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President and Chief Executive Officer

Kinsley Power Systems

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted September 16, 2022.

To submit a cover letter and resume with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments (electronic submissions preferred), please click here or visit .

For questions or general inquiries about this job opportunity, including the estimated salary range, please contact : Dr.

Bruce D.

Thibodeau, President,Email President and Chief Executive Officer Position Summary The President and CEO will be a visionary leader who focuses on programmatic and educational innovation, pursues new and emerging trends, and embraces unique opportunities in the arts and education field.

Reporting to the Board of Governors, the President and CEO will focus on the clarity of purpose in regrowing the programs and scale of business operations at Banff Centre.

This position will lead, manage, and mobilize Banff Centre’s human, physical, financial, and reputational resources in alignment with its institutional, ethical, and cultural mandates.

The President and CEO will set and meet both short
– and long-term objectives as approved by the Board of Governors and will collaborate regularly with the Foundation Board to oversee assets and increase philanthropic support for Banff Centre.

Roles and Responsibilities Strategic Vision and Leadership Lead, inspire, and build upon a strategic plan that advances the vision and reputation of Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada, and internationally as a primary destination for imaginative arts education, dynamic programs, engaging events, and rejuvenating conferences that are in alignment with its mission, vision, and values.

Deliver on Banff Centre’s mission and vision as articulated in its strategic plan, approve integrated learning programs and policies, monitor overall implementation, report on progress, and refresh the plan with the Board of Governors, as needed.

Clearly articulate Banff Centre’s commitment towards true and meaningful reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples in Canada, aligned with the Right Relations Agreement from Banff Centre’s Truth and Reconciliation Summit and in the spirit of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s principles of reconciliation.

Ensure that equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility are at the forefront of Banff Centre’s thinking, learning, planning, and growing.

Oversee curriculum design, development, training, and evaluation of programs, adapt to changing educational requirements, and respond to contemporary global issues.

Promote diversity of thought, excellence in instruction, and creative productivity that translates into service delivery across all teams at Banff Centre so that artists are inspired to conceive powerful ideas and create new work that can be shared with the world.

Ensure that staff have collaborative approaches to Banff Centre’s strategic implementation of quality programs that have optimum impacts and ongoing performance measures.

Observe and assess the regional, national, and global impacts of Banff Centre programs and activities to ensure that they are at the forefront of advancing best practices within the field.

Engage in regular conversations with and seek advice from the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and Management Leadership Team (MLT) in decision making related to activities, programs, strategic partnerships, campus physical assets, fundraising, and financial oversight.

Embrace other strategic vision and leadership responsibilities, as needed.

Revenue Enhancement and Government Relations Lead a comprehensive revenue strategy that integrates philanthropy and government relations into a cohesive financial model that supports the future of Banff Centre.

Advance development and external affairs efforts to develop and execute annual fundraising, capital, and endowment campaigns with a broad base of individual, corporate, and foundation donors who support programs, operations, facility needs, and special initiatives.

Oversee earned revenue opportunities that leverage conferences, hotel, food and beverage, meeting and facility spaces, performances, and recreational activities in alignment with Banff Centre’s mission and vision.

Develop authentic relationships with key stakeholders, including the Mayor of Banff and Town Council and many others in the Bow Valley; Banff National Park officials in Banff and Ottawa; Government of Alberta Ministries of Advanced Education, Culture and Tourism, Indigenous Affairs, and others; and Government of Canada Ministry of Canadian Heritage, Indigenous Affairs, and others.

Host events at the residence of the President and CEO, venues throughout the campus, and external locations nationally and internationally to deepen connections to and solidify relationships in support of Banff Centre.

Embrace other revenue enhancement and government relations responsibilities, as needed.

Public Visibility and Engagement Represent Banff Centre in a full range of public appearances, speaking engagements, arts and social events, and media interviews that advance Banff Centre’s artistic content, educational direction, institutional activities, and diversity of programs.

Actively participate in arts, culture, and education associations and convenings to facilitate networks with organizations, artists, and managers throughout the global creative industries.

Engage with the marketing and communications team to build a comprehensive, targeted, and innovative strategy that will promote programs nationally and internationally, as well as deliver students and audiences to Banff Centre programs.

Communicate regularly with the SLT to share and continually update the artistic and educational strategies in deeper alignment with and broader engagement of artists and audiences.

Embrace other public visibility and engagement responsibilities, as needed.

Governance, Financial, and Organizational Resiliency Partner with the Board Chair as a member of the Board of Governors, and as an ex-officio member of all committees, in advising the board in its legal, fiduciary, and community ambassadorship roles.

Serve on and engage with the Foundation Board on investment oversight and philanthropic advancement.

Ensure the financial health of the Banff Centre through achievable operating and capital plans that allow for fulfillment of the strategic plan, and associated facility plans, with budgets for board approval.

Monitor and present regular financial and organizational progress reports to the Board of Governors and Foundation Board.

Oversee staff workforce planning and organizational performance with the Vice President, Talent & Culture and maintain a collegial and open professional relationship with the union President of CUPE Local 4318.

Serve as a model of open communication and effective problem solving with a team that works as a unified, high-performance, and committed group of professionals.

Maintain effective internal communications and staff incentives with the Vice President, Talent & Culture to inspire faculty and staff retention in the Bow Valley’s competitive employment market.

Engage with the Senior Vice President to ensure appropriate physical infrastructure is maintained, renovated, or constructed in support of strategic plan goals, public safety, and accessibility.

Guide, mentor, and integrate all levels of staff and faculty to function as a high-performing team, maintain open communication, set clear objectives and priorities, and cultivate a positive organizational culture.

Recruit, lead, motivate, and mentor a diverse team with clear performance accountability measures that ensure a healthy and safe working and learning environment across all teams at Banff Centre.

Influence and inspire others to act in an energetic, committed fashion in pursuit of a positive organizational culture.

Embrace other governance, financial, and organizational resiliency responsibilities, as needed.

Traits and Characteristics The President and CEO of Banff Centre will have deep knowledge in and respect for the arts and culture sector.

This individual will have an innate ability to inspire, lead, listen, and organize people into action.

Motivated to conceptualize new ideas and translate subjective viewpoints into practical results, the President and CEO will deeply engage in multiple conversations with the Indigenous, national, and international arts and education communities to advance the field.

They will be confident, innovative, and discerning.

The President and CEO will have the capacity to set clear objectives, mobilize resources, and understand the human, financial, technological, and artistic resources needed to advance Banff Centre’s important work and reverberating impacts.

An authentic and collaborative leader who balances both people
– and task-oriented interactions, this individual will be adaptable to changing circumstances and respond in a flexible manner.

A passionate yet thoughtful decision maker, the President and CEO will energetically embody Banff Centre’s ambitious goals with creativity, intentionality, and humility.

This individual will possess exceptional interpersonal and public presentation capabilities that convey the importance and outcomes of a leading post-secondary arts and leadership organization.

The President and CEO will also model behaviours that create trust, build confidence, and encourage others to ideate and create while structuring paths to ensure organizational alignment around Banff Centre’s artistic, leadership, and educational mandates.

Other key competencies of the role include: Leadership and Teamwork – The clarity to organize, mentor, and motivate others to accomplish goals while creating a sense of order, direction, and active participation among a variety of staff, faculty, alumni, board, funders, and other stakeholders.

Interpersonal Skills and Diplomacy – The flexibility to anticipate, meet, and exceed stakeholder and partner needs while communicating effectively, building rapport, listening carefully, and relating well to an array of diverse constituencies.

Decision Making – The ingenuity to analyze all aspects of a situation; establish and achieve specific, measurable, attainable, reviewable, and time-sensitive goals; and make consistently sound, timely, and well-communicated decisions.

Professional and Personal Accountability – The integrity to take responsibility for professional and personal actions, recognizing that mistakes create opportunities for learning and growth individually, for the team, and throughout the organization.

Qualifications A master’s degree or equivalent experience and at least 10 years at a senior management level with increasing responsibility in a multi-disciplinary arts and culture organization, post-secondary institution, international artistic endeavour, non-profit organization, or comparable government agency are required.

Qualified candidates will have a demonstrable track record in contributed and earned revenue oversight, budget responsibility, staff management, and organizational capacity building in the creative industries.

Comprehensive results in the effective integration of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility are expected, as is a deep commitment to the tenets of Truth and Reconciliation.

Superior verbal, written, and presentation skills, as well as media (traditional, electronic, and social) expertise, are needed.

Experience collaborating with high-level, nationally respected board members and government agencies is preferred.

Computer literacy skills are necessary, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Multiple language skills are valued, with regular national and international travel is required.

Those currently eligible to work in Canada are preferred but international candidates will be seriously considered.

Compensation and Benefits Banff Centre offers a comprehensive compensation package with a competitive and equitable salary, plus housing, automobile, professional development opportunities and memberships, employee cafeteria plan, and subsidized fitness membership, among other benefits.

In addition to the Government of Alberta Health Plan, Banff Centre offers extended health and dental insurance, life insurance, vacation time, and participation in a retirement plan.

The quality of life in Banff and surrounding communities is simply extraordinary.

Application and Inquiries To submit a cover letter and resume with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments (electronic submissions preferred), please click here or visit .

For questions or general inquiries about this job opportunity, including the estimated salary range, please contact : Dr.

Bruce D.

Thibodeau, President 2 Toronto Street, Suite 217 Toronto, Ontario M5C 2B5 Tel (888) 234.4236 Ext.

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