Director, Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural Safety
Management Band 3
An eligibility list may be established.This position can be performed virtually in any SDPR ministry office location (subject to operational requirements and space availability). Locations include but are not limited to: Campbell River, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Nanaimo, Langley, Abbotsford, Victoria, Vancouver, Kelowna, Kamloops, Nelson, Prince George, Prince Rupert and Fort St John.
Bring your vision and passion for promoting diversity and inclusion to this important roleThis position will lead the ministry Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Safety initiatives, aligned with the BC Public Service diversity and inclusion commitments, the Corporate HR plan, and the implementation of the Draft Principles that Guide the Province of British Columbia’s Relationship with Indigenous Peoples. This includes leading the development and implementation of the ministry’s first diversity and inclusion strategy.
Being diverse and inclusive is a journey, and one that’s different for everyone. The unique styles, perspectives, beliefs and creativity of our workforce all contribute to a diverse, respectful, inclusive and collaborative work environment, and helps us to better serve the citizens of British Columbia.
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. If you are experienced in enhancing and promoting diversity, inclusion and reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, we look forward to your application. This includes all groups such as: women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), and others who will contribute to diversity in the BC Public Service.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Heather.House@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the 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:
- Degree in social sciences, business administration, public administration, human resources or a related field and 3 years of related* experience. An equivalent combination of experience, education, and/or training may be considered.
*Related experience includes the following:
- Experience related to program design, delivery, and evaluation.
- Experience related to the promotion and implementation of diversity and inclusion initiatives.
- Experience leading communications and change management in support of complex issues.
- Experience engaging partners in decision making and the implementation of decisions.
Preference may be given to applicants with any of the following:
- Supervisory experience
- Due to the nature of this role, preference may be given to applicants who self- identify as Indigenous, LGBTQ2S+, persons with a disability, or visible minority, with the required combination of education and experience.
Must be willing and able to travel frequently within the province.
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.
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 – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
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. Responses such as “refer to resume” will not be accepted.