NSTU Staffing

Staff Positions

From time to time an opening will become available.  At that time, a job description will be posted here. 

When an Staff vacancy occurs, please click here to download a PDF of the application form.


As the senior administrator of one of Nova Scotia’s largest unions, you will demonstrate the leadership ability and communication skills required to direct a highly qualified staff in the provision of a wide variety of programs and services to teachers in the public schools, APSEA and faculty and professional support staff in the Community Colleges in Nova Scotia.

Working with and through elected and appointed leaders, at the Local, Regional, and Provincial level, you will articulate and address the concerns of the Union’s 10,500 members.

You are a self-starter, a strategic thinker, a planner and a resourceful director. You work well under pressure and are skilled at multi-tasking and delegation.

Above all, you are a strong advocate of the education system (Public Schools and Community College) and its teachers and Community College members. Your goal is to ensure that Union members have the necessary working conditions and support structures to allow them to focus on the delivery of a quality education for all students.

This position requires the ability to engage in travel and a willingness to work beyond the normal work hours, as required.

Start date to be determined

• The successful candidate must hold, or be eligible to hold, a valid Nova Scotia Teacher’s License and/or be a member of the NSTU employed by the Nova Scotia Community College.
• Consideration will be given to applicants who are experienced educators, have held positions of responsibility within the educational or related field and who have knowledge of teacher organizations and unions.
• Bilingualism is an asset, but not required.
• Knowledge of pensions, contract interpretation/negotiations, and insurance is an asset, but not required.

A personal services contract, which is competitive and reflects the importance of the role, will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Please forward your resume to the Human Resources Manager, Nova Scotia Teachers Union: by mail: 3106 Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3L 4L7; or fax: (902) 477-3517 or e-mail hr@nstu.ca
The deadline for applications is 12:00 p.m., Wednesday May 31, 2017. Please state Competition No. 2017-04

A comprehensive job description can be obtained by phoning 1-800-565-6788.
Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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NSTU POLICY ON EQUITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION READS: “Equity for under-represented groups, in compliance with current language in the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act, must be considered in the hiring of staff, secondments, the formation of committees, and the Internship Program.”