Nova Scotia Health

Application: Community Health Board Coordinator (

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.

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Reporting to the Zone Manager, Public Engagement and CHB Support, the Community Health Board Coordinator provides support to community health boards (CHBs) to assist in achieving the mandate of CHBs as outlined in the associated legislation and regulations. The Community Health Board Coordinator facilitates organizational development including assisting with Board recruitment, volunteer support, training, policy development and other administrative functions. The Community Health Board Coordinator is a contributing member of the Public Engagement and CHB Support team by facilitating citizen engagement in community health planning and applying the principles of community development and health promotion to address community health promoting initiatives consistent with CHB community health plans.

Undergraduate degree in health education/ promotion, community development, adult education, or a combination of relevant education and work experience in community health or community development
Cultural competency training considered an asset
Completion of the Foundations of Public Participation training program (International Association for Public Participation) is considered an asset
Minimum of 3 years’ experience working with community based groups or projects
Working knowledge and demonstrated application of the principles of health promotion, the prevention continuum and population health assessment
Working knowledge of program planning and evaluation methods (including logic models)
Experience in community health planning, community development and community or public engagement
Experience in volunteer board development, working with diverse groups and teams in a community setting
Demonstrated skills in report writing and policy development
Demonstrated skills in facilitation and knowledge of the principles of adult education
Excellent listening and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated ability to read, write and speak English fluently; as well as communicate verbally in French
Demonstrated proficiency with word processing, electronic communication, presentation software, web-based research etc.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines
Ability to work constructively as part of a larger team
Ability to work flexible hours
Must have a valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation
Good attendance and work record
Successful external applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.

Hours of Work
Permanent, Full-Time position; 75 hours bi-weekly
Salary Information
$28.35 – $33.08 hourly

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Once You’ve Applied
Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

​This is a Admin Professionals bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.

​As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021.

Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotians, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify.


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