Combine your leadership skills, critical thinking, working in a collaborative model and strategic planning skills in this challenging regional role.
The Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation (MIRR) provides a leadership role to the Province of British Columbia (Province) in its reconciliation efforts with Indigenous peoples. A key component of reconciliation involves working collaboratively and respectfully with Indigenous peoples, and building and maintaining partnerships with all levels of Government, industry, stakeholders and the public. These partnerships create opportunities to collaborate on reconciliation goals of Indigenous peoples and the Province.
The Coast Area Regional Executive Director (RED) is a senior member of the Negotiations and Regional Operations Division, with a broad suite of accountabilities. The Coast Area RED is responsible for relationship building, conflict resolution, regional program delivery, and negotiation and implementation of various reconciliation agreements with Indigenous peoples.
Qualifications for this role include:
• Bachelor’s degree or higher, in law, public administration or a resource development and management field or other related disciplines and at least three (3) years related experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
• A minimum of three (3) years recent, related experience leading complex, multi-party negotiations with Indigenous and/or the federal government; or comparable recent negotiation experience leading bi-lateral, tripartite and multi-party negotiations in matters of similar profile and significance.
• Significant experience in conflict resolution.
• Experience leading, planning, coordinating and managing complex projects and work assignments; experience in strategic planning, goal setting, resource allocation and developing performance measurement; experience related to economic agreements, fiscal arrangements and/or cost-sharing; experience with program management techniques and practices; and recent experience leading a team of professionals in a supervisory capacity.
• Experience working in highly dynamic environments, with a strong understanding of organizational transformation and change leadership practices.
Preference may be given to applicants with any of the following:
• Experience working effectively, respectfully and knowledgeably with Indigenous communities and organizations.
• Broad experience working for a variety of provincial agencies and different regions of the Province.
• Master’s degree or higher in law, public administration or a resource development and management field or other related disciplines.
• Policy experience, experience working with central agencies and multiple external partners, and presenting decision information to Ministers and/or Cabinet committees.
• Applicants who self-identify as Indigenous.