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Manager, Community Engaged Learning

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Manager, Community Engaged Learning
Department/Unit Global Health Office
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posting Number S103-24
Employee Group DPMG
Position Type Regular, On-Going
Duration of Contract (if applicable)
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Salary $66,445 - $89,012 per annum
Classification ADM-06
Provisional Statement
About Dalhousie University
Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our almost 21,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
Job Summary
Serving Maritime Canada, the Faculty of Medicine enables excellence in health care through education and research programs in partnership with government, health authorities and health care providers. The Office of Community Partnerships and Global Health takes a collaborative approach to build leadership within the Dalhousie community to advance diversity, equity, community engagement, global health education and international partnerships. Reporting to the Director, Office of Community Partnerships and Global Health, the Manager, Community Engaged Learning develops, delivers, and evaluates medical education programming for community engagement and experiential learning. The position has three key functions including leadership for the community-engaged service learning program; development of a community engagement framework; and integrating health advocacy across undergraduate medical education.
Key Responsibilities
  • Lead the creation of opportunities for medical students to participate in community-engaged service learning with organizations.
  • Review and assess assignments including project proposals, midterm, and final critical reflection. Identify learning objectives for medical education related to advocacy and community engagement.
  • Engage in appreciative advising of students and community partners with a focus on asset-based community engagement. Supervise medical students (about 70 per year) participating in service learning and community engagement activities across the curriculum
  • Establish metrics and benchmarks to assess the impact of community engagement efforts. Collect and analyze data to measure the effectiveness of programs, initiatives, and partnerships.
  • Design a community engagement framework aligned with the faculty’s mission, goals, and values.
  • Negotiate legal partnership agreements between the faculty, the program, Office of Legal Counsel, and the community partner organizations to participate in Community-Engaged Service Learning.
The successful applicant will be eligible for hybrid work (combination of in-person work on campus and remote work) as agreed by all parties based on operational requirements and university guidelines.
Required Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree in a related field with a minimum of seven years’ work experience in a related field of Health Promotion, Public Health, service learning or community outreach and advocacy (or an equivalent combination of training and experience).
  • Demonstrated experience in program design, evaluation, and community engagement.
  • Existing relationships with community-based organizations with a demonstrated ability to leverage those relationships in a professional context.
  • Evidence of student advising, including ability to support different types of needs (ranging from broad navigation of the community engagement experience to specific academic and cultural needs for meaningful and full participation).
  • Ability to navigate complexity and competing priorities to align various levels of work with strategic planning and application.
  • Experience working in a multifaceted institution that includes multiple players at varying levels.
  • Master’s degree in Health Promotion or Education.
  • Knowledge of medical education curriculum, especially case-based learning and health advocacy skills.
Job Competencies
The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie’s core and leadership competencies (, in particular:

- Respect & Inclusion
- Adaptability
- Knowledge & Thinking Skills
- Service
- Relationship Building
Additional Information
Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.
Application Consideration
Applications from current university employees and external candidates are assessed concurrently. Current university employees will be given special consideration.

We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department or Human Resources.
Diversity Statement
Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit
Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 03/25/2024
Close Date 04/15/2024
Open Until Filled No
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter