New Job Workforce Projects Lead (Program Admin Officer 3) In Nova Scotia

Workforce Projects Lead (Program Admin Officer 3)
Workforce Projects Lead (Program Admin Officer 3)

Workforce Projects Lead (Program Admin Officer 3)

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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 child care across Nova Scotia.

Under the direction of the Manager of Workforce Development, the Workforce Projects Lead is accountable for one or more early childhood educator workforce development projects on a tactical level within the branch. This includes managing defined projects that impact internal and external stakeholders. The Project Leader is responsible for budget monitoring, contract management, communications, reporting, and implementation of the project and project plans.

Primary Accountabilities

  • Delivers one or more departmental projects by planning, coordinating, and delivering workforce projects/initiatives within the department’s overall early childhood educator workforce strategy.
  • Identifies shortcomings and suggests improvements to existing processes, systems and procedures. Other activities include promotion, advising on procurement, methodology selection, delivery of elements of a change management program, and oversees project resources.
  • Builds and manages day-to-day relationships with other Divisions and Departments, and external partners (e.g., post-secondary training institutions, contract service providers, etc.) and project teams to design and deliver programs and initiatives under the province’s early childhood educator workforce strategy.
  • Develops and/or delivers a plan for aspects of internal communications with guidance from senior colleagues. This includes ongoing monitoring and reporting of projects.
  • Delivers outcomes by leading others and monitoring the project team to facilitate project objectives and ensures that appropriate project management methodologies and best practices are followed. Evaluates project performance and success and recommends solutions for outstanding issues or problems.
  • Monitors project budgets, conducts analyses, and brings variances to the attention of senior leadership. Allocates resources to appropriate places to ensure project outcomes/deliverables are met. Recommends action plans to address budget and/or project plan deviations as they occur.
  • 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, early childhood education, or another related field, plus three years of related experience.

In addition, you will also possess:

  • Proven experience in developing and maintaining effective and professional working relationship with post-secondary institutions, other sector stakeholders, and staff.
  • Strong project management, collaboration, and facilitation skills.
  • Superior communication skills, interpersonal, verbal, and written, including the ability to write effectively.
  • Effective time management skills in relation to managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment demonstrating sound judgement and initiative.
  • Attention to detail, to interpret terms and conditions, and interpret and apply policies and processes effectively.
  • Experience in analyzing and interpreting large amounts of data and the ability to provide verbal or written documentation on results and recommendations.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment and independently.
  • Extensive 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 by car.

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].