JOB: Responsible Gambling Council (RGC) - Director, Centre for the Advancement of Best Practices

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Director, Centre for the Advancement of Best Practices

Jun 29, 2017 10:30 AM


The Responsible Gambling Council (RGC) is an independent not-for-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of problem gambling.

RGC works to reduce gambling risks by creating and delivering innovative awareness and information programs. It promotes the adoption of improved play safeguards through best practices research, standards development and the RG Check accreditation program. RGC recently launched a social enterprise, called RG+, to expand its reach in Canada and internationally.

RGC brings together all perspectives in the reduction of gambling problems including those of people with firsthand experience with gambling problems, gaming providers, regulators, policy makers and treatment professionals.

RGC is seeking a Director, Centre for the Advancement of Best Practices to join our team. Working within a politically sensitive environment, the Director is responsible for leading the RGC research and development programs, as well as growing the RG+ social enterprise. This includes overall responsibility for RGC research and consulting projects, program evaluation, standards development and the advancement of best practices to position RGC as a worldwide leader in the field.

Major Functions:
  • Directs research and consulting services - develops proposals and oversees the projects’ execution and report writing; expands and diversifies the research and consulting services. Responsible for all aspects of project plans.
  • Contributes to program success - responsible for developing and implementing program evaluations. Works with internal stakeholders and external agencies to ensure success of RGC programs.
  • Leads and implements strategies to grow RG+ - works with the CEO, the Executive Management Team and Marketing & Communications to grow projects and revenues.
  • Member of the Executive Management Team - contributes to the overall strategic direction and management of the organization.
  • Staff development - motivates, mentors and develops team members. Develops annual employee performance goals and plans and provides regular feedback. Contributes to and leads cross-functional teams as needed.
  • Other related duties, as required.
  • Advanced degree in a related field.
  • Ten years of success in a management role in a research or consulting environment.
  • An understanding of basic research principles.
  • A background in the public services sector or consulting is an asset.
  • Experience working with the gaming industry.
  • Outstanding capability to communicate often complex, publicly sensitive issues in a clear, reader-oriented manner.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Ability to analyze, develop and evaluate policy and programs.
  • Knowledge of the responsible and problem gambling field.
  • Embrace diversity and inclusion.
  • Knowledge of French, an asset.
  • Considerable travel is required.

The successful candidate will have exceptional leadership skills, empowering staff and creating a positive working environment and outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Innovative strategic thinking, assessing and decision-making skills, attention to detail, sound judgement and superior management skills are essential for this position.

The Responsible Gambling Council is committed to providing an accessible recruitment process and workplace. Please let us know if you require accommodation under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Resumes and covering letters must be received by July 17 and directed to:

Robin Wilner, CHRP, CHRL
Manager, Administration and Human Resources
Responsible Gambling Council
411 Richmond Street East, Suite 205
Toronto, ON M5A 3S5
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fax: 416-499-8260