Under the direct supervision of the Director, Arts Disciplines, develops policies and procedures to deliver Canada Council programs in an efficient and cost effective manner; contributes to the strategic planning and long range development of the Canada Council; manages the administrative services of the Arts Disciplines Division; manages the production of documents and provides information on the Canada Council and its programs; manages the activities of the Registry Centre at the Canada Council; manages the activities, budget, and staff of eleven employees of the Arts Services Unit; and performs other related duties.
Knowledge and skills
The duties of the position requires a thorough knowledge of the principles, theories, and practical aspects of management, as well as excellent project management and administration skills. A comprehensive knowledge of Canada Council, its policies, programs, procedures and grant delivery and adjudication processes is required. The ability to analyze and provide appropriate and strategic responses to complex issues in a rapidly changing artistic and administrative environment is essential. Excellent negotiation, collaboration, planning and communication skills are required to develop, provide and promote excellent service to internal and external clients.
This knowledge is usually acquired through completion of a university degree in arts, public or business administration or equivalent professional practice.
Five to seven years of progressively responsible experience in positions in management and administration.
The work requires the management of a staff of eleven, which includes the direct supervision of eight employees.
Consequence of errors
The consequences of errors are significant and may negatively affect the reputation of the Council. Errors have a serious and direct impact on the financial and administrative management of the section and division, on the quality of internal and external service delivery.
Working environment and travel
The work is performed in a closed office environment. The work also requires the attendance of many planning and organizing meetings with the Heads of Section, Program Officers and other sections of Council. The incumbent is required to travel less than ten days per year.
Physical and mental requirements
The work involves frequent long periods of intensely concentrated work. Stress is encountered when resolving conflicts and responding to artists and staff who are not satisfied with Council activities and services, programs and processes.
This position requires the use of both official languages. The requirements in the second official language are:
- speaking: advanced level
- reading comprehension: advanced level
- writing: intermediate level
Please submit applications to Roch Brunelle, Human Resources Administrative Assistant:
For more information or for a complete job profile, please contact Rachelle Malone at (613) 566-4414 ext. 4114 or at 1-800-263-5588 ext. 4114.
The Employment Application Form must be completed and submitted in order to be considered for this position.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to employment equity.