Board of Directors Call for Applications

The Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia is seeking new Board members. Each Director will serve for a two year term, with the potential to renew for three consecutive terms.

Board members are expected to make a commitment to participate fully in strategic, fiduciary and generative activities. The Board meets monthly, either in person or via teleconference and there is an Annual General Meeting every September. There are many active committees who pursue work in fundraising, social enterprise and volunteerism. The board of director sets the strategic direction of the organization, undertakes decision making, ensures accountability to funders and stakeholders, participation's in community relations and fundraising.

Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia provides hands-on experiential learning in the classroom and through extra-curricular activities. Programs focus on three educational pillars: financial literacy, workplace readiness, and entrepreneurship. Junior Achievement recruits volunteers from the business community to collaborate on the delivery of programs, which exposes students to real world business perspectives and ideas.

For every $1 invested into JA programs, $45 is created in economic prosperity.

Mission and Core Purpose:

To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in the global economy.     

Organizational Objectives:

  • Develop a skilled and talented workforce;
  • Motivate a generation of responsible citizens;
  • Secure our future economic prosperity;
  • Ensure Canada’s competitiveness in a global market; and
  • Build vibrant and healthy communities. 

Educational Pillars Linked with Success in Business:

  • Financial Literacy
  • Workplace Readiness
  • Entrepreneurship

Our Value Proposition:

  • Achievers are 25% less like to be unemployed
  • Achievers are three times more likely to plan for their future
  • Achievers are three times more likely to be managers than their peers
  • Achievers are twice as likely to study and work in business
  • Achievers are 50% more likely to open their own business

Interested parties are invited to visit the Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia Website  

Individuals interested in joining the Board of Directors are asked to provide a cover letter that briefly describes the reasons for your interest in serving as a Board member, and any specialized skills, training, or personal experiences that you feel would be an asset to Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia.  Please include a curriculum vitae and a completed application form (see next page). 

Questions and all materials should be submitted to: 

Kristin Williams
President & CEO
Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia
(902) 454-4564 x 107

Application deadline is September 9, 2016.

Application Form

Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia  |  201-1223 Lower Water Street
Halifax, NS | B3J 3S8
T. 902.454.4564  |  F. 902.454.4514  |