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Program and Event Coordinator (Summer 2022 - Co-op)



Competition # : 34019 

Department: Natural Resources & Renewables

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Co-op

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 1/18/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


The Business Investment and Export Development Division of the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables promotes the energy-related capabilities of Nova Scotia companies and develops strategic approaches to ensure Nova Scotia businesses are positioned to maximize opportunities arising from the development of the province’s energy resources.


About Our Opportunity


As a Co-op Student with the Business Investment and Export Development Division you will help promote, market and administer programs including the Nova Scotia Energy and Mines Scholarship Program and the Energy Training Program for Students which are designed to encourage post-secondary students to pursue energy related careers.


Primary Accountabilities


You can expect to:

  • Assist with the development and updating of promotional and marketing material
  • Track, analyze and enter data
  • Assist with organizing and managing special events (trade shows, conferences, receptions, etc.)
  • Communicate and liaise with Nova Scotia stakeholders in the energy sector


In addition, you will provide support and input in Divisional projects that promote the energy-related capabilities of Nova Scotia companies.


Qualifications and Experience


You are currently enrolled in a relevant post-secondary co-op program (Public Relations, Business Administration, Commerce, Management, etc.)  and returning to school full-time in the next applicable semester.


In addition to the above, the below will also be key for your success within this role:

  • Interest in the energy sector
  • Awareness of companies working in the Nova Scotia energy sector
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, writing and presentation skills
  • Excellent analytical and computer skills
  • The ability to deal with highly confidential material


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


Additional Information


This Department of Natural Resources and Renewables co-op term is expected to run from May 2 – August 26, 2022.


On October 6, 2021 the Government of Nova Scotia announced full vaccination will be a condition of employment for new staff being hired. View the news release.




Pay Grade:  HOURLY 

Salary Range:  $18.21 - $22.13 Hourly   


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.


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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