We’re Growing Our Programming Team

IONS is 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 a creative collaborator and facilitator who enjoys working and learning in an entrepreneurial environment. You thrive when surrounded with diverse projects and understand that impact organizations requires new skills, mindsets, and ways of being to help the sector navigate complex issues. You are a skilled project manager with experience in designing and implementing compelling, high-quality learning programs using adult education practices. You have a deep understanding of developing programs with a JEDDI lens and have a willingness to engage with and learn about equity, intersectionality, anti-racism, and decolonization. As a member of the IONS staff, you’re team oriented, empathetic, and value relationship building.

Working with IONS

As an organization located in Mi’kma’ki, 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.

Both the Learning and Engagement Manager position and the Learning Content Developer positions are based on a 37.5 hour week, maintaining standard office hours with the ability to work flexibly. These position may have occasional evenings and weekends to accommodate meetings and/or training and may require travel around Nova Scotia. IONS is a provincial organization and has a physical office space in Halifax. We are equipped to work virtually with team members in other areas of the province and support remote and hybrid work. 

Learning and Engagement Manager: The salary range for this role is $55,000 – $65,000, commensurate with education and experience. The compensation package includes generous vacation, a comprehensive health and dental plan, and access to an Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP).

Learning Content Developer: The salary range for this 6-month contract is prorated based on an annual salary of $50,000 – $60,000, commensurate with education and experience. The compensation package includes 3-weeks of vacation (pro-rated) and access to Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP).

Ready to Join Our Team?

Please merge your cover letter and resume into one PDF and send to nicole@ions.ca with the subject line of either “Learning and Engagement Manager” or “Learning Content Developer.” Applications will remain open until we find our newest team member. We will begin reviewing Learning & Engagement Manager applications on Thursday, April 7th and scheduling interviews Monday, April 11 and forward; and reviewing Learning Content Developer applications on Tuesday, April 19th and scheduling interviews that week and forward.

Feel free to be creative in your application – we want to get to get a sense of who you are!

Learning & Engagement Manager

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Learning Content Developer

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