Placemaking4G QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation


The QEII Foundation is intentional about creating a culture of belonging. The organizational Diversity & Inclusion Pathway aims to build a foundation of cultural understanding, further embed equity practices in operations and engage with underserved communities.

We encourage applications from Black, racialized and Indigenous Peoples, 2SLGBTQ+, newcomers to Canada, and people with disabilities. If you are a member of a group that has been historically excluded from opportunities, we encourage you to self-identify in your cover letter or resume and to share your pronouns. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and accommodating those with disabilities at any stage of the hiring process.


As Atlantic Canada’s largest healthcare foundation, our reach spans to every community in the province. We inspire generosity to advance health care through the QEII Health Sciences Centre to fund new technologies, medical research, and innovation to improve the patient experience.

We dream big and are unapologetic about our aspirations to transform health care for patients from across Atlantic Canada and beyond. We are grateful for every gift, accountable to every donor, and are committed to creating meaningful and measurable impact, for patients today and tomorrow. We partner, we innovate, we lead with heart. All in the name of transformed health, transformed lives.

We lead with heart. We nurture meaningful relationships that will last a lifetime and beyond. We value and honour unique perspectives to harness our collective strengths. We respect and care for each other in all that we do.

We take integrity to the next level. We act with a commitment to unwavering accountability and transparency. We do the right thing, even when it’s not the easy path.

We embrace boldness. We balance our humble nature by challenging the status quo and making a brave commitment to always ask ‘what if’. We remain firm and grounded in doing what’s right and in being open and honest.


With new and ambitious strategic directions for 2022-2025, the QEII Foundation is seeking a Manager, Strategic Initiatives, to bring a visionary roadmap to life that embodies unparalleled and long-term support for health care in Nova Scotia.

The Manager, Strategic Initiatives is a new position and will report to the President & CEO and represent the Office of the President & CEO to internal and external partners. By working closely with those accountable for the QEII Foundation’s goals, the ideal candidate will manage and facilitate the implementation, tracking and reporting of the QEII’s performance and growth.

As a strong guide and influencer, this Manager will take ownership of setting a clear direction to meet organizational goals and inspire action across teams. They will relay sound advice to the executive leadership team based on their detailed analysis and recommendations.


  • Manage the implementation of the strategic plan, including strong organization of action plans and monitoring and reporting of goals, timelines and KPIs.
  • Proactively advance the development and approval of a pipeline of compelling funding priorities aligned with the ‘We Are’ campaign.
  • Support the governance activities of the Foundation including the Board’s and related committees’ annual workplans, governance policies, and bylaw alignment.
  • Support the activities of the Government & Stakeholder Engagement Committee of the Board of Directors in collaboration with the President & CEO and the VP Communications and Marketing.
  • As required, support the VP Administration & CFO with requirements for the Imagine Canada accreditation, specifically as it relates to policy development and Board of Directors and governance committee involvement.
  • Provide direction to and support of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy.
  • Prepare an annual workplan, convene meetings of, and coordinate content and agendas for regular Foundation senior management meetings.
  • Prepare meeting materials, including briefing documents, reports, and presentations on behalf of the President & CEO.
  • Establish working relationships across the Foundation and with key stakeholders at Nova Scotia Health, the QEII Health Sciences Centre and others.
  • Work collaboratively across the Foundation and manage relationships with multiple stakeholders to ensure that diverse perspectives are meaningfully included.
  • Demonstrate considerable ability to influence others, including those who are senior level through assigning, checking and maintaining workflow.
  • Provide advice on policies and practices to senior supervisors.


  • A university degree in public administration, political science, and/or administration is preferred.
  • 3 to 8 years of related work experience is considered an asset.
  • Require technical and professional skills including project management; problem-solving; stakeholder relations; and governance.
  • Can work independently while guided by broad policies and general objectives.
  • Can conduct analytical, investigative research work to help inform decisions that directly impact the organization’s strategic plan.


The ideal candidate is a thoughtful and deliberate planner who naturally holds themselves and others accountable to produce quality, ethical and far- reaching outcomes for the QEII Foundation.

They are an independent and original thinker who inspires others toward a shared vision through meaningful collaboration and deep analysis.

Please note that at this time the QEII Foundation has a vaccination requirement for all employees without a medical or religious exemption.


Annual Salary: $86,000 – $100,000

Benefits & Perks: Defined Pension Plan, Health Spending Account, Parking Pass, Wellness Program, 100% Paid Medical/Dental, Hybrid Work Environment


  • We closely review all applications and read each cover letter (we promise).
  • If you are selected as a top candidate, expect a phone discovery call with a Lead Placemaker from P4G. This is someone who treats the recruitment process non-traditionally. We want to get to know what inspires you.
  • Selected candidates will proceed to a virtual interview with the Lead P4G Placemaker and 2-3 organization representatives.
  • Finalists may participate in a second round interview or skills activity (virtual or in person).
  • P4G will check employment references and assist in presenting an offer to the successful candidate.


Applications will be accepted until 12pm on June 8, 2022.

Please be sure to include a cover letter that speaks to your experience, but we also want to get a glimpse of your personality. Don’t be generic, be yourself.

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