This is a temporary opportunity until February 29, 2020. A permanent appointment may result from this temporary opportunity.
Due to the nature of the position, only people who identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit who meet the qualifications for the position will be considered.
A high profile leadership role for an experienced facilitator with outstanding collaborative skills
This position is a joint appointment of the Aboriginal Justice Council of British Columbia, the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General and the Ministry of Attorney General – Justice Services Branch.
The goals and priorities of the British Columbia Aboriginal Justice Council (BCAJC) include identifying the policy and program changes and resource realignments required to address the magnitude of issues contributing to the disproportionate patterns of children and youth in care and the overrepresentation of Aboriginal people who are incarcerated.
The Co-Chairs of the Aboriginal Justice Council, the Attorney General and the Minister for Public Safety and Solicitor General have signed a BC Indigenous Justice Strategy Memorandum of Understanding. The BC Indigenous Justice Strategy will focus on truth and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, decreasing the overrepresentation of Indigenous peoples in the Justice system, addressing violence against Indigenous peoples – especially women, girls and LGBTQ2S individuals – improving access to justice and justice services for Indigenous peoples, and designing services for Indigenous peoples that are culturally relevant, appropriate and meaningful.
The Executive Director strategically positions and manages cross government and Aboriginal Justice Council alignment with the efforts of partner Ministries in the development and delivery of programs required to support the transformation of Indigenous Justice, including the implementation of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (TRC) Calls to Action.
Qualifications for this role include:
• Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Indigenous studies, Law or related field and 5 years recent, related experience in a senior management role (or equivalent combination of education/training and/or experience).
Recent, related experience must include the following:
• Supporting change across multiple organizations, or ministries;
• Supporting strategic Indigenous competencies in organizational development;
• Supporting projects related to affirming the rights of Indigenous peoples;
• Establishing collaborative relationships across different organizations, and aligning cooperative efforts;
• Leading and participating in multi-disciplinary and diverse, groups in the development and implementation of complex projects with cultural safety;
• Working in partnership with Indigenous governments, communities and/or organizations.