Executive Director — New Brunswick Student Alliance

Fredericton, NB

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the NBSA, including financial administration, policy development, external communications, and member and stakeholder relations. They will serve as the primary spokesperson and support the Board of Directors in engaging government, partners, and the media to advance the NBSA’s mandate. The ideal candidate will bring a strong background in leadership, including an ability to build consensus, experience with strategic planning and reporting, strong political acumen, and sound judgment.


    Uphold the will of the Board of Directors, the Strategic Plan, the Annual Plan, the budget, and minutes of Board of Directors meetings

    Provide assistance and guidance to the Board of Directors in developing short- and long-range plans, goals, and measurable results indicators

    Prepare and coordinate research for policy development and advocacy

    Act as the NBSA’s primary official spokesperson; maintain engagement with government officials, other student organizations, and other external groups

    Supervise and manage NBSA staff, as the case may be

    Manage the NBSA’s finances in cooperation with the Chair and in accordance with legislation and the organization’s internal policies

    Ensure that all NBSA files and records are maintained in accordance with legislation and the organization’s internal policies

    Prepare regular (monthly) reports to the Board of Directors regarding activities pursued and results obtained by the NBSA and assist with annual reporting

    Assist the Board of Directors in the improvement of the NBSA’s internal governance

    Other duties as directed by the Board of Directors

(Full list of duties detailed in NBSA Management Policy 5)


Required Qualifications:

    Master’s degree in public policy, political studies, social sciences, or a comparable field of study. Equivalent education and or work experience in lieu would be considered

    Functional bilingualism (English/French), especially oral comprehension (equivalent of BBB)

    Strong leadership abilities, including: consensus-building, impeccable communication skills, and relationship management with diverse stakeholders

    Experience with all aspects of strategic planning from development to reporting

    Ability to manage competing deadlines and responsibilities

    Financial administration experience, including drafting budgets and reporting

    Experience conducting research and drafting policy

    Understanding of New Brunswick political context and postsecondary issues

    Valid driver’s licence

Asset Qualifications: 

    Experience in government relations or working directly with decision-makers, including senior departmental officials, legislators, and Cabinet ministers

    Substantive knowledge of/or experience working with student organisations

    Familiarity with appropriate communications tools and applications including Microsoft Office and Google suites, Dropbox, WordPress, and MailChimp

    Strong social media skills, with preferred experience managing organisational accounts on Twitter and Facebook


Leadership, Stakeholder relations, Staff Management, Financial Administration, Responsible, Spokesperson, Strategic Planning, Policy & Research, Political Analysis, Communication (Written, Oral, Online)

Other Information

Duration of Employment: Two years with option for renewal.

Hours of Work: 40 hours/week. Some evenings, weekends, and travel required.

Compensation: $42,000—$44,000 per annum, commensurate with qualifications and experience; full health and dental benefits; professional development opportunities; work from home flexibility; competitive leave package.

Apply by October 9, 2017.

About New Brunswick Student Alliance

The New Brunswick Student Alliance (NBSA) is the most important voice for students in New Brunswick, representing almost 13,000 postsecondary students across New Brunswick at the College of Craft & Design, Mount Allison University, St. Thomas University, and the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton and Saint John campuses.

In working to establish a New Brunswick’s postsecondary education sector where any qualified student can attain a high-quality education while enjoying an exceptional quality of life, we conduct research and draft evidence-based policy to form recommendations to government. We work closely with government, university administrators, faculty representatives, the media, and various partner organizations to keep student issues at the forefront of public discussion and to make their priorities a reality.