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Equity Conference Coordinator

NS Department of Labour and Advanced Education - Halifax
Salary $15 per hour (10-15 hours per we
Posting Date May 10, 2021
Closing Date May 21, 2021


Job Details
Pay Scale – $15 an hour
Type of Employment – Part time (10 to 15 hours per week)
Duration – Starting June 2021 and ending in November 2021

An Equity Conference is being planned for faculty and staff at Nova Scotia universities and at Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC). The conference is expected to take place in November 2021 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The conference will highlight the collaborative work being completed by the universities and NSCC on equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives. The conference will mark the official launch of exciting resources for faculty and student services staff to support them in their professional practice to remove barriers in the learning environment for students through the implementation of Universal Design for Learning and Culturally Responsive Practices. The resources reflect an inclusive and intersectional approach.
The Coordinator will collaborate with universities, NSCC, government, and others, as needed, to ensure the delivery of an accessible, barrier-free conference. The Coordinator will provide support for the following conference planning activities to ensure the conference runs smoothly:
• logistics
• agenda development
• accessibility planning
• communications
• budgeting
• evaluation
• other duties, as assigned
The Coordinator is expected to attend the conference and provide support throughout the day, as required. This may include conference set-up and take-down, taking meeting notes and completing other additional related duties that may be required.
In order to contribute to the diversification of Nova Scotia universities and NSCC, this position is designated for students who self-identify as belonging to one or more of the following groups: a person with a disability; Indigenous persons; African Canadians and other racialized groups; women and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to self-identify in their application materials.
Please submit a resume and cover letter, or a resume and a maximum 3-minute video. In your cover letter or 3-minute video, please explain why you are interested in this position, highlight your top three accomplishments in organizing events and identify the ways in which you would make this conference accessible and inclusive.

Qualifications Required
• Applicants must be currently enrolled at a Nova Scotia post-secondary institution in a program of studies such as public relations, communications, education, event planning, management, or social sciences, and be returning to studies in September 2021.
Experience and Knowledge
• At least 1 year of experience in event planning, public relations, or communications is required. It is an asset if the experience relates to the post-secondary context.
• Knowledge in applying accessibility principles to removing barriers and working with diverse communities are important qualifications.
• Excellent verbal and written communication.
• Organization and time management.
• Works well independently and as part of a team.
• Proficient in using Adobe PDF and Microsoft Office programs, including Teams, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
• Ability to solve problems quickly and creatively.

Other Information

Please address your application to the Social Equity Working Group Search Committee and send it via email only by May 21, 2021, to:
Margaret Ann Bruhier, Planning and Development Officer Department of Labour and Advanced Education
Please note that only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

How To Apply
Contact: Margaret Ann Bruhier, Planning and Development Off

By email

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