Competition: 1703 (Internal/External) Status: Term until January 2012
Salary Scale: $69,099 to $83,362 Closing date: November 24, 2010
About the Canada Council for the Arts
Join our team and play a role in supporting Canadian creativity. The Canada Council is a dynamic federal crown corporation with a mandate to promote the study and enjoyment of, and production of works in, the arts. We offer competitive salaries and benefit package. For more information about the Canada Council for the Arts, please visit our website at http://www.canadacouncil.ca.
About the role
Under the direction of the Corporate Secretary and Director, Strategic Initiatives, leads the corporate strategic policy analysis, coordination and development function across the organization; responsible for managing, coordinating and providing senior-level advice/analyses on matters related to corporate policy and strategic planning; analyzes and interprets a wide range of legislative, arts policy and research material and recommends strategies, positions and initiatives that support the Council’s mandate and strategic directions; develops government submissions, position papers, briefing material and other corporate/strategic documents and related work supporting the Board and executive management; responsible for the implementation of Section 41 of the Official Languages Act including officially representing the Canada Council and liaising with federal, provincial and other organizations to exchange information, present Council positions, and coordinate inputs on horizontal policy and strategic issues; leads the work of cross-disciplinary teams, provides leadership within and outside the division; chairs cross-divisional committees and working groups; tenders and manages contracts for project-related services; manages special projects assigned by the Corporate Secretary and Director, Strategic Initiatives, including complex horizontal or sensitive/confidential files, and files that do not fall within the purview of a specific section or office within the Council Secretariat and Strategic Initiatives division; represents the Corporate Secretary and Director, Strategic Initiatives at meetings and other events as required.
Basic requirements of the position
- A specialized undergraduate degree in a related field (e.g. arts administration, public administration, social sciences) or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience;
- minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in an arts or culture environment, including experience with leading a senior-level policy and planning function;
- ability to provide high-level strategic advice, policy analysis and recommendations based on in depth analytical research, judgment and expertise;
- substantive knowledge of the Canada Council, its history, mandate, strategic directions, policies and programs;
- thorough understanding of the legislative requirements and operating environment for Crown corporations and their application and relevance to the Canada Council;
- excellent knowledge of the arts community and government policies regarding the arts and culture;
- in depth understanding and knowledge of the political, social and cultural climate related to government and key stakeholders;
- extensive knowledge of matters related to linguistic minority communities in Canada and government policies and programs relating to official languages;
- highly developed and extensive skills in relationship-building, collaboration and consensus-building;
- a high level of autonomy, strategic thinking, problem-solving ability, judgment and creativity;
- excellent communications skills (verbal, written and interpersonal);
- the use of both official languages. The requirements in the second official language are: an advanced level in oral and reading comprehension and an intermediate level in writing.
This position is located in Ottawa and the incumbent travels up to 20 days per year.
How to apply
Send the completed Application for Employment form quoting the competition number listed above and a copy of your resume to the attention of Roch Brunelle, Human Resources, by the closing date by either:
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- fax: 613-566-4323
- mail: 350 Albert Street, P.O. Box 1047, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5V8
For more information or a copy of the role profile, please contact Roch Brunelle at 613-566-4414 or 1-800-263-5588, extension 4124 or by e-mail at email@example.com. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
We value diversity in our workforce and encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.