EMPLOYMENT - Program Administration Officer, Permanent, NEW GLASGOW
About Our Opportunity ANSA is a vital link that connects government and the African Nova Scotian community to assist, support and enhance the delivery of services, and be a partner in developing innovative solutions. This position will play a key role to connect community to government programs and services. In this position, you will be responsible for building relationships that will promote and support community and government initiatives. This will include providing support, direction, planning tools and advice to community groups. You will work directly with community groups to facilitate workshops, lead information sharing sessions and deliver presentations to build community capacity. In addition, you will promote opportunities for members of the community and community groups by providing information and advice regarding relevant government programs and services. You will also be responsible for the administration and promotion of the African Nova Scotian Affairs Grants and Contributions program. You will represent African Nova Scotian Affairs, by working to develop and enhance strategic partnerships and alliances among community stakeholders, while encouraging communities to work together. Other responsibilities include assisting with the department's strategic planning process, by designing, developing, modifying, and/or implementing programs, and by providing advice, analysis and interpretation. Furthermore, you will support and promote access to government programs and services by responding to requests for information, by maintaining current knowledge of the available resources, by providing navigational support for grant writers, and by conducting environmental scans of the communities to identify emerging local issues. Lastly, you will monitor programs and community issues by researching, analyzing, investigating (independently and/or with community) to develop resolution of issues.