We’re Hiring! Apply to be the StudentsNS Executive Director

April 12, 2017

Students Nova Scotia (StudentsNS) is a not-for-profit and non-partisan advocacy group that represents 20,000 Nova Scotia post-secondary students, including the university student population at Acadia, Saint Mary’s, and St. Francis Xavier Universities, as well as the Kingstec and Annapolis Valley Campuses of the Nova Scotia Community College.

The Executive Director is StudentsNS’ lead staff member and sole employee of the Board. The Executive Director must ensure research projects uphold an elevated standard with respect to writing quality, evidence, and consistency with StudentsNS’ values. The Executive Director is responsible for co-planning and supporting engagement activities with students on our member campuses. StudentsNS also has a significant media profile, and the Executive Director must effectively communicate the organization’s messaging to the public in print, online, on the radio, and on television. The Executive Director represents StudentsNS and multiple tables with government, post-secondary institutions, and other partners. The Executive Director is also responsible for responsibly managing the organization’s operations, including its finances and human resources.

Students waiting for funding announcement in midst of spending commitments

April 6, 2017

Halifax, NS – This week, it’s reported that the government has made spending commitments of $65 million in March. Post-secondary students in Nova Scotia hope that the government will make the affordability of education a priority in the near future.

“We look forward to the future by investing in our students” said Chair of StudentsNS and SMU student, Collette Robert. “We know that by dedicating funds to post-secondary education, we will be investing in the province as a whole, and retain our graduates.”