RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Sport Consultant (Program Admin Officer 4) (Designated)

  • Location: Halifax, NS
  • Deadline: January 28, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Sport Consultant (Program Admin Officer 4) (Designated)


Competition # : 34089

Department: Commun,Culture,Tour & Heritage

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU – NSPG

Closing Date: ​1/28/2022​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

Designation Status

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  Under the Government of Nova Scotia’s Employment Equity Policy, this position is designated and therefore, only applicants from one of the following groups will be considered: Indigenous Persons, African Nova Scotians or Other Racially Visible Persons, and Persons with Disabilities.

If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you must clearly identify in your cover letter and self-identify during the application process, to be considered.

About Us

The Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage (CCTH) supports communities across the province to be welcoming, inclusive and accessible, providing a great quality of life for Nova Scotians.  We value the collective diversity of our heritage and our people and believe in the transformative nature of culture to help create healthy, active, growing communities.

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About Our Opportunity

As the Sport Consultant, you will work with and report to the Director, Provincial Services in the Community, Sport and Recreation Division. You will coordinate programs, services and collaborate on policies and strategies that support sport and the sport sector in Nova Scotia.

We are seeking a champion of equity, diversity, and inclusion in sport and beyond.  The Sport Consultant has working relationships with a diverse group of partners and stakeholders and supports CCTH’s goal of being an equitable and inclusive workplace that, at all levels, reflects and respects the diversity of Nova Scotia’s population, where all employees feel welcome and valued.

As the Sport Consultant, you will work horizontally across government to ensure your work is aligned with key government priorities such as Nova Scotia’s Action Plan in Response to the International Decade for People of African Descent, the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, and the work of the Accessibility Directorate.

Primary Accountabilities

You will lead and collaborate on the planning, development, administration and evaluation of provincial policies, strategies and programs that aim to support and expand the capacity of the sport delivery system. You will also provide guidance, support and expertise to provincial and national organizations, branch staff, other government departments, municipalities, and communities in the development of sport policies, plans, and initiatives.

You will lead/coordinate and participate in appropriate committees and initiatives that advance the promotion and delivery of sport opportunities.

As the Sport Consultant you will also:

  • Play a lead role in identifying and removing barriers that prevent applicants of equity-deserving groups from accessing programs and services.
  • Bring missing voices to the table and identify gaps.
  • Help ensure the lens of equity, diversity and inclusion is woven into policy, operations and service delivery.
  • Work collaboratively with CCTH partners to advance goals related to equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Facilitate difficult conversations between stakeholders.
  • Articulate the importance of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Qualifications and Experience

To be successful in this role, you will have a bachelor’s degree in recreation/sport management, health promotion or community development plus five (5) years of related experience or an acceptable equivalent combination of education, training and experience in sport, recreation, physical activity and community development.

You will also have the following:

  • Experience working within the Canadian sport, recreation or physical activity systems in a leadership role at a community, regional, provincial or national level.
  • Comprehensive understanding of community, provincial, national and international trends in sport, recreation and physical activity.
  • Understanding of the issues and challenges facing Nova Scotia’s communities and provincial organizations related to the provision of sport, recreation and physical activity.
  • Understanding of the development of sport, recreation and physical activity strategies, initiatives, promotion and partnerships required to realize government priorities and goals.


Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.


Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offerings and eligibility criteria.

Working Conditions

  • Normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day
  • May be required to work overtime on occasion

Additional Information

Please note, this is expected to be a term status position with an end date of August 31, 2023; however the position status (“term”, “temporary” or “casual”)  is dependent on the start date of the successful candidate.

What We Offer

  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Countless Career Paths.
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.

Pay Grade:  PR 17  

Salary Range:  $2,913.59 – $3,421.98 Bi-Weekly

This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply online.