Director, Research and Strategic Planning
Management Band 4
This position is excluded from union membership.
An eligibility list may be established.
Bring your vision, leadership and strategic planning skills to this important role
BC Corrections’ Strategic Operations Division supports the work of probation and correctional officers in a number of key areas. The Division includes policy analysis, program development and management, Indigenous program, information management and data quality, research and evaluation, and strategic planning. Strategic Operations Division staff are responsible for bridging these areas and working with the operational divisions to ensure that the management of inmates and clients is evidence-based and focused on changing criminal behaviour and protecting communities.
As a key member of the senior management team of the Strategic Operations Division, the Director of Research and Strategic Planning is responsible for providing leadership, recommendations, advice and information regarding research, evaluation, strategic planning, forecasting, and performance measurement for the Branch.
The Director provides oversight of the use and interpretation of Branch data and business intelligence, research and analysis undertaken by BC Corrections’ staff in support of their respective program(s) and/or policy development. The priority is to ensure initiatives are aligned with Branch and Ministry strategic priorities.
The Director manages and/or participates in corporate initiatives that are inter-ministry and multidisciplinary in approach, and works with various teams, staff, and consultants. In addition, the Director oversees the development and completion of research projects within the Branch or external to the branch (e.g. other ministries, external agencies, academics and graduate students).
The Director is responsible for all aspects of developing the Branch Strategic Business Plan including supporting frameworks and performance measures to ensure strategies across the branch are integrated and linked to the Ministry service plan objectives. The position is the Branch’s authority on strategic planning and performance management and is expected to create and drive a progressive change agenda internally through the use of key metrics and communicating performance to stakeholders.
This is your opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful regions in British Columbia and work for the BC Public Service. We offer a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits and much more.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Kimberley.Mclean@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.
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 qualifications as outlined below:
• Master’s degree in Criminology or a related field (e.g. Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Sociology, etc.) and at least 3 years’ experience in research and evaluation, including the use of business intelligence or operational data related experience, preferably in a correctional environment or the justice system; or an equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training may be considered.
• Minimum of 3 years (demonstrated) experience in the following areas:
- Managing complex research projects or program evaluations;
- Conducting strategic corporate, business, and performance planning;
- Providing supervision, leadership and management of a multi-disciplinary team
- Experience managing labour relations and human resources.
- Experience in and advance knowledge of criminal justice systems, correctional programs and assessments
- Travel is a requirement of this position.
- A class 5 driver’s licence is required.
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.
Enhanced Security Screening 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. 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.