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Clerk Treasurer/Chief Administrative Officer Open

Village of New Minas, NS

The Village of New Minas is located in the beautiful Annapolis Valley about an hour from Halifax. Situated in a region of 60,000 people, the Village is surrounded by beautiful scenery, award-winning wineries, and diverse recreational opportunities. It boasts a thriving business community and is well-known as the ‘Shopping Centre of the Valley’, enabling it to attract many visitors.

On their behalf, we seek a skilled and highly collaborative leader to assume the role of Clerk Treasurer/ Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

What qualities are needed in this role?

Reporting to the Village Commission, the Clerk Treasurer/CAO coordinates the safe and efficient day-to-day functioning of all operations, including the Water Commission.

As the senior administration team leader, you will ensure the efficient delivery of public services in accordance with the by-laws, policies, regulations, and procedures approved by the Commission. In addition to overseeing the coordination of staff and financial management of the Village, you will liaise between the Village Commission and other municipalities, government agencies, and departments.

Ideally, you have several years of leadership experience in senior administrative, financial, or management roles, preferably in the public sector. In addition, you have suitable academic or professional credentials and a track record building consensus among various stakeholders such as elected officials, staff, other levels of government, and citizens. 

You understand the issues and challenges facing villages and smaller municipalities and are familiar with best practices in financial management, administration, operations, human resources, and governance. You have a successful track record of accomplishments and possess well-developed personal qualities, including communications, problem solving, leadership, and, most important, integrity.

A strong leader and facilitator, you will support staff in achieving their performance objectives. You will also keep an open line of communication with residents to ensure they are aware of significant policies and initiatives being undertaken. Lastly, you have proven experience working with elected officials and bring a complete understanding of governance.

Does this sound like you? If so, write us a cover letter describing the contributions you can make to the Village of New Minas, and merge this into your resume as one document. You can email this information to us at apply@geraldwalsh.com, quoting project number 1915 in the subject line.

We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, and persons of a minority sexual orientation or gender identity.