Vice President Advancement and Operations [Victoria]

 

Vice President Advancement and Operations

    

 

Job Title:

 

Vice President Advancement and Operations

 
 

Organization:

 

Royal BC Museum

 

Job Type:

Permanent

 

Language Required:

 

English

 
 

Location:

 

Victoria, BC

 
 

Application Deadline:

 

2018-09-16

 

Job Start Date:

to be negotiated

 

Date Posted:

 

2018-07-31

 

Email:

mowens@jwasearch.com

 

Web Link to Institution:

 

https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/

 
 

Salary:

 

to be negioitated

 
 

Job Description:

 


Reporting to the CEO, the VP is one of three vice-presidents who interacts with the Museum’s Board of Directors and is an essential contributor to the fulfilment of the Museum’s vision, mission and strategic initiatives. The VP will have a strong external presence and fundraising experience, in addition to strong management skills.
The VP leads and defines the strategic direction for fundraising at the Museum. The VP cooperates with the CEO to ensure an integrated approach to fundraising, ensuring that development activities are based on a thorough understanding of the vision for the Museum. In close coordination with the CEO, the VP delivers philanthropic income to agreed targets and creates avenues for new philanthropic income with a particular focus on new high-value prospects.
The VP is responsible for developing the Museum’s national and international brand and public profile. The VP leads on strategic communications, harnessing the changing media context and building relationships with media influencers across a range of channels, as well as the traditional press, to enhance and develop the distinctive reputation and influence of the Museum and Archives.
The successful candidate for this important leadership position will possess several years’ experience at a senior management level, which includes leading a diverse group of people and business functions in a variety of situations. The candidate will be a seasoned professional with a post-secondary education in a related discipline, and a proven record of achieving results. This individual will have developed a strong business acumen through a series of progressively more responsible positions, culminating in demonstrated success in an executive role.

The successful candidate for this important leadership position will possess several years’ experience at a senior management level, which includes leading a diverse group of people and business functions in a variety of situations. The candidate will be a seasoned professional with a post-secondary education in a related discipline, and a proven record of achieving results. This individual will have developed a strong business acumen through a series of progressively more responsible positions, culminating in demonstrated success in an executive role.
Candidates should have substantive experience at an executive level, and demonstrated success and business acumen displayed through business, financial planning and strategic planning that have contributed to the strategic objectives of an organization. The successful candidate will already be an impressive operator at a senior level in a similar environment – a medium to large complex organization with numerous lines of business and diverse clientele.
Preferred candidates will possess a proven record of establishing goals, developing people and teams, building relationships across the public and private sectors, solving problems and providing innovative solutions, promoting accountability, engendering trust and integrity. The new Vice President will have been an executive leader in a revenue-oriented and visitor service-centric organization, and will be able to interface effectively with peers heading other functions and at the Board level.
With a committed, energetic approach, the new VP will possess superior communication skills, good commercial and financial understanding and strong strategic abilities. This individual will have a record of leading organizations through change and of successfully delivering on highly sensitive and political initiatives.
As a critical member of the Museum and Archives executive team, this motivated individual will be a strong negotiator with the ability to influence key stakeholders, achieve goals and objectives, and champion a progressive and forward-thinking organization.
Consideration of candidates will begin immediately, with interviews scheduled for mid-October in Victoria.
Please note: The Museum is under-represented by Indigenous staff members. Applications from Indigenous professionals will be particularly welcome.
Applications and nominations for this important leadership position may be directed in confidence to the address below until September 16, 2018:
Janet Wright & Associates Inc.
E-mail: mowens@jwasearch.com