Between the Bridges: Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on Friday, May 27, 2022.  To apply, send resume & cover letter to Louise Adongo, Executive Director, Please use subject line “BtB Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator”. Those selected for interviews will be contacted.


About Inspiring Communities
Inspiring Communities is a recognized leader in equity-centered systems change in Atlantic Canada. We recognize that our current systems and institutions don’t work for the people who need them most. We build collaborative relationships, develop skills and foster social experimentation (e.g. through social labs) to change these inequitable systems. We work in three communities: Digby, Dartmouth North and Northside Cape Breton. We engage in reflective evaluation practices to learn from our experiments, integrate that learning into our work, and share what we’ve learned through our regional and national networks. 

About Between the Bridges

Between the Bridges (BtB) is an initiative of Inspiring Communities, and its history predates the organization. The initiative has served the community of Dartmouth North over the years, providing collaborative leadership to social change through its collective impact approach. Between the Bridges has supported projects that have opened up health pathways, food security and digital literacy among others.


About the Opportunity 

The Community Outreach and Engagement coordinator will support implementation of action on the priority areas of Youth / Student Success, Health & Wellbeing, and Housing. Working with the Community Program Coordinator, they will build new relationships and bridge existing connections to the community by continuing work with residents, Dartmouth North organizations, and other partners.  

This organized individual will be familiar with collective impact and/or other models for engaging community, comfortable connecting with stakeholders and residents from all parts of the Dartmouth North community, and should have the ability to coordinate mutually advantageous relationships among residents, government partners, organizations and businesses.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator will oversee all programs and initiatives at Between the Bridges while working collaboratively with others across the organization. This role is based in Dartmouth North (HRM).


Specifically the Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator will do this by:

  • Serving as Community Engagement & Partnerships Liaison
  • Leading emerging strategic activities as identified by Dartmouth North residents
  • Connecting and proactively reaching out to community residents including those previously not represented in Between the Bridges programming
  • Facilitating positive working relationships across Inspiring Communities and within Dartmouth North (with residents, community organizations and others)

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • a passion for their community and for leading new opportunities for Dartmouth North residents
  • great communications skills
  • organizational and time-management skills 
  • experience with and the flexibility to work independently in ambiguity with multiple teams
  • knowledge of, experience in, and/or roots in the community of Dartmouth North
  • a combination of education and experience with planning programs or projects
  • experience and comfort with hosting group discussions in person and online
  • experience and comfort with collective impact, network building and/or other social innovation approaches to community building
  • experience with administration and financial management and reporting


Working Conditions

The office is located in Dartmouth, NS but there is an option to work in part remotely. The Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator maintains standard office hours with occasional evenings and weekends, as required, to accommodate meetings, training, and events. The position may require travel across Nova Scotia for Inspiring Communities programming. Working with communities through equity issues can be challenging work.  We are a trauma-informed organization, and provide support to employees.


The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience, within the range of $49,000-54,000. The compensation package includes cost-shared medical and dental benefits, a professional development allowance, and a phone allowance.


Our goal is to be a diverse and inclusive team that is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve. We encourage and prioritize applications from First Nations People, African Nova Scotians and other racially visible persons, persons with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community. If you are a member of one of the equity groups you are encouraged to self-identify in your covering letter or your resume.


Dartmouth, NS

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