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Business Development Officer

Divert NS
Truro, NS
Hybrid work
$73,135–$87,587 a year - Full-time


Truro, NS

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  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off
  • Paid vacation
  • Work from home

Full job description

Divert NS is currently seeking an innovative, attentive, and solutions-focused professional who is passionate about the environment to join their dynamic team. As the Business Development Officer, you will spearhead Divert NS’ business development to drive their mission of improving Nova Scotia’s environment, economy, and quality of life by reducing, reusing, recycling, and recovering resources. If you value protecting the environment and helping others do the same, Divert NS could be the team for you.

About Divert NS

Divert NS is a renowned not-for-profit corporation dedicated to promoting recycling in Nova Scotia. With a track record spanning over 25 years, Divert NS has played a pivotal role in fostering a recycling culture through environmental stewardship, educational initiatives, and comprehensive programs. Divert NS’ efforts have positioned Nova Scotia as a recognized global innovator in waste diversion solutions.

Divert NS is dedicated to the commitment of equity and strives to create a workforce that is reflective of the diversity of Nova Scotians. The Company is committed to encouraging diversity which includes, but is not limited to, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, persons with disabilities, African Nova Scotians, Indigenous peoples in Canada, and racially visible minorities.

About the Position

As the Business Development Officer, you will play a critical role in managing the research and development (R&D) funding programs to identify local waste reduction and diversion opportunities. You will work closely with the Director of Programs and Development to seek opportunities to demonstrate Divert NS’ expertise in solid waste management. The successful candidate will be a critical thinker and natural problem solver who will help lead Divert NS’ business development and growth.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and administer Divert NS’ business development funding programs.
  • Work with various stakeholder groups including Nova Scotia Environment and Climate Change, municipalities, industry, academia, funding organizations, and other stakeholders to raise awareness of business development funding programs that encourage innovation in waste-resource management.
  • Utilize Divert NS’ expertise in waste-resource management to foster the circular economy within Nova Scotia.
  • Liaise and engage with like-minded stakeholders to develop strategic opportunities.
  • Deliver initiatives and competitions to academic institutions and the business community.
  • Deliver summits/workshops to identify solutions to strategic waste management issues in Nova Scotia.
  • Lead other initiatives as assigned by Director of Programs and Development.


  • Relevant university degree and three to five years’ experience in business development, commercial lending, and/or project management.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with the ability to foster excellent relationships across various stakeholders including government, industry, academia, Enviro-Depots, and the public.
  • Effective negotiation and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to identify end markets and recognize new recycling opportunities for materials recovered from the waste stream.
  • Experience in evaluating business plans for new ventures and/or expansions to existing operations.
  • Familiarity with administering funding and loan agreements.
  • Strong marketing, event planning, and customer service skills.
  • Ability to adapt to ongoing change while effectively managing multiple projects and tasks.
  • Knowledge of waste diversion in Nova Scotia, including source reduction, reuse, recycling, and composting programs.

Required Competencies

Communication Proficiency: Provides clear, concise information to others in verbal, written, electronic and other communication formats.

Relationship Management: Builds engaging relationships with all internal and external parties through trust, teamwork and direct communications.

Ethical Practice: Demonstrates ethical behavior and discretion.

Critical Evaluation: Uses critical thinking and problem solving to assess and interpret information to make business decisions and recommendations.

Organizational Skills: Manages time effectively and prioritizes tasks.

Team Collaboration: Works well within a team environment.

What’s in it For You?

Competitive Compensation - Divert NS believes in recognizing and rewarding hard work with a group RRSP program, ensuring employee efforts are valued.

Training & Promotional Development- Join an organization that invests in success. Divert NS is committed to its employee’s growth through training initiatives.

Hybrid Schedule-Achieve work-life balance with flexible work arrangements. Divert NS understands the importance of accommodating to an employee's lifestyle and offers employees the chance to work two days a week remotely.

Paid Vacation- Divert NS values well-being and offers paid annual vacation leave, ensuring employees have the time to recharge and relax.

Equity and Diversity Policy- Join a team that celebrates diversity. Divert NS is committed to equity and strives to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of Nova Scotians.

Application Process

If you are interested in joining Divert NS’ innovative & passionate team, contact us by email at Please submit your resume and cover letter (*REQUIRED*) explaining how your background and experience will meet the needs of Divert NS.

Divert NS is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace where all individuals are valued, respected, and empowered. They encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences.

*PowerUp Leadership is actively recruiting on behalf of our client, Divert NS.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $73,135.00-$87,587.00 per year


  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off
  • Work from home

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Truro, NS B2N 3H9