 25th, 2019 and ending approximately November 20th, 2020
Application deadline is 4PM, November 19, 2019

Competition No. 2019-376

Salary range: $48,222.40 to $56,497.53 annually


What you will be doing…

The Employment Specialist is responsible to the College and Campus for supporting Indigenous and female students enrolled in various Marine programs under A'paqt Project. As a member of the A'paqt Project team you will report to the Academic Chair of the Nautical Institute and will work closely with the Placement Coordinator and the Project Coordinator. You will provide Employment support to students looking for work placements or job placements in the Marine Industry.


You are a collaborative, team player who takes personal accountability to deliver on what is expected in your role and you strive for excellence every day. You understand your position as a role model to each of our students and as such, you demonstrate the utmost professionalism, integrity and respect for all persons in everything you do. You are committed to life-long learning, occupational currency and a belief in NSCC's mission. You bring a learning-centered perspective to everything you do. You think broadly, celebrate diversity of thought, and respect the uniqueness of individuals. You flourish in a dynamic, changing and sometimes ambiguous environment by keeping informed and connected within your role and the College. Is this you?

Qualifications and Occupational Experience:
The minimum educational qualification for this position is a post-secondary diploma in human services, social services or related discipline.
You have a minimum of three years of recent and related occupational experience working with Indigenous students/people.
Occupational experience that includes working in the Marine Industry and knowledge of Transport Canada Marine Personal Regulations would be considered an asset.
You are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite, E-mail and People Soft
You are comfortable working in a digital environment; you take responsibility for acquiring knowledge about advancing technology; and you are committed to using technology in advancing your work

Relevant Skills and Knowledge

You demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion
You possess excellent interpersonal skills and are able to interact at all levels of an organization
You are known for your superior customer service skills and are able to create a relationship of trust beyond the immediate interaction
Your superb team working skills enable you to contribute positively to a team environment
You are known for your problem solving and critical thinking skills
You are a strong communicator and possess the ability to demonstrate qualities of confidentiality, diplomacy, and discretion
Appreciation and knowledge of the Mi'kmaq culture is considered an asset.
You possess the ability to work independently and interpret guidelines to assist with problem solving.
You possess excellent coordination skills specifically related to coordinating placements, work, events, logistics, etc.
You demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in student success
Work With Us

You will change lives. You will 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 will be part of that change.
You will find a place to grow personally and professionally with opportunities for professional development and collaborative projects.
You will do meaningful and challenging work in a publically accountable and respectful working and learning environment that is diverse, safe and inclusive. You will have the freedom to enable innovation, improvement and excellence.
You will celebrate the uniqueness of individuals. NSCC campuses are located on the traditional territory of the Mi'kmaq People. Nova Scotia Community College values diversity and inclusion and is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Aboriginal/Indigenous Persons, members of racially visible communities, persons with disabilities, and women. Applicants from these communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing an online questionnaire with your application.

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, occupational references. The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.

NSCC is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. As part of this commitment, NSCC will ensure that applicants are provided reasonable accommodations, as required. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please contact Nikki Berrigan at nikki.berrigan@nscc.ca. Our Employee Workplace Accommodation Policy can be found here.

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