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    Established in 2001, the Canada Institute increases awareness and knowledge about Canada and US-Canada relations among US policy makers and thought leaders. The Canada Institute’s programming strives to foster new thinking among government officials, academics, industry, and other key stakeholders in three core areas: border security, trade, and energy and the environment.


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    The Canada Studies Program Administrator, serves as Director, Canada Institute, will perform the following major duties and responsibilities: 

    • Serves as the Wilson Center’s chief expert and strategist on matters pertaining to Canada and serves as senior advisor to executive leadership of the Wilson Center on these issues.
    • Provides strategic oversight to a high-impact program designed to improve understanding about Canada and US policies, which include research and publications; meetings, panel discussions, conferences, seminars, and targeted briefings involving individuals from the scholarly, business, media, governmental, and NGO worlds; and media and web-based outreach.   
    • Maintains an individual base of research and publications related to Canadian studies and represents the Wilson Center to outside contacts with funding sources, policy and business leaders, professional associations, and all other key constituencies.
    • Helps build knowledge and share expertise on US policy towards Canada with US Congress and key policymaking communities.
    • Develops and executes fundraising strategies, primarily based on private donations from individuals, companies, and organizations, to maintain and expand the Institute  and oversees all expenditures. Accountable for proper use of resources and donations and must report on fund usage and expenditures for all funds including any secured endowment monies. 
    • Oversees the operations of the Institute, including supervising and managing the performance of staff within the Institute.
    • Works in cooperation with the Scholars and Academic Relations Office to recommend scholars for appointments for periods of residency and cooperates in the administration of an annual international fellowship competition.
    • Collaborates closely with resident and non-resident scholars to ensure maximum synergy between programmatic priorities and scholarly research.
    • Collaborates on Center-wide projects, themes, special activities, and new initiatives that advance the Center's mission and interests, including issues of democratic governance, emerging economies, and energy that cut across Center programs.
    • Works closely with the Canada Institute Advisory Board to strengthen the Institute's programmatic initiatives and resources.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required for this position, which may include international travel.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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