President and Chief Executive Officer

Over the past year, international education has been forever changed for international students and educational institutions alike. EduNova Co-operative Ltd. (EduNova) has continued to play a vital role in supporting students, prospective students and member institutions to innovate and effectively navigate these changes during this time. Now, it is seeking its next President & CEO to lead the organization forward into this new era of learning and further EduNova’s important mission of championing Nova Scotia as a leader in international student experience while advancing social and economic growth in the province.

With an office in the province’s capital city of Halifax, EduNova is the only provincial education and training co-operative in Canada. EduNova’s mandate is to work with members to raise the profile of Nova Scotia’s education and training expertise both domestically and internationally. In recognition of the importance of education and training in today’s global economy, EduNova’s focus is on collaborative international recruitment activities and the identification of international project opportunities.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President and CEO of EduNova is responsible for the strategic leadership of EduNova, ensuring its future relevance, credibility, and viability. The President and CEO provides the EduNova team with the leadership required to achieve its mission, and is responsible for maintaining organizational priorities, guiding efforts of staff and volunteers, developing strategies and policies related to operations, and identifying and pursuing new sources of funding. The President and CEO also serves as an ambassador representing EduNova, its members, and the province of Nova Scotia domestically and internationally, and works diligently to build strong partnerships with stakeholders to cultivate new opportunities for EduNova.

As the ideal candidate, you are a passionate, diplomatic, and strategic leader with a proven ability to lead a team towards a shared vision. You have experience in an international context, as well as a demonstrated understanding of the secondary and post-secondary sector. You have led in a digitally enabled context and you bring the broad business and financial acumen needed to oversee the full range of operations within an organization. A skillful communicator, you are adept at working in multi-stakeholder organizations where public and private partnerships are integral to achieving a mandate and securing funding to support the mission of the organization. You are culturally humble, comfortable representing an organization and region both domestically and internationally, and capable of successfully building strong partnership with diverse groups of stakeholders. You have an innovative and strategic mindset that you leverage in making decisions that best serve the organization and its stakeholders.

If you would like to receive further information on this opportunity, please contact Lauren Wright at  ( or   Andrea Forbes-Hurley   ( Applications can be submitted online at:

EduNova seeks to create an organization which is representative of the diverse stakeholders it serves. EduNova is committed to ensuring diversity in the workplace by supporting initiatives that promote the equitable participation of Indigenous persons, African Nova Scotians and other racially visible persons, persons with disabilities and women. Members of these groups are encouraged to apply and all candidates will be invited to voluntarily self-identify in the application process.

EduNova and KBRS will provide support in the recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation in order to participate as a candidate in the recruitment process, please contact or communicate your needs to the recruitment professional named in the job description.