Skills and Requirements:

  1. Experience in researching, collecting and reporting data sets;
  2. A solid understanding of statistics, mathematics, and/or economics and have a high comfort level in working with same;
  3. Knowledge of local community and recommendations of the Ivany Report;
  4. Skill in organizing and supporting participation in and organization of community events;
  5. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  6. Strong verbal and written communicator; and
  7. Technologically savvy with strong EXCEL skills and some experience in design.

Education Level: Some University in a related area


About Vital Signs®

Vital Signs (VS) are used as a strategic decision making tool to facilitate effective responses to community challenges. You can learn more about Vital Signs® Report by visiting these sites: and


Are you interested in the vitality of your community and want to work with others to inspire change and support collaboration? The Community Foundation of Nova Scotia and partner leadership teams in Cumberland and West Hants communities are looking for Vital Signs® Student Coordinators. These roles will be responsible for the development of Vital Signs® in each community and work closely with the Vital Signs® Project Manager, local leadership teams, and stakeholders in the community.

Application Details


This role pays a salary of $15.00 per hour for 37.5 hours per week beginning on May 2, 2016 and ending on August 26, 2016. You must be available throughout this period of time and have access to an automobile for travel. You will be reimbursed for your travel.

Please submit your application via email to by April 20th, 2016. In your cover letter please tell us how you see the proposed Vital Signs® having an impact in your community. No phone calls please. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.