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UPDATE: Got a hankering to head up the Canadian Human Rights Museum? Apply today:
The first Director and Chief Executive Officer, under the direction of the Board, will be responsible for creating this institution and giving it a solid foundation from which to grow. He or she will be integral in developing the Museum while engaging diverse stakeholders and establishing a pattern of operation which is highly ethical, democratic and transparent. As well, he or she will guide the establishment of business processes and ethics in the Crown corporation and lead teams in building a physical home for the Museum.
The successful candidate must possess a degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and experience. Corporate leadership experience at the Chief Executive Officer or senior executive level and experience in managing complex partnerships and stakeholder relationships are required. The qualified candidate will have experience in financial management and revenue generation through fundraising and establishing collaborative relationships. He or she will also have experience in establishing and implementing strategic vision and change management at senior levels. Experience in national outreach initiatives is required, as is experience in dealing with government, preferably with senior government officials. Experience in reporting to or serving a board would be considered an asset.
The preferred candidate will have knowledge of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights mandate, the Museums Act and other relevant federal legislation. The Director will also be knowledgeable of human rights and social issues that have potential human rights implications. Knowledge of current challenges and opportunities for Canadian cultural institutions and of the Government’s policy agenda and how it relates to national museums would be considered assets.
The Director must be able to provide corporate vision, leadership and strategic direction needed for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to attain its mandate and objectives. The ability to identify, analyze and define priorities and strategies is required. The qualified candidate will be able to develop effective working relationships with a Board of Trustees, the Minister and her Office, the Deputy Minister and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights partners and stakeholders. Superior communications skills, both orally and in writing, are required, as is the ability to act as a spokesperson in representing the Canadian Museum for Human Rights with stakeholders, media, public institutions, governments and other organizations. The successful candidate must possess sound judgment and must adhere to high ethical standards and integrity. Motivated by challenge and change, he or she must be a strategic and innovative leader and will possess superior interpersonal skills.
Proficiency in both official languages would be an asset.
The Director must be prepared to relocate to Winnipeg or to a location within reasonable commuting distance and be prepared to travel as required across Canada and abroad.
The selected candidate will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full-time basis must submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a Confidential Report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner’s Web site at www.parl.gc.ca/ciec-ccie.