Nova Scotia


Executive Director

As the unified voice for the advocacy and support of all its members, the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) promotes and advances the teaching profession and quality public education. NSTU membership includes active, retired, associate, regular and active reserve and honourary members. There are over 10,000 active members. Members of the NSTU include public school P-12 teachers, school counsellors, school-based specialists (school psychologists, speech language pathologists, school based social workers) and teachers supporting students with visual and auditory impairments employed by APSEA. Between sessions of Council, the NSTU is governed by a 23-member Provincial Executive which includes a full-time President.

Reporting to the President and Provincial Executive, the Executive Director is the senior administrator of the NSTU responsible for the implementation of the decisions, programs and services, as determined by the Provincial Executive and Council. The Executive Director serves as an advisor to the Annual Council, Provincial Executive, President, Finance & Property Committee, Personnel Committee and Executive Committees. As the senior administrator of the NSTU, the Executive Director leads a talented and committed team of over 40 staff in capably carrying out the NSTU’s policies and programs.

As the ideal candidate, your proven track record as a senior leader in a complex, multi-stakeholder organization, your degree in education, and your passion for public education, qualifies you for this important leadership role. You demonstrate a leadership style that is collegial, fair, open-minded, and objective. You value the strengths, expertise and opinions of all members of the organization and lead by example. As an experienced senior leader, you have demonstrated your ability to mentor, develop capacities of emerging / early career staff team members.

You are adept at supporting strategic objectives, allocating resources effectively and to optimize results, while maintaining appropriate budgetary control. You are known for your superior communication skills, high integrity, sound judgement, creativity and proven ability to navigate complexity in a calm, principled and strategic way. You are an extraordinary relationship builder who intrinsically understands the Union’s mission and values.

The NSTU will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation in order to participate as a candidate in the recruitment process, please contact accommodate@kbrs.ca or communicate your needs to the recruitment professional named in the job description.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, contact Andrea Forbes-Hurley at aforbeshurley@kbrs.ca or Janet Rose at jrose@kbrs.ca, or submit your application online by clicking the "Apply Now" button below.

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