Director, Farm Credit Canada

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Agriculture and Agri-Food
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Per diem:
$410.00 - $485.00
Annual retainer:
$5,300.00 - $6,200.00
Closing date:
September 27, 2018
Opportunity number:

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is Canada’s leading provider of financial and business services tailored to the agriculture and agri-food industry. FCC is self-sustaining and projects long-term viability through sound financial and risk management practices. As a prudent lender with 24 consecutive years of growth, a $31 billion loan portfolio and 100,000 customers across Canada, FCC, through its more than 1,800 employees, contributes to the strength and stability of the agriculture industry.

The FCC Board of Directors represents the breadth of Canadian agriculture. The Board ensures that FCC remains focused on its vision, mission and values, and fulfilling its public policy role. The Board is responsible for the overall governance of the corporation. The Board is composed of 12 members, including the President and CEO and the Chairperson.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Farm Credit Canada’s website.

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

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, job related training and or experience;

  • Experience in agriculture (farming, primary producer, agri-business, agri-food, co-operatives, federations and rural associations);

  • Experience in gathering and analyzing complex information in support of decision making;

  • Experience in a "hands on” customer-facing operation;

  • Experience with agri-business or agri-food operations would be considered an asset;

  • Experience serving as a member of a Board of Directors for a public or private sector organization would be considered an asset;

  • Experience in dealing with the federal government, preferably with senior government officials would be considered an asset;

  • Experience identifying the business risks and opportunities associated with technological innovation would be considered an asset; and 

  • Financial acumen (equity financing; venture capital financing; financial services; financial administration; investments and lending and/or accounting) would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Farm Credit Canada’s mandate, legislative framework and activities;

  • Knowledge of the agriculture industry;

  • Ability to reconcile varying interests and values;

  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships; and

  • Superior Communication skills both written and oral.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on the 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:

  • Sound judgment

  • Integrity and accountability

  • Leadership

  • Emotional intelligence

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.

  • Typically, the Board meets six times per year, four of which the meetings are held in Regina at FCC’s corporate office. The other two meetings are held in different parts of the country. Directors are expected to attend meetings in person with the total time commitment including travel and preparation time estimated at 30 days a year.

  • If you are appointed to one of these positions, you must willing to travel across Canada.

  • 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.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for this positions. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment. A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

How to Apply

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 27, 2018, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. 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.

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