2022-263 – Coordinator, Housing and Transition Services – Central Office – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

2022-263 – Coordinator, Housing and Transition Services – Central Office


The Opportunity

  • Halifax, NS
  • Education and Training
  • Experienced
  • Full Time – Permanent

Central Office/IT Campus
Halifax, Nova Scotia

This position may be eligible for hybrid or remote work after demonstrating successful progression in proficiency in the position

Department of Student Services
Continuing Full Time Position: Commencing approximately October 10, 2022
Application deadline is 11:59PM, July 14, 2022
Competition No. 2022-263

The salary scale for Professional Support 1 is based on twelve steps that range from $52,683.69 – $73,652.02. New Professional Support may receive up to a maximum of seven steps for relevant occupational experience which is $63,246.64 annually

NSCC firmly believes a vaccinated population is a vital part of keeping us, our friends, families and communities protected from COVID-19 and the developing, fast-moving variants. As such, we recommend that NSCC employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

What you’ll do


What you will be doing…

NSCC is committed to ensuring that students have access to consistent, quality services that support their adjustment to community and a warm welcome provided by knowledgeable and skilled campus teams. With an increasing number of international students attending NSCC, as well as students moving from other provinces or other parts of Nova Scotia to attend the College, there is a growing demand for more robust off-campus housing and transition supports and services (i.e., airport welcome, transportation to campus, early arrival onboarding, community transition programming) that aid students in getting to, and transitioning into, these new communities.

The Coordinator, Housing and Transition Supports researches, develops and implements comprehensive off-campus housing supports and services province-wide, and in collaboration with campus partners. Through the development of connections with community property owners, housing developers and other local/provincial accommodation resources, and in consideration of campus/community-based housing best practices, the Coordinator will develop services and supports to assist students in finding and securing short-term accommodations, longer-term housing and/or emergency housing (when appropriate).

Further, the Coordinator will research, develop and implement community transition services and supports such as airport welcome, transportation, community transition and campus welcome programs as required to create a positive student experience for international students as well as those domestic students relocating to a new community to attend NSCC.

The incumbent works closely with internal partners such as NSCC International, Recruitment, Admissions, Central Student Affairs, and Campus Student Services teams. This position reports to the Manager, Housing and Student Life and will be part of a larger Student Awards and Experience team led by the Director, Student Awards and Experience.

What you’ll need


A collaborative, team player who takes personal accountability to deliver on what is expected in their role and who strives for excellence every day. Committed to life-long learning, occupational currency and a belief in NSCC’s mission, they bring a learning-centered perspective to everything they do. They think broadly, celebrate diversity of thought, and respect the uniqueness of individuals. They flourish in a dynamic, changing and sometimes ambiguous environment by keeping informed and connected within their role and the College. Is this you?

Qualifications and Occupational Experience:

  • The minimum educational qualification for this position is a two-year Community College diploma. A Diploma in Social Services, Business, Information Technology, Public Relations or Non-Profit Leadership preferred.
  • A minimum three years recent occupational experience in a post-secondary education setting, supporting students, developing and executing arrival/transition support services, and program administration and/or event management.
  • A certificate in Project Management would be considered an asset.
  • Proficient in windows- based computer applications including Microsoft Office applications; specifically Excel, and Outlook.
  • Direct experience supporting international students in a post-secondary education setting would be considered an asset.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with excellent organizational abilities and detail-oriented.
  • Capable of managing numerous tasks simultaneously to meet strict deadlines; ability to work well under pressure.
  • Solid understanding of social media as a communications strategy.
  • Superior ability to forge relationships with staff and students in a manner that engenders trust and confidence.

Relevant Skills and Knowledge

  • You demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • You possess excellent interpersonal skills that enable you to interact with a diversity of people and support resolution of issues
  • You are known for your superior customer service skills and can create a relationship of trust beyond the immediate interaction
  • Your superb team working skills enable you to contribute positively to a team environment
  • You have specific technical occupational knowledge and skill in Peoplesoft)
  • You are known for your problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • You possess excellent coordination skills specifically related to coordinating student orientations, student intake processes and assessments
  • You have proven records and information management skills and abilities student transcripts and course mapping
  • You are dedicated to life-long learning and maintain a schedule of annual professional development

Nova Scotia Community College

NSCC is committed to building Nova Scotia’s economy and quality of life through education and innovation, transforming Nova Scotia one learner at a time. NSCC offers more than 140 career-oriented programs throughout the province at our 14 campuses, including our online eCampus. Programs are offered through five academic schools – Access, Education and Language; Business and Creative Industries; Health and Human Services, Technology and Environment; Trades and Transportation – and reflect the labour market needs and opportunities in Nova Scotia. NSCC’s primary goal: student success. An annual survey of College graduates shows that 82% are employed one year after graduation, most in their field of study, with 94% of those employed living and working in Nova Scotia. NSCC makes things happen. We’re growing the economy of Nova Scotia, we’re producing highly skilled workers, and we’re building communities. How are we doing it? By providing the most career-oriented education available in Nova Scotia today; by maintaining close links to industry; and by inviting exceptionally talented people to join NSCC’s team of 2,000. Consider being a part of excellence in learning and having the chance to help build Nova Scotia’s future while building your own. All NSCC positions are advertised every Tuesday and Thursday. To learn more about our hiring process, please follow this link.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

You will change lives. You will join committed individuals as we work to build Nova Scotia’s economy and improve quality of life through education and innovation. As an NSCC employee, you will be part of that change.
You will find a place to grow personally and professionally with opportunities for professional development and collaborative projects.
You will do meaningful and challenging work in a publicly accountable and respectful working and learning environment that is diverse, safe and inclusive. You will have the freedom to enable innovation, improvement and excellence.
You will celebrate the uniqueness of individuals. NSCC campuses are located on the traditional territory of the Mi’kmaq People. Nova Scotia Community College values diversity and inclusion and is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Aboriginal/Indigenous Persons, members of racially visible communities, persons with disabilities, persons of a minority sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, and women. Applicants from these communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing an online questionnaire with your application.

As a condition of employment, Faculty at NSCC must complete a two-year (part-time) adult education program delivered by NSCC. This adult education program is a significant investment on the part of NSCC in the learning and development of new employees. To achieve regular status; all probationary, full or part-time Faculty of the College must successfully complete the program within their probationary period. Term full-time Faculty whose term appointment is twelve or more months are also required to participate in this program.

NSCC offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package. As a learning-centred organization, we provide opportunities for every NSCC employee to be a life-long learner. Candidates selected for interviews will be expected to provide at least three recent, occupational references. The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.

NSCC is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. As part of this commitment, NSCC will ensure that applicants are provided reasonable accommodations, as required. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please contact David Meister, HR Generalist at david.meister@nscc.ca. Our Employee Workplace Accommodation Policy can be found here: https://www.nscc.ca/about_nscc/policies_procedures/index.asp.

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