Director, Indigenous Relations and Programs

BC Public Service

Ministry of Attorney General



Director, Indigenous Relations and Programs

Combine your knowledge of Indigenous communities and organizational change management expertise in this rewarding role

Salary $73,400.00 - $101,900.00 annually

The proposed Office of the Human Rights Commissioner (OHRC) will be accountable directly to B.C.’s Legislative Assembly. As an independent agency the OHRC will aim to foster social change by educating British Columbians on human rights and by examining and addressing discrimination, particularly of a systemic nature. The OHRC’s mandate is to develop educational tools, policies and guidelines to promote human rights, to combat widespread patterns of inequality and discrimination in society and to hold government and the private sector to account.

The Director, Indigenous Relations and Programs is responsible for seeking out meaningful collaborative relationships with Indigenous Elders, leaders and communities throughout the Province of BC. The Director will consult with the Human Rights Advisory Council, once established, to facilitate the development and implementation of programs, partnerships, and relationships that support the OHRC’s initiatives in accord with 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 related to the work of the program area or equivalent combination of education/training and/or recent related experience). Recent, related experience must include the following:

o Supporting change across multiple organizations and agencies;

o Supporting strategic Indigenous competencies in organizational development;

o Supporting projects related to affirming the rights of Indigenous peoples;

• Experience establishing collaborative relationships across different organizations, aligning cooperative efforts and leading consensus-based decision-making processes;

• Proven experience leading and participating in multi-disciplinary diverse groups in the development, implementation and reporting of complex projects with cultural safety sensitivity;

• Experience working with Indigenous communities and facilitating consultations;

• Experience leading and motivating staff and/or teams and instilling trust and building capacity to achieve optimal results.

• In order to achieve a representative OHRC team, preference may be given to applicants self-declaring as being a member of one or more of the following groups: Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+, ethnic, and /or religious or linguistic minorities.

For more information and to apply by January 4, 2019, please go to: