RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Connector Program Coordinator – Cape Breton Partnership

  • Location: Sydney, NS
  • Deadline: June 21, 2023 at 11:59 pm

Employment – Connector Program Coordinator

Connector Program Coordinator

Cape Breton Partnership




Are you passionate about fostering economic growth and connecting talented individuals with meaningful opportunities? Do you have a knack for building relationships and supporting impactful programs? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you as the Connector Program Coordinator at the Cape Breton Partnership!

As the Connector Program Coordinator, you will expose recent immigrants and graduates (Connectees) to experienced professionals (Connectors) and inform them of the job market and local opportunities, while exposing employers to a new source of talent to enhance their recruiting pools. Through this collective effort you will match employment-ready individuals to local job opportunities to strengthen Unama’ki – Cape Breton’s workforce.

About Cape Breton Partnership:

The Cape Breton Partnership is an innovative and dynamic organization dedicated to promoting economic development and growth in Unama’ki – Cape Breton.  Our mission is to collaborate with key stakeholders, attract investment, and support local businesses, all with the goal of building a thriving and sustainable economy. We believe that by harnessing the talents and potential of our community, we can create a brighter future for everyone.

The island-wide organization, led by a Board of Directors, runs a number of programs and initiatives, and administers two Regional Enterprise Networks (RENs):

  1. Cape Breton Regional Municipality Regional Enterprise Network (CBRM-REN)
  2. Cape Breton Regional Enterprise Network (CB-REN), which includes:
    • the Municipalities of the Counties of Victoria, Richmond, & Inverness;
    • the First Nation Communities of Membertou, Eskasoni, We’koqma’q, & Wagmatcook; &
    • the Town of Port Hawkesbury.

With approximately 25 staff located across Cape Breton-Unama’ki, the Cape Breton Partnership works with all levels of government, and private and non-profit groups to help foster inclusive economic growth on the Island.

What you will do:

  • Cultivate close working relationships with the local business community, post-secondary institutions, Newcomer settlement organizations, and other relevant community partners to build a large, island-wide network.
  • Recruit and onboard participants from the business and professional community, newcomers, international students and local graduates who are work-ready and have recently graduated from post-secondary, or are nearing graduation.
  • Develop a marketing and communications strategy and/or plan in collaboration with the Cape Breton Partnership’s Communications team.
  • Plan, create, and promote the Connector Program’s social media platforms and identify opportunities to increase engagement.
  • Develop, maintain and share resources to help Connectees enhance their networking skills, build a professional network, and improve their job search.
  • Coach Connectees in professionalism, communication, and self-promotion techniques to enhance their participation in the Program and provide referrals to local partner organizations to aid participants in their search for meaningful employment.
  • Manage the Connector Program database and/or other CRM tools to ensure accuracy, integrity, and timely entry of data.
  • Prepare written progress and program reports for the National Program and funding partners, and maintain appropriate documentation for financial reports and provide program oversight and evaluation.
  • Be an integral part of a national network of Connectors by maintaining relationships with other Connector Programs across Canada and Nova Scotia to ensure best practices.
  • Plan, organize and host Connector Program events (in person and online), and facilitate further connections among attendees.

Education, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Post-secondary level education from a recognized academic institution, preferably in Business Administration, Human Services, Human Resources, Recruitment, or a related field, or a suitable combination of education and experience, such as career development, business and entrepreneurship.
  • Knowledge of recruiting and onboarding techniques, and the local job market.
  • Minimums of 2 years of experience in career, community, or business development, or a related field.

Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Strong time management, planning skills, networking, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to make connections and build and maintain relationships.
  • Ability to provide coaching and feedback to support Connectees in their search for meaningful employment.
  • Attention to detail and strong English communication skills (verbal/written).
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and efficiently with minimal direction.
  • Proven interpersonal skills; must be tactful and able to exercise sound judgement and discretion when working or interacting with community leaders, diverse groups, and all levels of government.
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), MS Teams, Zoom, and other similar tools.


  • Knowledge of common barriers to employment faced by underrepresented groups (Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, African Nova Scotians and other visible minorities, and women in roles in which they are under-represented).
  • Knowledge of common barriers to employment faced by Newcomers and international students.
  • Skilled strategist and communications planner.
  • Familiarity with CRM tools such as Insightly.

Working Conditions:

  • Monday-Friday in an office environment, travelling to and from meeting locations convenient for clients’ needs, with the option to work from home up to 2 days per week, provided you have a strong and reliable internet connection.
  • Frequent sitting or standing while using a computer is required.
  • Valid Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle is required.
  • Flexibility in working hours is required as some work will happen outside of regular hours.
  • Frequent travel throughout the island may be required to fulfil the duties of this role.
  • Work location is flexible; the Cape Breton Partnership is an island-wide organization with offices in Sydney, Baddeck, Port Hood, Port Hawkesbury, and Arichat.


  • Full-time contract beginning as soon as possible until March 31, 2024, with the possibility of renewal.
  • Annual salary of $49,500 with two weeks of paid vacation per year plus bonus time off in December.
  • Benefits package and immediate free access to our Employee & Family Assistance Program.
  • Offers of employment will be conditional on the candidate’s ability to accept and comply with all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, confidentiality, intellectual property, non-solicitation, and conflict of interest policies.

Join our team and make a difference in shaping the future of Unama’ki – Cape Breton! If you are ready to contribute your skills and passion to a dynamic organization that values collaboration and innovation, we invite you to apply for the Connector Program Coordinator position today.

How To Apply

Cape Breton Partnership will be accepting applications for this position via email. Please follow the instructions below carefully. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter highlighting your qualifications and why you are interested in this role. Applications must be sent to as a single PDF document.

This opportunity is open until filled; only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted on an ongoing basis beginning no earlier than Thursday, June 22.

Email Address: careers@capebretonpartnership.comApply here 

Intended Audience

This employment opportunity is open for: Canadian, Permanent Residents, and Temporary Residents who are able to work for any employer in Canada (Study Permit and Open work permit holders).

Only applicants who are authorized to work in Canada will be considered.

Location Information
Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Nova Scotia
Opportunity Information
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