2023-075 - Accessibility Employment Coordinator (PS2) - Central Office
in Halifax, NS

Halifax, NS
Full-time - Permanent
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Competition Number: 2023-075
Company Website: http://www.nscc.ca

Accessibility Employment Coordinator (PS2)


Central Office

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Libraries and Learning Commons
Continuing Full-time Position
: Commencing approximately April 24, 2023

Application deadline is 11:59PM, March 30, 2023

Competition No. 2023-075

The salary scale for Professional Support 2 is based on twelve steps that range from $57,497.83 - $80,382.88. New Professional Support employees may receive up to a maximum of seven steps for relevant occupational experience which is $69,027.40 annually.


What you will be doing…

Working under the direction and in collaboration with the Manager, Accessibility Services, the Accessibility Employment Coordinator leads the wage subsidy program for students with disabilities, a partnership of NSCC Accessibility Services and Nova Scotia Post Secondary Accessibility Services (PSAS). The Accessibility Employment Coordinator develops, administers, and oversees all aspects of this College-wide program. This program strengthens the direct service to students with disabilities across the province while also supporting rural economic growth by subsidizing summer employment opportunities with industry partners.


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 University degree in a related discipline such as social services, humanities or education. Project Management certification would be considered an asset.
  • You have a minimum of three (3) years (full-time equivalent) recent occupational experience working in areas of student development and coaching.
  • Financial records experience and experience managing stakeholder engagement would be considered assets.
  • Knowledge and understanding of human rights and accessibility legislation in Nova Scotia, and how they pertain to employment would be considered an asset.
  • You have demonstrated experience with stakeholder engagement and community development.
  • Occupational experience that includes actioning effective communication plans across a complex organization, would be considered an asset. In addition, experience engaging others in a virtual environment would be considered an asset.
  • You have strong demonstrated computer literacy skills using computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite, Email, and various social media platforms.
  • You are comfortable working in a digital environment; you take responsibility for acquiring knowledge about advancing technology; and you are committed to using technology to create an exceptional student experience.
  • You have experience in training/facilitation preparation, delivery and evaluation.
  • You have experience supporting/providing service to students and prospective students.

Relevant Skills and Knowledge

  • You demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • You possess excellent interpersonal skills that enable you to interact with a diversity of people and support resolution of issues.
  • 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 have specific technical occupational knowledge and skill in distance communications, including Microsoft Teams, Skype, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • You are known for your problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • You are a strong communicator.
  • You possess excellent coordination skills specifically related to: coordinating multiple locations and partners, meeting time sensitive deadlines; and communications.
  • You have proven records and information management skills and abilities specifically related to financial monitoring, and data tracking and analysis.
  • You have strong project management skills.
  • You demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence and attention to detail.
  • You show a strong commitment to community involvement and value enriching employers' work environments through hiring students with disabilities.

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 publicly 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, persons of a minority sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, and women. Applicants from these communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing an online questionnaire with your application.

As a condition of employment, Professional Support employees at NSCC must complete a two-year (part-time) adult education program delivered by NSCC. This adult education program is a significant investment on the part of NSCC in the learning and development of new employees. To achieve regular status; all probationary, full or part-time Professional Support employees of the College must successfully complete the program within their probationary period. Term full-time Professional Support employees whose term appointment is twelve or more months are also required to participate in this program.

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, HR Generalist at [email protected] Our Employee Workplace Accommodation Policy can be found here.

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About Nova Scotia Community College

NSCC is committed to building Nova Scotia's economy and quality of life through education and innovation, transforming Nova Scotia one learner at a time. NSCC offers more than 140 career-oriented programs throughout the province at our 14 campuses, including our online eCampus. Programs are offered through five academic schools – Access, Education and Language; Business and Creative Industries; Health and Human Services, Technology and Environment; Trades and Transportation – and reflect the labour market needs and opportunities in Nova Scotia. NSCC's primary goal: student success. An annual survey of College graduates shows that 82% are employed one year after graduation, most in their field of study, with 94% of those employed living and working in Nova Scotia. NSCC makes things happen. We're growing the economy of Nova Scotia, we're producing highly skilled workers, and we're building communities. How are we doing it? By providing the most career-oriented education available in Nova Scotia today; by maintaining close links to industry; and by inviting exceptionally talented people to join NSCC's team of 2,000. Consider being a part of excellence in learning and having the chance to help build Nova Scotia's future while building your own. All NSCC positions are advertised every Tuesday and Thursday. To learn more about our hiring process, please follow this link.