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Communications and Engagement Officer Filled

Halifax, NS

The Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities (NSFM) is a non-profit organization that advocates to other levels of government on behalf of all 49 Nova Scotia municipalities. In addition to advocacy, they provide services to their members on infrastructure funding and asset management.

The province of Nova Scotia has recently selected NSFM to deliver the Sustainable Communities Challenge Fund (SCCF). This Fund will provide 15 million over three years for projects which will help communities adapt to climate change and help the province meet its greenhouse gas emission targets.

On behalf of NSFM we are recruiting an experienced and self-directed communications professional for the role of Communications and Engagement Officer. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, this role is responsible for coordinating and advancing all marketing and outreach for the Sustainable Communities Challenge Fund.

What is required to succeed in this role?

As the ideal candidate, you have post-secondary education in marketing, communications, public relations, or a related discipline. You are knowledgeable in strategic communications planning, media relations, speech writing, digital content, social media, and web design.

You are highly detail-oriented and bring solid planning and organizational skills and a commitment to continuous improvement.

Personally, you possess the demonstrated ability to build and maintain constructive relationships with diverse stakeholders, including traditionally under-represented communities.

Experience promoting grant programs and knowledge of climate change issues would be considered additional assets.

This is a three-year term position with the possibility of extension. A full job description is available here.

If this sounds like you, please forward your resume and a cover letter explaining clearly how your background and experience will meet the needs of NSFM. Applications can be emailed to Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. at, quoting project number 1919 in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until suitable candidates are found.

We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, and persons of a minority sexual orientation or gender identity.