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Executive Director Filled

Halifax, NS

The Housing Trust of Nova Scotia is a non-profit housing organization formed in 2009 to tackle the growing problem of housing affordability in Nova Scotia. In particular, the organization is concerned about the ability of modest income workers to afford good quality rental housing at a reasonable cost. 

On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are seeking a highly-respected individual to guide the organization as its new Executive Director.

What qualities are required as Executive Director?

In this role, you will need strong communication and interpersonal skills as you build and nurture constructive relationships with a wide and diverse group of stakeholders. That group includes various funding partners (such as CMHC and Housing Nova Scotia), Halifax Regional Municipality, other non-profit housing groups, government agencies, community groups, and others.

You have credentials in business, community economic development, urban planning, engineering, construction, or a related field and have proven skills leading an organization or department.

You have a general understanding of how the development process works in an urban centre and why good quality affordable housing is so important to the well-being of a city and its residents.

You have proven experience working with an engaged and committed Board of Directors and bring a complete understanding of governance along with the need for timely reports on developments, strategy, operations, risk, and other key matters.

And last, but certainly not least, you have high ethical standards, deep personal integrity, and a demonstrated belief in the social mission of the organization.

A full position description is available here. Salary range is $90,000 – $100,000.

If this opportunity appeals to you, please forward your resume and a letter explaining clearly how your background and experience will meet the needs of The Housing Trust of Nova Scotia. Applications can be emailed to Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. at, quoting project number 1887 in the subject line.

We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity.