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Coordinator, Stakeholder Relations and Issues Management (Designated)



Competition # : 35440 

Department: Office of Healthcare Professionals Recruitment

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 5/23/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

Designation Status


Please note, this opportunity is designated to the following diversity groups: African Nova Scotian and Other Racially Visible Persons, Indigenous Persons and/or Persons with Disabilities. Please ensure you self-identify to be considered for this opportunity.


African Nova Scotian- is any Nova Scotian who chooses to declare African ancestry, regardless of how long they have lived here and regardless of how much African ancestry they can declare.


Indigenous Peoples - persons who identify themselves as First Nation (Status and non-Status), Métis, or Inuit.


Racially Visible Persons - persons, other than Aboriginal people or African Nova Scotians, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour.


Persons with Disabilities - persons who, for the purposes of employment, identify themselves or believe that an employer is likely to consider that the workplace environment may create a barrier due to a long-term or recurring physical, mental, sensory, hearing, neurological psychiatric or learning disability.


About Us


The first of its kind in the country, the role of the Office of Healthcare Professionals Recruitment (OHPR), created in 2021, is to put a laser focus on the collective efforts of government and other organizations that help bring healthcare professionals to Nova Scotia and help them to put down roots in our communities. The thousands of professionals working in healthcare in Nova Scotia are a cornerstone of a strong healthcare system.


Our work is significant in terms of importance and scope. It is work we cannot do alone and we’ll work with a broad range of partners to understand what is working well and where we can making things better. Collaboration is not just a buzzword here.


Our team at the Office of Healthcare Professionals Recruitment is small but mighty. Whether it’s driving policy changes or working with our partners to boost capacity, we will continue to evolve and think about our impact. We’re developing long term strategy while maintaining focus on action and demonstrating results.


About Our Opportunity


Are you passionate about Nova Scotia being a top choice for healthcare professionals?


Do you get excited about having the opportunity to set the vision and strategic direction for Healthcare Professionals recruitment and retention?


Are you a leader and a champion of change?  Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment where collaboration with partners is critical?


Do you like to roll up your sleeves and get things done?


Do you care about equity and inclusion and making systemic change?


If you answer yes to these questions, then we would like to invite you to read further.


If you are ready for the challenge, we need your help to not only increase the number of health-care professional working in the province, but also to retain those already working here.


Primary Accountabilities


As the Coordinator, you will provide coordination, project management oversight, and support to a multidisciplinary team of professionals who are committed to creating and leading a culture and climate that supports the successful recruitment and retention of healthcare professionals in Nova Scotia.


Specifically, you will:


  • Provide project management support to designated projects and initiatives.
  • Develop effective working relationships across government departments and within the Office including using a facilitation approach to gather information from stakeholders.
  • Lead the coordination and preparation of correspondence and related materials on behalf of senior leadership, the Deputy Minister and/or Minister.
  • Contribute to the effective resolution of issues of concern that may exist between the Office and its partners and/or stakeholders.
  • Identify issues of concern and to support participation in their resolution.
  • Lead the coordination and preparation of briefing materials and background documents in support of senior leadership, Deputy Minister, and/or Minister participation in meetings with partners and stakeholders.


Qualifications and Experience


The successful candidate will have a post-secondary degree in a related discipline (e.g. social sciences, public administration, health administration) with several years of relevant experience and/or training, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in the health care sector is an asset.


In addition, you possess the following:


  • Experience in supporting projects and/or initiatives
  • Experience developing partnership with government departments, agencies and/or employers
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Experience in developing and presenting written recommendations
  • Skills in database management
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to work under pressure

You must have strong communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to understand and explain programs and policies.  Knowledge of and experience with general office software is required (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet etc.).


Previous Project Management experience would be considered an asset.


Leadership competencies required at this level of work are: Analytical Thinking, Adaptability and Flexibility, Attention to Detail, Outcome Focus, Effective Interactive Communication, Teamwork and Collaboration, and lntercultural and Diversity Proficiency.


We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.




An equivalent combination of training, education and experience will be considered.


Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.




We offer you a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs.


Working Conditions


Work is conducted within an office environment.

The ability to travel locally, nationally, and internationally may be required (driver’s license and/or passport may be required).


Additional Information


This Office is hiring two Coordinator, Stakeholder Relations and Issues Management positions. One position will be with the Strategic Policy and Innovation team and one will be with the Health Professionals Recruitment team.


What We Offer


  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Countless Career Paths.
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.




Pay Grade:  EC 08 

Salary Range:  $2,361.99 - $2,952.48 Bi-Weekly   


Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


Current government employees may access this posting through the link below:



Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to