RECENT OR POTENTIAL CBU GRADS – Tourism Development Advisor, Tourism Nova Scotia


  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Tourism, Public Relations, Business or related field such as planning, communications or economics with a tourism concentration.
  • The successful candidate must have a strong working knowledge of tourism development with preferably two years relevant work experience. Public sector experience is an asset, including knowledge of public sector policies, programs, and services.
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate full written and verbal fluency in both French and English. Excellent interpersonal skills desired and must have high competence in both written and verbal communication in English and French, including the essential ability to develop and deliver professional presentations and program materials.
  • Must demonstrate strong project management skills, strategic orientation, creativity and persuasiveness through individual initiative by developing and leading new projects, as well as be a team player with excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Must effectively manage meetings, handle difficult situations and represent Tourism Nova Scotia at various meetings. Self-sufficiency and command of various computer software applications including (but not limited to) Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to travel independently within the province and occasionally outside of the province throughout the year is required.



  • Under the direction of the Manager, Experience Development and as a member of the Experience Development team, the Tourism Development Advisor is responsible for fostering the growth and development of tourism as a key economic sector in Nova Scotia by formulating and implementing product and experience development initiatives.
  • S/he will lead and implement initiatives that improve the market readiness of Nova Scotia’s tourism industry, products, experiences, destinations and attractions.
  • As a leader in tourism development, the Tourism Development Advisor provides assistance to communities, industry and other levels of government in the preparation and implementation of tourism strategic plans; handles a number of active project files and coordinates the necessary evaluation, management and monitoring tasks in a timely and professional manner.
  • S/he develops and enhances strategic partnerships and alliances among private sector, community, and other tourism stakeholders, as well as interests at the provincial, regional and national levels.
  • As a leader, the Tourism Development Advisor provides advisory services and counselling to community groups, private sector, and government in the planning and development of tourism.
  • S/he initiates and coordinates strategic product research on existing and emerging tourism product areas; and, communicates tourism information to a range of audiences to foster the growth and development of tourism as a key economic sector in Nova Scotia.

Application Details

The above qualifications will be assessed using one or more of the following tools:   written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer or will result in termination of your employment.

Please demonstrate in your application how you meet the above qualifications. In your cover letter identify the competition number and position.

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