Job Location: 
Nova Scotia

Executive Director


Founded in 1950, The John Howard Society of Nova Scotia is a provincial not-for-profit organization comprising and governed by people whose goal is to understand and respond to problems of crime and the criminal justice system. With a head office in Halifax and regional offices in Truro and Westville, members of The John Howard Society of Nova Scotia share a commitment to effective, just and humane responses to the causes and consequences of crime.


Now, with the retirement of their Executive Director, the Board of Directors seeks a passionate and strategic leader to steward the organization and its dedicated team of professionals and volunteers into the future.


Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will provide executive leadership and management for the society’s strategic plan, administration, programs and services, and play a vital role in assuring The John Howard Society of Nova Scotia’s success. With full operational responsibility, the Executive Director will lead the organization in a variety of areas including finance, IT, human resources, facilities management, advocacy, fundraising and community development strategies. The Executive Director is responsible for attaining the operational and service objectives set by the Board within its established mandate, policies and budget.


As the ideal candidate, a post-secondary degree in the social sciences or related field is preferable, but an equivalent combination of training and experience is acceptable.  This will be paired with a passion for the cause - the energy, strategic foresight and management experience to make a difference. As a natural leader, you not only have experience working with a Board but you also bring valuable business and financial acumen, and have a solid background in operations management. A dynamic relationship builder, you can engage and galvanize donors, constituents, volunteers, levels of government, community partners and other key stakeholders. You lead by example and, with your well-adapted communication skills, can inspire and motivate others to achieve a shared vision.  Knowledge of the federal and provincial criminal justice systems is essential and experience working in a not-for-profit or government organization is desirable.


To learn more about this exciting and unique opportunity, contact Kit Waters at 902-412-6839 or please apply online by clicking “Apply Now” on the button below.



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