The Future Skills Centre – Centre des Compétences futures (FSC-CCF) is an exciting new arms-length research centre established through the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Program to strengthen Canada’s skills and training ecosystem and ensure Canadians are skilled and equipped to meet the diverse needs of the nation’s employment market. A collaboration between Ryerson University, the Conference Board of Canada, and Blueprint-ADE, the FSC-CCF will identify, replicate, and scale evidence-based solutions to improve knowledge of trends and skills, promote more inclusive and responsive career development processes, and improve access to high quality training. Working in collaboration, the FSC-CCF will access a network of more than 150 partners linking thousands of service providers, employers, community groups, academic and practitioner researchers. Building on this growing community of practice, the consortium will complement existing structures and drive systems change by promoting effective policies and practices. The FSC-CCF will enhance existing networks, promoting collaboration using leading-edge technology platforms to create and disseminate new knowledge. It will advance evidence-driven innovation in skills development to improve outcomes, increase inclusivity and resilience, and fuel growth.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Intergovernmental Relations will lead, cultivate and facilitate the development of strategic relationships and partnerships with provincial, territorial and municipal governments to foster collaboration and promote initiatives that are aligned with the Centre’s goals and objectives. The incumbent will lead the design, development and implementation of integrated engagement plans, programs and projects, working cooperatively with all levels of government. The Director will monitor and analyze the political landscape across the country and develop strategies to advance the Centre’s interest. The Director of Intergovernmental Relations will also manage the operations and staff of the FSC-CCF regional hubs across the country.
As the ideal candidate, you are a seasoned and passionate leader within the public or broader public sector with a minimum of five years experience in a leadership role, including experience leading and managing staff. You possess a degree in Political Science, Public Administration or a related field and are preferably fluent in both official languages. You have demonstrated experience in government and stakeholder relations, and in building broad professional networks with senior government officials. You are knowledgeable about municipal, provincial and federal government operations and decision-making processes, and are in tune with the political landscape across Canada. You have a reputation for tact and diplomacy when faced with diverse perspectives and opinions, and you are skilled at engaging diverse audiences and building partnerships and collaborations from a variety of sectors.
The FSC-CCF welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.