| ABOUT THE KEYSTONE CENTRE |
The Keystone Centre is one of Western Canada’s largest competition, entertainment, agricultural, sports and recreational complexes and serves many of the needs of the community. Constructed in 1972, expanded in 1982 and again in 1992, it now offers 540,000 square feet of multi-use space under one roof. It has enabled Brandon and its incredible volunteers to host World Curling, the World Junior Hockey Championships, the Memorial Cup and other premiere sporting events, such as the Olympic Curing Trials, and the Canada Summer, and Winter Games. On average, the events held at the Keystone translate into 1,500 event days, making it one of Brandon’s largest economic catalysts.
The Keystone Centre is home to the WHL’s Brandon Wheat Kings, the Provincial Exhibition, the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, and the Brandon Curling Club. It has hosted many fine events, including AG days, the Manitoba Arabian Spring Fling, the Canadian National Appaloosa Show, the Arabian Horse Show, the Northern Lights Futurity, Manitoba Barrel Racing Championships, the Wheat City Stampede, the Manitoba Livestock Expo and a growing number of concerts featuring internationally acclaimed artists. The Keystone Centre is Western Manitoba’s premiere four-season sporting facility.
The General Manager will build on existing operations to create a high performance, results-oriented culture and environment. He/she will ensure the successful promotion of the facility and its important role across the diverse segments of the economy now and into the future.
The General Manager will provide direction, oversight, feedback and exceptional strategic and operational leadership at the Centre working within a Governance framework, with a committed Board of Directors and dedicated staff to ensure high quality client service and achieve the organization’s strategic goals.
The General Manager will act as the ‘face’ of the organization in the community and be an excellent ambassador, establishing strong, sustained, positive relationships with our partners, the three levels of government, the business community, our clients and tenants and the general public.
Reporting directly to the Board of Directors the General Manager manages nine department heads in an organization which has up to one hundred and fifty full, part time and casual employees.
KEY LEADERSHIP ACCOUNTABILITIES
1. High Performance Organization • Develop and sustain an environment where ideas are freely shared and multiple perspectives sought out, appropriate risks are encouraged and all employees are committed to providing the best service to our clients. • Build a cohesive senior Management team who are committed to the best interests of the organization and our clients and who consistently look for opportunities to improve revenue generation and increase efficiencies. • Ensure the establishment of performance expectations that provide clear direction to staff as to what is expected and how they contribute to the success of the organization.
2. Stakeholder Relationship Management • Establish and maintain strong and enduring relationships with stakeholders including our partners, the three levels of government, community leaders and clients to promote cooperation and investment into the facility.
3. Facilitate and Support the Board • Advise and assist the Board in the development and implementation of policies, strategic goals and objectives, new initiatives, fiscal priorities to support the Keystone Centre and its initiatives; including drafting the strategic plan for approval by the Board. • Report to the Board on a regular basis to ensure the Board is appropriately informed of progress and provide formal written documentation, including reports and background information, to support the Board in establishing policy, setting direction and making decisions.
4. Strategy and Planning • Translate the long-term strategic plan into annual operational plans and priorities, and ensure that the operational objectives are communicated to all employees. • Review the preparation of annual departmental plans and budgets to ensure alignment with the strategic plan, operational plans and priorities, and objectives of the Board.
5. Financial, Operational and Performance Management • Define and manage the infrastructure of the Keystone Centre, including overseeing the preparation of annual operating budgets and recommending the adoption of the budgets to the Board. • Ensure regular reviews of organizational performance against the objectives are completed and provide regular reports to the Board as required.