Executive Director of Halifax Humanities

The Halifax Humanities Society invites applications for the position of Executive Director of Halifax Humanities. This is an ongoing position, beginning with a one-year contract. The position is “in person” in Halifax,, though there may continue to be an online aspect to the course delivery.

Duties include overseeing the delivery and support of the programs of the Halifax Humanities Society. The Director’s primary responsibility is ensuring the vitality of Halifax Humanities 101, an eight month course of study of primary texts in the Western tradition. The participants in HH 101 are predominantly people who share a passion for education and life-long learning, but face systemic barriers and challenges to participation in traditional university education. These barriers include, but are not limited to, physical, emotional, or psychological barriers, as well as economic, health, and social/societal challenges.

As well, the Director supports other initiatives of the Society including the Angus Johnston Seminar for graduates of HH 101, the Perspectives Program and Halifax Thinks, a fundraising educational initiative. The Director will maintain and develop relations with partner and supporting organizations such as Halifax North Memorial Public Library, St. George’s Round Church, the metro universities, and various community groups. The Director’s duties include fundraising initiatives, publicity, and office management.

The successful candidate will have a university degree or equivalent experience. Experience in some aspect of university-level education or a background in the humanities, especially in the history and development of western culture are significant assets. Background in fundraising, community relations, not-for profit work, communications, and office management are all assets.

The Halifax Humanities Society encourages and welcomes applications from those who would contribute to the diversification of our program including, but not limited to women, Aboriginal persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

This is a part time appointment of approximately 25 hrs per week. The appointment may involve work in the evenings or on weekends.

Closing Date: June 3, 2022

Salary Range: $35,000 – $40,000

A letter of application, along with a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference and any additional supporting documents, must be sent in hardcopy or electronic format to the following:

Dr. Neil Robertson

Chair of Director Search Committee

Halifax Humanities Society

University of King’s College

6350 Coburg Road

Halifax. NS B3H 2A1

E-mail: neil.robertson@ukings.ca