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The Nova Scotia Health Coalition is hiring!

For over 25 years the Health Coalition has been a leading voice in progressive health care policy in Nova Scotia. We are a non-partisan organization which fights to protect, expand, and strengthen public healthcare in Nova Scotia and across the country.

We are looking for an experienced, energetic, and hard-working activist to serve as the Nova Scotia Health Coalition’s next Provincial Coordinator.

The Provincial Coordinator leads a diverse coalition of healthcare workers, patients, researchers, and concerned citizens in the fight for improved and expanded universal health care and against privatization. The Provincial Coordinator also works closely with other organizations and allies.

The Provincial Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing the Health Coalition’s political action and advocacy work throughout the province, in consultation with the Health Coalition’s executive committee and board of directors.

Working with the Health Coalition is an opportunity to play a leadership role in meaningful work that has the potential to have an impact on people’s lives, and to engage in full-time political and advocacy work in a fast-paced environment.


The successful candidate will be an experienced activist, ideally with a proven track record for building and maintaining broad coalitions and planning and implementing well informed and effective campaigns. The successful candidate will have a wide range of skills in research, analysis, public policy, and communications with the capacity to work independently.

As the primary spokesperson for the Health Coalition, the Provincial Coordinator must be skilled in media relations and interviews for television, radio, and print. In addition, the Provincial Coordinator will have knowledge of the politics and social movements of Nova Scotia, and the capacity to build an expertise in health care policy.

Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and must be legally entitled to drive in Nova Scotia.

Location and travel:

The Provincial Coordinator is required to work in the Health Coalition’s office in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia. The position requires travel throughout the province and occasionally to locations across Canada.

Hours and vacation:

35 hours per week with the expectation of occasional evening and weekend work. The annual benefits include four weeks of paid vacation,14 paid holidays, as well as additional days off during the December holiday season.


This is a permanent position with an annual salary of $58,618. In lieu of healthcare and pension benefits, the position provides an annual taxable benefit of $6,000. A monthly parking allowance of $140 is also provided. This position is unionized with UNIFOR Local 4606.

To apply:

The Nova Scotia Health Coalition is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Qualified individuals from underrepresented groups who bring diverse perspectives and experiences are encouraged to apply. For our full Allyship statement please see below. A full job description is available upon request.

Please send a cover letter and resume in one document to [email protected] by 4pm AST on July 10, 2024.

Allyship Statement

The Nova Scotia Health Coalition’s goal is to protect and improve the public health care system for the citizens of every community in Nova Scotia. To achieve this goal, NSHC commits to work with diverse community-based organizations across the province, including organizations representing communities that are marginalized or under-represented because of racialization, discrimination, inequity, or minority status, specifically African-Nova Scotian and Indigenous communities, as well as LGBTQ+ communities, people with disabilities, immigrants, and others.

NSHC is committed to serving as an ally to such communities by supporting and advocating for their healthcare issues, concerns, and priorities.

NSHC is committed to facilitating communication between NSHC and such communities. NSHC strives to be well informed about the healthcare issues, concerns, and priorities of such communities, to create opportunities for dialogue and discussion, and to include their voices and perspectives in all of NSHC’s work.

NSHC is committed to the process of allyship, which focuses on building relationships based on respect and trust. NSHC recognizes that such communities have the right and the ability to identify their healthcare issues, concerns, and priorities, to propose their own solutions, and to lead the struggle to protect and improve the provision of healthcare in their communities, with the support of NSHC in accordance with its own organizational principles and values.

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