Now Hiring: Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day aspects of ACAP Cape Breton’s operations while leading staff in pursuit of the organization’s vision for a clean and healthy environment, a prosperous economy and population that is educated and empowered to make responsible choices for a sustainable future. The expectation of the Executive Director to spend approximately twenty-one hours per week working with ACAP Cape Breton.



A. Implementation of 2020-24 Strategic Plan for ACAP Cape Breton with the intention of building resilient, environmentally sustainable communities across Cape Breton Island.


B. Liaise with individuals, industries, community groups, businesses, non-governmental agencies, and government to build formal and informal partnerships to address the target goals identified 2020-24 Strategic Plan.


C. Provide support and coordination for the Board of Directors


D. Provide administrative and financial management of all activities under the control of ACAP-Cape Breton.


E. Manage and supervise staff.



• University degree in a relevant discipline (Please describe in your cover letter how your education meets the needs of the position)

• 10 yrs progressive work experience and a minimum of five years of management experience

• Significant experience working with a non-profit organization and a clear understanding of the legal rules and responsibilities for charitable organizations

• Excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal and team development skills

• Knowledge of government legislation affecting a non-profit, charitable organization, including GST/HST and Income Tax, Payroll, Employment Standards, Occupational Health & Safety, etc.

• Excellent leadership skills.

• Energetic and self-directed, with effective time management and organizational skills.

• Strong analytical and planning skills.

• Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.

• Strong ability to build collaborative relationships.

• Computer skills including competence with all Microsoft Office products.

• Strong personal commitment to protecting the environment.



HOURS OF WORK: This position is 0.6 FTE



SALARY: $41,500.00 annually (%60 of $69,167.00)



TO APPLY: Please email your cover letter and CV in one document to; applications are due January 15, 2021

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We would like to acknowledge that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet), and Passamaquoddy Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1726. 

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