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Project Executive (Inclusive Education Lead)



Competition # : 37703 

Department: Education & Early Childhood Development

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 2/8/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

Designation Status


We don’t just accept difference – we celebrate a supportive culture of diversity and belonging.  We strive to create an environment where different perspectives and experiences are welcomed and valued.  We strongly encourage applications from members of equity seeking groups (Indigenous People, African Nova Scotia and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities), from members of the 2SLGBTQI+ community, and those that equally value and champion equity, diversity and inclusion.


About Us


The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD) is leading the transformation of the early years and public education system in Nova Scotia. We are doing this by designing an innovative curriculum, facilitating excellence in teaching and learning, ensuring an inclusive education experience, and working closely with our partners in early learning and education. This will provide children, students, and families with a strong foundation for success. This department is a perfect fit for those that want to be part of the future of early learning and public education in the province by supporting student learning in a progressive and responsive policy environment.

About Our Opportunity


The Inclusive Education Project Lead provides executive leadership in the department on issues related to inclusive education and sets the strategic direction of inclusive education projects and priorities for EECD and the Regional Centres for Education (RCEs)/Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP) which has significant impact on the broader public sector and the public education system.


The project lead is responsible for the identification, design, planning, implementation, integration, and evaluation of multi-function, cross-departmental projects related to inclusive education. This position coordinates business activities (often carried out by others) that establish how and when the department will deliver programs and services. 

Primary Accountabilities


  • Leads, directs, and guides the development and implementation of major, complex, multi-functional projects and initiatives on behalf of the department
  • Ensures business plan activities to advance inclusive education initiatives and projects are implemented. 
  • Develops accountability mechanisms, reporting and programs related to inclusive education
  • Works with Regional Education Centers/CSAP, senior executives within EECD and academic experts to ensure the appropriate implementation of the Inclusive Education Policy
  • Performs a strategic advisory/principal level consulting role to senior executives 

Qualifications and Experience


The ideal candidate has experience in a senior level position where they were responsible for moving forward significant pieces of work for their organization. Candidates should have project management skills with an action-oriented approach. Candidates should demonstrate strong cultural competencies and commitment to principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Experience in the education sector is an asset but not required. 



Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees 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. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria. 

What We Offer


  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • An engaged workplace where we foster respect and recognition.
  • Forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Countless Career Paths.
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.



Pay Grade:  EC 14 

Salary Range:  $4,184.42 - $5,230.52 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.


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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