[ES_JOBS_NET] Chief Finance and Operating Officer (CFOO), Ocean Networks Canada, Victoria, British Columbia
christin at ucar.edu
Wed Feb 10 11:50:33 MST 2016
*Ocean Networks Canada, Victoria, British Columbia*
*Chief Finance and Operating Officer (CFOO)*
Ocean Networks Canada and the University of Victoria are looking for an
experienced, energetic individual to fill the role of Chief Finance &
Operating Officer (CFOO). The CFOO is a key member of the Executive team
at Ocean Networks Canada (ONC), a not-for-profit organization that
monitors key regions of the ocean off the west coast of Canada and in
the Arctic. ONC’s multiple and diverse ocean sensors and instruments
continuously gather data in real-time for scientific research and to
help communities, government and industry make informed decisions about
the future. The ONC research infrastructure has an asset value of over
$150M and an annual operating budget of approximately $17M. This
rewarding opportunity will support Ocean Networks Canada’s newly crafted
vision of enhancing life on Earth by providing knowledge and leadership
that deliver solutions for science, society and industry.
The ideal candidate for this recently created position is an
operationally oriented, business savvy, financial and administrative
leader who, over his/her career, has demonstrated an ability to support
strong bottom- and top-line performance, and who has won the respect of
their peers in a collaborative, team-oriented culture.
*Qualifications and Experience (Updated) *
An advanced degree in Business Administration or an advanced degree with
equivalent experience and/or a recognized financial accounting designation.
Strong operational experience; ideally has demonstrated success working
in a senior management role for 10+ years in aresearch, not-for-profit
or corporate environment, five of those years to include direct
experience with at least two of the following; multi-faceted financial
operations, human resources in a multi-union environment, physical,
material and technological resources, large-scale initiatives involving
significant implications and dollars and diverse stakeholder groups.
/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities/
This position requires demonstrated capacity for:
·Strong team leadership, supervisory experience, an aptitude to operate
as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker, and excellent
organizational, analytical, and creative problem solving skills;
·Superior management skills; ability to influence and engage direct and
indirect reports and peers;
·Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and
the ability to effectively interface with senior management, ONCs board
of directors, and staff;
·Knowledge of sound financial practices in a multi-funded environment
dealing with multiple compliance requirements of funders;
·Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment independently;
·Excellent interpersonal skills are essential along with the ability to
work with confidential and/or sensitive issues with strong conflict
·Proven track record of success facilitating progressive organizational
change and development within a growing organization;
·Strong business acumen with knowledge of financial reporting and
·Driver of change in a large complex organization;
·Demonstrated ability and experience in risk management identifying and
effectively handling organizational risks; and
·Additionally, knowledge of processes and policies within various levels
of government is desirable.
/Desirable Experience: /
·Knowledge of research and innovation, in particular in the field of
oceanresearch and the related research funding context; and
·Knowledge of organizational design and behavior.
/Key job-specific competencies/
Vision: In partnership with the CEO, the CFOO leads strategic, long-term
planning, vision and goal-setting using the ability to “look around
corners” to anticipate future opportunities or problems. Takes strategic
and pre-emptive action.
Results Oriented: Relentlessly pursues improvement and results.
Flexible, with a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit to
accommodate a high level of responsibility and multiple priorities.
Creates a culture of mutual accountability.
Analytical Skill: Analyzes and problem solves at highly developed level.
Outstanding organizational skills and high attention to detail are
critical to success.
Management style: Demonstrates an ability to manage conflict, build
consensus, and facilitate problem-solving and collaboration among
Communication: Communicates passionately, effectively, and persuasively
across a diverse set of stakeholders. The CFOO must also be able to
create processes and structures to facilitate effective communication
both internally and externally.
Build Strategic Alliances: Knowledge and skills to engage in internal
and external stakeholder analysis and to negotiate agreements and
alliances based on a full understanding of power and politics.
Business Acumen: Financial knowledge and risk management skills.
Please provide a cover letter outlining your specific experience related
to the qualifications with an accompanying resume to:
Chief Finance and Operating Officer Selection Committee
Ocean Networks Canada
onc.admincoord at uvic.ca <mailto:onc.admincoord at uvic.ca>
Resumes accepted until March 4, 2016
More information about Ocean Networks Canada can be found at
www.oceannetworks.ca <http://www.oceannetworks.ca>; more information
about the University of Victoria can be found at www.uvic.ca
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