Canada Media Fund Corporation Board of Directors - Appointment opportunity

Positions

Two part-time members of the Canada Media Fund Corporation (CMFC) Board of Directors for 1 year starting July 5, 2017. The appointment is renewable at the discretion of the Minister.

The Canada Media Fund

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, promotes, develops and finances the production of Canadian content and relevant applications for all audiovisual media platforms.

The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors.

The CMF is committed to conducting its activities with integrity and in accordance with the highest ethical standards. The Board of Directors of the CMFC has fiduciary responsibility over the corporation. It ensures that all activities conducted by the corporation are in full compliance with the terms of the corporation’s contribution agreement with the Department of Canadian Heritage and all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. The Board conducts business through regular meetings of the full Board, the Audit Committee, and the Governance and Human Resources Committees.

The Board consists of seven directors, who are nominated by two member organizations: the Canadian Coalition for Cultural Expression (CCCE), representing Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors, which elects five directors, and the Government of Canada, through the Department of Canadian Heritage, which elects two. The Chair is elected by the Board and is also a director.

Further details can be found on the Canada Media Fund website.

Compensation

These are part-time positions. Following a ministerial nomination, the selected candidates do not become members of the Public Service of Canada. An annual retainer (amounts subject to revision) of $34,280 (Directors) - $57,132 (Chair) and per diems of $686 - $1,372 are paid by the CMFC.

How to apply

Please address your cover letter to:
Frank Cosentino
Director, Content Policy Directorate
25 Eddy Street
7th Floor (25-7-X), Room 130
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M5

You may also send your application by email.

Candidates must submit an application via email or regular mail to the addresses noted above by April 25, 2017. Please note, for applications submitted by mail, you must allow sufficient time for the application to be received by the application deadline.

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Information sent by email is not protected. Please ensure sensitive personal information, such as your Social Insurance Number and birthdate are not included in your application.

Applications must include the following:

  • a cover letter addressing the education and experience criteria listed below;
  • a copy of your curriculum vitae; and
  • the name and contact information for two references.

Documents received after the deadline will not be accepted. All documents may be submitted in either French or English.

Official languages and diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. You are therefore encouraged to include in your application your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. You can voluntarily indicate, in your cover letter, if you are a member of one or more of the groups identified above. It is not mandatory to provide this information, which will be kept for statistical purposes.

The government is committed to ensuring that its appointments take into consideration the desire to achieve gender parity and reflect Canada’s diversity, in terms of linguistic, regional and employment equity representation.

Selection criteria

To be considered for this position, please provide examples that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your application:

Education and experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Significant leadership experience within the private or public sector;
  • Experience in the development and execution of complex strategies and plans;
  • Experience in dealing with various stakeholders such as the federal government and other industry organizations would be an asset;
  • Experience in managing human resources and knowledge of administrative processes would be an asset;
  • Experience in public and government relations, marketing and communications would be an asset;
  • Experience in or knowledge of film, television, video games and digital media industry in Canada would be an asset.

If selected for an interview, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and activities of the Canada Media Fund Corporation as well as the environment within which it operates;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Board Members of an organization of similar size and complexity;
  • Financial literacy, professional certification in accounting or other comparable experience would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of sound corporate governance principles, risk management processes and understanding of use of corporate internal protocols;
  • Strategic thinking, ability and experience of defining strategy and integrating it into the business, decision-making through creative and critical thinking;
  • Knowledge of the technological and regulatory environment and the emerging trends in television and/or digital media.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to verify how you have demonstrated the Experience requirements and the following personal attributes in your current and recently held positions:

Personal suitability

  • Strategic and innovative leadership
  • High ethical standards, integrity and impartiality
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Sound judgement
  • Superior interpersonal skills

Eligibility factors and conditions of appointment

In your application, you must clearly demonstrate that you meet the following requirements:

  • be at least 18 years old, and be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident

The successful candidate must commit to:

  • attend board meetings when and where required (a minimum of four board meetings will be held each year);
  • participate in board committees where and when required; and
  • fulfil the duties and responsibilities of a member of the board as per the CMFC by-laws and Board Charter.

Prior to being appointed, you must demonstrate that you are free of any conflict of interest relative to the position. To do so, you must be able to meet the definition of independence as set out in the CMFC’s by-laws. This includes demonstrating that the applicant and their immediate family members are independent from the CMFC, Funders, Beneficiaries and their affiliates. This includes employment by, being a substantial shareholder of or having a contractual relationship with any of the aforementioned groups. Prior to being appointed, you will be required to submit a detailed questionnaire outlining any ties you or your family have to the CMFC, Beneficiaries, Funders or their affiliates.

Results of this process will be sent to all candidates at the address they have provided.

Privacy notice statement

The personal information you provide on this application is collected for ministerial appointment purposes. This information may also be used to establish a pool of qualified candidates and for statistical reporting on diversity and employment equity. The information is collected under the authority of paragraph 4(2)(d) of the Department of Canadian Heritage Act and uses of this personal information is described in Standard Personal Information Bank PSU 919 - Members of Boards, Committees and Councils.

Your personal information is protected under the provisions of the federal Privacy Act. Under this Act, you have the right to access your personal information and request changes to incorrect information. If you wish to avail yourself of this right or require clarification about this Privacy Notice Statement, contact by email the Director of Access to Information and Privacy, Canadian Heritage. For further details on requests for access or correction, please consult the Info Source publication.

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