The Opportunity

Petit-de-Grat, NS
Financial Services
Full-time - Permanent

The General Manager is responsible to provide oversight, decision making, and leadership to credit union operations. Working collaboratively with the Board and Management Team, the incumbent is also accountable for the development and execution of long-term strategic objectives that further the credit union's goals and enable its' financial viability, culture, community roots and long-term sustainability.


A Motivational Leader. You believe in the power of a strong team, and foster collaboration. You inspire those around you by keeping lines of communication open, sharing a compelling vision for change, setting clear expectations and celebrating accomplishments. Recognizing and developing strengths in others is foundational to your future focus.

Industry Savvy. You've worked in a financial institution and have a keen understanding of relevant policies, procedures and legislation governing it. You have solid experience in commercial lending, liquidity and asset/liability management and are a pro at analyzing and interpreting financial reports.

Skilled at Business Development. You understand the value of building strong relationships and partnerships and excel at spotting opportunities for growth with results to prove it.

Community and Cooperative Minded. Being active in the community is important to you, and having a solid understanding of the culture, and economic concerns within and around your market are key to your success. You understand the co-operative way and can demonstrate how it aligns with your own values.

Strategic. You look beyond status quo, ask the right questions and can piece things together to see the bigger picture. You embrace the future and its possibilities and boast a proven track record of implementing long term strategies, and executing plans to drive an organization forward.

What you'll need


As some of our community members only speak French, you must be able to converse fluently in both French and English. In addition, you must hold a bachelor's degree in Business or Commerce and have a minimum of 10 years increasing leadership responsibility in a financial institution, or an equivalent combination of skills and experience.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Bilingual English-French Credit Unions Financial Institutions Leadership

A little bit about us

St Joseph's Credit Union


St. Joseph's Credit Union is a financial co-operative offering all the products and services you expect from today's financial services industry, including full access via online banking, mobile, telephone, ATM as well as in-branch. As a credit union, we are connected to the world's largest financial network, an international co-operative community of over 1 billion people and are one of 46 other credit unions operating in the Atlantic provinces.

We are proud of and active in our community. In 2022, through sponsorships, charity donations and participation in local events, we were able to give back approximately $30,000.


St. Joseph's Credit Union is located in Petit de Grat, on Isle Madame, NS part of Cape Breton Island. Petit de Grat, one of many quaint Acadian fishing villages along the coast of Isle Madame, is known for its captivating scenery and variety of vistas including coastline, coves and islands. Petit de Grat offers outdoor enthusiasts an abundance of activities year round and its proximity to the towns of Port Hawkesbury (50 kms) and Antigonish (109 kms) and city of Sydney (128 Kms) make it a great spot to live and/or work for those wanting a quieter lifestyle.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

This is a full-time, permanent position offering a competitive compensation and benefits package based on internal and external market equity and commensurate with experience.