Job Notice: Executive Director, Western Halifax Community Learning Network (WHCLN)

Executive Director

The Western Halifax Community Learning Network (WHCLN) is an organization with an educational focus providing “returning to learning” opportunities to adults seeking to upgrade their education in order to improve their job skills and opportunities. We are looking for an experienced and respected leader who can guide the organization in the coming years.

What qualities are required as Executive Director? First and foremost, you are a leader who can combine long-term, strategic thinking with day-to-day management of the organization. Personally, you have a strong belief in the value of the not-for-profit sector to Nova Scotia. You possess appropriate academic credentials and several years progressive experience leading and managing in a not-for-profit setting. As an experienced leader, your interpersonal and communications skills will support the development of constructive relationships across a wide and diverse group of stakeholders. That group includes various levels of government, clients and their families, similar agencies throughout Nova Scotia, funding partners, Board members, and others.

WHCLN is embarking on a period of transition and growth. The Executive Director needs to be excited at the opportunity to break new ground while working collaboratively with the Board of Directors.  Operationally, you bring well-developed skills in human resources, financial management, operations, risk management, communications, reporting, and strategic planning. You also have experience in fund development which will enable WHCLN to build upon the base of long-term government funding. Experience in adult teaching and learning would be an asset.  A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is fundamental to all aspects of this role. Last, but certainly not least, you are a leader of others and known for creating an environment where people strive to do their best in the service of our community.

The leader of this organization must possess the above qualities and be one who will do the job with compassion, confidence, and humility. If this describes you, please send your resume and a letter explaining clearly how your background and experience will meet the needs of the WHCLN. To get detailed position description and information on how to submit your application send a message to:  The deadline for applications is May 22, 2021.

We encourage applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability.  Canadian citizens and permanent residents living in Nova Scotia will be given priority.  While all applications will be reviewed, only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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