We’re Looking for a New Team Member! – Cape Breton Region Convenor

The Community Sector Council Nova Scotia is looking for a new team member.  If you are someone who loves working with community organizations, and looking for ways to strengthen Nova Scotia communities, we want to hear from you.

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.

Diversity & 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. 
The CSCNS is seeking applicants for the following position:
Regional Convenor – Cape Breton
As a Regional Convenor you will:

  • Support the capacity of CSC for regional and community outreach
  • Assess regional needs, disseminate information, and build ongoing relationships
  • Organize and implement programming
  • Deliver training when assigned
  • Serve as a conduit between CSC and the relevant region
  • Live in and have close connections in the region you serve

 You will possess:

  • Experience working in the non-profit sector in Nova Scotia
  • Applied knowledge of community development and outreach strategies
  • Ability to effectively build relationships and interact with clients and other stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, applicable in a variety of settings
  • Exceptional interpersonal, time management, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Able to work independently
  • Experience working with diversity of staff and stakeholders, demonstrating cultural competency, diversity, and social inclusion.
  • Able to contribute as a member of a team both regionally and on a provincial level
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work in an unstructured environment
  • Ability to travel and access to a reliable vehicle

Assets would include:

  • Knowledge and experience working with diverse communities
  • Experience with Mail Chimp, Eventbrite, Go To Meeting, Basecamp

Working Conditions/Terms
This is a part-time permanent position with flexible hours that might vary from week to week, for a total of 75 hours/month. Some evenings and weekends may be required.

Compensation: $19 – $20.50/hr depending on experience and skills, $500 Health Spend account (after 3 months). CSCNS recognizes all statutory and non-statutory holidays as well as accommodates a diversity of cultural holidays (negotiated upon hiring) for employees. Travel within the province may 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 Cape Breton area. This person reports directly to the Director, Custom Learning and Innovation.

Please apply with cover letter and resume to lcook@csc-ns.ca by 4:00pm Friday, November 2nd with Cape Breton Convenor 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.