Community Justice Society - Executive Director

Excutive Director - Community Justice Society

Since 1999, Community Justice Society has been administering the Restorative Justice Program for the Department of Justice. The Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program works with youth (12-17 years old) and Adults (18 & over) providing an alternative avenue to the court system and to repair the harm caused by their actions.

Their long-serving Executive Director is retiring and the board of directors is seeking a passionate individual to lead this widely-respected organization into the future.

What qualities are needed as Executive Director?

Above all, you are known as an advocate and have a passion for the restorative justice process. You are an outstanding leader who can blend long-term, visionary thinking with the day-to-day running of a very busy organization. Personally, you are someone who has a strong commitment to social justice and have demonstrated that you truly care about others through your actions and work experience.

As the senior staff person in the organization reporting to the board of directors, you will have an understanding of governance in the not-for-profit sector. You will work closely with the Board in policy development, program planning, and strategic direction – keeping them fully apprised of all external and internal issues that could affect the organization.

Preferably you have a degree in criminology or a background in law or law enforcement in addition to your experience running an organization that includes: operations, human resources, government relations, finance, community partnerships, communications, volunteer management and programming.

You are comfortable in community outreach and advocacy roles. Here, you will build and maintain good working relationships with volunteers, staff, clients, law enforcement, government, funders, elected officials, media, and other community groups and agencies.

And, finally, you are an exceptional leader of people. Someone who is consistent, calm and composed in stressful and confidential situations. You are also unbiased and you bring inclusivity and, most important, respect for the clients.

Is this you? If so, please forward your resume and a letter explaining clearly how your background and experience will meet the needs of Community Justice Society. Applications can be emailed to Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. at, quoting project number 1729 in the subject line. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates.

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