Overview

Are you passionate about using communications and engagement to build deep relationships and help our communities succeed? Do you have a strong working knowledge of African Nova Scotian communities based on experience working with and in these communities? Join the Halifax Partnership’s team and work to support the successful implementation of the African Nova Scotian Road to Economic Prosperity Action Plan.

The 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. The African Nova Scotian Road to Economic Prosperity Action Plan is a five-year collaborative strategy developed and owned by the African Nova Scotian (ANS) community, delivered in partnership with the Halifax Regional Municipality and Halifax Partnership, to advance economic development and community priorities.

Responsibilities

A bit about the job:

  • Reporting to the Director, Capacity Building and Strategic Initiatives, African Nova Scotia Communities, the Communications and Engagement Advisor develops, executes and evaluates communication and engagement strategies and initiatives to support the successful implementation of the ANS Road to Economic Prosperity Action Plan and other Halifax Partnership organizational business plan targets.
  • Key areas of responsibility include stakeholder communications and engagement plan development and implementation, content creation, project management and event management.
  • Working closely with the ANS community, internal teams, and our stakeholders and partners, the Communications and Engagement Advisor:
  • Writes, edits, and publishes communications for multiple audiences, including messaging and speeches for senior leaders and members of the ANS Road to Economic Prosperity Advisory Committee
  • Manages the development and production of newsletters, ANS annual report, ANS Economic Prosperity and Well-being Index and project reports and presentations to program funders and sponsors.
  • Writes, edits, and publishes digital content for website and social media (e.g., success stories and social media posts).
  • Manages the planning and execution of ANS Road to Economic Prosperity community and stakeholder engagements and other events.
  • Supports relationship building and management with program funders, sponsors, partners and other key stakeholders.

Qualifications

What we’re looking for:

  • Our ideal candidate has a minimum of 5 years of direct, hands-on communications and engagement experience, and a sound working knowledge of professional communications and engagement techniques and practices with demonstrated results.
  • You have a strong working knowledge of African Nova Scotian communities based on experience working with and in African Nova Scotian Communities, e.g., projects, stakeholder consultation and engagement.
  • You have a post-secondary degree or diploma in Communications, Public Relations, or a related field (or equivalent experience); CPRS or IABC accreditation is considered an asset.
  • You love to write compelling stories, content and speeches to reach and engage diverse audiences and you have knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Adobe Creative Suite, MailChimp, Survey Monkey, and database management.
  • You use your strong organizational, planning, analytical and project management skills to deliver exceptional events and multi-faceted projects; you have superior attention to detail.
  • You have excellent client and customer service skills, and you thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Work With Us

If this sounds like you, we’d love to chat. This is a term role to March 31, 2023. Please submit your resume in confidence by Friday, May 14, 2021 to: Karen Reinhardt, Director, Corporate Services, Halifax Partnership.

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.