Join Our Team: Director, Strategic Communications & Research

The Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia (CSCNS) supports community impact organizations across the province by offering capacity building and networking opportunities, resources, and supports. Increasingly, we are engaging with the sector to understand its impact, priorities, challenges, and opportunities, to raise awareness of its importance and to advocate on its behalf. Research, analysis, and strategic communications are critical areas of work to shape and amplify the voice of the organizations while informing policy decisions and resource allocations. Over the past year, internal capacity for research and communications has grown and we are now seeking a leader to oversee and advance this area of work.

Statement of Intention

We are committed to building a staff team that reflects and demonstrates valuing the diversity of the province. We strive to ensure a culture that supports a variety of perspectives and life experiences. We are committed to being an intentionally inclusive and equitable employer and creating an exemplary welcoming environment.

We are intentional in our recruitment approach and encourage applications from African Nova Scotians, those from Indigenous communities, other racially visible persons, the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, and persons with disabilities and will prioritize diversity in our selection process. If you are a member of one of these equity-deserving groups, please self-identify in your cover letter and/or resume.

About You

You’re an authentic and empathetic leader who thrives when working with diverse teams and projects. You value relationship building and have a deep understanding of how systemic barriers impact communities, and have a willingness to engage with and learn about equity, intersectionality, anti-racism, and decolonization. You are a skilled communicator with experience in designing, implementing, and interpreting qualitative and quantitative data to describe findings. You have a deep understanding of how an organization can disseminate information and influence policy.

As an ideal candidate, you will have a university degree in a relevant field of study such as nonprofit leadership, public relations, marketing, etc. with emphasis on research skills and policy – with a minimum of 6 years of experience working with community impact (nonprofit) organizations.

*We recognize that learning happens in many ways and we value perspectives from lived experiences and alternative ways of knowing, this equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Working With Us

As an organization and settlers located in Mi’kmaki, we are active beneficiaries of colonialism and we believe it is our collective responsibility to carry out the long overdue, vital anti-oppression and reconciliation work. We have a strong organizational and personal commitment to Justice, Equity, Decolonization, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDDI) – which we aim to reflect in our work.

Our team is dedicated to trust-building and creating the culture and conditions in which we can show up as our full, authentic selves. We value mental wellbeing, flexible work, and a healthy balance of our work and life. We strive to hold radical generosity for each other in our work and act under the principles of Ubuntu.

As the Director, Strategic Communications and Research, this position is based on a 37.5 hour week, maintaining standard office hours with the ability to work flexibly as required. This position may have occasional evenings and weekends to accommodate meetings and/or training and may require travel around Nova Scotia.

The salary range for this position is $65,000-$75,000, commensurate with education and experience. The compensation package includes vacation and a comprehensive dental and health benefits plan.

Want to be a Part of Our Team?

To apply, please merge your cover letter and resume into one PDF and send to with the subject line Director of Strategic Communications and Research.

Applications will remain open until we find our newest team member. We will begin reviewing applications Monday, February 14th, 2022 and scheduling interviews on a rolling basis. Please feel free to be creative in your application – we want to get to get a sense of who you are!

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