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Executive Director, Crown and Partner Alignment



Competition # : 32041 

Department: Inclusive Economic Growth

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 8/9/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


The Department of Inclusive Economic Growth aligns government efforts behind a common agenda to support the conditions for a thriving economy where all Nova Scotians can participate and benefit. The department primarily supports strategic areas that encourage Nova Scotia’s innovation, competitiveness, entrepreneurship, export orientation, cluster development and placemaking.


The department collaborates with Crown corporations and special operating entities to facilitate common understanding and alignment to create a dynamic environment for inclusive economic success.  We also work with other government departments and levels of government, post secondary institutions and the private and social enterprise sectors to achieve shared growth objectives.

About Our Opportunity


This is one of two Executive Director positions in the Department of Inclusive Economic Growth providing advice to the Deputy Minister with forward-thinking approaches for the strategic direction and priorities of the department; and providing advice and informed insight on key sector and organizational issues and opportunities.


As the executive lead on crown corporation and partner alignment efforts, you will lead and oversee the implementation of strategic priorities, on behalf of the department, in partnership with Crown Corporations, Regional Enterprise Networks and key system partners.


In this role you will report to the Associate Deputy Minister.

Primary Accountabilities


As the Executive Director, Crown and Partner Alignment you will lead:


  • And cultivate strong relationships and work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders, building consensus and momentum for growth-oriented strategies, projects and investments focuses on entrepreneurship, innovation, and sector/cluster development.
  • Collaborative efforts to identify opportunities for innovation and increasing the value government realizes from crown agencies and strategic partnerships.
  • A diverse network of strategic partnerships and relationships within the department, across government, across private and community sector partners
  • The development, review, monitoring, and evaluation of corporate legislation (new and amending) regulations and other policy instruments to enhance the department’s and crown’s capacity to strategically develop and enhance inclusive economic growth.
  • A secretariat function in support of the Departments agencies including program development, reporting, evaluation, and accountability; and the fulfilment of the province’s inclusive economic growth objectives.
  • The coordination, monitoring and/or implementation of major projects related to various economic initiatives.
  • Engagement in broad dialogue and ongoing communication at an executive level to facilitate shared understanding and achievement of inclusive economic growth objectives and ensure that stakeholder and corporate needs are addressed effectively and efficiently.

Qualifications and Experience


This may be the right opportunity for you if you have a  Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline coupled with considerable years of progressive management experience in a related field with several years at a senior level (or acceptable equivalent).


As the ideal candidate you have previous leadership experience, creating an organizational climate that fosters creativity, collaboration, partnerships. You also have previous experience setting and evaluating staff performance targets, promoting diversity and a healthy workplace, monitoring revenues and expenditures, acquiring goods and services in the most cost effective manner, and accurately forecasting budget requirements for the fiscal year.


You have exceptional time management skills to manage multiple priorities with competing deadlines. You posses strong communication (written/verbal) and relationship building skills to engage with others, get buy-in to deliver results and skillfully influence to build support.  


Leadership competencies required at this level of work are:

Decisiveness, Strategic Orientation, Change Leadership, Team Leadership, Effective Interactive Communication, Self-Awareness and Personal Impact, Partnering and Relationship Building, and Intercultural and Diversity Proficiency.


We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.



Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.



Based on the employment status and union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offerings and eligibility criteria.

Working Conditions


Work outside of regular business hours as required.

What We Offer


  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Countless Career Paths for Nova Scotians. 
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.



Pay Grade:  EC 16 

Salary Range:  $4,976.46 - $6,234.89 Bi-Weekly   


Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


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Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to