Manager, Strategic Initiatives
Management Band 2
1 positionAn eligibility list may be established for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.
This position can be performed from the following community: Vancouver.
Position is excluded from union membership
Bring your vision, leadership and strategic planning skills to this important role.
Working in Vancouver on the traditional territory of the Musqueam people, the Strategic Initiatives Branch of the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) provides a range of services to support all children and youth in B.C., Indigenous and non-Indigenous, to live in safe, healthy and nurturing families and be strongly connected to their communities and culture.
Strategic Priorities is a division within the ministry comprised of three branches, Strategic Initiatives, Strategic Services and Strategic Integration. The Strategic Initiatives Branch is responsible for leadership, coordination and oversight of key ministry program and practice initiatives and is currently responsible for projects under the following priorities: Youth and Young Adult Services; and the System of Care.
As the Manager of Strategic Initiatives, your role is to manage the development, implementation and evaluation of a new, transformed, or existing core business that involves overseeing a diverse portfolio of major projects and programs within the Child Welfare System. Projects are taken from original concept through to final completion and will require strong partner engagement and facilitation with senior leaders across government, Indigenous partners and other involved groups. Strong management, operational expertise and oversight are an asset to this role as many of the programs are delivered by a diverse team in consultation with cross-ministry partners.
Your high standard of professional project support and experience working with confidential information and sensitive issues is valued in this busy work environment. If you have these skills and the initiative and dedication it takes to succeed in a high profile, dynamic environment, we look forward to your application.
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
The BC Public Service is an award-winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Jana.Sexton@gov.bc.ca . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
Experience and Education:
- Degree in business administration, public administration or related field (related field includes public sector, social sector, project management, management and leadership).
OR an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. (Equivalents accepted include: A degree in an unrelated field plus 1 year of recent experience. A diploma in a related field plus 2 years of recent experience. A certificate in a related field plus 3 years of recent experience.)
- Recent experience (within the last 5 years) in all of the following:
Recent experience (within the last 5 years) in all of the following:
- Experience managing multiple projects or programs or leading a component of a project or program.
- Experience in directing the work of other employees or consultants.
- Experience establishing collaborative relationships and engaging and consulting with partners.
- Preference may be given to applicants with experience working with Indigenous clients and partners.
- Preference may be given to applicants with experience in change management processes.
- Preference may be given to applicants with experience working virtually with colleagues.
- Preference may be given to applicants who have Indigenous heritage (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) with the required combination of education and experience.
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
NOTE; Travel is a requirement for this position (e.g. training, meetings, engagements).
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
Cover Letter: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
Resume: YES – A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.