Employment Opportunities


Director, Natural Resources Centre

Canada West Foundation
Calgary, Alberta

The Canada West Foundation, established in 1970, is an independent, non-partisan public policy think tank that focuses on the policies that shape the West, and by extension, Canada. Through evidence-based research and commentary, we provide practical solutions to tough public policy challenges facing the West, and Canada as a whole, at home and on the global stage.

Our team of research directors and policy analysts explore the big issues that affect the West and all of Canada. We produce thoughtful, useful ground-breaking research on the issues that matter most.

Canada West Foundation brings together political, academic, business and community leaders in seminars, forums, conferences and round tables.  We get people talking about what to do to create a better and more secure West.

In Canada, particularly in the West, we are blessed with a variety of abundant natural resources. We have the food, energy and materials the world needs – and is willing to pay for. Canada’s past and present prosperity have been due in large part to our ability to sell what we have to the world.

Canada West Foundation believes that our resources can, and should, continue to assure Canada’s future prosperity.

The Centre will produce evidence-based research and practical recommendations aimed at having a powerful impact on the policy process and ensuring that western perspectives are heard and understood.

Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Director, Natural Resources Centre will have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to shaping public policy, informing and encouraging public debate and helping to ensure the long-term prosperity of Western Canada and the country as a whole.

The Director will be someone who is both passionate about and skilled at driving policy change who will appreciate that the goal of the Foundation is to improve the West through research, convening and good thinking.

As the successful candidate, you will have a graduate or Master’s degree in public policy, economics, business, law or related field and extensive related experience in agri-food, mining, forestry and energy in Western Canada. A big picture thinker and “thought leader” who is also capable of managing details and implementation, with proven experience in strategic planning and forward thinking.

To apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials in complete confidence to moc.n1506164468edyob1506164468@seit1506164468inutr1506164468oppo1506164468 or contact Boyden’s Calgary office at 403-410-6700.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

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