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Regional BAP Consultant (Program Admin Officer 3)



Competition # : 35175 

Department: Community, Culture, Tourism & Heritage

Location: Multiple Locations

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

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

About Us


The Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage contributes to building a province which enhances pride in our creative and diverse communities and people, allowing us to embrace our past and influence our future. Our vision is for Nova Scotia to be an acknowledged leader as a place where cultural identity, expression, and economy prosper. A place where all people honour and embrace diversity and heritage.

About Our Opportunity


The Program Admin Officer will be responsible for the expansion of the Nova Scotia Before and After Program into school sites across the province.  As the Program Admin Officer you will work closely with the Regional Centres for Education and the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial and third party providers, maintaining strong, collaborative, internal and external relationships and supporting every aspect of NS BAP from site identification to staff and participant recruitment, program promotion, staff training, and ongoing monitoring for quality assurance.  


This position reports to the Executive Lead – Nova Scotia Before and After Program (NS BAP) of Communities, Sport, and Recreation

Primary Accountabilities


Core services of the Regional Consultant include:


  • Coordinating the outreach to, and onboarding of, NS BAP providers.
  • Supporting program promotion and staff and participant recruitment and retention.
  • Facilitating NS BAP mandatory training for NS BAP staff,
  • Monitoring and supporting inclusive, play based, outdoor recreation program development, implementation and quality.
  • Supporting grant processes and navigating fee reduction and subsidy systems.
  • Developing and maintaining strong partnerships with Regional Centres for Education, CSAP, school staff, third party providers, and community stakeholders; and
  • Capacity building and training delivery for NS BAP staff.

Qualifications and Experience


You have a university degree in Early Childhood Education, Recreation Management, Child and Youth Studies or a related field or the equivalent obtained through training and experience with a minimum of three (3) years’ recent experience in a leadership role in the area of recreation or childcare management.


In addition, you possess the following:


  • Experience developing and directing early childhood/school age outdoor play based recreation programs.
  • The ability to apply knowledge of recreational programming and best practices to promote inclusion.
  • Strong facilitation and/or adult education skills.
  • The ability to foster a team approach to problem solving and continual improvement.
  • The ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with multiple stakeholders.
  • The ability to analyze procedural and/or program problems, develop, recommend, and implement solutions as needed; and
  • The ability to apply knowledge, experience, and commitment in the areas of race relations, cross cultural understanding, human rights, and diversity,


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.




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 offerings and eligibility criteria.

Working Conditions


A valid driver’s license for travel inside and outside of the province is required.

Additional Information


This posting is for 3 positions, one supporting sites and programs in each of the following regions:


  1. Supporting Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education (AVRCE), South Shore Regional Centre for Education (SSRCE) and Tri County Regional Centre for Education (TCRCE)
  2. Supporting Halifax Regional Centre for Education (HRCE).
  3. Supporting Cape Breton Victoria Regional Centre for Education (CBVRCE) and Strait Regional Centre for Education (SRCE).


Please complete the pre-application question regarding your location preference and clearly state in your cover letter your location preference.

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 for Nova Scotians. 


Pay Grade:  PR 13  

Salary Range:  $2,396.86 - $2,913.59 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.


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. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. 


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