Employment - Welcome Network Coordinator

Welcome Network Coordinator

Cape Breton Partnership

Full-Time Contract



Are you a self-motivated, goal-oriented person with a passion for helping others succeed? Do you thrive when sharing your knowledge of the diverse communities and cultures that exist in Cape Breton–Unama’ki? Then you could be the Cape Breton Partnership’s next Welcome Network Coordinator! In this role, you will support community volunteers in their welcoming work while managing and promoting the Cape Breton Welcome Network (CBWN).

What you will do:

Develop communication tools and materials to promote the Cape Breton Welcome Network (CBWN) and recruit new volunteers.

Provide ongoing, customized support to Welcome Group Chairs, as required.

Build and maintain relationships with newcomer service providers and other island-wide partners to support the promotion of the CBWN.

Strategically plan, promote and host meetings with communities and new potential Welcome Groups.

Build and maintain a volunteer membership structure including terms of reference, resource kits, training materials and opportunities.

Develop and implement a process for onboarding Welcome Group volunteers.

Work with Welcome Groups to develop local-level community information brochures for newcomers.

Develop and implement evaluation plans and materials to measure the growth and success of the CBWN.

Manage project budget and maintain appropriate documentation, prepare written progress reports for funding partners, and provide CBWN oversight and evaluation.

Organize and host appreciation event(s) for all CBWN volunteers.

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

Maintain ongoing communication with CBLIP Program Manager and CBLIP Community Belonging Working Group.

What you can achieve:

As the Welcome Network Coordinator, you will support community volunteers throughout Cape Breton–Unama’ki by ensuring they are empowered with the tools, resources, and information they need to engage in the welcoming work that will help to support and retain newcomers in their communities.


Education, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Post-secondary education from a recognized academic institution in a relevant discipline, such as Public Relations, Marketing, Communications or Business Administration, or a suitable combination of education and experience.
  • 2 years of experience in program coordination, management, and/or evaluation, or community development, or similar.
  • Experience coordinating events.
  • Knowledge of the diverse communities and cultures that exist in Cape Breton–Unama’ki.
  • Knowledge of effective marketing and communications strategies.

Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Ability to prioritize, manage a budget, and maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent English communication skills (verbal/written).
  • Strong time management, planning skills, analytical skills, networking, and presentation skills.
  • Must be a self-starter, someone who takes initiative and has the ability to work effectively and efficiently with minimal direction, and also collaboratively within a team.
  • Political awareness and sensitivity.
  • Must be a team-player with a positive attitude and proven interpersonal skills.
  • Must be tactful and able to exercise sound judgement and discretion when working or interacting with community leaders, diverse community groups, and all levels of government.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and virtual meeting platforms, such as MS Teams and Zoom.


  • Ability to communicate in multiple languages.
  • Ability to think strategically.
  • Familiarity with the Cape Breton–Unama’ki business community.
  • Experience with social media management (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram) and software like Canva, Mailchimp, and WordPress.

Working Conditions:

  • The Welcome Network Coordinator works Monday-Friday in an office environment, with the option to work from home up to 2 days per week, provided you have a strong and reliable internet connection and can maintain confidentiality.
  • 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 is required to fulfil the duties of this role.
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Work location is flexible; the Cape Breton Partnership is an island-wide organization with offices in Sydney, Baddeck, Port Hood, Port Hawkesbury, and Arichat.


  • Full-time contract beginning as soon as possible until March 31, 2023.
  • 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.

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 email. Please follow the instructions below carefully. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

To Apply: Please 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, June 17, 2022.

Apply here

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
Experience Required
Available Openings
Pay Type
To be Determined
Estimated Weekly Hours
Start Date
July 4th 2022
End Date
March 31st 2023
Language Proficiency Level
Advanced (CLB 8-9)
Posted on
June 8th 2022