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Regional Executive Directors of Education

Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: Multiple Locations, NS, CA, B3J 2S9

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Apply By: 1/31/2019  


Education & Early Childhood Development 


Regional Executive Directors of Education, Permanent, Multiple Locations  


Competition # 17788 



About Our Opportunity


We are recruiting dynamic and highly skilled leaders for Regional Executive Director of Education (REDE) positions in each of the Tri-county, Annapolis Valley and Strait Regions.


As the REDE, you enhance the engagement of home, school and community so each student can reach their fullest potential. You are an outstanding educational leader and advocate for student learning, equity, well-being and achievement. You have a proven track record in creating an inclusive environment for all students and in developing partnerships that enhance the student experience. You value diversity and are dedicated to the principles of social justice and equity in education. Highly strategic and innovative, you have a record of success driving bold changes that have broad system impact.


With your strong financial acumen, strategic planning, human resource management, and influencing skills you provide support and guidance to a highly professional team. Your collaborative management style and respect for the contribution of all staff will inspire a high level of achievement. You bring significant experience as an outstanding teacher and administrator, building an education system that keeps students and their learning as the central focus. 

About You


You are an innovative educational leader with a Master of Education Degree plus 6 years of progressive management experience. A minimum of 3 years of experience at a senior level is also required. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may also be considered.


You demonstrate a depth and breadth of school system leadership experience. Experience in both the elementary and secondary levels is an asset. We also want to hear about your process for maintaining professional and positive relationships, as our stakeholders are vital to success. Effective and persuasive communication skills that connects with our diverse stakeholders, both internally and externally, will be key to your success.


We also want to know how you:


  • Help others be successful
  • Align teams to the organizations needs
  • Gain employee trust and respect
  • Remain emotionally balanced under stressful circumstances
  • Focus on impact to ensure equity and inclusive practices that raise the bar, close the gap, and increase success for more students


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


Please identify the region(s) for which you are applying in your cover letter (i.e., Tri-county, Annapolis Valley and/or Strait).


Pay Grade:   


Salary Range:  $124,001.00 - $161,200.00 Annual   


All current employees who wish to be considered an internal candidate, please click here.


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 Aboriginal 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 the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


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 their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


For questions or concerns, please contact



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