Welcome To Nova Scotia Nurses' Union - Applying For The Education and Technology Officer Position

The NSNU is seeking a dynamic professional to fill a permanent full-time position of Education and Technology Officer.  The successful candidate will report directly to the Executive Director, as well as work with the President, Board of Directors and many Union representatives on behalf of the membership.The Education and Technology Officer will be responsible for planning, developing, organizing, coordinating and implementing all manner of member education (programs, in-services, conferences, face-face, web-based, etc.) and will provide expertise in the development and management of internal IT projects. A further key aspect of the position will be to provide support for the organization in the matters of government relations, research, contract negotiations, and labour relations.

The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree in the area of nursing, labour relations, social sciences, or adult education. A minimum of five years demonstrated work experience in adult education is preferred.  Preference will also be given for candidates with experience in the labour movement and/or Ph.D. qualifications.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and skill in curriculum development, course design, lesson plan development and instructional techniques 
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, especially in areas such as education, report writing, and conference presentations
  • Knowledge of adult learning programs and skill in application of theories of adult learning across a variety of different media and traditional classroom delivery methods.
  • Ability to function co-operatively with other members of the Union's staff, exercise good judgment, exercise initiative, manage shifting priorities and to seek and take direction as required
  • Provide expertise and support to staff and members for the Labour Case Management system, the online Clinical Capacity Report system and Grievance process, the NSNU App and matters of cybersecurity.
  • Provide day-to-day IT expertise and support to staff as required.

The Education and Technology Officer is a bargaining unit position with applicable compensation and benefits.

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closing date for applications is October 18, 2020.

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