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.