• Full Time
  • Nova Scotia
  • 65,000 - 70,000 CAD / Year

Website The Atlantic Home Building and Renovation Sector Council

Position Summary

Are you an exceptional communicator? Do you thrive on networking and bringing people together? Are you community-minded? Can you listen to and empathize with different groups to find common ground while understanding business/project needs? If so, this position may be ideal for you.

The Atlantic Home Building and Renovation Sector Council (AHBRSC) has an immediate opening for an organized, knowledgeable Industry Community Engagement Coordinator, with excellent interpersonal skills, to take on this dynamic role. Reporting to and working with the Workforce Development Manager, this Coordinator is responsible for facilitating partnerships that support the home building construction sector, its’ 3000 employers and its’ 30,000 workers across the province of Nova Scotia.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

The Coordinator will:

Increase visibility of the AHBRSC, its programs, projects and services through province wide awareness campaigns and engagement activities;
Serve as a connection point (liaison) between the AHBRSC and home builders and renovators across Nova Scotia;
Work with communities to identify challenges and barriers to participation in trades and management-related training;
Work with communities and industry to develop solutions to the challenges and barriers identified;
Responsible for monitoring and tracking both local and global labour market trends and needs, ensuring global trends are being understood in the Nova Scotian landscape;
Identify areas of priority for training and support using available labour market information and discussions with industry representatives;
Develop an understanding of the government and community supports available to under-represented groups in the region and communicate these resources to community members and organizations;
Promote, encourage and assist in the implementation of ‘welcoming workplaces’ strategies;
Provide information on career options to those interested in learning more about skilled trades; and
Work with community partners to identify and coordinate training opportunities for those interested in beginning or continuing a career in the skilled trades and/or construction-related occupations.


Related duties as required to support upcoming and ongoing AHBRSC projects and initiatives

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills, and personal attributes:

Applicable education and/or professional experience in a related field
Outstanding communication skills (written and verbal)
Exceptional organizational and executive functioning skills with excellent attention to detail
Strong interpersonal skills with emphasis on listening, empathy, understanding perspectives, leadership, mediation and customer service
Experience facilitating meetings and building relationships face-to-face, on the phone and virtually
Experience with and/or knowledge of the construction industry is an asset
Experience with and/or knowledge of public policy, public administration, and government operations is an asset
Professional demeanour and the ability to interact courteously with partners, colleagues, industry representatives, government representatives, etc.
Flexibility to adapt to changes in project requirements, scheduling, and deliverables; troubleshooting and evaluating alternate methods where necessary
The ability to work independently and as part of a larger team
Proficiency with Google Suite; docs, sheets, shared drives etc.

Work Environment

Flexible working environment options. Work from home, hybrid and/or on location, to be determined based on the needs of the AHBRSC. Travel within Nova Scotia related to employer engagement, meetings, projects, etc., as required.

Hours of Work

Full-time – typically 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (Monday to Friday)

Overnight travel and some evening and weekend work may be required.

To apply for this job email your details to kerri.marshall@ahbrsc.com.