The CSCNS is seeking applicants for the position of: Manager, Learning Programs

Responsible for developing and delivering innovative learning opportunities to the non-profit sector across Nova Scotia. If you think you've got passion, great ideas, adult education experience and are highly motivated, come join our team!


About the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia

The Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia is located on the ancestral homelands of the Mi’kmaq people. The Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia (CSCNS) works to build the individual and collective capacities of non-profit organizations across the province in addressing labour force and human resource issues. The role of CSCNS is to facilitate the sector’s capacity to work collaboratively to find innovative solutions to emerging and existing social and economic issues in Nova Scotia.

We offer a flexible work environment with competitive salary, benefits and opportunities to learn and grow professionally and personally.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals from equity seeking groups such as racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, persons who identify in the LGBTQ+ community and others who reflect the diversity of our Nova Scotia communities. The Community Sector Council’s priority is to expand the diversity of perspectives and skills of its team and priority will be given to candidates who meet the qualifications of the position and strengthen the diversity of perspectives of the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia.


Position Overview: Manager, Learning Programs:

The Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia is seeking an experienced Manager to join our province-wide organization. Reporting to the Associate Director, Operations & Learning Development, the Manager of Learning Programs is responsible for the implementation and management of our custom and provincial learning division, including the development of curriculum and recruitment and management of talent to assist in delivery to support the overall strategy of the organization. The manager will also be responsible meeting all revenue targets to contribute to the financial sustainability of the CSCNS. You will lead a high-performing team of subject matter experts to identify, organize, create and deliver all elements of this strategy using best practices, in order to promote exceptional learning experiences across the province in a variety of modalities (in-person and on-line learning). The ideal candidate will exemplify a commitment to the vision, mission and values and demonstrates dedication to growing the capacity of the non-profit sector in Nova Scotia.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Manager, Learning Programs:

  • Recruit, train, manage, and schedule team of sub-contracted CSCNS approved facilitators to deliver workshop programming (in-person and in virtual environments);
  • Develop, deliver, and revise new and innovation curriculum for high-quality workshops in both Custom and Provincial formats (open and closed registration) in core competency areas and others, as identified;
  • Develop methods related to tracking and evaluating outreach initiatives;
  • Understand client needs and offer solutions and support; answering potential client questions and follow-up call questions; responding to client requests for proposals (RFPs);
  • Collaborate with leadership team to secure, retain, and grow accounts;
  • Develop methodology for and implement an annual formalized needs assessment, compile needs/issues on an ongoing basis;
  • Managing and developing innovations in internal and external communications;
  • Maintain a pipeline of all sales administration using CRM software;
  • Project and promote CSCNS Custom Learning initiatives to new audiences and partners;
  • Analyze and track key metrics to identify trends and highlight issues in customer needs and funding in the near to medium term time horizon (one to three years); and
  • Participate in the strategic growth and development of the CSCNS.

Skills and Experience:

  • Passion for improving the non-profit sector’s and the quality of life for Nova Scotians
  • Degree in Adult Education, Business or related field of study and/or 3-5 years related experience
  • Proven track record for adept facilitation and teaching using best practices for adult education
  • Experience in curriculum development
  • Knowledge of and experience in the non-profit sector
  • Excellent project management skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to problem solve and juggle tasks in fast-paced environment
  • Disciplined and highly self-motivated
  • Design, systems thinking, and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Proficient use of varied technology (our virtual team utilizes a variety of cloud-based applications for programming, marketing, and communications)

Working Conditions/Terms:

This is a full-time permanent position with some evenings and weekends required. Travel within the province will be required, and approved travel expenses will be reimbursed. The CSCNS operates as a virtual organization, the incumbent will work from a home office and live in the Halifax-central/northern region of Nova Scotia and will be provided with a computer and cell phone. The incumbent will have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.


Salary range of $55,000 - $58,000 per year, commensurate with experience. Additionally, a $1000 per year Health Spend account (after 3 months) will be furnished. CSCNS recognizes all statutory and non-statutory holidays as well as accommodates a diversity of cultural holidays (negotiated upon hiring) for employees.


How to Apply:

Please apply with cover letter and resume in one document (file format as pdf, jpg or Word doc) to by 4:00pm Monday, March 18, 2019, with: “Application: Manager, Learning Programs” in the subject heading.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If granted an interview, please advise if any disability related accommodations are needed.