Director, External Relations and Cross-Government Initiatives
Management Band 3

Amendment (January 18, 2023): Posting Date Extended to February 1, 2023
This position is excluded from union membership.
An eligibility list may be established for future temporary or permanent vacancies.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19.  Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required.  It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service.  More information can be found here.

Provide leadership, supervision and training in a dynamic and changing environment

The Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation (MIRR) provides a leadership role to the Province of British Columbia in its reconciliation efforts with Indigenous Peoples. A key component of reconciliation involves working collaboratively and respectfully with all Indigenous Peoples and building and maintaining partnerships with all levels of Government, industry, and stakeholders.

The Reconciliation Transformation and Strategies Division leads the ministry in working collaboratively and respectfully with Indigenous people. The Division leads the creation and implementation of a plan to establish a clear, cross-government vision of reconciliation to guide the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action, and the Tsilhqot’in Supreme Court decision.

The Director, External Relations and Cross-Government Initiatives leads and manages the design, development and implementation of engagement approaches, tools and resources that support the Reconciliation Transformation and Strategies Division and its broad strategic accountabilities to develop and deliver government’s reconciliation vision, and implications for ongoing and future initiatives/approaches. This includes 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. You will support the Executive Director with organizing stakeholder engagement strategies and outreach with key industry stakeholders. This position also provides ministerial support for Inter-Governmental Relations Secretariat (IGRS); and engages with external partners on reconciliation and Indigenous related strategic initiatives including but not limited to relationships with UBCM and local government.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service – Province of British Columbia (

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline (relational issues, consultation, public engagement, communications, public relations) or the equivalent combination of education/training and/or experience totaling five years.
  • Minimum four years and progressively responsible experience working in areas of communications/engagement planning, cross-government collaboration.
  • Experience in managing effective internal and external stakeholder engagement and relations.
  • Experience establishing collaborative relationships and leading change associated with communications and engagement. 
  • Experience leading and participating in multi-disciplinary and diverse groups in the development and implementation of complex projects with cultural intelligence.
  • Experience working in partnership with Indigenous governments, communities, industry associations and/or organizations.


Preference may be given to applicants with the following:

  • Master’s degree in a related discipline (relational issues, consultation, public engagement, communications, public relations)
  • Experience working with Indigenous organizations and/or communities.
  • Applicants who identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit).

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting. 
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES – A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

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