Overview

Are you passionate about helping talented immigrants build their professional networks right in their new communities? Do you have experience managing a program with multiple stakeholders where training, tracking and sharing ideas and best practices are the order of the day? We’re looking for an experienced Program Manager to administer our National Connector Program with 35 partner communities across Canada.

Halifax Partnership is Halifax’s public-private economic development organization and with our many partners, we mobilize and lead our community in executing Halifax’s Economic Growth Plan. We help keep, grow, and get business, talent, and investment in Halifax. halifaxpartnership.com. The National Connector Program is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the birthplace of the initial Connector Program. This program provides communities with a turn-key solution that increases talent retention through the process of networking. Currently based in 35 communities and growing, the National Connector Program is a successful model to help retain talent, engage employers, and create a more welcoming community. It matches immigrants with local business contacts to help build networks and create opportunities. Immigrants gain professional contacts and meaningful employment and businesses connect with pre-qualified, skilled labour. connectorprogram.ca/

Responsibilities

A bit about the job:

Reporting to the Executive Director, National Connector Program, the Program Manager, National Connector is responsible for providing management and coordination support for the delivery of the National Connector Program (NCP) to successfully achieve the outcomes defined in contribution agreements. You will also collaborate with the national program community partners, provide training materials and support, and you will work to promote the program through marketing and social channels.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Providing on-site and remote train-the-trainer through a collaborative learning exchange for new and existing NCP communities
  • Reviewing current training materials, determining training gaps, and identifying the need for updates of existing materials.
  • Managing the development, content requirements, and design and creation of the online toolkits and training videos and making all training materials accessible to NCP communities through various channels, (i.e.., web portal, monthly conference calls, direct requests, and customized training as required.)
  • Managing the NCP database, responding to NCP community queries and identifying and prioritizing issues and opportunities for upgrades to tracking software.
  • Preparing quarterly reports to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada within 30 days following the end of the reporting period.
  • Managing the marketing and communications activities in support of the program and, with the support of Halifax Partnership’s Marketing and Communications team:
  • Manage content and layout of the NCP website and interactive portal.
  • Develop and implement the social media strategy.
  • Lead internal communications with NCP communities with a focus on sharing best practices and lessons learned.
  • Manage and coordinate the project plan and deliverables for the execution and implementation of the annual Learning Exchange event which brings all NCP communities together for training and shared learnings.

Qualifications

What we’re looking for:

  • Our ideal candidate has five to seven years of experience working in and promoting multi-stakeholder programs with a minimum of 2 years of direct experience in management and coordination support for the delivery of a national program that includes the development and delivery of training resources and modules.
  • Marketing and communications experience is considered an asset.
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree or post-secondary diploma in a field related to the responsibilities.
  • You bring strong organizational skills that reflect your ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks with excellent attention to detail.
  • You are proficient in Microsoft Office (including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams), Adobe Acrobat, and database management and you use these tools to demonstrate your strong organizational, planning, analytical and project management skills.
  • Your strong interpersonal skills give you the ability to build relationships with stakeholders and you can work both independently and cooperatively as part of a team to meet organizational objectives.
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to update and maintain content on websites; knowledge and experience using WordPress content management system considered an asset.
  • You have the flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required.

Work With Us

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. Please submit your resume in confidence online, by Friday, June 4, 2021, to Karen Reinhardt, Director, Corporate Services, Halifax Partnership (kreinhardt@halifaxpartnership.com).

Halifax Partnership is committed to fostering a culture that is grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, including African Nova Scotians, Aboriginal peoples, women, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, persons of minority sexual orientations, and gender identities.

About Halifax Partnership

The Halifax Partnership brings together all three levels of government, industry, post-secondary, and community partners to create and cultivate the necessary relationships for business growth. In collaboration with Halifax Regional Municipality and their many partners, the Halifax Partnership mobilizes and leads the community in executing Halifax's Economic Growth Plan. Working toward an ambitious long-term vision to grow Halifax's population to 550,000 and its GDP to $30 billion by 2031, they help keep, grow, and get business, talent, and investment in Halifax. As a public-private non-profit organization, the Halifax Partnership is available to work with clients on a complimentary basis.