Under the direct supervision of the Director of Arts Disciplines Division, the Head of the Theatre Section manages the successful delivery of large and complex programs and activities; leads a staff of twelve employees (includes eight direct reports); develops, administers and monitors the Section’s budget; develops policies, programs and initiatives to enhance Canada Council’s role in the development of Canada’s artists and arts organizations; consults with and evaluates the needs of artists and arts organizations; monitors and evaluates the effectiveness and completeness of existing programs; promotes and ensures fair and equal access to programs by all qualified artists and arts organizations; contributes to the strategic planning as well as short- and long-range development of the Canada Council; develops and maintains strong working relationships with a broad and diverse group of stakeholders; and performs other related duties.
Deadline: September 11, 2013. Salary range is $104,600-123,000 (in Canadian dollars of course).
The new Director’s responsibilities include increasing the Center’s data on international foundations through the cultivation of new and existing partnerships. As many countries lack data infrastructure or government mandated reporting, strategic partnerships with philanthropic associations and networks will be necessary to meet the Center’s goals. Tasks will include researching the climate of philanthropy in targeted regions, developing strategic data partnerships, optimizing systems for collecting and storing data in multiple languages and currencies, and structuring international data in a way that can be aggregated, compared, and researched. The Director will also be expected to work closely with colleagues across the Center and throughout the global philanthropic sector to ensure international perspectives are woven into the Center’s taxonomy and data structures. Innovative problem solving and strategic thinking are essential for success in this position.