Job Posting 100861

President and Chief Executive Offier
Health Association Nova Scotia
Central / Halifax area
closes in 49 days (Sat, 13 Jul)
full time

Health Association Nova Scotia (HANS) is a not-for-profit, non-government, membership-based association representing organizations along the full continuum of care and whose mandates positively contribute to the social determinants of health. Since its establishment over 60 years ago, HANS has advanced the interests of its members through expertise, services, and support.


igility is a subsidiary of HANS and has the advantage of serving only clients in the healthcare sector, providing agile ways to address the challenges of running a business. igility provides services to drive business efficiency. Through their support and strategic sourcing services, igility helps organizations streamline their processes and optimize costs, so they can focus on their core purpose and on what matters most. igility recognized the need to help organizations in our ecosystem adopt best practices, streamline operations and deliver a consistent and high-level standard of care.


HANS and igility is seeking the next Transformational President and Chief Executive Officer to lead the organization through this exciting next phase of transformation and reimagining with steadfast commitment to the organization’s long-term success.


Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Transformational President and Chief Executive Officer is responsible for:

  • Providing inspiring leadership through communication, accessibility and shared vision
  • Setting a positive tone for HANS and igility by suggesting new ways for the organization to provide enhanced programs and services to members
  • Planning and approving all long term and short-term programs of all activities of HANS and igility’s management and operations
  • Ensuring that business processes are implemented and aligned to the goals and objectives of HANS and Igility
  • Leading and participating in the development of strategies, goals and objectives for HANS and igility
  • Creating within senior leadership team, an openness to new ideas, encouraging innovation
  • Implementing a culture of accountability for actions and results
  • Ensuring best practices are reviewed and introducing performance measures that strive for continuous improvement
  • Enhancing organizational effectiveness across HANS and igility by identifying where and how programs, services and systems interrelate within HANS and igility
  • Assisting the Board and senior leadership team to enhance HANS and igility’s reputation for excellence in innovative service delivery through constant review of member needs
  • Developing and administering HANS and igility’s policies governing the manner in which business will be conducted within the board framework of the mandate given by the Board

Ideal Candidate Profile

As the ideal candidate, you are a highly credible, authentic, compassionate, and approachable transformational leader who puts people first, enables innovation and inspires new ways of thinking. A proven change leader, you bring a track record of effectively leading and enabling system level change within complex, multi-partner environments and have demonstrated commitment to monitoring and nurturing change over the long-term. You build and motivate highly engaged, empowered, innovative and collaborative teams and are experienced in working with boards. You foster highly diverse, equitable, inclusive environments wherein every member of the community feels validated and accepted.

A natural relationship builder and collaborator with excellent communication skills, you build lasting, trusted relationships with the board, members and government, industry and community partners alike and are able to engage with a diverse range of audiences. You have strong people, operational, and financial leadership skills and are adept at leading in a digitally enabled context and leveraging data, trends, and systems. Visionary and strategic, you possess the ability to anticipate future trends, translating them into actionable plans. Experience within or and understanding of the healthcare sector, non-profits and their funding structures would be considered an asset. You are energized by the opportunity to lead organizational transformation and evolution of an organization with tremendous opportunity to expand its offerings of expertise, services and support to organizations across the full continuum of care whose mandates positively contribute to the social determinants of health.


Diversity and Accessibility Statement

HANS and igility are committed to being an organization where diversity and different perspectives are valued. We strive to be an organization that is inclusive, supportive, and reflective of the communities and organizations we serve, and we encourage applications from candidates who identify as part of a traditionally marginalized community.


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