• Full Time
  • Bras d'Or, NS
  • $65,000 - $75,000 CAD / Year

Website Cape Breton Food Hub

Employer: Cape Breton Food Hub

Title: Executive Director

Position: Full Time, Permanent

Hours of Work: Monday – Friday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM (Flexible)

Job Location: Bras D’or, NS

Compensation Package: $65,000 – $75,000 annual salary, 3 weeks’ paid vacation, paid sick time, paid holidays, flexible work arrangements, discounted Food Hub purchases, and more!

Anchored Recruiting is delighted to partner with the Cape Breton Food Hub to find an Executive Director to join their growing team.

The Cape Breton Food Hub is a non-profit organization that strives to create a stronger local food economy in Cape Breton. The Food Hub does so by operating an online marketplace, running a retail store, operating a commercial kitchen, and creating value added products through its facility, while also engaging in educational and food security initiatives. Their vision is to provide a healthy food economy that supports a growing diversity of producers and consumers on Cape Breton Island.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the overall strategic financial and operational responsibility of the Food Hub. The Executive Director holds the big picture of the organization and advances the strategic direction of the organization in the direction of the Board.

Core Accountabilities:

  • Provide oversight to staff on day-to-day operations to ensure alignment with the organization’s vision, mission, and business plan and to ensure adherence to organizational policy and procedures.
  • Oversee the growth and development of all revenue streams (e.g., weekly online order cycles, retail store, value-added products, vegetable processing) and identify further opportunities for revenue growth and diversification.
  • Responsible for determining staffing needs, recruitment and hiring, to support effective operations of the organization.
  • Responsible for effective financial management of the organization by creating the annual budget with guidance and input from the Board of Directors, while managing the organization within budget constraints.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with internal and external rightsholders, such as co-operative members, volunteers, government partners, community organizations, funders, sponsors, etc.
  • Act as the key liaison between the Board of Directors and staff to ensure effective flow of information.
  • Ensure the organization adheres to regulations and best practices related to food safety, quality assurance, and quality control.
  • Responsible for identifying grant opportunities, writing proposals, completing reporting requirements, and presenting to funders as needed.
  • Coordinate, attend and report at Board meetings, the Annual General Meeting and committee meetings as required.
  • Coordinate the ongoing development of promotional and marketing related materials such as, but not limited to, member communications, website, newsletters, social media, and year-end reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Business Management, Finance, Accounting, or a related field, and/or commensurate experience within a similar field is required.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ leadership experience in a similar capacity is required.
  • Previous non-profit sector experience including reporting to a Board of Directors is considered an asset.
  • An understanding of the local food economy, local food challenges and the local agricultural landscape is considered an asset.
  • Strong financial background and experience in operations, including the development of budgets, achieving budget goals, and accurate financial forecasting, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Strong understanding of KPI’s.
  • A result orientated individual that is highly motivated to meet and exceed organizational goals and targets.
  • Ability to successfully write funding proposals, grant writing, and reports.
  • Proven ability to collaborate and build strong relationships with rightsholders, funders, sponsors, partners, etc.
  • Proven track record of successful team management, including the ability to empower, lead and encourage staff.
  • High level of professionalism in dealing with diverse groups of people, including Board members, management, staff, community leaders, and government partners.
  • Exceptional time-management skills and ability to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • A clear criminal record check and vulnerable sector check are required.
  • A valid driver’s license with reliable transportation is required.

If interested in this opportunity, please click the ‘Apply’ button. Please note this position will remain open until filled. Applicants will be reviewed in two-week windows.

We sincerely thank all applicants, however only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

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