Job Posting 102382

Executive Director
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
Work From Home - Central / Halifax area
From home or 440 Herring Cove Rd. Then new office on Brunswick St. Halifax
closes in 10 days (Fri, 2 Aug)
full time  •  $80,000 - $90,000 K

Executive Director: Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Halifax Particular Council


Since 1868, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul- Halifax Particular Council (HPC) has been serving those in need. Our 16 member conferences currently provide assistance to more than 11,000 persons, largely through home visits.  The 310 volunteer members help others while maintaining a focus on, and commitment to, addressing the root causes of poverty.

We are seeking an individual to guide the Society through its next stage of development. The Executive Director will report to, and partner closely with the HPC. Responsibilities include leadership and management of the activities of the Council and its member conferences.

This is a compelling opportunity for a dedicated visionary leader to:

  • Build on an established 156 year history of successfully helping people in need.
  • Bring their outstanding leadership skills to a dedicated, mission-driven, and service-focused group of staff and volunteers.
  • Assist in the management of an exciting new capital project, a supportive housing project that will house 38 seniors who are experiencing homelessness in Halifax.
  • Expand the Society’s fundraising activities to ensure diverse and sustainable sources of revenue. An example is our Seeds of Hope project providing a financial incentive to young persons to stay in school and receive a post-secondary education, diploma or degree, through contributions to their Registered Education Savings Plan.


Position Description:

The Executive Director shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the corporation of the Halifax Particular Council (HPC) and be a member of the Executive. Duties include the following:

  • Attend meetings including, but not limited to the HPC and Executive.
  • Act as principal liaison between HPC, other organizations, and the community at large.
  • Work with the HPC Executive to establish a strategic vision, and the priorities, policies, goals and objectives, consistent with that vision.
  • Work with the HPC President and Executive to create operational plans to support and achieve strategic goals and objectives.
  • Lead fundraising to support the Society’s various projects; supervise donors’ funds allocation.
  • Direct current and future staff with successful outcomes.
  • Find/develop financing sources for the Society and nurture relations with donors and funders
  • Develop best practices and policies to support the Society’s work, consistent with the values, vision, and Rule and Statutes of the Society.
  • Develop strategies to improve the visibility and awareness of the Society through promotion and communication, using conventional media and      online services, particularly social media.


  • Post-secondary degree program, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Masters, (preferably in Business Admin) or related is an advantage.


Knowledge and Skills:

  • A highly organized and experienced leader. Skills in the not-for-profit sector is an asset.
  • A 5-year minimum working experience successfully managing people and programs.
  • A solid understanding of financing, strategic planning, and budget preparation.
  • The ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with volunteers, boards, committees, and clergy, as well as external stakeholders.
  • The ability to interpret by-laws, current legislation, acts, and regulations. Experience in governance is an asset.
  • Strong public speaking skills.
  • Excellent communication skills in English.
  • Must demonstrate advanced digital literacy and ability to work with/administer platforms and toolsets that facilitate online organizational work, particularly the Microsoft Office suite.

Core Values and Characteristics:

  • Someone who is highly organized and meticulous, yet also flexible and nimble in the face of unexpected events and requirements.
  • Someone who can handle multi-tasking and is able to responsively re-prioritize as required.
  • Someone who understands that the best supervisors are also mentors and share a positive attitude that inspires others.
  • Someone whose colleagues and supervisors will confirm their outstanding capabilities for problem solving, trustworthiness, and reliability.
  • Someone who accepts and agrees with the values, vision, and Rules of the Society.

Work Description:

  • Position: Full Time
  • Hours of work: 37.5 hour per week with benefits
  • Flexibility in work hours required since some meetings are in the evening or weekend
  • The position is based in Halifax, NS


      Based upon experience, up to $90,000.


Submit resume to by August 2, 2024.

Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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