Deputy Director, Business Affairs

Business Affairs and Coproduction


Specific Term – Up to March 31, 2022


All Telefilm offices


January 22, 2021

Posting Number



Telefilm Canada is committed to building a skilled workforce that reflects the diversity of the Canadian population. The organization promotes diversity and inclusion, and encourages all individuals to voluntarily indicate if they identify as a woman, a member of an indigenous community, a person with a disability, a member of a racialized group or other.


Reporting to the National Director, Business Affairs and Coproduction, the successful candidate will supervise a team of coordinators across different regional offices for administering the Canada Feature Film Fund (development, production, and promotion stream). Among other duties, you will:

  • lead and manage a team across different regional offices in all administrative aspects including team development;
  • assign and supervise files intake for all programs and follow through on commitments for programs deemed low risk (including international marketing, promotion and development);
  • sign evaluations, contracts, amendments, payments and ancillary documents for programs deemed low risk;
  • conduct audits or files review for programs deemed low risk to feed into the continuous improvement process and participate in the analysis and elaboration of action plan deriving from data;
  • evaluate exemption requests for certain projects and submit them to the committee for decision, if necessary;
  • interpret guidelines and policies, develop and maintain tracking and analysis tools;
  • take part in administration and monitoring of funding commitments and act as resource person to local clients or applicants;
  • take an active part and contribute in discussions regarding Telefilm’s programs, projects and vision;
  • cooperate with Telefilm’s various departments to deliver the strategic vision;
  • take an active part in the activities surrounding relaunches of programs, especially those deemed low risk (collect and recommend guideline changes, documents updates, processes actualization, communication and training);
  • determine best practices in relevant sectors, research and analyze examples of such practices, and distribute the resulting information;
  • monitor service levels, ensure compliance with the Customer Service Charter at all times by closely monitoring files, workload management, identify issues and suggest process improvements when appropriate.


  • University degree in a related field;
  • minimum of five years of relevant experience;
  • minimum of three years of experience in team supervision;
  • highly developed skills in managing a team on different sites and time zone, and acute sense of cooperation;
  • experience and knowledge of practices and regulations in film and television industry;
  • solid knowledge of Excel and some exposure to database software;
  • ability to manage several projects simultaneously, strong business affairs, project management and organizational skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in French and English, knowledge of second official language at the BBB level (see