Director, Investment Operations
in Halifax, NS

Halifax, NS
Full-time - Permanent
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Competition Number: 1965
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Director, Investment Operations

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) is a department of the Government of Canada. It works across Canada and in all areas of the economy to improve conditions for investment, enhance Canada's innovation performance, increase Canada's share of global trade, and build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace.

On their behalf, we seek an experienced professional to serve as Director, Investment Operations.

This position is located in the Halifax area and reports directly to the Director General, Strategic Innovation Fund. The primary responsibilities include formulating strategies, plans, policies, and practices that support investment decisions. You will be involved from the investment review and approval process through to the administration of investments, claims, and any adjustments to the repayment schedule.

What qualities are needed for this role?

As the ideal candidate, you possess a strong economic and community development foundation, including business and strategic planning, relationship building within a large complex organization, entrepreneurship, business processes, financial planning, and investment attraction and retention.

Your academic experience includes a degree in a business, economics or public administration related field and you are proficient in both English and French. You are highly organized and analytical, accompanied by solid business acumen and strong negotiation skills.

Your exceptional communication and relationship-building skills have enabled you to establish rapport and credibility with internal and external stakeholders, including government officials, corporations, business and community groups, and individuals. A highly facilitative leader, you have a successful track record of leading distributed teams.

You thrive in an environment that demands you handle a wide range of complex issues under often challenging circumstances.

A full job description is available here.

If this opportunity interests you, please forward your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are qualified for this role. Submissions can be emailed to Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. at [email protected], quoting project number 1965 in the subject line.

We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

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About Gerald Walsh Associates Inc.

Founded in 1990, Gerald Walsh Associates is a human resources advisory firm that helps employers to hire, manage, and develop their employees.

We do this by offering a range of human resource services including executive search, compensation reviews, career transition, performance management, organizational reviews, executive coaching, and HR policy development.

We are trusted advisors to many community-based organizations such as municipalities, public sector agencies, not-for-profit organizations, professional and industry associations, and owner-managed business. It is important to us that our clients' values and our values align with each other.

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