We’re Hiring a New Executive Director!

Strait Area Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking an individual for the position of


Executive Director


The Strait Area Chamber of Commerce (SACOC) is a business development organization that promotes, improves, and protects trade and commerce; ensuring that the Strait Area is one of the best regions in which to invest, live, work and conduct business. We are active and growing rapidly with currently over 380 members from across rural Cape Breton and the Northern Mainland of Nova Scotia. Our job is to work with business to build a stronger economy and a better community.


A key leadership position, the Executive Director (ED), under the authority of the Board of Directors, assumes complete responsibility for carrying out the assigned policies and regulations of the SACOC. The ED directs the implementation of the Chamber’s programs and services and is responsible for the management of all staff members and volunteers.


An undergraduate degree coupled with at least three years in progressive leadership roles. Candidate must have a comprehensive understanding of strategy implementation along with aptitude for financial reporting and budgeting. Experience working in an enterprising non-profit environment is an asset.


Please contact us if you meet the qualifications above and are proficient in the following competencies:

    •       Exemplary customer service skills
    •       Experience in marketing and sales
    •       Proficient computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
    •       Strong verbal and written communication and organizational abilities
    •       Attention to detail
    •       Ambitious, motivated, and determined – driven to deliver on strategic and operational objectives
    •       Forward-thinking coupled with strong interpersonal skills

Compensation: Strait Area Chamber of Commerce offers a competitive salary with a cost-shared benefits package, and a challenging and rewarding work environment.

Qualified candidates should email their resume and cover letter to info@straitareachamber.ca before January 6, 2023.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. Selected candidates will proceed through an assessment and interview process.

For more information about SACOC, please visit www.straitareachamber.ca or to view the job description, please visit https://www.straitareachamber.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Job-Description-Executive-Director-July-2020.pdf


The SACOC is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that supports, values, and respects the different views, cultures and experiences of our employees and business community members.  We welcome qualified applicants from individuals from Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons who identify in the LGBTQ+ community and others who reflect the diversity of our Strait area communities.  If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your cover letter or resume.

Your Success is Our Success.