IT Manager – Halifax, NS

Contract | Information Technology

Venor is proud to partner with the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society to help them in their search for an IT Manager. As the regulator of Nova Scotia’s legal profession, the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society exists to uphold and protect the public interest in the practice of law. The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society oversees clerks’ and lawyers’ accreditation with their admissions and licensing process, establishes ethical standards, ensures the professional responsibility of lawyers, and strives to improve the administration of justice. The Society proactively works to create a legal profession that broadly reflects the diverse public it serves. Please note this is a contract position for two years.

What you’ll be doing:

Reporting to the Director, Finance and Administration, the IT Manager is responsible for the oversight and planning for the Society’s various technology and information systems. You’ll have the opportunity to lead multiple IT projects including:

  • Manage the transition and migration from on-premises servers to cloud-based applications
  • Provide IT support for implementing a major new member management/CRM system, including a SharePoint document repository
  • Develop information technology policies, emergency response plans and cybersecurity response plans for the organization
  • Review the current systems, applications, and infrastructure, make recommendations, and implement a strategy to upgrade and improve systems
  • Oversee cybersecurity initiatives to safeguard the company’s digital assets, data, and information systems, ensuring a resilient and secure environment against cyber threats and vulnerabilities

The IT Manager participates in all projects and reviews regarding the Society’s information systems and policies. You will also:

  • Develop and implement an IT strategy aligned with organizational goals
  • Manage technology infrastructure, software and end-user hardware
  • Oversee ongoing monitoring of current and emerging threats, risk mitigation, and privacy policy alignment
  • Lead disaster recovery and security breach response planning, including regular system updates, staff training, and adequate backups.
  • Conduct research, selection, and implementation of new systems, technologies and vendors
  • Oversee essential infrastructure including servers, operating systems, cloud-based systems, end-user equipment and software are effectively managed and maintained
  • Ensure there is effective and proactive monitoring and maintenance of network and systems
  • Contribute to establishing and managing the budget for technology spending
  • Oversee and determine timeframes for major IT projects including new implementations, system updates, upgrades, migrations and outages
  • Manage performance of the Network and systems administrator, setting goals, objectives, and priorities together with the means for monitoring them and managing individual performance

What we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree or college diploma in information technology, or equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Five or more years of experience in IT management
  • Deep knowledge of network administration, system administration, cybersecurity and current equipment and technologies
  • Expertise in implementing, configuring, and testing IT solutions
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities and the ability to keep projects on track and adapt to changing conditions

What’s in it for you:

Opportunity – Your ideas and new approaches are valued as The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society transitions to the cloud and emphasizes evolving cybersecurity needs and project work.

Impact – Within a lean but mighty team, you’ll have ownership of IT processes and ensure seamless technology operations for everyone. 

Legacy – Originally established in December 1749, The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society serves more than 2000 members. Your work is critical in supporting the society’s current and future operations.

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society offers a competitive salary based on qualifications and experience, a comprehensive health benefit package and a retirement savings program.

At Venor and The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, we embrace a culture of belonging in the workplace. No matter who you are, where you’re from, how you think, what you believe in, or who you love, we welcome your application. We all come from different backgrounds and different walks of life, bringing in unique perspectives and experiences.

We encourage applications from 2SLGBTQ+, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), women, newcomers to Canada, and people with disabilities.

To learn more about this opportunity, contact Steph MacIntosh via or Nick Misener via