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Executive Director – ACENET

ACENET is a consortium of nine Atlantic Canadian Universities providing advanced research computing resources, collaboration and visualization tools, software, training, and support. The organization helps local researchers and industry use advanced computing to accelerate discovery and innovation in Atlantic Canada.

ACENET is sustained by financial and in-kind support from the member institutions, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, NSERC, ACOA, and the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland & Labrador. On their behalf, we are seeking an Executive Director to replace the incumbent who is retiring in September.

What qualities are needed in this role?

As the Executive Director of ACENET, you have appropriate academic credentials and senior-level experience in business, information technology, the public sector, or academia. Most important, you have a strong appreciation of post-secondary research and understand how IT supports and facilitates the advancement of this research.

To be considered, you must have a unique mix of skills including the ability to provide long-term strategic thinking and the management and organizational skills to implement this vision. Your range of skills includes human resources, financial management, communications, service delivery, and risk management. You are skilful in building and maintaining relations with numerous stakeholders and funding agencies. Lastly, you have proven experience working with a Board of Directors and bring a complete understanding of governance.

Staff of ACENET work at the various member universities across Atlantic Canada. The ED position can be based at any of those universities, which means that you will have to manage staff remotely and some travel will be required.

If this is you, please forward your resume and a letter explaining clearly how your background accomplishments and experience will meet the needs of ACENET. Applications can be emailed to Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. at, quoting project number 1659 in the subject line.


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