Executive Director – Atlantic Concrete Association – Halifax City

Established in 1966, the Atlantic Concrete Association (ACA) is the leading advocate for the concrete industry in Atlantic Canada.  The Association provides valuable services, education and support to our members; through the promotion of best practice and development of education programs which ensure quality and consistency in the marketplace.  Committed to providing the best possible service to our members, the ACA hosts a number of conferences, workshops and valuable networking events throughout the course of the year.  Currently, the ACA is looking for an Executive Director who is willing to take on the challenge of leading this multi-faceted association.

Reporting to the Board of Directors the Executive Director is chiefly responsible for the Association’s consistent achievement of its mission and organizational objectives. The Executive Director’s mandate is to ensure that the Association has a continuous long-range strategy which strives to achieve its goals in a timely manner.  The Executive Director manages our staff guiding them to meet their individual and team goals for the vitality of the Association.  The Executive Director will ensure that the ready mixed concrete industry is well represented in the Atlantic Provinces.  The Executive Director’s main responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

Providing operational direction to the board, advising on current trends and concerns within the concrete industry.
Working with the Executive Board and staff, ensuring that ACA is fiscally responsible, while continuing to serve its members.
Ensuring that an effective staff team, job descriptions, policies and sound human resources practices are all in place.
Acting as a resource for the industry; through our Ready Mix News, trade shows, networking and seminars; the Executive Director will educate both the public and the industry on the benefits of concrete as a building material.
Developing and implementing a strategic marketing plan with the overall aim of increasing the consumption of ready mix concrete in the region.
Overseeing a targeted education program delivering best practice and innovative technical skills and knowledge to members and more broadly; industry stakeholders.
Working closely with government representatives to ensure that ACA members can meet all regulatory, environmental and government approvals; while developing a clear strategy for government relations that will communicate ACA’s needs and priorities.
Developing and maintaining professional relationships with Associate and Producer members to ensure that their needs in the Association are being met; through networking, education and industry promotion.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record as an industry non-for profit leader – experience within the construction/concrete industry considered an asset.   Strong communication skills (both verbal and written), organizational and decision making skills, experience in business and finance, track record of government relations, effective networking skills and ability to engage in a professional environment with a high degree of diplomacy are also considered assets.  Travel (predominantly in Atlantic Canada) and week-end work will be required from time to time.

ACA is offering a competitive compensation package and a cohesive working environment.  Please submit your resume in confidence, quoting competition number ED0723-CB, to the attention of Michelle MacMullin at info@atlanticconcrete.ca.  Interested applicants should apply by August 5th, 2015.

We thank all candidates in advance for their interest in the Executive Director position. Please be advised that due to the large volume of candidates only those required for an interview will be contacted.