JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020
Bank of Canada
Position Title/Short Description
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA
JEL Classification: G3 -- Corporate Finance and Governance
Full Text of JOE Listing:
Bank of Canada
The Bank of Canada is the pre-eminent macroeconomic institution in Canada, and a world-leading central bank. The Bank has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for ten years in a row, and in 2018 was named Central Bank of The Year. Dynamic, engaged and trusted, it is an active and influential participant in helping shape global economic and financial policy through the G7, the G20, the Financial Stability Board, the Bank for International Settlements and other multilateral institutions.
The Bank of Canada is responsible for conducting monetary policy to keep inflation low, stable and predictable; contributing to a stable and well-functioning financial system; designing and issuing bank notes that Canadians can use with confidence; and providing high-quality funds-management services to the Government of Canada and other clients. Through its policies and actions, the Bank of Canada has an important impact on the everyday lives of all Canadians. Through its collaboration with other organizations – both domestic and international – the Bank contributes to global economic and financial stability, while steadfastly maintaining its independence.
Few positions influence more directly the performance of the Canadian economy than that of the Governor of the Bank of Canada. In this highly complex role, you would build upon the current organizational culture, and further enhance the Bank’s reputation for integrity, innovation and clear, open communication. Analytical rigour is the hallmark of the Bank’s reputation, and you would ensure continued emphasis on top quality research and analysis. You would also ensure that the Bank attracts and retains the calibre of individuals needed to support its evolving work, while sustaining its commitment to excellence.
As an exceptionally well-qualified candidate, you have unquestioned technical competence in monetary policy and, more broadly, macroeconomics, coupled with a highly developed understanding of the financial sector—both institutions and markets—domestic and international. You have the proven ability to lead a diverse, knowledge-intensive organization and an exceptional ability to communicate the Bank’s decisions on monetary policy and its views on a range of economic and financial system issues, in both official languages.
A Canadian citizen, you have the demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment in a complex organization, articulate a long-term vision and manage competing strategic priorities. You have a proven track record of effective leadership in a rapidly changing and uncertain environment, and a reputation for collaboration with a wide range of national and international partners and stakeholders. Your leadership style is characterized by a personal inclination to lead through consensus- building, yet you have strong skills of persuasion and the courage to take a stand to support principles and policies. The credibility of the Governor is key to maintaining the confidence of the financial and business communities, the media, a wide spectrum of stakeholders and, ultimately, the general public.
To apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials to elathrop@ and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.
We encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, veterans, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
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