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General Manager - Acadia Students’ Union - POSITION FILLED

Acadia Students’ Union (ASU) is an independent, not-for-profit, student-run organization which draws its authority from provincial legislation and represents the interests of approximately 3,300 full and part-time students at Acadia University, in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

The ASU currently has an opening for a multi-talented professional to fill the role of General Manager.

Reporting to the President of ASU, and working closely with the Executive Committee and the Students’ Representative Council, you will provide leadership and direction to this diverse organization, which includes administration, budgeting and finances, event management, facilities management, human resource management, policy development, retail operations, strategic planning, student advocacy, student health and dental benefits, and support for clubs, house councils, and internal organizations.

A strong leader and facilitator, you will provide guidance and support to an experienced staff of six full-time staff members and approximately 75 student staff.

What qualities are needed as General Manager?

As the ideal candidate, you have a proven track record in the private, public, or not-for-profit sectors. A strong relationship builder, your collaborative and consultative approach for conducting business is very much respected and you are known for your ability to motivate people to meet difficult and challenging objectives.  

Personally, you are an effective leader and communicator. You are respected for your integrity and accountability. Operationally, you have proven skills in administration, finance, governance, human resources, negotiation, retail operations, and policy development. You are skillful in the management of people and actively support others in achieving their job performance objectives. 

Knowledge of the challenges facing post secondary institutions, its students, and higher education in general is an asset in this role.

A full job description is available here.

If you feel you are a good fit for this opportunity, please forward a detailed letter explaining your qualifications and how you could contribute to the growth and development of Acadia Students’ Union. Applications can be emailed to Gerald Walsh Associates Inc., Please quote Project #1816 in the subject line


Acadia Students’ Union values diversity and inclusiveness and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including Aboriginal/Indigenous persons, racially visible persons, persons with disabilities, and women.