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Opportunity

Board Member – Calgary Convention Centre Authority

THE ORGANIZATION

The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (CTCC) is managed, marketed and operated by the Calgary Convention Centre Authority (CCCA) on behalf of The City of Calgary.  The Authority is charged with maximizing overall economic benefits to Calgarians and maintaining acceptable financial performance.The CTCC opened in 1974 as Canada’s first purpose-built, full-service Convention Centre.  In May 2000, the north building expansion of the Convention Centre was opened and the CTCC now encompasses 122,000 square feet of functional and flexible meeting space for conventions, tradeshows, meetings, banquets, luncheons or any event that brings people together.

A hub for local, national and international events, the CTCC is an integral part of the city centre.  Each year, thousands of people visit the CTCC, contributing to the economic impact of the city through visits to nearby shops, restaurants, businesses, services and attractions.

For further information about the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, please visit their website at http://www.calgary-convention.com

MANDATE

The CCCA Board of Directors is voluntary and is comprised of 11 members: the Mayor, one General Manager or designate, a member of Calgary City Council and eight elector members (citizens of Calgary). A vacancy currently exists on the Board for a member with a strong finance and accounting background.  Six Board meetings are held annually plus an annual full day retreat.  The terms for elected members are staggered and are for 4 year terms.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Strategic Planning and Governance:

  • Building upon the CCCA’s mandate, solidify the strategic direction of the CTCC, and create a vision for conventions in Calgary with all strategic partners and stakeholders; and,
  • Provide overall governance and leadership in the development of the new initiatives, strategic partnerships and priority projects undertaken by the CTCC.

Promotion and Advocacy:

  • Ensure that the important and essential role of the CTCC within the community is communicated clearly;
  • Ensure that the CTCC’s value and contributions are understood and appreciated by all key stakeholders; and,
  • Active and ongoing promotion of CTCC and Calgary as a destination of choice.

Financial Management and Leadership:

  • Recommend required Operating and Capital Budgets to City Council; and
  • Evaluate CTCC’s unique strengths and community enterprise value in the identification and assessment of potentially innovative and diversified sources of operations and partnerships.
  • Take an active leadership role in the Finance and audit Committee. This will require experience in finance, fiduciary audit and governance.

Committee and Active Participation:

  • Participate on at least one CCCA Board Committee

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The successful candidate will have the following:

Successful candidates will influence the future direction and continued success of the CTCC by possessing the following competencies and experience:

Designated Accountant:  Understanding of business, financing, and the various business and operational models required for success; ability to consider multiple, and sometimes conflicting points of view; project potential scenarios into the future for strategic planning purposes; give appropriate priority to key issues and outcomes; identify risks and assess the capacity to manage risks.

Passion and Vision for Community Impact: Passion and interest in the future direction of Calgary and the value, potential impact and role the CTCC plays in the community.

Board Governance:  Demonstrated understanding and experience with the fundamentals of governance, and the value of Board leadership to an organization undergoing significant transformation.

Community and Municipal Participation:  Demonstration of an in-depth understanding of community institutions and organizations within the City through past participation, volunteerism and work.

Strategic Relationships:   Able to build key relationships with integrity of action based on shared values and diversity of perspectives and needs; demonstrate objectivity and high ethical standards.

Public Relations and Communications:  Able to listen, solicit feedback and garner support in developing and communicating a compelling and inspiring vision of the future that can be embraced by all stakeholders; able to communicate effectively with stakeholders; awareness of community issues.

Personal Attributes:

  • Open to a challenge, desire to make an impact and a difference;
  • Excellent judgment, sound business acumen and the ability to deal with competing demands;
  • Open minded, willing to consider different alternatives, and opinions;
  • Networker, collaborator and able to engage with a wide variety of interest groups and stakeholders;
  • Creative, strategic thinker and visionary who can deal with issues of the day, without losing sight of the big picture;
  • Result and solution oriented; and,
  • Superior interpersonal skills that demonstrate a respect for diversity of opinion and experience.

 


How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: jmadder@conroyross.com. Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
AJOD-315082 Board Member – Calgary Convention Centre Authority, AB – Calgary and Area (CRPAPPLY)

Please note that only those candidates meeting the selection criteria, established by our client, will be contacted further. Although we may not contact you directly for this particular role, all applications will be reviewed as we would like to consider you for future opportunities that may be appropriate. We encourage you to continue to visit our website at www.conroyross.com as our opportunities are updated on a regular basis.

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