Welcome To NS Auto Sector Council - Applying For The Community Engagement Coordinator Position

Salary: $27.00/hour 35 hours/week

Term: Four months – Ending September 30, 2022 

Location: Remote, Nova Scotia



The Automotive Sector works to support  businesses, employees, apprentices, and job seekers to get the most out of their human resource and career decisions by providing connections to training programs, education, government services, job postings, and support. ASC has strategically identified a variety of projects and programs to support Automotive Industry challenges and the ASC team works together to support the overall service to the sector.


Position Overview

Automotive Sector Council is inviting applications for the temporary full-time position (up to 4 months) of Community Engagement Coordinator. We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women in non-traditional positions, persons with disabilities and Aboriginal persons. ASC encourages applicants to self-identify.


The Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for providing coordination, guidance and implementation of the communication strategy of the Automotive Sector Council for both external and internal audiences. 


This role coordinates the delivery of communication materials such as editorials, social media postings, and newsletters, delivering high-quality communications and contributing to operational excellence. This role is accountable for coordination and support for the development and execution of Automotive Sector Council’s community outreach and engagement activities.


Working with the Program Manager and Automotive Content Specialist, the Community Engagement Coordinator would collaborate with Youth Pathways Consultants and African Nova Scotian Support Workers within the Regional Centres of Education as well as equity-deserving communities to build equitable pathways to the automotive trades. 


Essential Functions and Duties


  • Create promotion/communication items for projects & initiatives from ASC Marketing Plan
  • Strengthen communication and relationship with the automotive industry and ASC partners
  • Plan, coordinate, and participate in all outreach events and activities
  • Prepare and deliver public presentations to various audiences
  • Measure the effectiveness of on ongoing communications and outreach activities, providing recommendations for process improvement


Project Management

  • Lead project-based engagement and communication strategies, plans and partnerships to meet operational needs.
  • Identify, create, and implement community outreach programs that will reflect Nova Scotia’s diverse population, responding to internal and external opportunities to promote the Automotive Sector Council’s initiatives
  • Develop and implement a detailed work plan
  • Develop and build relationships with the African Nova Scotian Support Workers and communities
  • Oversee the co-creation of an intentional Afro-Centric approach to the automotive trades.
  • Guide and develop steering committee terms of reference.
  • Lead Steering Committee and stakeholders through project work.


Organizational Support

  • Strategically support the other projects and programs by working together with the team which supports the overall service to the sector
  • Participate in and collaborate with ASC team to create messaging for overall marketing


Reporting Duties

  • Develop & Implement Evaluation on the Program in response to the agreed upon work plan
  • Document and report on activities supported in Council’s software program 
  • Track, monitor, and analyze results of engagement activities.
  • Submit a monthly financial report including a summation of travel expenses reconciled against annual budget to the Executive Director
  • Submit a weekly report of activities to Manager Youth & Industry Engagement
  • Submit a quarterly activities & performance report to the Executive Director 


Performance Measurements

Performance will be measured on a number of aspects, including, but not limited to:

  • Submission of detailed, and accurate reports, when required and within scope of requirements
  • Management of and the completion of activities as outlined within the job description and any other associated work plans
  • Management of all activities in a timely and respectful manner


Qualifications and Competencies



The following qualifications are desired:

  • Minimum of an undergraduate degree  in business management/public relations/Organisational Management or equivalent experience and training
  • A minimum of one (1) year experience working as a Community Engagement Coordinator.
  • Experience working in a complex dynamic multi-stakeholder governmental, quasi-governmental or non-governmental environment. 
  • Substantial knowledge and practical understanding of the Automotive Sector and working with multiple industry and community stakeholders an asset



  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, facilitation, presentation and the use of various communication mediums (Meetings, training etc
  • Proven high-level verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills; verbal and·active listening
  • Demonstrated strong initiative, motivation, conscientiousness and dedication 
  • Ability to work independently and in a strong team environment with a high level of productivity
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities to ensure clients are well served and relationships are developed and maintained
  • Ability to think strategically and able to look at the larger picture
  • Ability to think analytically and critically while problem solving to identify specific needs and potential solutions


Additional Position Requirements:

  • Travel within Nova Scotia will be required - following Covid 19 guidelines
  • There is an occasional requirement to work outside of normal working hours due to the requirements of the member communities and clients 
  • Have a valid driver's licence

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