16 December 2013

President and Chief Executive Officer
The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation

After more than a decade, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation has established an exciting community of close to 300 extraordinary thinkers and decision-makers who collaborate on the transformation of great ideas into concrete improvements for Canada and the world. The Foundation is now seeking its third President and Chief Executive Officer. The President and CEO will lead the Foundation in the support of outstanding individuals who make meaningful contributions to critical public issues through its Scholarship, Fellowship, Mentorship, and Public Interaction Programs.

An independent and non-partisan charity, the Foundation was endowed with a donation of $125 million by the Government of Canada in 2002. It funds outstanding scholars who conduct research into crucial public issues and creates opportunities for dialogue and collaboration across organizations and disciplines around four key themes: human rights, citizenship, international relations, and the environment. It is governed by a diverse and highly distinguished Board of up to 18 directors, who oversee the endowment and an annual operating budget of $6 million, and set policies and program directions for the Foundation.

The President reports to the Board of Directors. It is a contractual, full-time appointment, based in Montreal. The President must be prepared to travel, interacting with world-class researchers, public policy experts and practitioners, as well as partners and donors across Canada and internationally.

The ideal candidate for this important and exciting position will be a self-starter with a deep and broad intellect, an individual who is knowledgeable about the university world and various research and public policy communities. Fluent in French and English, the President will possess outstanding communications and advocacy skills for inquiry at the highest level of scholarship

Nominations and applications should be sent, in strict confidence, to the address shown below.

Janet Wright & Associates Inc.
174 Bedford Road, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M5R 2K9

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