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Industry Training Authority

Director, Aboriginal Initiatives

Canada-British Columbia-Vancouver


Company Information

The Industry Training Authority (ITA) leads and coordinates British Columbia’s skilled trades system. ITA works with employers, employees, industry, labour, training providers and government to issue credentials, support apprenticeships, fund programs, set program standards, and increase opportunities in the trades. The vision is to create a world class training and apprenticeship system for British Columbians. The mission for ITA is to build the trades that build British Columbia. ITA has been recognized as one of BC’s Top 100 Employers for 2017.

Job Description

A unique and impactful opportunity exists in the role of The Director of Aboriginal Initiatives. Ensuring all the work ITA does has a focus on creating strategies and programs to increase the participation of Aboriginal people in trades training throughout the Province, the Director is required to maintain strong relationships with BC Aboriginal communities to develop new industry training programs.

The Director supports Aboriginal Initiatives related to the work ITA does with training providers, industry, Aboriginal organizations and provincial and federal levels of government. This position requires a strong background in program management, demonstrated abilities to create and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders and experience acting at the senior level as an ambassador for the needs of Aboriginal communities.

The new Director will be an energetic and dynamic leader with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and well-honed facilitation and problem solving abilities. A solid history of success in a service-delivery environment and experience working within or in close partnership with the Aboriginal community will be keys to success. Additionally, you have a relevant degree complemented by progressive understanding of policy development, community programs and consensus building among stakeholders. A trades background and project management in a team environment would be considered assets.

Play a role in providing partnerships and tangible outcomes within a growing and critical sector. Please visit our website and submit your application to Jennifer Madden or Allison Rzen at

PFM Executive Search / Panorama Search Partners

Suite 2020, 1055 West Hastings Street 

Vancouver, BC   V6E 2E9

Tel 604.689.9970

Contact Information

Industry Training Authority
Jennifer Madden / Allison Rzen
Posting Date: 11-Apr-2017Construction/Trade Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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