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Senior Engagement Strategist



Competition # : 35467 

Department: Equity and Anti-Racism Initiatives

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 5/27/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


Office of Equity and Anti-Racism Initiatives (OEA) is responsible for providing oversight to and enhancing efforts related to equity and anti-racism throughout government.


We are an energetic team with a positive attitude and determination to make a difference by applying an all of government approach to address systemic inequity and racism, promote diversity and achieve equitable and anti-racist outcomes that improve social and economic wellbeing of Nova Scotians.


If you are interested in making a difference in the area of equity and anti-racism and wish to join a strong team environment who strive to achieve success, we are interested in hearing from you.

About Our Opportunity


The Office of Equity and Anti-Racism Initiatives (OEA) is seeking a highly motivated, energetic, and dynamic person to join our team. 


As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to help shape, guide and support the efforts to address systemic inequity and racism, promoting diversity and achieving equitable and anti-racist outcomes throughout government having a direct impact on marginalized communities. 

Primary Accountabilities


Engagement and outreach are integral to the work of OEA. Reporting to the Executive Advisor to the Deputy Minister, you will participate in engagement and outreach framework development and implementation, provide the office with recommendations on engagement, strategic decision making, compile jurisdictional scans, lead, and support OEA in simultaneous engagement an outreach effort.


You will research best practices and develop strategic engagement framework documents for engaging with racialized, and marginalized communities in Nova Scotia. You will build upon existing community relationships, foster new opportunities, and lead on-going outreach efforts across Nova Scotia.

Qualifications and Experience


To be considered for this opportunity, you have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study, such as public administration or social sciences and several years of progressive experience. Experience working with racialized, marginalized, and equity communities is required. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.


As the successful candidate, you are a motivated and resourceful individual who is effective at building and maintaining relationships and partnering with partners internal and external to OEA. You have experience developing and implementing engagement frameworks and your expertise will ensure that they are equitable and address current and emerging social trends. You have experiencing supporting and leading multiple initiatives and projects simultaneously.


Your ability to make sound and thoughtful decisions is critical to this role. You also apply strategic thinking in your work, with a focus on continuous improvement. You value the concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You consider the diverse needs of individuals in your decision making while collaborating with partners and colleagues.


As the successful candidate, you will have experience with analytical thinking; client orientation; adaptability & flexibility; effective interactive communication and outcome focus. You understand equity terms such as but not limited to equity, racism, discrimination, sexism. You are fully proficient in a Microsoft Office environment, including word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation tools. 


In addition, you will have:

  • Proven experience engagement and outreach with marginalized, racialized and equity groups.
  • Demonstrated experience in engagement framework development and implementation.
  • Demonstrated ability to build collaborative working relationships internally and externally.
  • Preference for this position will be given to members of racialized, marginalized or equity seeking groups.


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.



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



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. 
  • 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 11 

Salary Range:  $3,143.79 - $3,929.78 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