Nova Scotia


Chief Executive Officer

Are you looking for an opportunity to lead a well-established and growing charity organization as a Chief Executive Officer? The Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia (ASNS) is the leading not-for-profit health organization working to improve the quality of life for Nova Scotians affected by Alzheimer's disease or other dementias and advance the search for the cause and cure. Since 1983, ASNS has been dedicated to providing help for people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and their caregivers – and that help comes in many ways. ASNS is part of the Alzheimer Society Federation (the Federation), a nation-wide federation of 11 partners made up of 10 provincial societies and the Alzheimer Society of Canada (ASC). The organization has grown significantly over the past 5 years and presently employs over 25 well-trained, committed, hardworking staff, including a highly motivated, knowledgeable and dedicated management team who have been working together for 10+ years.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) provides executive leadership and management for the organization’s strategic plan, administration, programs and services, and plays a vital role in assuring the overall success of ASNS. Together with the Board, the CEO accomplishes these goals by ensuring the organization’s: 1) relevance to the community, 2) accomplishment of its mission, vision, and values and 3) accountability to its stakeholders.

ASNS is seeking a collaborative, mission-minded professional with a passion for the cause and the energy, strategic foresight and management experience to make a difference. The CEO will be an exceptional listener and communicator who will bring a service-oriented approach to supporting ASNS staff and volunteers in delivering programs and services. The CEO will also act as a skilled facilitator who will engage others in strategic stakeholder conversations to move our organization forward in serving our mission. As a natural leader, the ideal candidate not only has an understand the not-for-profit setting, but also brings valuable business acumen and has a solid background in fund development, government and stakeholder relations, as well as financial management. As a dynamic relationship builder, the ideal candidate can engage donors, volunteers, levels of government and community partners. The CEO should be comfortable advocating, educating, and asking for support. The CEO should inspire and motivate others to achieve a shared vision.

To learn more about this exciting and unique opportunity, and for a copy of the Executive Brief, contact Mark Gillis, Vice President of the Board, at hrcommittee@asns.ca

ASNS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values the diversity of the people it hires and serves.

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