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Director of Operational Services Filled

Truro, NS

Chignecto Central Regional Centre for Education (CCRCE) serves the educational needs of almost 20,000 students and 2,700 teachers and staff through 65 schools across the region.

On their behalf, we are seeking a seasoned leader to oversee student transportation, facilities management, occupational health and safety, and capital planning and construction.

In this role, you will report to the Regional Executive Director and serve on the executive leadership team of senior management. As Director, you will provide strategic leadership in delivering services that support the mandate, objectives, and policies of CCRCE and the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. 

What qualities are needed as Director of Operational Services?

As the ideal candidate, you bring extensive experience in facilities and property management, transportation services, fleet maintenance, operations, and project management. In addition, you have post-secondary education in business, operations, or a relevant discipline. Alternatively, you may be a professional engineer with related experience.

The scope of this job is broad. You will be responsible for over 450 unionized staff and front-line supervisors, a fleet of over 200 buses, over 70 buildings including 65 schools, offices, and maintenance garages. As such, you must be an exceptional leader of people and

have the ability to get things done through others. You must also be an effective administrator—as comfortable speaking about budgets, strategic planning, and stakeholder relations as you are speaking about facilities, construction, and project management.

You also have an aptitude for technology, particularly how to leverage technology to provide better service to students, families, teachers, and staff.

Establishing and maintaining valuable and strategic working relationships will be essential as you work daily with third-party providers, consultants, contractors, municipalities, and other external agencies to support our students and school communities. Lastly, you have a successful track record of accomplishments and possess well-developed personal qualities, including communication, problem-solving and leadership skills.

Does this sound like you? If so, please forward your resume and a letter explaining how your background and experience meet the needs of Chignecto Central Regional Centre for Education. Applications can be emailed to Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. at, quoting project number 1927 in the subject line.

CCRCE is committed to an inclusive education system that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who have historically been excluded and under-represented including Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, African Nova Scotians and racially visible persons, women in non-traditional roles and persons of a minority sexual orientation or gender identity.