SEATAC Business Development Lead (CL6) – Ivany Campus/COVE – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

SEATAC Business Development Lead (CL6) – Ivany Campus/COVE


The Opportunity


Ivany Campus/Centre for Oceans Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE)
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Term Full-time Position: Commencing approximately June 20, 2022 and ending approximately May 22, 2024
Application deadline is 11:59pm, June 7, 2022
Competition No. 2022-198
Salary range: $85,975.63 to $101,147.80 annually

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

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


Reporting to the SEATAC Program Director, you will be responsible for enhancing and delivering SEATAC’s mandate to offer research and development services to oceans-related companies in Nova Scotia. You will conduct industry outreach, develop projects, liaise with team members and other College staff to prepare proposals, act as the key customer contact for business-related communication, and guide the project management process to ensure that customer expectations are managed and met. You will communicate with the Industry Liaison Officer (ILO) in the Applied Research and Innovation department and Community Innovation Leads (CILs) in the Campus Planning & Community Engagement group to maintain awareness of industry activity.

You will work primarily in the metro area, with some travel required across the province, outside of the province, and potentially internationally. You will develop and nurture relationships with external partners in industry, government, and other appropriate community organizations to support the increase of external engagement within the college. It is expected that the negotiation and documentation of agreements, contracts, and deliverables are responsibilities of this position. You will ensure that any intellectual property ownership and rights of the College, faculty, staff, students, and partners are protected at all times.

This position will work primarily out of the Centre for Oceans Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE).

What you’ll need


What we are looking for…

You are a collaborative, team player who takes personal accountability to deliver on what is expected in your role and you strive for excellence every day. You understand our position as role models to our students and as such, you demonstrate the utmost professionalism, integrity and respect for all persons in everything you do. You are committed to life-long learning, occupational currency and a belief in NSCC’s mission. You bring a learning-centered perspective to everything you do. You think broadly, celebrate diversity of thought, and respect the uniqueness of individuals. You flourish in a dynamic, changing and sometimes ambiguous environment by keeping informed and connected within your role and the College. Is this you?

Qualifications and Occupational Experience:

  • The minimum educational qualification for this position is an undergraduate degree in a related field such as
  • Business, Engineering or Science. An MBA, MPA, or similiar qualification would be considered an asset.
  • You have a minimum of five (5) years of recent and related occupational experience in either technical sales or project management, preferably in an ocean-related field.
  • You have experience in consultative solution-based sales and economic development.
  • You have a strong knowledge and understanding of the local marine technology business ecosystem.
  • Your experience includes developing and managing relationships with a range of stakeholder groups, including internal contacts, clients, industry stakeholders, and government.
  • You are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite, E-mail, Office 365, Outlook and MS Teams.
  • You are comfortable working in a digital environment; you take responsibility for acquiring knowledge about advancing technology; and you are committed to using technology to create an exceptional student experience.

Relevant Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated skill in relationship management.
  • The ability to develop strong business relationships with key stakeholders, including industry participants and government representatives at all levels.
  • Demonstrated project development and project management skills, particularly in the Atlantic Canadian Ocean
  • Technology sector. Experience in post-secondary applied research is considered an asset.
  • In-depth knowledge of the industrial research and development environment locally and nationally and the partners in this area.
  • Demonstrated skills in writing reports and proposals, including pricing
  • Strategic thinker with strong hands-on leadership skills and the ability to inspire and influence others.
  • Well respected and sought after by executive leadership, peers and direct reports.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with demonstrated creativity in idea generation and solution implementation.
  • Able to leverage research and market insight to drive innovation and competitive advantage.
  • Knowledge of intellectual property protection, technology transfer, patenting and license negotiation.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral.
  • A demonstrated understanding of finance and financing options for collaborative projects.
  • Ability to manage multiple complex tasks with strong prioritization skills.
  • The desire to foster a culture of innovation.
  • Demonstrated technology savvy and information management skills.
  • Ability to work within the boundaries of a collective agreement.
  • Ability to connect NSCC to industry and community through all lines of College Programming.
  • Values diversity and cultural proficiency while constantly encouraging cross-cultural understanding of all NSCC partners.

A little bit about us

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.

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.

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