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Executive Director - Alice House (Filled)

Alice House
Executive Director
Alice House was formed by the Halifax Transition House Association Board in 1982 to help women and their children transition from emergency shelter to safety, a permanent home, and independence. Over the decades, Alice House has grown significantly and gained valuable knowledge about the variety and complexity of needs confronted by women and their children as they heal from abuse. Alice House now provides opportunities for these individuals to create a life free from intimate partner violence by offering safe second-stage housing, counseling, and support services. Alice House is committed to upholding its values of equality, trust, community, self-determination, safety, and respect to ensure that all women and their children feel welcome and safe at Alice House. Alice House is active in the community as an advocate for women and their safety.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the overall leadership of Alice House, including aligning operational and programming plans with the strategic direction determined by the Board of Directors and overseeing the day-to-day operational effectiveness and financial sustainability of the organization, which includes fostering a healthy workplace and collaborative culture reflective of the organization’s values. The Executive Director is also responsible for establishing and maintaining key relationships with donors, major funders, partners, and other stakeholders, and for advocating on behalf of women and children who experience domestic violence.

The Executive Director is a hands-on leader with a mission-driven mindset with an exceptional track record for developing and delivering on strategic and operational priorities and financial stability. They are passionate about developing and mentoring resilient teams and have a history of building and maintaining effective governmental and non-governmental partnerships. They have excellent people leadership and financial management skills, knowledge of the not-for-profit sector, and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, both internally and externally, in pursuit of organizational advancement and awareness. Showing empathy, respect, warmth, and kindness is essential to succeed in this role.

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Please submit your resume and interest online by clicking “Apply.” For further information about this opportunity, please contact Mady MacIntyre in confidence at

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