Nova Scotia


Director of Operations Services

Serving more than 53,000 children and students in 135 schools and employing over 11,000 teachers and support staff, the Halifax Regional Centre for Education (HRCE) is the largest school system in Atlantic Canada. The (HRCE) shares a geographic boundary with the Halifax Regional Municipality with schools located throughout the region serving urban, suburban and rural populations. Working in partnership with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD), the HRCE provides programming and services from pre-primary to grade 12 and strives to address current and emerging student needs. The HRCE continues to see growth and success in many areas of its operations while managing within the current fiscal reality of the province.

Now, in this time of increasing population growth and the rising need for new, revitalized and effectively maintained HRCE facilities, the HRCE is seeking its next Director of Operations Services to lead this key portfolio. As a key member of the Senior Management team reporting to the Regional Executive Director of Education, as the Director of Operations Services, you will collaborate across the organization to ensure the maintenance of safe, effective, and efficient facilities. You will provide overall leadership for the Operations Department including the areas of school transportation, maintenance, custodial, and capital planning & delivery. You will build strong working relationships with provincial partners, oversee legal contracts and lease agreements, and ensure compliance within local, provincial and federal regulatory frameworks.

The Halifax Regional Centre for Education (HRCE) is actively working to hire individuals from under-represented groups, particularly people of African Nova Scotian, African Canadian and African ancestry and Mi’kmaw/Indigenous ancestry, to work toward equitable representation within all employee groups. Equitable hiring strengthens the knowledge and expertise in our schools, and supports our public education system in establishing schools as safe, caring, and accessible learning spaces that support all students. This will provide opportunities for students to see themselves reflected throughout their schools, learning resources, and within their learning experiences. (Members of the above designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, by filling out a Self-Identification Questionnaire, which will be provided by KBRS to all applicants.)

As the ideal candidate, you are a proven senior leader with experience managing large, complex operations and facilities and capital projects. Whether your experience is from the public or private sectors, you are committed to customer service excellence and continuously striving to do things better. Your exceptional interpersonal skills enable you to build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders alike. A natural leader, you have a track record of inspiring commitment, fostering innovation, and delivering results through your team. Collaboration, strong communication skills, and integrity are hallmarks of your leadership.

You are excited by this opportunity to play a key leadership role in an organization dedicated to to providing a high-quality education to every student, every day.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Andrea Forbes-Hurley (aforbeshurley@kbrs.ca) or Debra Clinton (dclinton@kbrs.ca) or submit your application online by clicking the "Apply Now" button below.

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