Website Veith House

A Community Hub in the North End of Halifax

Veith House is a community hub that provides services and opportunities to residents of K’jipuktuk / Halifax, connecting community members with one another to build a healthier, more vibrant North End. Founded in the 1970’s, the Veith House has a rich history and continues to grow its services.


Opportunity: As the ideal candidate, you are a strategic leader, fundraiser, and creative thinker with a passion for community, program delivery, building relationships, and team engagement. The Executive Director (ED) of Veith House will work with the Board of Directors (BoD) to establish and execute major goals and objectives for the organization in direct relation to the organization’s mission to act as a resource to community. The ED will lead, direct, and guide the activities and evolution of the organization. A primary function of the ED will be to assess and evaluate the effectiveness of all organizational operations and update or change processes as required. The ED will work with staff members to coordinate major activities. The ED will be responsible for hiring staff and employee evaluations. As a representative of the organization, the ED will liaise with regulatory bodies, other agencies, community and civic organizations, donors, funders and supporters as well as the  general public.



  • University Degree in a related field or clearly stated equivalency
    3-5 years’ experience or clearly stated equivalency working with diverse
    communities experiencing social barriers


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Leadership and management principles as they relate to non-profit/voluntary
  • Strong program development skills and a history of project management
  • Experience in management of staff and the application of policies and procedures in the day to day operations of an organization
  • A deep and abiding commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all its forms, and a cultivated ability to apply an anti-oppressive lens and framework to community development, team leadership, project management, program design and delivery, and relationship building and repair
  • The ability to work collaboratively and develop consensus among a diverse range of partners and constituency groups
  • Proven community development skills
  • Awareness of current community challenges and opportunities relating to the
    mission of the organization
  • Big-picture thinker, open to suggesting and pursuing non-traditional avenues for Veith House
  • Proven networking skills
  • Experience in fundraising and grant writing
  • Comfortable working with financial management processes and instruments
  • Knowledge of Federal and Provincial legislation and applicable voluntary sector organizations including: employment standards, human rights, occupational health and safety. Charities, taxation, CPP, IA, EI, MSI etc.



Veith House offers the following compensation package:

  • Salary Range : $60,000 to 65,000, plus incentives and benefits. This position is 4 days per week.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work may be required from time to time.


Please see more about the position here:


Veith House recognizes the value of a representative workforce. Our goal is to be a
workplace that is representative of the community we serve. Indigenous community
members, African Nova Scotians, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, LGBTQ+ community members, and diverse populations are encouraged to apply. We encourage applicants to self-identify in their cover letter or application if they are a member of an equity-seeking community.


Interviews will be held until a suitable candidate is found. Anticipated start date is May 1st, 2023, pending successful candidate availability. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


Closing Date: March 31, 2023

Return Resume & Cover Letter to:
Attention: Hiring Committee
Veith House
3115 Veith Street
Halifax, NS B3K 3G9


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