Senior Health, Education, Social and Community Services and Membership Organizations Managers

(NOC 0014)

in All Management

Senior managers in this group manage the affairs of membership organizations and institutions that deliver health, education, social or community services. They set the direction to be taken by these organizations, either alone or with a board of directors. They work for health care organizations, educational services, social and community services and membership organizations or they may own their own business.

Job Outlook

Undetermined

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  • Estimate change in employment not available for this occupation.
  • Estimate openings due to growth and retirements not available for this occupation.
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for this occupation.

Compared to: All Management

  • Estimate -245 employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 3210 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

This is a moderate sized occupation in Nova Scotia so some job opportunities may occur through turnover. With a large percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to be a key contributor to employment opportunities over the coming years. Senior Managers in Health, Education, Social and Community Services, and Membership Organizations most commonly work full-time hours.

The median employment income for 75% of Senior Managers in Health, Education, Social and Community Services, and Membership Organizations who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $86,939. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

Hourly Pay

$21.65

Minimum

$41.96

Median

$86.42

Maximum

Annual Pay

$30,478

Minimum

$81,504

Median

$161,602

Maximum

Compared to: All Management

Hourly Pay

$16.70

Minimum

$45.17

Median

$58.17

Maximum

Annual Pay

$10,632

Minimum

$55,002

Median

$124,014

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Senior managers in this group manage the affairs of membership organizations and institutions that deliver health, education, social or community services. They set the direction to be taken by these organizations, either alone or with a board of directors. They work for health care organizations, educational services, social and community services and membership organizations or they may own their own business.

Job duties

Senior managers in this group:

  • Create objectives for the organization and make or approve policies and programs.
  • Approve and organize the creation of major departments and related senior staff positions.
  • Assign material, human and financial resources to carry out policies and programs.
  • Set up financial and administrative controls.
  • Create and approve promotional campaigns.
  • Approve overall staff planning.
  • Select middle managers, directors or other executive staff.
  • Coordinate the work of regions, divisions or departments.
  • Represent the organization in negotiations or other official functions.
  • Senior managers in this unit group may specialize in finance, marketing, human resources or in a service area.

Sample job titles

  • association executive director
  • chairperson
  • chancellor
  • charitable organization director
  • chief executive officer (CEO)
  • college president
  • general manager
  • labour organization president
  • non-government organization (NGO) executive director
  • political party president

Skills

You need strong leadership qualities and an ability to motivate others. You need excellent organizational, problem-solving, planning, and decision-making skills. You must have confidence and initiative, and you need excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Job requirements

  • A university degree or college diploma in business administration, hospital administration, finance or other discipline related to the service provided.
  • Several years of experience as a middle manager in a related organization are usually necessary.
  • Specialization in a functional area or service is possible through university or college training in that area or through experience.
  • Senior managers in finance usually need professional accounting designation.

Other considerations

There is movement among senior management positions.

By the numbers

Quick look

795

employed in 2016

89.9%

employed full-time

1.9%

self employed

61.6%
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38.4%
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52.4

median age

Compared to: All Management

44,250

employed in 2016

91.2%

employed full-time

18.9%

self employed

40.5%
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59.5%
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48.7

median age

Where will I likely work?

58.1%

Halifax

14.4%

North Shore

10.0%

Cape Breton

9.4%

Southern

8.1%

Annapolis Valley

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

38.6%

Other services (except public administration)

36.6%

Health care and social assistance

24.8%

Educational services

What is the age of Employment?

39.0%

45-54

31.0%

55-64

18.0%

35-44

7.0%

65+

4.0%

25-34

2.0%

15-24

Compared to: All Management

30.7%

45-54

23.1%

35-44

21.7%

55-64

14.0%

25-34

7.8%

65+

Top levels of education

33.3%

Bachelor

$74,396 median annual income
32.1%

Master

$102,893 median annual income
11.3%

College Diploma

$51,276 median annual income
6.3%

High school

$50,689 median annual income
5.7%

Doctorate

$143,764 median annual income

Compared to: All Management

27.2%

Bachelor

$71,875 median annual income
23.8%

High school

$42,294 median annual income
20.4%

College Diploma

$50,256 median annual income
9.1%

Master

$93,261 median annual income
7.2%

Apprenticeship

$44,396 median annual income

Education & training

Biomedical Sciences

College or University Program

These programs focus on the integrative scientific study of biological issues related to health and medicine, or a program in one or more of the biomedical sciences that is undifferentiated as to title. They include courses in any of the basic medical sciences at the research level, biological science research in biomedical faculties, and general studies encompassing a variety of the biomedical disciplines.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

Business Administration and Management

College, Trades, or University Program

These programs prepare students to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. They include courses in management theory, human resources management and behaviour, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Institutions providing this program

Maritime Business College

Lower Sackville, NS

Academy of Learning Career College - Halifax

Halifax, NS

Acadia University

Wolfville, NS

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

Mount Saint Vincent University

Halifax, NS

Universite Sainte-Anne

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS

St. Francis Xavier University

Antigonish, NS

Saint Mary's University

Halifax, NS

Cape Breton University

Sydney, NS

Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture

Truro, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Annapolis Valley Campus

Middleton, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Cumberland Campus

Springhill, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Burridge Campus

Yarmouth, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Kingstec Campus

Kentville, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Lunenburg Campus

Bridgewater, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Pictou Campus & School of Fisheries

Stellarton, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Strait Area Campus & Nautical Institute

Port Hawkesbury, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Marconi Campus

Sydney, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Truro Campus

Truro, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Ivany Campus

Dartmouth, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Online Learning

Various, NS

Business/Commerce

College, Trades, or University Program

These programs focus on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and non-profit public and private institutions and agencies. They prepare students to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

University of King's College

Halifax, NS

Universite Sainte-Anne

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS

Saint Mary's University

Halifax, NS

Finance

College or University Program

These programs prepare students to plan, manage, and analyse the financial and monetary aspects and performance of business enterprises, banking institutions, or other organizations. They include courses in principles of accounting, financial instruments, capital planning, funds acquisition, asset and debt management, budgeting, financial analysis, and investments and portfolio management.

Institutions providing this program

Acadia University

Wolfville, NS

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

Mount Saint Vincent University

Halifax, NS

St. Francis Xavier University

Antigonish, NS

Saint Mary's University

Halifax, NS

Cape Breton University

Sydney, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Akerley Campus

Dartmouth, NS

Health Policy Analysis

University Program

These programs focus on the systematic analysis of public policy issues related to domestic and international health and health care systems. They include courses in contemporary health issues and policies, politics and economics of health care delivery, epidemiology, public health, comparative and global health, medical law and ethics, statistical methods, and applications to specific public policy topics.

Institutions providing this program

Saint Mary's University

Halifax, NS

Health/Health Care Administration/Management

College or University Program

These programs prepare students to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems. They include courses in planning, business management, financial management, public relations, human resources management, health care systems operation and management, health care resource allocation and policy making, health laws and regulations, and applications to specific types of health care services.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

Cape Breton University

Sydney, NS

Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies

College or University Program

These programs focus on the dynamic social relations between and among majority and minority groups and different minority groups, and ways to promote mutual tolerance, inter-group cooperation, and the leadership and management of diverse groups and diversity issues in family, educational, recreational, and work settings. They include courses in ethnic and cultural studies, group psychology, sociology, anthropology, conflict resolution, human services and resources, and applications to various functional environments.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

Saint Mary's University

Halifax, NS

Junior High and High School Education and Teaching

College or University Program

These programs prepare individuals to teach students in the secondary grades, which include grades seven through twelve. This includes preparation to teach a comprehensive curriculum or specific subject matter.

Institutions providing this program

Acadia University

Wolfville, NS

Mount Saint Vincent University

Halifax, NS

Universite Sainte-Anne

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS

St. Francis Xavier University

Antigonish, NS

Cape Breton University

Sydney, NS

Law (LLB, JD, BCL)

University Program

These programs prepare students for the independent professional practice of common or civil law, for becoming a Quebec notary, for taking bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. They include courses in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

College, Trades, or University Program

These programs prepare students to manage the business affairs of non-profit corporations, including foundations, educational institutions, associations, and other such organizations, and public agencies and governmental operations. They include courses in business management, principles of public administration, principles of accounting and financial management, human resources management, taxation of non-profit organizations, and business law as applied to non-profit organizations.

Institutions providing this program

Saint Mary's University

Halifax, NS

Organizational Leadership

College or University Program

These programs focus on leadership skills that can be applied to a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. They include courses in organizational planning, dynamics of leadership, finance, team building, conflict resolution and mediation, communication and other management skills.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

Mount Saint Vincent University

Halifax, NS

St. Francis Xavier University

Antigonish, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Online Learning

Various, NS

Public Administration

College, Trades, or University Program

These programs prepare students to serve as managers in the executive arm of government and focus on the systematic study of executive organization and management. They include courses in the roles, development, and principles of public administration, the management of public policy, executive-legislative relations, public budgetary processes and financial management, administrative law, public personnel management, professional ethics, and research methods.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

Cape Breton University

Sydney, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile

Contacts

Canadian Institute of Management - Maritimes
Various, NS
Nova Scotia Teachers Union
Halifax, NS
Nova Scotia College of Social Workers
Halifax, NS
Health Care Human Resource Sector Council
Bedford, NS
Institute of Public Administration of Canada
Toronto, ON
HealthCareCAN
Ottawa, ON

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