Job Details - Community Consultation Coordinator

Community Consultation Coordinator

Cape Breton Regional Municipality

Full-Time Temporary



DEPARTMENT: Mayor's Office

JOB SCOPE: Under the general direction of the Mayor, the Community Consultation Coordinator will engage community members, council, and staff to facilitate the sharing of information and knowledge regarding new and upcoming projects and developments. This role will work to develop an Outreach plan to ensure clear resource channels for community members and organizations.

*This position is classified as a term, which will expire at the end of the term of Mayor McDougall.


  • Conduct research into policy, procedure, and practice regarding Community Consultation.
  • Develop a framework to enable and sustain Community Consultation.
  • Act as an advocate for fair and reasonable consultation regarding Municipally led projects.
  • Review reports and help to negotiate consultation agreements for projects.
  • Organize opportunities for the community to engage with members of Council.
  • Provide updates and education to Council on a regular basis.
  • Engage community organizations and Municipal staff regarding projects and developments.
  • Act as a liaison between members of the community and CBRM Council.
  • Create and maintain professional working relationships with staff and community organizations
  • Writing and editing for web, social media, and traditional media to get relevant CBRM information out to the public through various channels.
  • Create original content for newsletter articles and other written communications.
  • Oversee the implementation of the Outreach plan for this role.
  • Liaise with the CBRM Communications department regarding the Outreach plan.
  • Prepare training material (presentations, worksheets etc.)
  • Execute training sessions, webinars, workshops etc. in groups or individually.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Mayor or designate.


  • Able to work independently or as part of team.
  • Flexible to work overtime when workload demands are high.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite with working knowledge of related software programs.
  • Must maintain confidentiality and be respectful of sensitive situations.
  • Diplomacy when dealing with staff, Council, and members of the public.
  • Must be able to work in a high stress environment including quickly evolving issues.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Acts in a professional manner.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to work effectively under high levels of stress.
  • Must maintain confidentiality and be respectful of sensitive situations.
  • Knowledge of privacy legislation and other legislative requirements.
  • Knowledge of CBRM policies and procedures.
  • Ability to interpret, implement and adhere to organizational policies and procedures.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in using Joomla or similar web development programs.
  • Understand digital and social media tools to share the municipality’s work while engaging stakeholders and audiences.
  • Pays close attention to detail; possesses the characteristics of a highly motivated self-starter.


  • Post-secondary education in a related field (i.e. Communications, Public Relations, Business Administration, etc.) - Must include copy
  • Three to five years’ experience in a municipal or other government settings.
  • Preferred experience in media relations and public relations with sound knowledge of public relations, issues management, strategic communication, planning and special event coordination.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Nova Scotia driver’s license - Must include copy
  • A medical assessment including vision and hearing tests.  Medical assessment must show the capacity of performing tasks of the classification - this is not required at time of application but will be required prior to hiring. 

Please note: Criminal Records Check is required as a condition of employment.


Applications quoting Reference No. 21.18-E should be directed to:

Human Resources Department
Cape Breton Regional Municipality
320 Esplanade, Suite 303
Sydney, Nova Scotia 
B1P 7B9
Fax: 902-563-5582 or E-mail:

Applications, including a detailed personal resume and copies of certifications/diplomas may also be submitted in the drop-off box: 
Main Floor, City Hall during regular working hours (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)

Although we thank all applicants for their submissions, we will respond only to those we wish to interview.

CBRM is committed to the principles of Employment Equity and encourages applications from the designated groups; women, visible minorities, aboriginals and persons with disabilities.  CBRM encourages the need for respect, integrity, diversity, accountability and the public good.

Intended Job Posting 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
Job Information
Cape Breton Regional Municipality
NOC Code
Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations (1123)
Experience Required
Available Openings
Pay Type
To be Determined
Pay Rate
To be Determined
Estimated Weekly Hours
Start Date
End Date
Language Proficiency Level
Fluent (CLB 10-12)
Posted on
April 28th 2021
May 7th 2021