Career Opportunity at the Chamber

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce is a high-profile, exciting leadership role in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Under the governance of the Board of Directors, the CEO assumes complete responsibility for delivering on the organization’s mission and values, while being a trusted and positive voice for the local business community. With a membership of 300 local businesses, the CEO is responsible for the development and implementation of a long-term strategic plan and a yearly operational plan to achieve organizational growth and to positively impact our business community year over year. They have the authority to direct the planning and implementation of all organizational events, initiatives, programs and services, and are responsible for the management of all staff members and volunteers. It is the responsibility of the CEO to deliver on the chamber mandate, which is as follows:

We empower businesses to thrive in the CBRM.

Our Chamber exists to support our members. Our role is to be unwavering in supporting business growth in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) through engaging in and influencing public policy, creating meaningful connections in our business community and nurturing ideas that impact our economic future.

Core Competencies:

  • Leadership and Advocacy
  • Consultation and Collaboration
  • Empowerment and Connection
  • Supportive and Resourceful
  • Community-Minded and Positive
  • Integrity and Accountability


The CEO provides a high-profile, leadership role to the organization that ensures the long-term sustainability and relevancy of the organization, and is responsible for the following areas in the role:

  • Representing the business community as per the chamber mandate
  • Strategic Planning and Organizational Vision
  • Reputation and Media Management
  • Operational Planning and Execution
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • External Communications & Partnerships
  • Board Governance
  • Program/Event Management
  • Advocacy Management


  • Undergraduate degree in a business-related field or demonstrate equivalent experience
  • 3+ years in a leadership role
  • Comprehensive understanding of how to implement a strategy
  • Ability to deliver on strategic and operational objectives
  • Strong customer service focus
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience delivering financial reporting and budgeting an asset
  • Past experience in marketing and sales an asset

Salary Range: $65,000 – $75,000
Closing Date: March 8, 2024

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line “CEO Application.” Applications will be accepted until March 8, 2024.