Shelter House Manager

Talentworks is proud to be partnering with Shelter Nova Scotia, a not-for-profit charitable organization that supports people in times of crisis and transition. They believe in a community where everyone has a safe and affordable home.  With six facilities in the HRM, they provide shelter as well as mental health and addiction services to over 1,300 people annually.

We are searching for a Shelter House Manager for one of their emergency shelters, Barry House, which accommodates up to 17 guests who identify as female, transgender & non-binary. As the Shelter House Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the operation of the facility, supervision of the frontline workers, and the provision of service to guests.  As a member of the management team, you will have an exceptional understanding of the policies and procedures of Shelter Nova Scotia and will model behavior that is in line with the mission, vision, and values of the organization.

What you’ll do

What we need from you

Hours of Work

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with some flexibility. Although the working hours will generally amount to approximately 40 hours per week, the position will require that you respond to a variety of administrative and operational needs for which further hours may be required.


If you are interested in this opportunity to see the direct impact of your work and truly make a difference in the lives of those in your community, please submit your application by emailing Nancy Josselyn at

We encourage applications from African Nova Scotians, Indigenous People, and Other Racially Visible Persons, Members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ Community, and Persons with Disabilities. If you are a member of one of the equity groups you are encouraged to self-identify and share your pronouns.