New Job Director Of Programs In Nova Scotia

Director of Programs
Director of Programs

Director of Programs

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $7,836–$9,795 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Agriculture

Location: TRURO

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG

Closing Date: 7/12/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

The Department of Agriculture supports the development of competitive and sustainable agriculture and agri-business that contribute to the economic, environmental, and social prosperity of Nova Scotia’s rural and urban communities. Our vision is of a Nova Scotia agriculture and agri-food industry that is diversified, market-opportunity focused and increasingly able to support the demand for high quality local food.

About Our Opportunity

The Industry and Market Development Branch provides leadership in the development of new programs in agriculture and works to support producers with a range of customized extension resources and business tools. The division is also responsible for managing the promotion and consumption of Nova Scotia food through a growing range of market channels and collaboration.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Industry and Market Development the Director of Programs will have the opportunity to lead a dynamic team that is focused on creating and evaluating programs that serve a variety of industry needs. The Director of Programs is a trusted advisor to industry, a relationship builder and strategist, who recognizes and acts on opportunities to leverage inter-governmental partnerships.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading and monitoring the development of programs and their alignment with departmental strategies and policies.
  • Strengthening opportunities for cross-government and industry collaboration
  • Leading the strategic direction and operations of the Programs division
  • Representing the Programs division in federal and provincial forums related to program development
  • Leading the development of internal and external communications related to programs
  • Ensuring the effective management of human and financial resources

About You

You have a post secondary degree in a related discipline (such as Commerce, Agriculture, Economic Development) and a minimum of five years of program development related experience, preferably within an agriculture or business development setting. An equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered.

As the successful candidate, you have strong knowledge and awareness of

  • Program development and evaluation practices
  • Human resource development
  • Best practices in seeking out industry engagement

You are an innovative thinker with excellent communication and teamwork skills, who provides strong attention to detail. As a team leader, you are to adapt to changing and rapidly developing priorities as they arise. You possess a well-developed knowledge of business, internet, and email applications such as Microsoft Office and Outlook.

Additional Assets:

  • Experience in preparing and delivering reports and strategic recommendations to senior management
  • Experience working for and with government, business, and industry associations


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.


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.

Additional Information

The Government of Nova Scotia has adopted the LEADS Leadership Framework. During the interview, candidates will be expected to express how they have demonstrated the key behaviours and capabilities required to effectively lead in a caring and inclusive environment. LEADS Domains includes Leads Self, Engage Others, Achieve Results, Develop Coalitions and Systems Transformation.

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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.

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 13

Salary Range: $3,918.14 - $4,897.66 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 [email protected].