FALL 2024 CO-OP: Communications Co-op Student – Halifax Port Authority

  • Location: Halifax, NS
  • Deadline: May 27, 2024

The Halifax Port Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels. The Halifax Port Authority welcomes applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women, in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the above groups, you are encouraged to self-identify, on your covering letter, or on your resume. If you would like to receive this job posting in French, please reach out to us directly for a translated copy.

The Port of Halifax is about making connections between people, commerce, and opportunity. We take a leadership role developing business for the Port in collaboration with our partners and we responsibly manage Port assets.

The total impact of Port of Halifax activity including Nova Scotia exporters on the Province of Nova Scotia was $4.87 billion in economic output in 2022, with the direct portion being $3 billion. This level of activity generated direct and spin-off positive impacts of $2.5 billion in
GDP, $1.6 billion in labour income and more than 25,300 jobs.

Offering a natural, deep harbour and big ship infrastructure, Halifax can meet the needs of today’s shipping, cargo, and cruise operations, while building for the future with our focus on the three key pillars of community, economics, and environment. Collaborating and working
with strong partners and stakeholders, sustainability is built into every facet of the Port and how we operate.

To learn more about Canada’s preferred Atlantic gateway, visit www.porthalifax.ca. We are One Port City.

At this time, the Halifax Port Authority (“HPA”) is looking for a Communications Co-op Student (Fall)

A fall student is required for the Communications Department to assist with public relations, communications, social media and administrative duties to support the department’s efficiency and productivity.

The main responsibilities include:
• Gathering content including profiles of employees, tenants and partners for newsletters, reports and social media
• Social media content creation and scheduling
• Assisting in One Port City Day planning and execution
• Helping coordinate, organize and staff public information sessions including community events where the Port participates (MACPASS Miles, others)
Other miscellaneous duties include:
• Reviewing HPA website(s) for current/relevant material
• Categorizing and maintaining a Port of Halifax image/video library
• Providing content for or complete media monitoring summaries
• Assistance with ongoing communications material and other projects as needed
• Other communications duties as assigned

The successful student must be detailed orientated, organized, and thorough, and comfortable working with photography and/or video. The student must also be proficient in: Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. A student enrolled in Communications with a focus in Public Relations or a Business student with a focus in Marketing is considered an asset.

The term of this position will be from September 03, 2024 until December 20, 2024.

The compensation for this student position will vary depending on program and year of study. The minimum student rate is $19 per hour.

The successful student will be subject to successfully completing and maintaining a Criminal Record Check and must be able to obtain and maintain a valid Restricted Area Pass (RAP).

If you are seeking a student opportunity, please send a cover letter and résumé by e-mail in confidence to:
Human Resources
Halifax Port Authority

Applications should be received no later than Monday, May 27, 2024. However, applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews may commence prior to the posting deadline. We thank all applicants and ensure that all inquiries will be treated confidentially; only those considered for an interview will be contacted.