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Who we are
Frontier College is a national, non-profit literacy organization which was founded in 1899. We offer free programs to children, youth and adults, helping them to improve their literacy and essential skills. We have been in Nova Scotia for over 100 years and currently offer programs in Halifax and Dartmouth.

We are seeking a Community Coordinator who will manage the organization and delivery of the programs in Halifax and Dartmouth.

Overall Accountability
As part of the Atlantic regional team, you will report to the Atlantic Canada Regional Manager, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Your team will consist of part-time interns, volunteers and paid program coordinators in Halifax and Dartmouth and possibly elsewhere.

You will be responsible for establishing relationships with program partners (e.g. a community centre), recruiting, screening and training volunteers, and supporting the delivery of high quality programs.

You will also provide support to the Strategic Plan of Frontier College in the areas of funding, impact & benefit of our programs, communications, and relationship building with government, business and the community.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
Establish and maintain good relationships with our community partners
Maintain good relationships with several university bodies in order to facilitate the recruitment of volunteers
Manage current programs and implement new programs
Recruit, screen, train and manage part-time interns, paid program coordinators, and approximately 150 volunteers
Maintain records, write reports and manage budgets
Implement the evaluation framework in all programs to determine their effectiveness
Attend and participate in professional and community events to network and promote Frontier College and its mission
Assist the Regional Manager in utilizing the general media and social media to promote Frontier College
Assist the Regional Manager in preparing funding proposals
Assist the Regional Manager in developing strong and mutually beneficial relationships with government, business and the community at large
​Skills and Attributes
Excellent communication skills in English (spoken and written)
Excellent computer skills (Windows OS, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
Strong skills in interpersonal relationships, leadership, team building, and public speaking
Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
A passion for literacy, essential skills and diversity
Strong financial management skills
Post-secondary education (or equivalent education, training or experience)
Possessing a valid driver’s license and able to travel within Nova Scotia as required
We offer
An attractive compensation package, and excellent benefits
A chance to work in a supportive organization that has been helping Nova Scotians for over 100 years
An opportunity to excel in a leadership role and make a meaningful contribution to your community
Interested candidates should send a résumé and cover letter to:

John Munro by email to

Closing date: August 7, 2018

For more information about Frontier College visit

You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview. We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from diverse individuals who self-identify on the basis of any of the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code. We are committed to integration and maintaining the independence of individuals and removing barriers to accessibility in the workplace. We are committed to full compliance with the Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and all other applicable legislation. We invite applicants to request accommodation, as required, throughout the application and hiring process.

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