Director, Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation

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Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
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$200.00 - $300.00
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Application Review Date:
November 30, 2018
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The Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation (FFMC) is a federal agent Crown corporation that reports to Parliament through the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. Enabled under the Freshwater Fish Marketing Act, the Corporation has the exclusive right to market and trade freshwater fish in interprovincial and export markets in designated products supplied by participating jurisdictions.

Directors are primarily responsible for the overall stewardship of the Corporation while overseeing the Corporation’s key deliverables and providing general direction in the establishment of corporate objectives and broad policies that support these corporate objectives. Directors also identify the principal risks to the Corporation and ensure that the appropriate systems are in place to manage them. Finally, Directors lead the selection and the evaluation of the President/CEO and formulate recommendations to the Minister for consideration. Directors should expect to commit approximately twenty (20) days annually for meetings, travel and preparation for meetings.

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 equivalent education, job-related training or experience;

  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors for a public or private sector organization or as a senior leader answerable to stakeholders in the public or private sector;

  • Experience in dealing with senior representatives of government or the private sector;

  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: senior management, corporate governance, strategic planning, public policy, marketing, law;

  • Financial literacy, familiarity with the Financial Administration Act, and experience with financial management, including financial planning and reporting processes, would be considered an asset; and

  • Experience with fishing, freshwater fish, or food processing 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

  • General knowledge of the mandate and activities of Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation and its stakeholders, communities and other interest groups affected by its corporate activities;

  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of a board member, including fundamental accountabilities to the Government of Canada as shareholder;

  • Knowledge of the public policy environment facing a Crown corporation, and a general understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates, including the Financial Administration Act;

  • Knowledge of finance and strategic corporate planning, monitoring, and evaluation of corporate performance and of corporate governance, including good governance and best practices;

  • Knowledge of change management would be considered an asset;

  • Knowledge of the fishing industry, Indigenous affairs, marketing, the food processing industry, public and/or community relations, and/or human resources would be considered as assets;

  • Ability to identify, analyse and define priorities and strategies;

  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues; and

  • Superior communications skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders.

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:

  • High ethical standards and integrity

  • Superior interpersonal skills

  • Sound judgment

  • Initiative

  • Tact and diplomacy

  • Strategic thinker

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 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.

  • A person who has reached the age of seventy (70) years is not eligible to be appointed a Director of the Corporation, and a Director of the Corporation ceases to hold office upon reaching the age of seventy (70) years. (statutory)

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

Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2018. Candidates must apply online 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.

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

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