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Director, Programs

Reference number: BAL22J-049501-000120
Selection process number: 22-BAL-EA-931
Library and Archives Canada - User Experience and Engagement Sector
Gatineau (Québec)
$121,550 to $142,982

For further information on the assessed competencies, please visit : Key Leadership Competency profile.

For further information on us, please visit: Working at Library and Archives Canada (LAC).

Closing date: 5 August 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

*** TELE-WORK : Please note that full-time tele-work is not possible, as the job duties require the employee to be present on site as required. Limited telework is possible. Offices are located in the National Capital Region.


Reporting to the Director General Outreach and Engagement Branch, the Director, Programs is accountable for:

→ Articulating, developing and implementing plans, strategies and approaches in order to deliver a variety of front-end programs, activities (such as exhibitions, national campaigns, online events, etc) to a range of specific user groups as well as the general public both in person and on-line;
→ Providing a leadership role in developing and connecting LAC with new audiences and promoting understanding of Canadian experiences and stories;
→ Contributing to service transformation at LAC by developing new models for delivering access, embracing a collaborative culture and engaging external users in the development and implementation of new programs and services.

In addition, the Director ensures the proposed approach and activities are welcoming, inclusive and respectful for all Canadians and that all communications, services and programs are client-focused.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to staff the Director, Programs within the User Experience and Engagement Sector on a permanent full-time basis. A pool of fully or partially qualified candidates may be established through this process at the EX-01 group and level.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.

Degree equivalency

Experience in delivering a variety of public programs in a library, archives, gallery or museum;

Experience in developing and maintaining relations, collaboration and partnerships with a diverse range of partners and stakeholders, including the Government of Canada institutions, national and/or international documentary heritage institutions, library and/or archival communities and/or the private sector.

Significant* experience in managing human resources and financial resources.

*Significant is defined as having the depth and breadth of the experience normally associated with having managed complex financial and human resources matters. Applicants must clearly demonstrate that they have managed financial and human resources for at least one full performance management cycle and must provide metrics as to the size of their non-salary budget and indicate the number of staff on their team.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Bilingual - Imperative (CBC/CBC)

Information on language requirements

- Knowledge of Library and Archives’ Vision 2030 strategic direction.

- Create vision and strategy;
- Mobilize people;
- Uphold integrity and respect;
- Collaborate with partners and stakeholders;
- Promote innovation and guide change;
- Achieve results.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

- Experience delivering national public programs;

- Experience delivering virtual public programs.

- Library and Archive’s Employment Equity Plan includes objectives for correcting the under-representation of designated groups under the Employment Equity Act (visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, women) within certain occupational groups. In the context of this selection process, employment equity may be used as an organizational need to fill one or more positions by a qualified person who is a member of a designated group. Accordingly, if you are a member of one of these designated groups and you wish to be considered for placement using the employment equity criterion, you must ensure you self-identify for this purpose at the time of application.

- Willingness and ability to work overtime on short notice;
- Willingness and ability to travel occasionally within Canada and abroad.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Note to Applicants:

A deployment is the transfer of a person from one position to another that does not constitute a promotion. Please be advised that all appointments and deployments (except acting appointments) to and within the Executive (EX) Group within the core public administration that take place on or after April 1, 2020 are subject to the Agreement to be Deployed provision as a mandatory condition of employment. Further information on conditions of employment for executives can be found in the Directive on the Terms and Conditions of Employment for Executives.

A top-down screening approach may be undertaken. Applicants who meet the essential experience criteria may be ranked according to the depth and breadth of experience they possess. Only the top-ranking candidates could be invited to the assessment phase of the process.

Successful candidates must be available for interviews by the end of August 2022. Details regarding the assessment approach will be communicated to candidates who are screened into the selection process.

Reference checks may be sought.

Successful candidates should be prepared to submit their two (2) most recent performance evaluation reports.

You must provide proof of your education credentials. Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at: http://www.cicic.ca.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice.

Communications relating to this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). Failure to respond to communications may be construed as a withdrawal from this process.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Annie Simard, Human Resources Specialist Advisor
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