Senior Manager, Strategic Planning


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Job Number: J0919-1088
Job Title: Senior Manager, Strategic Planning
Employment Type: Full-Time continuing
Job Category: Communications / Public Affairs
Open Positions: 1
Posting Date: September 27, 2019
Closing Date: October 27, 2019
Salary: $89,800.00 - $134,100.00/Year
Language Requirement: Bilingual

Key Activities

Reporting to the Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs, and working closely with the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the incumbent will be responsible for aligning the planning, strategy, and deliverables of the strategic planning objectives of Senior Management. They will lead cross-organizational coordination and achievement of key strategic goals and initiatives.

Other duties and responsibilities:
• Undertakes the research, critical analysis and project management for corporate and strategic planning initiatives and projects;
• Leads special projects related to corporate emerging issues, administration, or legislative change and identifying the potential impact on the NAC;
• Advances priorities and manages emerging issues involving inter-jurisdictional initiatives with other levels of government, agencies, associations or key stakeholders;
• Leads various corporate strategy development tasks by working with the CEO, Corporate Secretary, Chief Financial Officer and the Senior Management Committee (SMC) or mobilizing cross-departmental teams and developing implementation plans with actions and deliverables;
• Works with the CEO, Corporate Secretary, SMC and staff teams to develop and implement progress reports, processes and tools to set priorities and ensure strategic priorities are met and delivered;
• Provides advice regarding best practices to better manage the cross-organizational coordination of priorities and create a more efficient, results-oriented organization, including coordinating and preparing reports to the Board of Trustees;
• Liaises between key stakeholders and the office of the CEO to build and enhance relationships through leadership and facilitation of project teams and committees;
• Presents to SMC on the status of strategic corporate initiatives and prepares quarterly reports to the Board of Trustees;
• Guides and implements policy and project management, critical analysis, and provides strategic advice.

Skill Requirements

• A university degree in a related field of study and several years of progressively responsible experience;
• Experience in leadership roles requiring a high level of analysis, judgment, tact and confidentiality;
• Experience in a Crown Corporation, federal government department, consulting role or similar role in the private sector;
• Excellent hands-on knowledge and experience with strategic and business planning techniques and project management software;
• Excellent leadership and negotiating skills as well as a strategic vision;
• Strong organizational, problem-solving, and project management skills;
• Understanding of the sensitivity required when working in a creative environment;
• Commitment to the mission and core values of the NAC and ability to model those values in service delivery and partnerships;
• The seasoning and confidence to work with several levels of government and in particular with the federal government;
• Credible at the senior level of the Centre as well as with the highest levels of the federal, provincial and municipal governments;
• Strong analytical and strategic thinker that enjoys fast-paced, dynamic environments that require flexibility and a capability to adapt quickly to change;
• Excellent writing, interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work well with members of senior management as well as members of the Board of Trustees;
• Excellent work ethic;
• The ideal candidate will have excellent language skills in both English and French.

Who Can Apply

Should you have any questions, you are welcome to contact the Executive Director of Human Resources at (613) 947-7000, extension 518 or toll-free at 1-866-850-2787

Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Candidates invited to an interview will be responsible for all travel and accommodation expenses. If relocation is required, the successful candidate will be expected to pay for his/her relocation expenses.

As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples and persons with disabilities.

While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Important Notice

If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation for an interview or written exam, please advise us when initially contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a valid Criminal Record Check as a condition of employment