Senior Strategic Advisor, Corporate Planning and Enterprise Risk Management

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Senior Strategic Advisor, Corporate Planning and Enterprise Risk Management

Job Information
Author bchousing
Date June 19, 2022
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Housing
Location Burnaby, BC
Category Miscellaneous
Contact Information
[email protected]


($84,795.00 to $99,759.00 annually)


Reporting to the Director, Corporate Planning and Enterprise Risk Management, the Senior Strategic Advisor is responsible for undertaking senior level strategic planning projects, including leading the development of the Corporate Business Plan, supporting branches in the development of their business plans, and leading the quarterly performance reporting process. He/she/they also provides support to the Director – Corporate Planning and Enterprise Risk Management by managing strategic initiative projects, conducting research and policy analysis, and preparing reports for BC Housing Executive, Board and Committees of the Board, including the Service Plan and Annual Service Plan Report. The position also provides corporate strategic advice across the Commission and represents the corporate planning and reporting function on various committees and task forces as assigned.


The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Urban Planning, Political Studies or another relevant field.
  • Considerable experience in leading and managing corporate planning, risk identification and strategic analysis processes, preparing corporate strategic documents, and supporting senior level management with an emphasis on strategic planning and issues resolution.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the Employer.


  • Considerable knowledge and understanding of the philosophies, principles and practices of corporate planning, performance measures and indicators, risk management, corporate governance, research, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, policy analysis and project/program management
  • Sound knowledge of best practices in advancing strategy and policy in support of marginalized communities with high functioning cultural competency.
  • Ability to learn and understand the legislation, organization, strategic direction, programs, policies and procedures of BC Housing
  • Ability to analysing problems and identifying weaknesses and conflicts in policies and procedures
  • Ability to apply an intersectional approach to work analyses using a Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) tool and applying the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging
  • Ability to provide leadership and advice, exercise sound judgment, and demonstrate tact and diplomacy in dealing with high profile, sensitive and urgent matters
  • Ability to utilize judgment in presenting issues, and provide leadership, direction, and influence in facilitating appropriate courses of action
  • Demonstrates agility by proactively and continuously seeking out better ways to operate, faster, quicker and more intelligently.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and share the feelings of another and provide effective feedback.
  • Ability to construct reports and presentations to ensure clear and effective communications employing best practices in formatting and design.
  • Ability to establish a high level of rapport with staff, management/senior management, Executive, and other internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to demonstrate a social equity analysis
  • Ability to apply a high level of self-awareness, empathy, and emotional intelligence
  • Ability to generate and articulate creative new ideas/processes, and develop, plan, facilitate and coordinate their execution
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a project from idea to execution, proactively identify risks, emerging risks, issues while managing multiple inputs and priorities
  • Ability to independently solve problems using qualitative and quantitative data
  • Demonstrated professional and interpersonal communication skills across a range of channels (written, oral, presentation) and ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional groups to achieve common goals.
  • Effective consultative, facilitation, consensus building and conflict resolution skills.
  • Strategic and analytical thinking, problem solving abilities, and organizational and time management skills
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and information graphics, dashboard and collaborative software, including Excel and PowerPoint, Tableau, InDesign, Power BI, Mural etc.

As part of our commitment to maintaining safe and healthy spaces, BC Housing has introduced an interim mandatory vaccination program for all employees. We require proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Individuals who cannot be vaccinated for reasons related to a protected ground under human rights law (such as medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs) may request an accommodation. Upon receiving a request, we may request additional information to determine whether the applicant can be accommodated in the desired role without undue hardship.

How to Apply:

Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications and competencies.  To be considered for this competition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position.  This information will be used as part of the selection process.

Your cover letter and resume should be submitted as one document in your profile when applying for this position. Please add your cover letter to your resume and submit both documents as your resume.

Please review the Job Description prior to applying

As part of the application process, you will be prompted to fill out a questionnaire which must be completed in order for your application to be considered. Please allot up to 5 minutes to fill it out after submitting your resume and cover letter as one single document.

Only applications submitted using the Online Recruitment System at will be accepted

If you are passionate about what you do and want to use your expertise to engage in a meaningful and challenging work, please apply to join our team today at

At BC Housing, we’re committed to providing a healthy, safe and inclusive workplace where respect and diversity are recognized assets. We invite and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, People with Disabilities and Disabled People, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and all people committed to meaningful work that makes a difference.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you require accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected]

We didn’t become one of BC’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers without a lot of thought, care and consideration for our team and environment. Our supportive and collaborative workplace balances engaging and challenging work with personal development and wellness initiatives.

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