Executive Director, Indigenous Strategies and Partnerships
Office of the Representative for Children and Youth
Salary: $98,700.00 - $105,000.00 - Salary on appointment as per RCY’s salary administration policy
The Representative for Children and Youth, an independent officer of the B.C. Legislature, works to influence positive change to B.C.’s child-, youth- and young adult-serving system. The Representative’s Office provides advocacy support to people dealing with the service system and advocates directly on behalf of children, youth and young adults, monitors and reviews government services to children and youth and reviews and sometimes investigates deaths and critical injuries of children and youth who are receiving services.
The Executive Director, Indigenous Strategies and Partnerships leads a team of staff and is responsible for policy and procedure development, human resources, budget and financial management. The Executive Director identifies and manages systemic and strategic issues related to Indigenous children and youth, their families and communities. The Executive Director identifies and implements strategies for meaningful engagement of Indigenous communities and organizations on a range of issues and challenges facing Indigenous children, youth and families. The Executive Director leads provincial youth engagement initiatives and maintains effective relationships with various external stakeholders, particularly in Indigenous communities.
This challenging, high profile role requires an experienced senior leader with a degree in a relevant discipline such as social work, community development, dispute resolution, child and youth care, or law. The successful applicant has senior level experience with reviewable or designated services as defined by the Representative for Children and Youth Act, managing sensitive and complex issues with Indigenous children, youth, families and communities, leading successful engagement activities with Indigenous children, youth and communities, and a superior track record building and maintaining effective working relationships with Indigenous individuals and organizations in public, non-profit and NGO sectors.
Preference may be given to Indigenous applicants.
For more information about this opportunity and to apply before 4:30 p.m. on
December 30, 2016 please go to the Representative for Children and Youth's website at https://www.rcybc.ca/about-us/careers