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National Director, CMF Program Administrator

ABOUT TELEFILM CANADA
Telefilm’s mission is to foster and promote the development of the Canadian audiovisual industry by playing a leadership role through financial support and initiatives that contribute to the industry’s commercial, cultural and industrial success.

As a Government of Canada Crown corporation, in the Canadian Heritage portfolio, we support dynamic companies and creators, providing financial support to Canadian film projects as well as promoting and exporting Canadian content at festivals, markets and events – regionally, nationally and around the world. We are responsible for making recommendations to the Minister of Canadian Heritage on whether projects can be recognized as audiovisual treaty co-productions.

Telefilm Canada has been responsible for the administration of the Canada Media Fund’s programs for over 10 years. The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances, and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. For more information, please visit cmf-fmc.ca.

At Telefilm Canada, first and foremost, we are a team of some 190 enthusiasts of Canadian media content, of which more than 60 work on the team administering the CMF Program, dedicated to the commercial, cultural and industrial success of Canada’s audiovisual industry. Headquartered in Montreal, we serve our clients through four offices located in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Halifax.


POSITION

The National Director, CMF Program Administrator (CMFPA) will manage a portfolio representing an annual budget of $350M responsible for the administration of approximately 2,000 funding applications. The ideal applicant is a strong leader, a pragmatic problem solver, results-driven, relationship and talent builder and has superior communication skills in both French and English. The incumbent will provide the internal leadership necessary to ensure that Telefilm Canada has the, processes, systems and people in place to deliver objectives set out in the Service Agreement between Telefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund.

In a dynamic and ever-changing environment, the incumbent is highly organized and able to handle a high volume of complex work, as well as lead multiple direct reports and a large team spread in different offices located in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Halifax.

This person will also play a key role in maintaining relationships with all stakeholders at a strategic and non-operational level, as well as, overseeing the execution of program delivery and initiatives that strengthen the Canadian cultural audiovisual industry.


YOUR ROLE

Reporting to the Senior Director, Cultural Portfolio Management, you will provide the overall direction for the CMFPA sector within Telefilm Canada.

  • You will be responsible for the delivery of the Service Agreement between Telefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) for the administration of the CMF programs as well as ensure that the CMF program policies and guidelines will be delivered and respected.
  • You will develop and maintain the business relationship between the two organizations, act as the principal liaison between the CMF management and Telefilm Canada.
  • You will analyze the operations in order to evaluate performance of the CMFPA in meeting Service Agreement objectives and service level, and make recommendations in areas linked to potential program improvement and administration of the CMF programs.
  • You will coordinate the development and implementation of performance indicators, control systems, reporting systems, and other administrative control processes.
  • In collaboration with the Telefilm’s Director of Finance, you will direct and coordinate the financial and budget activities for all the operations involved in managing the CMF programs and issue recommendations for approval by the CMF. Also, you will manage human resources plans and activities.
  • You will be responsible for the overall management of a multidisciplinary team of more than 60 persons, working across our four offices, and the direct supervision of a management team comprised of 7 deputy directors.
  • You will maintain good business relations with clients and stakeholders in the English and French television and digital media markets.


OTHER COMPETENCIES AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Advanced education in a field related to the duties of the position or relevant experience
  • Ten years of successful senior leadership experience in a similar role with broad functional oversight in the management of large multidisciplinary teams;
  • Experience in the area of program management;
  • Experience in planning and budget management;
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines;
  • Proactive attitude and ability to focus on results;
  • Solid skills in conflict resolution and problem-solving;
  • Recognized leadership and management skills;
  • Strategic leadership: taking account of a situation in its entirety, possess the ability to locate and use the detailed information required to undertake and complete a project; aptitude for problem-solving in a variety of situations at all management levels;
  • Strong capacity for efficient and positive interpersonal relations, and solid consultative abilities;
  • Ability to promote change;
  • Leadership based on ability to influence and work with others; knowledge of management, influence and leadership in a dynamic environment;
  • Outstanding reputation as a team leader and team member;
  • Excellent ability to listen to staff at all levels of the corporation;
  • Ability to influence people holding different points of view;
  • Outstanding oral and written communications skills in both official languages at the CBC level (for more information, please visit https://telefilm.ca/en/careers/diversity-and-bilingualism)

Deadline: October 24, 2019

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