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Director, Digital Strategy

NSBI is a business development agency for the Province of Nova Scotia, led by a private sector board of directors. 

To strengthen and grow the Nova Scotia economy, NSBI’s primary efforts are focused on helping Nova Scotia businesses grow exports through access to business advisory services, skills development and training, market intelligence, access to financing, support in accessing global markets, and by attracting innovative, globally competitive companies to establish a business location in Nova Scotia.

Job Opportunity: Director, Digital Strategy (Two-year term)

Do you have an entrepreneurial and creative mind with the ability to unite technology and operations?

Are you interested in helping build leading edge digital products for Nova Scotia Business Inc.’s (NSBI) exporting clients, our staff, and prospective national and international companies wanting to locate here? Have you developed and implemented a digital footprint in a progressive client-service environment?

If you answered yes to these questions, you could join NSBI as our new Director of Digital Strategy. We are seeking a decisive leader who knows how to motivate cross-functional teams to build the right products to best serve our clients and drive results.

The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team that provides high-quality programs and services through our dedicated and passionate client-facing account executives, marketing and support staff. Together, we will help more Nova Scotia companies make their first export sale, increase their export revenue, and show more international companies how the Nova Scotia strategic advantage will help their firm innovate and grow.

As the Director, Digital Strategy, you will be responsible for digital service standards, planning and managing digital projects, and leading the delivery of a user-centric platform for NSBI clients and staff.  You will also identify key performance indicators for digital solutions while developing and collaboratively implementing a digital solutions action plan using both new and existing technologies.

As the successful candidate, you possess a bachelor’s degree with a focus in Business, Marketing, Communications or Information Technology-related fields, plus a minimum of two years of senior level management or director-level experience with digital transformation, development and implementation of digital strategy, and digital service standards. You possess a strong understanding of change management, can lead complex projects from inception to completion, and take a holistic approach to IT management, marketing, strategy and communications. You understand and stay up to date with current industry trends and public sensitivities associated with digital adoption and are knowledgeable about public accountability requirements.  Self-driven with a growth mindset, you are a creative disrupter and effective change manager.

If you have what it takes to join our team, we would like to hear from you. 


Competition Number: 
Closing date: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 11:30pm

How to apply

Resumes and cover letters will be used to screen applicants for this role.  Please ensure that you clearly articulate in your cover letter how your skills and attributes will serve to apply to the requirements of this position.

Please send your resume and cover letter merged as one PDF document via e-mail to careers@nsbi.ca.  The competition number must be included in the subject line.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.