Commissioner, Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission

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Global Affairs (Foreign Affairs)
Position title:
Campobello Island, New Brunswick
Application Review Date:
October 2, 2020
Opportunity number:

The Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission (RCIPC) has the mandate of restoring and preserving the summer home of former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a legacy of Canada-U.S. friendship. The Commission, in addition to this mandated work, is focused on drawing more tourists and providing more economic opportunities in the region. Further details about the Commission and its activities can be found on the Roosevelt Campobello International Park website.

The Commission consists of six members. Three are appointed by the Government of Canada (one is nominated by the New Brunswick government) and three are appointed by the Government of the United States (one is nominated by the Maine government). There are also three alternate commissioners from each country.

The Commission meets at least once a year. Among their key functions, Canadian members of the commission:

  • ensure the proper delivery of public policy on behalf of the Government of Canada;

  • provide leadership and guidance to the park’s management team, and sets the park’s long-term strategic direction;

  • monitor and evaluate the achievement of corporate goals; and

  • oversee the superintendent’s performance.

Diversity and Official Languages

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing applicants. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to applicants who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of a visible minority group.

To be considered, please ensure that the information provided in your curriculum vitae and cover letter clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Experience serving on Boards of Directors of public, private or not-for-profit sector organizations operating in a public policy environment;

  • Experience in Corporate Governance, Human Resources and Compensation;

  • Experience in Government Relations, and dealing with senior government officials and Ministers would be considered an asset; and

  • Experience in Strategic Planning, Execution and Change Management.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate, mission and activities of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission (RCIPC), as well as the legislative framework within which it operates;

  • Knowledge of current issues in Canada-United States bilateral relations and demonstrated marketing skills and knowledge of the Atlantic Canadian tourism industry;

  • Financial literacy with a demonstrated ability to critically read and analyze financial statements, review and approve annual operating and capital budgets and oversee risks to the enterprise;

  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with fellow board members and stakeholders and actively participate in discussions amongst board members;

  • Ability to assess bilateral/regional challenges/risks and incorporate these considerations in Board discussions relating to the support the effective management of the park; and

  • Strong communication skills.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to confirm that you meet the above selection criteria and that you possess the following Personal Attributes:

  • High ethical standards and integrity.

  • Respect for the Commission’s core values and beliefs, and a demonstrated affinity to conduct affairs in a manner consistent with those values.

  • Strong desire to contribute to the Commission’s mandate in a meaningful way including learning about machinery of government.

  • Passion and commitment to the RCIPC and the development of a collaborative and transformational team orientation.

  • Sound judgment in managing sensitive and commercially confidential information.

  • Superior interpersonal skills.

  • Ability and willingness to challenge and probe.

  • Tact and diplomacy.

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

  • Appointees must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout their appointment as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website under the Forms and reference material.

  • All appointees are subject to the Conflicts of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full-time basis must also submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics 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 website.

  • Appointees must uphold the highest standards of probity and are expected to demonstrate behaviours in the workplace that afford respect, equality and dignity, to everyone they interact with at work at all times. The Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector outlines the values and expected behaviours for public servants, including valuing diversity and creating workplaces free from harassment and discrimination. Governor in Council appointees are expected to uphold and respect these values and principles in a positive and active manner.

  • If you are appointed to one of these positions, you must be available and willing to participate in semi-annual (spring and fall) RCIPC meetings and standing committee meetings as required on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, or virtually.

  • If you are appointed to one of these positions, you must be available to participate in other special meetings in person or by conference calls, as required by the Commission.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A list of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2020. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Instructions on how to apply for an appointment opportunity can be found on the Governor in Council Appointments website.

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