• Full Time
  • Antigonish
  • $50,000 to $55,000 CAD / Year

Website Antigonish Community Transit Society

Antigonish Community Transit Society

Employment Opportunity

Job Title

Executive Director, Antigonish Community Transit Society

Rate of Pay

Annual Salary $50,000 to $55,000

Job Overview

Reporting to the Chair of the Board of Directors of ACTS, the Executive Director is responsible for the administration of all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Society. This includes managing staff, physical assets, financial assets, and operations of ACTS such as dispatch, information, and public relations required to serve clients and stakeholders.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Executive Director is the key position that oversees the operations of ACTS. Accountable to the Chair and Board of Directors, the Executive Director must develop and maintain an array of contacts and working relationships with clients, stakeholders, partners, and consultants to deliver the ACTS values.

“The ACTS values include being accountable to the entire Antigonish region, being environmentally sustainable, acknowledging the importance of sustainability-based analysis, creating and maintaining inclusive and reliable services for everyone, having services that are physically, financially, socially and culturally accessible to all community members and that ACTS’ services increase the options for travel around the Antigonish area.”

General Responsibilities

·       To administer and monitor all receivables and payables for ACTS and to provide accurate financial statements as required to the Board.

·       Ensure regular updates on ridership, revenues, and the status of grants.

·       To recruit, hire, train, and provide management support for ACTS staff and drivers.

·       To provide for effective deployment and utilization of rolling stock, office, equipment, human, and financial resources.

·       To maintain good public relations between ACTS and its clients, stakeholders, and partners.

·       To ensure NS Utilities and Review Board licencing requirements are met and maintained. All Motor Carrier Licencing and Inspections are met and maintained.

·       To be familiar with and ensure compliance with accessibility standards.

·       Ensure all federal, provincial, and municipal government reports are completed and submitted on time.

·       To develop and provide public information, promotional material, and media messages for ACTS.

·       Other related duties as assigned by the Board.

Human Resources

The Executive Director is responsible for the management of Human Resources including payroll, recruitment, hiring, and training of dispatch and driving staff; for setting performance standards and periodically reviewing performance, remuneration, and conditions of employment.


The Executive Director is directly accountable for the management of all rolling stock which includes negotiating agreements to purchase vehicles, insurance, fuel, and maintenance.

Board Support

Organize, on behalf of the Board, monthly meetings of the Board of Directors, and the Annual General Meeting, including the production and distribution of agendas, minutes, and documentation for Board information and/or consideration.

Financial Management

The Executive Director will control and manage all accounts receivable and payable. In conjunction with the Finance Committee, and the bookkeeper, the Executive Director will maintain financial and client records and prepare cash flow and financial statement for the Board. With the Finance Committee, the Executive Director will manage the ACTS budget and work to increase ridership and promote new revenue streams.

Marketing/Customer Service

The Executive Director is responsible for the development and provision of promotional literature and information on ACTS services to clients, potential clients, general public, and media. The Executive Director will also promote the use of ACTS services and will maintain good public relations between ACTS, its clients, and stakeholders.


The Executive Director is responsible for initiating and maintaining contact with staff and managers in all levels of government, with stakeholders/partners in the business community, as well as the ACTS Board, licensing authority, and providers of goods and services.

ACTS vision is to be a diverse and accessible workplace that is representative and inclusive of the citizens we serve.  ACTS welcomes participation and contribution from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities, Women, persons from sexual minority groups or in occupations or positions where they are underrepresented.

Statement of Qualifications


·       Completion of 2 years post-secondary school or an acceptable combination of education training and or relevant experience.

·       Recent and significant experience in using Microsoft Office Suite

·       Experience in delivering project(s) and or program(s)

·       Experience in dealing with the public


·       Strong communication skills in English both orally and written.

·       Ability to learn and implement new technology.

·       Ability to solve problems and conflicts.

·       Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.

Personal Suitability

·       Effective interpersonal relationships

·       Initiative

·       Thoroughness

·       Judgment

·       Dependability

·       Integrity

Asset qualifications

·       General knowledge and awareness of the Nova Scotia Accessibility Act

·       Working for or with Non-profit groups who have a Board of Directors

·       Knowledge of and experience with implementing accounting and payroll software

·       Basic knowledge of bookkeeping/accounting

·       Supervisory experience

·       Dealing with various levels of government and completing grant applications

·       Basic knowledge of community transit and the ability to promote ACTS.

Conditions of Employment

·       Valid license to drive in Nova Scotia

·       Criminal record and vulnerable sectors check

All candidates will be assessed by a combination of their application, interview, and reference check.

Please send cover letter and resume by e-mail to antigonishcommunitytransit@gmail.com

The deadline to submit your application is 5pm (Atlantic) on Friday, November 24th, 2023.

To apply for this job email your details to antigonishcommunitytransit@gmail.com.