Employment - Connector Program Coordinator

Connector Program Coordinator

Cape Breton Partnership




Are you a self-motivated, goal-oriented person with a passion for helping others succeed? Do you thrive when networking, meeting new people, and working among a team of professionals? Then you could be the Cape Breton Partnership’s next Connector Program Coordinator!  In this role, you will help new immigrants and recent graduates (Connectees) grow their professional network by connecting them to business owners and operators, managers, civil servants and community leaders (Connectors) who work in the same field.

What you will do:

Cultivate close working relationships with the local business community, post-secondary institutions, Newcomer settlement organizations, and other relevant community partners to build a large, island-wide network.

Recruit and onboard participants from the business and professional community, newcomers, international students and local graduates who are work-ready and have recently graduated from post-secondary, or are nearing graduation.

Develop a marketing and communications strategy and/or plan in collaboration with the Cape Breton Partnership’s Communications team.

Plan, create, and promote the Cape Breton Connector Program’s social media platforms and identify opportunities to increase engagement.

Develop, maintain and share resources to help Connectees enhance their networking skills, build a professional network, and improve their job search.

Coach Connectees in professionalism, communication, and self-promotion techniques to enhance their participation in the Program and provide referrals to local partner organizations to aid participants in their search for meaningful employment.

Manage the Connector Program database and/or other CRM tools to ensure accuracy, integrity, and timely entry of data.

Prepare written progress and program reports for the National Program and funding partners, and maintain appropriate documentation for financial reports and provide program oversight and evaluation.

Be an integral part of a national network of Connectors by maintaining relationships with other Connector Programs across Canada and Nova Scotia to ensure best practices.

Report to the President & CEO of the Cape Breton Partnership.

Plan, organize and host Connector Program events (in person and online), and facilitate further connections among attendees.

What you can achieve:

As the Connector Program Coordinator, you will expose participants to experienced professionals and inform them of the job market and local opportunities, while exposing employers to a new source of talent to enhance their recruiting pools. Through this collective effort you will match employment-ready individuals to local job opportunities to strengthen Cape Breton’s workforce.


Education, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Post-secondary level education from a recognized academic institution, preferably in Business Administration, Human Services, Human Resources, Recruitment, or a related field, or a suitable combination of education and experience, such as career development, business and entrepreneurship.
  • Knowledge of recruiting and onboarding techniques, and the local job market.
  • Minimums of 2 years of experience in career, community, or business development, or a related field.

Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Strong time management, planning skills, networking, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to make connections and build and maintain relationships.
  • Ability to provide coaching and feedback to support Connectees in their search for meaningful employment.
  • Attention to detail and strong English communication skills (verbal/written).
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and efficiently with minimal direction.
  • Proven interpersonal skills; must be tactful and able to exercise sound judgement and discretion when working or interacting with community leaders, diverse groups, and all levels of government.
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), MS Teams, Zoom, and other similar tools.


  • Knowledge of common barriers to employment faced by underrepresented groups (Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, African Nova Scotians and other visible minorities, and women in roles in which they are under-represented).
  • Knowledge of common barriers to employment faced by Newcomers and international students.
  • Skilled strategist and communications planner.
  • Familiarity with CRM tools such as Insightly.

Working Conditions:

  • The Program Coordinator will work Monday-Friday in an office environment, travelling to and from meeting locations convenient for clients’ needs, with the option to work from home up to 2 days per week, provided you have a strong and reliable internet connection.
  • Frequent sitting or standing while using a computer is required.
  • Flexibility in working hours is required as some work will happen outside of regular hours.
  • Frequent travel throughout the island may be required to fulfil the duties of this role.
  • Work location is flexible; the Cape Breton Partnership is an island-wide organization with offices in Sydney, Baddeck, Port Hood, Port Hawkesbury, and Arichat.
  • Valid Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle is required.


  • Full-time contract beginning as soon as possible until March 31, 2023, with strong possibility of renewal.
  • Benefits package and immediate free access to our Employee & Family Assistance Program.
  • Offers of employment will be conditional on the candidate’s ability to accept and comply with all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, confidentiality, intellectual property, non-solicitation, and conflict of interest policies.

To Apply:

Please create a "Candidate Profile" and apply through the Cape Breton Job Board!

Or, forward your cover letter and resume as a single PDF file to: careers@capebretonpartnership.com.

This opportunity is open until filled; candidates selected for an interview will be contacted on an ongoing basis beginning on Friday, May 13, 2022.

About the Cape Breton Partnership:

The Cape Breton Partnership is Cape Breton-Unama’ki’s private sector-led economic development organization that supports companies and entrepreneurs by promoting our island as a great place to live and invest; growing a culture that values and celebrates creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship; and connecting entrepreneurs and companies to the resources they need to succeed. 

The island-wide organization, led by a Board of Directors, runs a number of programs and initiatives, and administers two Regional Enterprise Networks (RENs): 

  1. Cape Breton Regional Municipality Regional Enterprise Network (CBRM-REN)
  2. Cape Breton Regional Enterprise Network (CB-REN), which includes:
    • Municipalities of the Counties of Victoria, Richmond, & Inverness;
    • First Nation Communities of Membertou, Eskasoni, We’koqma’q, & Wagmatcook; &
    • Town of Port Hawkesbury.

With approximately 25 staff located across Cape Breton-Unama’ki, the Cape Breton Partnership works with all levels of government, and private and non-profit groups to help foster inclusive economic growth on the Island.

How To Apply

Cape Breton Partnership will be accepting applications for this position via the Cape Breton Job Board. Applicants will need to first create a complete account before applying directly through this page.

Intended 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
Opportunity Information
Cape Breton Partnership
NOC Code
Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers (4164)
Experience Required
Available Openings
Pay Type
To be Determined
Estimated Weekly Hours
Start Date
End Date
Language Proficiency Level
Advanced (CLB 8-9)
Posted on
May 5th 2022
June 4th 2022