Executive Director | Bell Fund

Established in 1997 and headquartered in Toronto, the Bell Fund is an independently governed, not-for-profit, private Canadian fund. Certified by the CRTC as an independent production fund eligible to receive and administer contributions from broadcast distribution undertakings, the Bell Fund supports Canadian Independent Producers in the development and production of great Canadian content. Today, the Bell Fund is an organization capable of adapting and thriving with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion embedded in everything it does.

Managing a small, dedicated team and reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have a two-fold mandate: Provide vision and direction to maintain the fund’s capacity to support Canadian content creation and provide strategic and administrative guidance to the Board of Directors and internal team.

In addition to directing, managing, administering, and overseeing the national activities of the Fund, consistent with the Fund’s mission and vision, the Executive Director, working collaboratively with the team, will identify and implement policies and standards, systems and procedures for effective and efficient program delivery and project funding; engage in the strategic planning and annual budget process; and provide information and insights on Canada’s screen-based industries. The Executive Director acts as a spokesperson for Bell Fund and has responsibility for stakeholder management and engagement.

As the ideal candidate, you are an engaging and strategic leader with significant experience in Canada’s screen-based industries. You possess a strong blend of business acumen, industry knowledge, relationship building skills, and strategic focus to lead the Bell Fund in achieving its goals. You value the importance content creation plays in building and supporting Canada’s identity and understand the role of a private, not-for-profit fund which provides financial assistance to Canadian independent producers. A natural relationship builder and excellent communicator, you promote internal cooperation and foster a healthy culture of shared leadership and collaboration. English-French bilingualism is an asset. Strong change management skills, experience working with a Board of Directors, and knowledge of relevant governing relations and legislation round out the requirements for this role.

To fill this position, Bell Fund has partnered with leadership advisory firm Odgers Berndtson.

Applications are encouraged immediately.

Please submit your CV and cover letter online at https://careers.odgersberndtson.com/en-ca/28633, ideally before Friday, September 8, 2023.

All applications will be treated confidentially.

For more information, please contact Mary-Katherine Bouchard, Partner at mk.bouchard@odgersberndtson.com or Kyle Mechar, Senior Consultant at kyle.mechar@odgersberntson.com. We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.

Bell Fund is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a fair and equitable work environment and encourages applications from equity-seeking and sovereignty-seeking communities. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and Bell Fund throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

Odgers Berndtson is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in all the work that we do. As part of our efforts to better understand our ability to reach as broad a pool of candidates as possible for our searches, our DEI team would like to encourage you to take a moment and access our Self-Declaration Form.