POSITION: National Director, Canada
LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario
WEBSITE: www.rad.org.uk; www.radcanada.org
REPORTS TO CEO: based in London, UK
DIRECT REPORTS: 10 Staff
The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is one of the world’s most influential dance teacher education and training organisations. The RAD promotes knowledge, understanding and practice of dance internationally through the training, education and assessment of dance teachers and dancers.
Recognised internationally for the highest standards of teaching and assessment, the RAD aims to be a leader in continuing professional development in dance teaching and as the professional membership body that supports and promotes dance teachers throughout their career encouraging innovative contributions to dance and dance education.
Founded in 1920 to improve standards of dance teaching in the UK, the RAD has expanded to become a global organisation with international influence and activities. More than 1,000 students are currently enrolled in full-time or part-time RAD dance teacher education programmes. The Academy’s examinations are taken by more than a quarter of a million students worldwide each year.
The Academy’s Patron is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Today the RAD operates in 79 countries through a network of 36 offices and over 13,000 members worldwide. The RAD supports its membership base of teachers, dancers, students, benefactors and friends through the knowledge, support and technical expertise of its highly qualified staff and the social interaction of like-minded enthusiasts at RAD conferences, workshops, training courses or summer schools.
The Royal Academy of Dance is a registered Charity in the UK. The Canadian branch was established in the 1950’s as a tax exempt non-profit organization.
The National Director, Canada (NDC), is responsible for providing inspiring leadership, advocacy and sound management to RAD’s Canadian office. Reporting to the CEO in London, UK, the NDC implements the vision of the RAD. You will play a key role in promoting sound teaching practices that build successful careers. In collaboration with Head Office in London, you will work to achieve national recognition for all the RAD’s qualifications and create and maintain an awareness of the RAD, its products and services and be responsible for development of the Academy’s business activities across Canada.
Administration: Finance & Leadership
- In collaboration with the Finance Director in London, propose, agree and manage the annual budget for RAD Canada ($2M)
- Report to the Chief Executive on a monthly basis on the RAD’s business in Canada, including Financial Statements.
- Maintain and enhance profitability of RAD Canada.
- Lead and manage a team of staff at the Canadian national office in Toronto, ensuring that they are motivated and able to develop in their roles
- Ensure RAD Canada complies with all Canadian legal and statutory requirements; arrange for the audit and production of Financial Statements at each year end.
- Be responsible for the recruitment, selection and appointment of staff in Canada in accordance with RAD HR policies and procedures and Canadian legislative requirements
Business Development: Membership & Marketing
- In collaboration with the Director of Marketing Communication & Membership in London, deliver an appropriate range of benefits and services to RAD’s 1,100 members in Canada.
- Implement strategies to maintain and grow membership recruitment in Canada.
- Maintain and expand awareness of the RAD in Canada by promoting its products and services to members, teachers and the wider public.
- Collaborate with the Marketing Communication & Membership (MCM) Department in London to protect and enhance the Academy’s corporate image in Canada.
- Represent the RAD where appropriate at external conferences and meetings and with government bodies, especially in the wider education and cultural fields.
Examinations & Student Events
- In conjunction with the Director of Examinations in London, coordinate strategy to achieve the recognition of RAD qualifications in Canada.
- Oversee the planning, organisation, co-ordination and administration of RAD Graded and Vocational Graded examinations in Canada
- In conjunction with the Director of Examinations in London, oversee arrangements for RAD examiners resident in Canada to attend annual Examiner seminars (conference)
- Oversee the planning, organisation co-ordination and administration of student events throughout Canada, taking into account the RAD’s business objectives in terms of training provision and feedback from members / customers
Education Programmes & Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
- In conjunction with the Director of Education in London, coordinate strategy to achieve recognition of RAD higher education qualifications in Canada.
- Oversee the promotion and operation of the RAD’s Faculty of Education programmes of study including the recruitment of new students in order to uphold programme delivery agreements
- Assist with the recruitment of high quality tutors to deliver face-to-face and relevant distance learning elements of units offered on the CPD framework,
- Support the launch of CPD in Canada with traditional and e-marketing and advocacy, to Members and selected external audiences.
- Support the CPD programme by assisting staff in London to maintain the national relevance of some CPD units. These units may include such content as legal or financial issues
CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE & CHARACTERISTICS
- Minimum five to seven years of relevant senior-level management in a cultural, Not-For-Profit, or educational organization and an accompanying respected profile in the performing arts and/or dance education sectors.
- Financial fluency and sound business acumen; extensive knowledge of best practices for cultural businesses backed by a keen entrepreneurial instinct for business and development.
- Confident leader, able to engender trust, instill pride and to push effective innovation as required.
- Excellent client service skills, both internal and external facing, with the ability to build successful relationships on a national and international basis.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to make confident presentations in public.
- Significant and exceptional project management skills and experience; strengths in organization, task and people management.
- Established senior contacts with local government and business communities a significant plus.
A competitive compensation package will be provided.
Daniel Weinzweig, Managing Partner
Office: (416) 645-3776 Cell: (416) 418-8875
Jennifer Gordon, Principal
Office: (647) 342-5822 Cell: (416) 318-8170
We thank all those who express interest through their application; only those selected for interviewing will be contacted.