Chief Executive Officer

Halifax, NS

For over 130 years, St. John Ambulance has been an integral part of the community, offering unique and innovative programs such as first aid and CPR related training and certification, and community service initiatives such as medical first response, health and safety related adult and youth programs, and therapy dog services. 

With a national office located in Ottawa, St. John Ambulance  operates on a federated business model  with regional councils across the country. The Nova Scotia/PEI Council is one of three councils in Atlantic Canada.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO is responsible for providing strategic leadership  through operations, financial administration, human resources, business development, community service programs, and government relationships. With the support of staff and committed volunteers, the CEO will be challenged to foster long term organizational growth to ensure the continuing support of charitable community service programs through business development initiatives, operational efficiencies and fundraising programs. The CEO will build upon existing programs and implement new programs to increase revenues in accordance with St. John Ambulance mission, vision and values.

As the ideal candidate, you have at least ten years of leadership experience in marketing, finance, operations or business strategy coupled with a passion for community service. You have proven experience working on or with a board of directors, committee or governing body and knowledge of progressive governance practices. As a leader with experience motivating a talented team of employees and volunteers, you have a demonstrated track record of effective organizational leadership while managing corporate initiatives with multiple partners. 

The successful candidate will be a results-oriented professional who is a leader of team performance. You have a can-do attitude and a focus on action, continuous improvement and innovation. An exceptional leader and communicator, you have the confidence, conviction and enthusiasm to inspire people to excel. Along with sound management and strategic abilities, you possess a high degree of empathy and the ability to effectively build relationships. Previous experience leading a not-for-profit is a must-have.

This is an excellent leadership opportunity with one of Canada’s longest standing social enterprises. Interested candidates can send their cover letter and resume to Shardeigh McGillivray via shardeigh@venor.ca 

Deadline for applications is November 16, 2022.

At Venor and St. John Ambulance, 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. If you require any accommodation in the application and interview process, please let us know (including different materials or otherwise).

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