The Human Rights Commissioner is a new, independent officer of the Legislature responsible for promoting and protecting human rights in British Columbia through education, research and inquiry. The Commissioner’s mandate and job description is provided by the Human Rights Code.
The successful applicant must have demonstrated executive management and leadership experience, excellent communication skills, and a solid record of achievement in public or private sector administration. The position requires a good understanding of administrative law, and human rights laws, principles, obligations and issues, including the human rights context in British Columbia. The successful applicant should also have experience working productively and collaboratively with Indigenous individuals and communities, and other diverse populations, as well as an understanding of the roles, responsibilities and activities of this new office and its relationship to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.
The appointment is for a term of five years, and may be renewed for one additional five-year term. The Commissioner is to be paid compensation at a senior executive salary level as may be set by the Lieutenant Governor in Council and is eligible for the public service plan as defined in section 1(1) of the Public Sector Pension Plans Act.
Applications should be received by email, fax or mail at the address below no later than March 8, 2019. Although the Committee appreciates the interest of all applicants, only those who are invited for an interview will be contacted. All applications received will be held in confidence.