1. About
  2. Careers
  3. Granting Systems Business Lead

Granting Systems Business Lead

Closing date: 4 August 2021
Competition: 122311 (Internal/External)
Status: Temporary Full-time until March 31, 2023
Section: Granting Program Operations
Salary Scale: $79,344 to $93,382
Location: Ottawa

About the Canada Council for the Arts

Join our team and play a role in supporting Canadian creativity. The Canada Council is a dynamic, highly-respected federal Crown corporation with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and production of works in, the arts for the benefit of all Canadians. We offer competitive salaries and benefit package. For more information about the Canada Council for the Arts, please visit our website at www.canadacouncil.ca.

About the role

Under the direct supervision of the Granting Systems Product Owner, the overall responsibility of the incumbent is to provide expert knowledge of Council’s granting business processes and policies, to coordinate work teams that will drive detailed configuration and process decisions, and to gather, synthesize and get validation for requirements on assigned projects relating the granting process.

The Granting Systems Business Lead will be integrated into the project team working on Digital Shift granting projects and will work collaboratively with the Granting Program Operations team. The incumbent will coordinate and facilitate working groups made up of some or all of the following: external consultants, third party service providers, internal staff drawn from the affected business areas, and external users. The incumbent will provide expertise and collaboratively contribute to the development and innovative business solutions.

As the Granting Systems Business Lead, you will:

  • contribute to the development of project scope, objectives and success criteria and coordinate project progress within those parameters;
  • provide detailed business requirements for assigned projects, based on knowledge, research, working group input and data analysis;
  • provide status reports, review issues and make recommendations to the Product Owner of each assigned project;
  • review and provide feedback on key work products through demos and/or user testing;
  • gather and log suggestions for improvements and enhancements to systems and processes;
  • develop work-around processes resulting from deferred requirements;
  • coordinate and facilitate working groups to advise on specific topics;
  • develop and deliver training modules related to projects, systems and processes;
  • support the Granting Systems Product Owner in the prioritization of development work, the preparation of briefing notes for decision-making, the coordination of communication strategies, and other activities related to Digital Shift granting projects;
  • perform other related duties.

You may be required to travel up to ten (10) days per year and on occasion, work irregular hours.

This position is located in Ottawa.

Requirements of the position

*Important: Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications for Education and Experience. Please note that selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information provided in your resume and in the application form.


  • An undergraduate degree in arts, public administration or business administration or an equivalent combination of professional experience related to the responsibilities of the position


  • Three (3) years of experience directly related to the principal responsibilities of the position
  • Experience as a grant recipient from a funding agency or foundation would be a valuable asset


  • Extensive knowledge of granting programs, policies, procedures and systems relevant to Canada Council, or other similar to another funding agencies or foundations.

Skills & Competencies

  • Good judgment through effective analysis, risk assessment, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent collaboration, facilitation, teamwork, and interpersonal skills.
  • Innovative thinking
  • Excellent aptitude for establishing relations, networks and collaborations, including the ability to promote dialogue and obtain consensus
  • Strong communications skills, the ability to write and speak in clear, accessible and compelling language with a high degree of professionalism and diplomacy
  • Strong digital literacy skills and ability to work with new technologies
  • Willingness to learn and the ability to apply knowledge in problem-solving
  • Strong self-motivation, organizational and priority management skills

Bilingual Requirements

  • This position requires the use of both official language The requirements in the second official language are: an intermediate level in oral and reading comprehension and in writing.

How to apply

Send the complete Application Form quoting the competition number listed above and a copy of your resume to the attention of Mylène Mougeot, Human Resources, prior to the closing date by email at competition@canadacouncil.ca.

For more information please contact Mylène Mougeot at 613-566-4414 or 1-800-263-5588, extension 4124 or by e-mail at competition@canadacouncil.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview and/or a written exam will be contacted.


TTY machine (toll-free)

The Canada Council for the Arts 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 targeted groups (women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities) when you apply. Please note that while Council uses other terms such as Indigenous (for Aboriginal peoples) in this posting, Council uses the terminology prescribed by legislation for the purposes of employment equity monitoring and reporting.

We are committed to providing a workplace that is inclusive and accessible to all. Should you require accommodation during the staffing process, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Human Resources team.

Application Form

Télécharger Application Form [PDF, 149 KB] 

If the form won’t open

To view the form, you will need the free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader

Make sure the PDF is opening in Adobe Reader and not in a browser: right‑click the document in your downloads folder and select Open with Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Send the completed form to:

email: competition@canadacouncil.ca

Human Resources, The Canada Council for the Arts,
150 Elgin Street, P.O. Box 1047,
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5V8.