New Job Ece Recruitment Specialist (Program Admin Officer 3) In Nova Scotia

ECE Recruitment Specialist (Program Admin Officer 3)
ECE Recruitment Specialist (Program Admin Officer 3)

ECE Recruitment Specialist (Program Admin Officer 3)

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $5,087–$6,183 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Education & Early Childhood Development

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG

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

About Us

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD) is leading the transformation of the early years and public education system in Nova Scotia. We are doing this by designing an innovative curriculum, facilitating excellence in teaching and learning, ensuring an inclusive education experience, and working closely with our partners in early learning and education. This will provide children, students, and families with a strong foundation for success. This department is a perfect fit for those that want to be part of the future of early learning and public education in the province by supporting student learning in a progressive and responsive policy environment.

About Our Opportunity

EECD is committed to building a strong and stable early childhood educator workforce to support the transformation of early learning and childcare across Nova Scotia.

Under the direction of the Manager of Workforce Development, the Early Childhood Educator Recruitment Specialist is responsible for the management and tactical delivery of marketing and recruitment initiatives to support the growth and retention of a highly qualified and diverse early childhood educator workforce across the province. Working in collaboration with key internal and external partners and stakeholders, the ECE Recruitment Specialist plans, develops, promotes, implements, monitors, and evaluates new provincial, national, and international marketing and recruitment initiatives.

Primary Accountabilities

  • Gather and analyze information about workforce needs to provide recommendations, through reports and briefings to management, for the development, administration, management, and delivery of marketing and recruitment strategies to grow and retain a highly qualified and diverse early childhood educator workforce.
  • Plan, develop, promote, implement, monitor, and evaluate, new marketing and recruitment initiatives in collaboration with the workforce team and other internal, inter-governmental, and external partners. This may involve gathering job postings from employers, representing the department at high school, post-secondary, and international job fairs, collecting job
  • Applications and/or pre-screening/interviewing applicants and connecting potential employees to employers.
  • Advise job applicants on competencies and educational requirements to work as an early childhood educator in Nova Scotia.
  • Consult and work with key internal and external stakeholders to identify current and prospective recruitment needs and work with key stakeholders to provide recruitment and retention support to employers.
  • Support senior colleagues in the development of internal and external communications.
  • Advise and mediate complaints in accordance with departmental policies and government legislation. Conduct needs analysis and respond to complex concerns from key stakeholders.
  • As needed, monitor budgets and forecasts through timely and effective coordination and analysis of operating expenditures to produce financial reports.
  • May perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

As the ideal candidate you will have an undergraduate degree in a field related to human resources development/management, talent acquisition, early childhood education, or another related field, plus three years of related experience.

In addition, you possess the following:

  • Proven experience in developing and maintaining effective and professional working relationship with post-secondary institutions, other sector stakeholders, and staff.
  • Superior communication skills, interpersonal, verbal, and written, including the ability to write effectively.
  • Strong collaboration and facilitation skills, including developing and maintaining professional working relationships with stakeholders and staff.
  • Effective time management skills in relation to managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment demonstrating sound judgement, attention to detail and initiative.
  • Ability to analyze procedural and/or program problems, develop, recommend, and implement solutions as needed.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and within a team environment and promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace.

Assets for this role include:

  • Fluency in the French language.
  • Knowledge of the early childhood education sector and qualifications and competencies required to work as an ECE in Nova Scotia.

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written assignments, 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.

Working Conditions

Located in an office environment, with occasional travel.

Additional Information

Please note, this is expected to be a term status position with an anticipated end date of March 31, 2026; however the position status (“term”, “temporary” or “casual”) is dependent on the start date of the successful candidate.

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: PR 13

Salary Range: $2,543.38 - $3,091.70 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 [email protected].