Registration and Program Officer

The Nova Scotia Association of Architects is a self-governing professional association established in 1932 and mandated by the Province of Nova Scotia under The Architects Act to regulate the practice of architecture in the province.

As a regulatory body, the NSAA serves to protect the public interest and advance the profession of architecture. The NSAA works with its membership and other stakeholders to establish high entry standards to the profession and maintain high standards of practice. Members are governed by strict principles of ethical and professional conduct.

On their behalf, we are looking for an experienced professional with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills as their Registration and Program Officer.

Under the direction of the Executive Director and with a working relationship to the Registrar, the Registration and Program Officer is the primary staff support to the Board of Registration. As a key member of the NSAA team, you will ensure all requirements for applications for membership, licensure, corporate permits, and renewals are met in accordance with the Architects Act, Regulations and By-laws. The secondary role is to provide support to implemented programs related to advancement of architecture in the public interest.

What qualities are required as Registration and Program Officer?

As the ideal candidate, you have well-developed verbal and written communication skills while maintaining the utmost confidentiality, superior knowledge of electronic information management, and exceptional attention to detail. In addition, you have a post-secondary certificate in business or administration combined with work experience in a regulatory environment.

You possess strong customer service skills and can deal effectively at all levels and with different types of people. You also have solid project management abilities and experience managing complex records. Finally, you prioritize your tasks well, have a strong work ethic, and possess analytical thinking abilities.

A full position description is available here.

If this opportunity appeals to you, please forward your resume and a letter explaining clearly how your background and experience will meet the needs of the Nova Scotia Association of Architects. Applications can be emailed to Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. at, quoting project number 1899 in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until suitable candidates are found.

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

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