Nova Scotia Forestry Human Resources Sector Council is an industry-led initiative to human resource development tailored to meet the labour market needs of the forestry sector.

The sector council works collaboratively to find innovative solutions to existing and emerging sectoral issues. Specifically, it ensures the sector has access to expertise, resources, and support in human resource planning, attraction and retention of workers, and the development and delivery of training programs.

The industry has been facing challenging times in recent years. They are now seeking an experienced and respected professional to coordinate and assist in the development and delivery of initiatives under the organization's strategic and operational plans.

What qualities are needed in this role?

In this role, you will report to a Board of Directors but for the most part you will work independently and with little supervision. As such, you must have considerable initiative and be able to prioritize and complete tasks as outlined in the strategic plan.

In the course of your work, you will be in contact with many industry members, some large, some very small. This means you must have exceptional interpersonal and communications skills that enable you to build and nurture constructive relationships with a wide and diverse group of people.

Demonstrated experience working with stakeholders, funding partners, and a Board of Directors is preferred. You should be skilled in writing funding proposals and business plans and bring a business orientation to the job. Knowledge of and experience in Nova Scotia's forest sector is considered an asset.

While this position is based in the Truro area, there is an option to work remotely as travel will be required throughout the province.

Further details can be found here.

If you would like to pursue this opportunity, please forward your resume and a cover letter describing how your background and experience will meet the needs of the Nova Scotia Forestry Human Resources Sector Council. Applications can be emailed to Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. at, quoting project number 1852 in the subject line. 

We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

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