President

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank committed to innovative policy making at the intersection of technology and international governance. Headquartered in Waterloo, Canada, CIGI has a global network of multidisciplinary researchers and strategic partnerships providing expert research and objective analysis with one goal in mind: to improve people’s lives everywhere.

As organizations everywhere adapted to rapidly evolving economic and social challenges, CIGI has refocused its research on fundamental issues facing governments around the world: the challenges that data and other intangibles pose to trade systems; the threats to democracy and security from new technologies and data-driven social media platforms; and how to upgrade multilateral institutions for a new era.

As President, you will strengthen CIGI’s profile and brand as a global think tank focused on innovative governance and policy solutions. You will work collaboratively with CIGI’s dedicated Board of Directors, staff, fellows, and domestic and international policy makers, and will harness the great potential of CIGI’s academic and research partners. You will manage CIGI’s financial and human capital and foster a culture that encourages innovative thinking and rewards a fresh look at how improved global governance can shape a better future.

As the ideal candidate, you are an inspiring leader, a skilled manager and a champion for quality public policy research. You offer CIGI a bold vision and the energy it needs to achieve its mission. Your personal and professional credibility and domestic and global networks will serve you well as you fortify CIGI’s current partnerships and seek to develop new ones. You understand that CIGI’s great potential lies in its relationships with key academic, think tank and government partners and stakeholders in Canada and abroad. As CIGI’s face and voice in the domestic and international arenas, you will ensure the Centre continues to be a hub where the academic and policy worlds come together to improve global governance with the goal of generating measurable impact.

For a more detailed profile of what the Board is seeking, please contact Eric Lathrop ([email protected]) or Kathy Rahme ([email protected]).

CIGI is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment. CIGI welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. CIGI welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. CIGI is committed to providing accommodations to applicants throughout the recruitment and hiring process. If you require accommodation, please let us know by emailing us at [email protected]