Chief Executive Officer

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The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission (NSHRC) is an independent, arms-length, government agency charged with a unique role, administering the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act. First established in 1967, the NSHRC is governed by a Board of Commissioners appointed by Governor in Council, with a dual mandate including dispute resolution and eliminating barriers to full participation in society through education, training, consultation, research, policy development, and advice.

Reporting to the legislature through the Minister of Justice, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is appointed by Governor in Council and is a non-voting member of the Commission. With the official status of deputy head, you will work within the Province’s policies and procedures to provide strategic leadership to efficiently administer Nova Scotia’s human rights programs, services, research, and education. A proven manager, you will oversee and direct the Commission’s human and financial resources by creating an inclusive, accommodating, prosperous and healthy workplace. A dynamic leader, you will effectively promote the fundamental principles of social inclusion and diversity across all organizations in Nova Scotia and influence leaders to support and adopt diversity initiatives and inclusionary practices. An effective communicator and relationship builder, you will provide non-partisan strategic advice on human rights related matters and best practices to the Commissioners and the Minister.

As the ideal candidate, you have an undergraduate or graduate degree and several years of successful senior leadership and management experience. You are a mature and collaborative leader who fosters and promotes a culture of inclusion, innovation, and accountability amongst your team. You have experience in developing and managing budgets and strategic and operational plans. You are able to be a champion for human rights, diversity, and inclusion and you understand the historical and current economic and social issues related to diversity, racism, and multiculturalism. You are familiar with and are able to direct quasi-judicial systems and are knowledgeable about restorative approaches. You bring exceptional facilitation and public speaking skills and are known as an individual of integrity with strong personal and professional credibility.

If you are looking to play a key leadership role in this critically important mandate please contact Anna Stuart or Jason Ozon at 902.421.9849 or submit your resume online at:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your applicant form, cover letter, or on your resume.

Expiry Date: 
Friday, November 6, 2015