• Contract
  • Full Time
  • Halifax

Website AISCNovaScotia Association of Industry Sector Councils

About AISC

The Association of Industry Sector Councils (AISC) represents the interests of 32,000 small-and medium-sized businesses and 370,000 workers and their families in Nova Scotia. Working closely with the 14 industry sector councils, AISC’s goal is to attract, train, and retain talent to build a robust Nova Scotia, by sharing ideas, resources, and expertise. AISC has identified the need to hire a Project Lead, a newly created position that will be a critical element in the successful delivery of initiatives which are fundamental to our organization’s strategic plan.


Job Summary

We are looking for a methodical, experienced project lead to join our team and help us grow our organization. You will report to the General Manager and project champions to provide project management leadership to the organization on two major projects, Micro Credentials and Labour Market Information, as well as other minor projects. You will ensure the on time, on budget, on quality execution of all assigned projects in a highly collaborative environment. You will be required to perform at a high level of competency and independence.


Key Responsibilities 

  • Lead Key Projects by planning and overseeing the end-to-end delivery of assigned projects, using standard project management practices, relationship building skills and a highly collaborative approach.
  • Translate vision into high-level scope, deliverables, and/or designs. Facilitate and/or support joint planning in the early stages of project formation. Work with partners and/or third-party vendors as engaged.
  • Determine project communication and engagement requirements; provide regular, visible, and clear communication to steering committees, Board of Directors and other relevant partners, on project progress, risks and recommendations.
  • Lead a Peer Working Team with 14 sector analysts to determine data points to be collected, collection methodology, data cleaning and analysis, and assembly into a visual dashboard (see pilot dashboard here).


Qualifications and Experience 

  • Minimum two-year post-secondary course (business, project management)
  • Minimum three years related work experience with projects, with at least one project spanning a year and one project as team lead
  • Strong project management, administration, organizational skills
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities under deadlines
    advanced ability to influence, persuade and negotiate to achieve desired outcomes
  • Strong eye for attention to detail to ensure accuracy
    rich experience in statistical collection and analysis
  • Familiarity with Tableau ™ and Simple Survey ™ software
  • Familiarity with economic or labour market research an asset
  • Familiarity with adult education or labour market development an asset
  • Creative problem solving – solution seeker
  • Self-starter with ability to work both independently and, in a collaborative, team environment
  • Good judgment – know when to ask for guidance
  • Advanced skills in MS Office suite and SharePoint
  • Familiarity with videoconferencing, Google Docs, other office apps and software. AISC is a “paperless” office.


Additional Information

AISC supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes health and dental plans, vacation allowance, professional development, and a supportive, flexible work environment.

Job Type: Contract

Contract length: 8 months with potential for extension

Expected start date: By August 1

Location: Hybrid, including Ragged Lake Industrial Park (Halifax Transit Route #22)

Hours: Full-time, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri. Very occasionally, hours outside of regular business hours.

Salary: $70,000-78,000 per year, commensurate with experience

COVID-19 precaution(s): Ability to work remotely particularly when public health protocols require. Social distancing guidelines in place at the workplace including virtual meetings, social distancing, sanitizing; cleaning procedures in place; other health precautions are in place at the office workplace.


Application Consideration

Interested candidates must apply no later than June 29, 2022.

Candidates invited to an interview will be furnished with project overviews for both the Micro-Credentials and Labour Market Information projects in advance.

We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.careerbeacon.com.