The Halifax Port Authority (HPA) is committed to providing a working environment conducive to professional growth and personal goal achievement for all its employees. We currently employ over 60 employees in the areas of:
- Business Development
- Real Estate
- Information Technology
- Human Resources
Positions with the HPA will be posted in this section of the site as they become available. In addition, you may forward your resume to Halifax Port Authority Human Resources, where it will be maintained on our database for six months. When responding to specific opportunities, unless otherwise specified, please send all correspondence to:
Halifax Port Authority
P.O. Box 336
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
Fax: (902) 426-7335
Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels. The Halifax Port Authority welcomes applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women, in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the above groups, you are encouraged to self-identify, on your covering letter, or on your resumé.
The Port of Halifax is about making connections between people, commerce and opportunity. We take a leadership role in developing business for the Port of Halifax in collaboration with our partners and we responsibly manage Port of Halifax assets.
The Port of Halifax is Canada’s Ultra Atlantic Gateway, connecting to more than 150 countries and generating over $1.7 billion in annual economic benefit from a diverse cargo and cruise business. Offering a natural, deep harbour and world-class infrastructure, Halifax can accommodate large volumes of containerized cargo, bulk cargo and project cargo of any size. Collaborating and working with strong partners and stakeholders, the Port community in Halifax continues to deliver excellence.
The Port is advancing plans to open The PIER in 2021, with a virtual launch planned for March and doors opening in September. The PIER (Port Innovation, Engagement and Research) will be a Living Lab where partners collaborate to solve major industry challenges.
At this time, the Halifax Port Authority requires a
Communications / Programming Coordinator (1 Year Term)
Reporting to the Executive Director, The PIER, the Communications and Programming Coordinator supports the programming and communications functions of the living lab. This position works closely with The PIER staff and members to ensure high quality programming and communication is performed with internal and external stakeholders. More specifically, the Communications and Programming Coordinator helps to plan and maintain a multitude of programming activities for the living lab, including but not limited to, webinars, in-person events, and member events. This position is also responsible to maintain the Virtual platform. The Communications and Programming Coordinator also supports the development and execution of The PIER’s communications plan and helps pursue sponsorship opportunities.
The successful candidate must have successfully completed a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing, public relations, communications, or a related field. One (1) to two (2) years of related experience is required. Proficiency in content creation, project management, photography, and design would be considered assets. Must have experience with various marketing platforms, channels, and best practices in print, digital, social and email marketing as well as proficiency in full Microsoft Office suite.
The successful candidate will be subject to successfully completing a physical examination, must pass and maintain a Criminal Record Check and must be able to obtain and maintain a valid Marine Transportation Security Clearance (MTSC).
Core competencies include: Communication, Relationship Building, Decision Making, Results Oriented, Leadership, Initiative and Adaptability.
HPA takes the health and safety of its job applicants and employees seriously. Where possible, recruitment activities and interviews will be done by way of phone, video conference, or other virtual means to assist with and encourage social distancing. For applicants with concerns about computer or internet access or to request another accommodation to the recruitment process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are seeking a challenging and rewarding opportunity, please forward a résumé by e-mail in confidence to:
Director, Human Resources & Labour Relations
Halifax Port Authority
Applications should be received no later than February 3, 2021. We thank all applicants and ensure that all inquiries will be treated confidentially; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.