Programs and Development Coordinator

Divert NS is a not-for profit corporation established by the Province of Nova Scotia to administer certain components of the Solid Waste-Resource Management Strategy. We are currently looking for a Programs and Development Coordinator at our Head Office located in Truro, Nova Scotia. Reporting to the Director of Programs and Development, you will be an integral part of the Divert NS team.


Job Summary
The Programs and Development Coordinator is responsible for managing the integrated education programs that have helped to build Nova Scotia’s culture of recycling. The Coordinator is responsible for managing waste reduction education and awareness initiatives focused on a range of audiences, including schools, businesses, community groups and more.  

Divert NS provides funding to municipalities to support enforcement of both provincial and municipal by-laws. The Programs and Development Coordinator will oversee the management of the contracts and work closely with the Province to identify opportunities for collaboration on compliance. 

Divert NS works closely with Nova Scotia Environment in establishing industry stewardship programs. These programs are designed to ensure that all industries accept responsibility for the environmentally sound management of the waste they generate. The incumbent will be responsible for research, development, and the implementation of industry stewardship programs.

The Programs and Development Coordinator will work closely with many like-minded Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and other key waste management stakeholders. The incumbent will play a key role in liaising with these groups and identifying partnership opportunities.


  • Under the supervision of the Director, manage budget and deliverables of the following funding programs:
    • Regional Education Contracts 
    • Regional Enforcement Funding
    • NGO Funding
    • Waste Reduction Week
    • Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
    •  Regional Solid Waste Committees
  • Promote educational programs and initiatives and identify opportunities that improve waste management.
  • Work with the Province to ensure stewardship programs are suitable to the needs of Nova Scotia and meet the mandates of Divert NS and the Provincial Solid Waste Strategy.
  • Monitor external influences which may have an effect on Divert NS stewardship programs/ initiatives, including but not limited to government acts, regulations and/or programs in other jurisdictions, and advise management of any potential impact.
  • Represent the organization and its interests with outside parties including at public events.
  • Lead other initiatives as assigned by the Director of Programs and Development.


  • Relevant university or college degree and minimum three years’ experience in program management or education, with an emphasis on the environment being an asset.
  • Experience in developing and managing educational initiatives focused on raising awareness and changing behavior.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with a range of stakeholders, including government representatives, industry contacts, and the general public.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Self-starter able to work independently or in a team environment with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to carry out qualitative and quantitative research to support decision-making and program planning.
  • Knowledge of industry stewardship initiatives in Nova Scotia and abroad.
  • Experience in managing contracts with third parties for funding and service agreements.
  • Effective budgeting skills.
  • Knowledge of waste diversion programs and related regulations in Nova Scotia.
  • Working ability in business end-user programs (i.e. Microsoft Office).

Salary to be negotiated based on experience.

This posting will remain active until the position is filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information on Divert NS, please visit our website at


Human Resources
Divert NS
35 Commercial Street, Suite 400
Truro NS  B2N 3H9
Fax: 902-897-3256

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