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Title:  Employee Engagement Specialist




Requisition ID: 151082

Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.


Hiring Details:

  • Work location: 90 Wynford Drive, North York ON.
  • Travel will be required for on-site events across locations including: Stratford, Mississauga, Ottawa, Halifax, & Montreal.
  • Full-time; permanent position.
  • Working hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm. 


As an Employee Engagement Specialist, you will be responsible for the organization, coordination and execution of events, activities, programs and projects related to Global Operations Canada. With a focus on fostering Employee Engagement (EE), creating a superior environment and pride within GO Canada. The EE Specialist will assist with the identification, development and execution of EE programs to support and enhance the employee experience. The Employee Engagement Specialist leads activities promoting the six engagement pillars: Performance Development, Recognition, Employee Benefits, Inclusion & Education, Community Involvement, Social Events and Team Building.


Is this role right for you? In this role, you will:

Supports the planning, coordinating and execution of special events, activities, programs, and projects related to Global Operations, including but not limited to Best of the Best, Summer / Winter event and GO wide charity events like JDRF and other Bank recognized charitable events:

  • Contributes to the planning and delivery of assigned events through to completion.
  • Develops proposals and presentations to help gain approval on key elements of program including but not limited to location, theme, AV requirements, food and beverage and décor.
  • Project management to mitigate risk and solution provide to ensure delivery on time.
  • Drafts communications, marketing materials, presentations and speaking notes.
  • Supports and communicates incentive plans for events to ensure participants meet or exceed goals.


Supports the development and execution of EE programs and events by:

  • Contributing to the overall EE strategy by generating ideas based on research and providing insights to ensure a consistent employee experience across GO Canada.
  • Facilitating execution of EE programs / events across GO Canada such as: Lunch and Learn Sessions, Employee Engagement activities, Performance Development and Onboarding activities.
  • Assist the Manager, EE to evaluate the effectiveness of EE activities (e.g. learning materials, training sessions, delivery strategies) by collecting data to examine EE metrics and continuously improve techniques, delivery, outcomes and strengthen EE programming.
  • Assisting with the identification, development, implementation, and maintenance of communications platforms with specific focus on channels that are fundamental to and drive Employee Engagement within GO Canada such as Scotiabank Live, Workplace and Campus TVs.
  • Organizing and facilitating the distribution of promotional materials for events such as giveaways and incentives. As well as supports the distribution of GO Canada employee messaging for events.
  • Designs and creates content/material for campus TV, ScotiaLive, Workplace, relating to the EE programs and events.
  • Coordinating the set up and take down of the physical space assigned to each event.


Champion a customer focused culture to deepen partner relationships and leverage broader Bank relationships, systems and knowledge by:

  • Partnering with the GO Communications team to assist in executing corporate events and supporting corporate initiatives.
  • Develops presentations, communications, reporting and other tasks pertaining to key events /meetings. Preparation and delivery of material to the GO Canada Director monthly meetings.
  • Partner with key strategic partners to design, develop and deliver on events. Including Global Development, Communications and Business Banking Teams.
  • Supporting budget maintenance and monitoring including reconciliation, invoices, monthly and annual returns.
  • Leads the New Hire Orientation sessions for GO Campuses in Wynford, Tahoe, Stratford and Montreal.
  • Assisting Campus Operations in the administrative support of teams in the campus as required.


Do you have the skills that will enable you to succeed in this role? - We'd love to work with you if you have:

  • 2-3 years work experience in event management, communications, relationship managmenet, or related field, preferably with a financial services institution.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Strong Relationship Management skills and ability to influence teams that do not report directly.
  • Strong working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat.
  • Excellent communication skills: written, oral and presentation.
  • Very strong organization skills.
  • High degree of accuracy and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and decision making skills to be able to pivot quickly during large events.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently and within a collaborative team environment.


What’s in it for you?

  • An inclusive & collaborative working environment that encourages creativity, curiosity, and celebrates success!
  • We offer a competitive rewards package: Performance bonus, Employee Share Ownership Program, and Pension Plan Matching, Health Benefits from day one!
  • Your career matters! You will have access to career development and progression opportunities.


Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : North York 

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: "for every future", we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.  

At Scotiabank, we value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance, please click here. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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