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Project & Administrative Coordinator (Secretary 2)

Date: Dec 7, 2018

Location: HALIFAX, NS, CA, B3J 3C4

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Apply By: 12/20/2018  


Human Rights Commission 


Project & Administrative Coordinator (Secretary 2), Term, HALIFAX 


Competition # 17580  



About Us


The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission has a unique role within Nova Scotia. It is an independent government agency currently with two areas of focus: providing a human rights dispute resolution process to resolve allegations of discrimination both on an individual and systemic level; and working to eliminate barriers and prevent discrimination through education, training, public engagement, and policy development. We’re helping build inclusive communities and protecting human rights in Nova Scotia.


About Our Opportunity


In this position, you enhance the effectiveness of the Race Relations, Equity and Inclusion (RREI) team by providing independent project coordination with and within racialized communities, and by providing sound financial and administrative support. In addition, you liaise with the community, other government departments and external stakeholders. You will promote engagement with racialized communities including African Nova Scotian and Mi’kmaw communities.   The Project and Administrative Coordinator is knowledgeable of RREI’s services and is well-informed on projects and initiatives which are critical to the success of our Division. The coordination aspect of this position is crucial to keeping RREI team projects and training priorities on track.  You are accountable for creating and administrating correspondence, calendar management and maintaining records.


In this position, you directly contribute to the team’s work by undertaking research on Human Rights related topics including anti-Black racism, consumer racial profiling, accessibility, accommodations, equity and inclusion, preparing reports, and sharing findings.  Other administrative functions include the accurate and timely processing of invoices, cheque requisitions and account reconciliation.


About You


You have completed a one (1) year business/secretarial program, and possess a minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience.  An equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered. You have experience working in racialized communities in Nova Scotia (including African Nova Scotian and Mi’kmaw communities) and coordinating projects, initiatives within them. As such, you demonstrate a strong value of equity and equality and knowledge of barriers facing these racialized communities.  You are knowledgeable of our services and keep well-informed on projects and initiatives. You are proficient in typing and accurate in your work.  Your knowledge and experience with spreadsheets, word processing and presentation software is sound. Exceptional communication skills, both verbally and in writing, are your strengths.  You consistently maintain a professional and courteous disposition and hold a high standard for client service. We rely greatly on your ability to multitask and manage changing priorities.


You are self-motivated and effective at working independently under minimal supervision. Colleagues describe you as someone who is always willing to pitch in to get the job done. You have experience engaging successfully in or with diverse and marginalized communities. You have a demonstrated interest in and knowledge of human rights -related topics.  Strong multi-tasking ability and a keen eye for detail are a must. Experience in the use of records management systems is required. If you are detail-oriented, achievement focused, and seeking an opportunity to play an important role in promoting a diverse and inclusive province, this position is for you.


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.


Other Considerations


This is a term position with an anticipated end date of January 2020.



Pay Grade:  CL 18  


Salary Range:  $1,510.00 - $1,689.00 Bi-Weekly


This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU).


If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:



Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.  


External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates.


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 Aboriginal 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 the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


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 their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  For questions or concerns, please contact


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