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Recruitment posting

Banff Centre Board of Governors

Competition #: 608
Ministry: Advanced Education
Opening Date: 09/27/2018
Closing Date: 10/28/2018
Role: Public Member
Role Required

The Minister of Advanced Education is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as a public member on the Board of Governors of The Banff Centre.

Banff, Alberta
About the Agency

The Banff Centre is a public, board-governed, specialized Arts and Culture Institution operating under the authority of the Post-secondary Learning Act. The Banff Centre is supported by funding from the Government of Alberta through the Ministry of Advanced Education, Alberta Infrastructure, and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Arts programs are also supported by funding from the Government of Canada through the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Department of Canadian Heritage, through a range of funding programs.

The Banff Centre occupies a unique niche among Alberta’s public post-secondary institutions, providing non-degree programs at the professional, post-graduate level. Drawing participants from Alberta, across Canada and globally, The Banff Centre serves the needs of learners by providing arts and leadership programming, and opportunities in applied research. The Banff Centre is Alberta’s globally respected arts, leadership and educational institution, and conference facility. Founded in 1933, The Banff Centre is a learning institution built upon an extraordinary legacy of excellence in artistic and creative development. What started as a single course in drama has grown to become the global institution leading in arts, culture, and creativity across dozens of disciplines.

Board and Committee Structure

The Board consists of five public members and a chair appointed by Lieutenant Governor in Council, as well as nine members appointed by the remaining members of the Board, one of whom is nominated by the Federal Minister responsible for administration of the National Parks Act. The President and Chief Executive Officer is also a member of the Board by virtue of that position. Committees established by the Board include: Executive, Audit and Finance, Campus Development, Human Resources, and Governance and Nominating.

Role Description

Role of the Public Member

Public members share with other members of the Board, the responsibilities of governing the centre. They have a commitment to the academic, financial and social well-being of the centre, and to adult learning generally. Public members take part in formulating policies which enable the Board to make responsible fiscal and academic decisions, and in establishing the purpose and vision of the centre.

Skills and Experience Required

The successful applicant will demonstrate the following competencies and skills:

• Leadership - experience inspiring and influencing others, as well as experience in key areas such as strategic planning and risk management.

• Relationship Building and Community Partnerships - experience making strong community connections with diverse stakeholder groups, and experience building consensus and partnerships.

• Governance - experience on or with board structures and policy governance models, and/or current or previous board or committee experience. A demonstrated understanding of the distinct roles of the Board and management.

• Post-secondary Education/Delivery of Education - experience working with and/or influencing learning and innovation systems. Experience supporting education systems.

Preferred applicants may also demonstrate:

Background and experience in one or more of the following areas:

- Experience working with Indigenous peoples and communities. A leadership role and understanding of national Indigenous issues is considered an asset;

- Demonstrated interest in, and awareness of issues affecting the arts and/or leadership development;

- Experience in post-secondary education and/or the education of adults;

- Demonstrated business and financial acumen. Experience within the region and community of the centre is also preferred.

Credential and experience verification may be conducted.

The Government of Alberta is committed to offering all qualified Albertans the opportunity to be considered as members on Alberta’s public agencies, boards and commissions. The Government of Alberta is committed to inclusive agencies, boards, and commissions that welcome, respect and value the diversity of their members. To help ensure that Alberta’s agencies, boards and commissions reflect the qualities and differences of the broader populations they serve, we invite applicants from all backgrounds who embody a range of knowledge, skills and expertise to apply.

Remuneration and Time Commitment

The public member is appointed for a term of up to three years and may be eligible for reappointment for a second term of up to three years. The Board meets up to four times per year, in addition to committee meetings.

The public member can expect a significant time commitment to meet the demands of this role. There is no remuneration for serving as a Board member; however, allowable expenses will be reimbursed as per the Board of Governor Expenses Policy.

Meetings are generally held in Banff, Alberta.

Additional Documentation

Required Documents: In addition to your cover letter, and resume, we require a completed application form. Click HERE to download the application form. Once the form is completed, save it to your PC.

When you click ‘submit application’, you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop (or upload) your completed application form into the ‘Drop files below or click to upload’ section. Note: A short biography outlining your education, experience and other professional information will be made public if you are successful on this opportunity.

Contact Information

**Please ensure you read the ‘Additional Documentation’ section above for full application instructions**

If you are unable to apply on-line, please submit your completed application form, cover letter, biography and resume, quoting the recruitment posting competition number to:

If you have any questions please contact Governance and Legislation, Alberta Advanced Education, 12th Floor, Commerce Place, 10155 – 102 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 4G8, e-mail:

This posting may be used to fill both existing and future board vacancies.

How To Apply

Carefully read the Recruitment Posting and the Position Profile to ensure this is an appropriate opportunity for you. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements.

Online applications are preferred. To apply, click on the 'apply' button, create or sign into your account in the ePAAS system; upload your resume, view the listing under Current Opportunities and click on 'submit application'. The uploaded resume will be automatically attached.

Provide a short 4 line biography using the Biography template found under additional documents section. Your biography should include your name, current work experience, board/committee experience and relevant education. Please note that biographies may be edited for length and clarity.

Once your biography and other required form(s) are completed, save it to your PC. When you hit 'submit application', you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop (or upload) your completed cover letter, biography and other form(s) into the 'Drop files below or click to upload' section before clicking the 'apply' button.

If you are unable to apply online, please submit a cover letter and resume, quoting the recruitment posting competition number, to the contact provided on the posting. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to assess which candidates' qualifications most closely match the agency's requirements. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted to advance to the next step in the appointment process. You can check the status of each competition on-line at

All potential candidates will be screened for potential conflicts of interest. Please Note: Successful applicants will have the following information about them made publicly available on the Public Agency Secretariat Website: name, biography, public agency, and position title.

Agency Website:

The Board of Governors of The Banff Centre

The Banff Centre

Link to Enabling Legislation:

Post-secondary Learning Act