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Req ID: 87701

Location: Central Zone

Company: NSHA

Department : 60076562 VP, Research & Innovation

Type of Employment: Regular Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Status: Non-Union position

Posting Closing Date: 12-Aug-20

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community-based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


Reporting to the Communications Director of Research and Innovation, the Communications Advisor collaborates with groups throughout the organization to provide communications and engagement advice to advance the Research and Innovation portfolio. Working closely with colleagues in Public Engagement and Communications, the position is primarily accountable for planning, implementing and maintaining communication and engagement activities to proactively build and strengthen the research and innovation initiatives.


  • Undergraduate degree and/or post-secondary study in mass communications, public relations, journalism or a related field, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Minimum of three years' relevant experience in the communications and engagement sector.
  • Knowledge of best practice related to corporate communications, engagement, public relations, media relations, crisis communications and web and online engagement.
  • Strategic and system-focused thinking; strong analysis and decision-making skills.
  • Strong communication, presentation and organizational skills.
  • Ability to support internal and external collaborative relationships.
  • Experience managing public relations issues and in reputation management.
  • Computer proficiency and interest and ability to work within social media.
  • Ability to manage projects, delivering on budget and on time.
  • Assets include:
  • Knowledge of change theory and change management practices
  • Knowledge of IAP2 principles and practices
  • Experience in the health sector
  • Working proficiency of French

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work

Permanent, Full-time position, 75 hours bi-weekly

Salary Information

Position under review

  • Salary to be determined.

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date. Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs, as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

  • Criminal Record Check
  • Proof of education & training certifications
  • Proof of any additional required qualification
  • Valid Registration with the relevant licensing body
  • Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
  • Proof of SIN number

Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy. Only online applications are accepted.

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