Job Posting – Executive Director
Royal Lifesaving Society Canada Nova Scotia Branch
Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Royal Lifesaving Society Canada Nova Scotia Branch, is an incorporated society which operates in Nova Scotia as The Lifesaving Society.
The Lifesaving Society is looking for an experienced and motivated Executive Director, who will be responsible for pushing forward initiatives that will reduce drownings and water-related incidents in Nova Scotia. By maintaining and developing relationships with government, affiliates and other like-minded organizations, the Executive Director will influence the awareness and education provided to Nova Scotians in regards to aquatic safety. Through their own network, and the network they will develop, the Executive Director will be an advocate for water safety, the Swim to Survive program, and lifeguards in this province. Working with affiliates, the Executive Director will ensure access to supervised swimming at over 100 sites throughout Nova Scotia.
The Lifesaving Society has been at the forefront of lifeguard training, public education about the safe enjoyment of water-based activities, and engagement of youth in drowning prevention messaging. For over 50 years the Lifesaving Society has been active in creating opportunities for Nova Scotians of all ages to swim safely. The Executive Director will continue to progress the mission of the Society for years to come by working within the strategic plan.
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and skills:
- Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree, or equivalent in Business, Recreation Management, or related field
- Knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting principles
- Flexibility and ability to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances
- Ability to work without direct supervision
- High degree of organization, time management, and critical thinking
- Above average written and oral communication skills
- Above average interpersonal skills
The following qualifications and skills would be considered an asset:
- Experience in non-profit management
- Knowledge, background, and prior experience with the Nova Scotia Lifesaving Society
- Aquatics program knowledge or experience
- Knowledge of computer-based accounting (Quickbooks)
- Knowledge of office management software (Microsoft Office)
- Proven facilitation and negotiation skills
- Knowledge of workers compensation regulations and the Labour Standards Code
The successful candidate can expect the following:
- Regular communications with 35 core affiliates and 80 seasonal affiliates
- Supervision of 3 full-time staff, 3 full-time seasonal staff
- 35 hours per week
- Overtime is required
- Travel required; must have own vehicle
- Presentations to public, media, affiliates and members required
The Lifesaving Society offers competitive salary packages and an incredible work environment.