Job Location: 
Nova Scotia

Chief Executive Officer

As Colchester region’s economic engine, Partnership for Economic Prosperity has been created for the purpose of planning future business growth, industrial growth, and prosperity for the region. The Partnership operates as a connector among economic development partners, supporting business growth and retention and providing regional leadership on economic development priorities. The Partnership is the Regional Enterprise Network (REN) for the Town of Truro, the Town of Stewiacke, the Municipality of Colchester County, and Millbrook First Nation, and is the sixth organization to be created under the REN program in Nova Scotia.

Leading with energy and passion, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is instrumental in identifying and fostering opportunities for regional economic growth. With a global mindset that is grounded in a regional perspective, the CEO works with the Board of Directors to develop an ambitious regional economic development strategy that reflects the area’s strengths, opportunities, and challenges as well as priorities. The CEO is responsible for managing and implementing the projects, programs, and initiatives that correspond to this strategy. The CEO works with business and government partners to inspire, engage, and encourage the emergence of new economic activity in the region. Demonstrating passion for improving innovation, productivity, and exporting capacity, the CEO cultivates relationships with the business community and other partners in order to retain and expand existing businesses. As a key spokesperson for the Partnership and trusted advocate of the region, the CEO promotes regional investment opportunities, raises awareness of the region’s economic development priorities, and fosters mutually beneficial partnerships.

As the ideal candidate, you have exceptional knowledge of business or economic development and are a proven hands-on leader. With a reputation of success, you have a history of forging partnerships, promoting ideas, and gaining support for your direction. Action-oriented with demonstrative results, you are able to identify both opportunities and challenges and can effectively interact with the three levels of government and the business community to build support for the interests of the region.  You have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in business, economics, or a related field.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, contact Jeff Forbes or Hannah Janega-McDonald at 902.421.2335, or please apply online by clicking “Apply Now” on the button below.

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