Management Band 5
An eligibility list may be established.
This position is excluded from union membership.
This position is located in Victoria, BC.
A high profile leadership role for an experienced facilitator with outstanding collaborative skills
The Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation (MIRR) provides a leadership role to the Province of British Columbia in its reconciliation efforts with Indigenous peoples. A key component of reconciliation involves working collaboratively and respectfully with all Indigenous peoples, and building and maintaining partnerships with all levels of Government, industry, and stakeholders. Reconciliation is advanced through direct engagement with First Nations and Indigenous peoples that address issues such as Aboriginal rights and title, shared decision making and economic and social development. These engagements include bilateral negotiated agreements between First Nations and the Province and tri-lateral agreements with the federal government. Reconciliation efforts are intended to support the development of sustainable, healthy, and resilient Indigenous communities.
The Reconciliation Transformation and Strategies Division leads the ministry in working collaboratively and respectfully with Indigenous people. The Division leads the creation and implementation of a plan to establish a clear, cross-government vision of reconciliation to guide the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action, and the Tsilhqot’in Supreme Court decision.
The Strategic Policy Branch provides reconciliation policy leadership, expertise and advice to support executive decision making and to build a cohesive strategic policy agenda that informs and guides Indigenous reconciliation in BC. The branch develops reconciliation mandates, policies and strategies for treaty and other negotiated agreements, and leads reconciliation initiatives with partners including the Federal government, Indigenous organizations, other levels of government, and stakeholders.
The Executive Director directs the ministry’s legislative, inter-governmental and strategic policy functions. This position represents the ministry and province inside and outside of the British Columbia, with Indigenous partners, senior stakeholders, and other levels of government to promote B.C.’s reconciliation interests. This position advises senior executive and elected official in the new and evolving policy and practices.
The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Tania.Bonfield@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 Standard 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:
- Bachelors degree in Natural Resource Management, Social/Economic Development, Economics, Indigenous Studies, Law, Public Administration or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience totalling 8 years.
- Related experience must include experience in at least two of the following areas:
- Facilitating and/or leading change across multiple organizations or ministries;
- Supporting projects related to Indigenous Nations, peoples and rights
- Masters degree in a related field is preferred.
- 3 years minimum experience leading complex, multi-party negotiations/engagements with Indigenous Nations and/or the federal government. Preference may be given to additional years of experience.
- 3 years minimum of comparable experience leading negotiations in matters of similar profile and significance. Preference may be given to additional years of experience.
- 3 years minimum of experience in strategic planning and corporate policy development, assessment and implementation.
- Extensive experience leading, planning, coordinating and managing complex projects and work assignments.
- Experience working in partnership with Indigenous governments, communities and/or organizations.
- Experience managing provincial government contracts and/or funding arrangements.
- Experience leading a team of professionals in a supervisory capacity.
- Preference may be given to applicants who self-identify as Indigenous.
- Preference may be given to candidates with experience working with Indigenous Nations, organizations and communities.
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 – You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire
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