March 27th, 2018

Job Posting: Executive Director, Screen Nova Scotia

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The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization, according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.
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Job Title: Executive Director, Screen Nova Scotia
Position Status: Full-time, permanent
Salary Range: $70,000 – $80,000 (competitive salary based on experience)
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Deadline to apply: April 11, 2018

The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization, according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.

Context: Screen Nova Scotia is a member-based industry association and film commission that promotes and advocates on behalf of Nova Scotia’s screen industry. Our membership includes producers, prominent service providers, local cast and crew, unions, and industry organizations. Screen Nova Scotia is dedicated to building a strong and sustainable future for the province’s production sector.

Who we are looking for: The successful candidate will be passionate, entrepreneurial, and bring strong industry knowledge and fundraising experience to the organization. Government relations experience will also be integral. You must have an understanding of both the non-profit sector and cultural industries in Nova Scotia and Canada.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Work with the Board of Directors, staff, and various committees in implementing the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan.
  • Lead and support staff as they execute their roles and responsibilities.
  • Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the organization.
  • In addition to the Chair of the Board, act as the spokesperson for the organization when required.
  • Represent the organization at community and industry activities/events to enhance the organization’s profile, as well as ensuring the organization is properly represented on a national and international level.

Operational management:

  • Draft policies for the approval of the board and prepare procedures to implement the organizational policies; review existing policies on an annual basis and recommend changes to the board as appropriate.
  • Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization’s various programs, committees, events and initiatives.
  • Management of independent contractors hired for specific scopes of work.
  • Increase membership revenue; oversee communication/outreach to members.

Financial planning and management:

  • Work with the board and the Finance committee to prepare, maintain and deliver a comprehensive budget.
  • Research funding sources, oversee the development of fundraising/sponsorship plans and write grant proposals to ensure adequate funding of the organization.
  • Ensure that sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are adhered to.
  • Administer the funds of the organization according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization.
  • Provide the board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the organization.

Advocacy & Government relations:

  • Communicate with various stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the organization.
  • Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funding agents, politicians, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization and industry.
  • Focus on the marketing and promotion of the organization and industry on a national and international level.
  • Liaise with bureaucrats and government officials when necessary.

Industry knowledge & support:

  • Maintain strong knowledge of the local and national screen industry, including key players and stakeholders.
  • Stay informed of industry trends and developments.
  • Develop and maintain communication and relations with various sectors within the local screen industry (producers, crew, unions, funding agencies, etc.)

Qualifications/Experience: The Executive Director will be thoroughly committed to Screen Nova Scotia’s mission, vision and strategic priorities. All candidates should have proven leadership experience, with concrete demonstrable experience. Other qualifications include:

  • Knowledge of the film, television, and animation industry (local/national/international)
  • Provincial government relations experience is an integral asset.
  • Knowledge of leadership and management principles as they relate to non-profit organizations.
  • Proven ability to oversee, nurture and develop staff.
  • Relevant educational and/or work background and experience in not-for-profit sector, film and media fields.
  • Experience with fundraising, writing funding proposals, and administering budgets.
  • Minimum of five years experience in a related field.

Apply: Interested candidates can apply with a cover letter and resume to before April 11th, 2018. Please note: only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.