Job Posting

Competition #68616

Manager, Engagement – Permanent, Full-Time

Band 3 salary range: $76,200.06 – $105,700.02
Starting salary: $83,820.07

Do you have experience managing complex engagement projects that result in behavioural change? Do you want to apply your expertise in an Office dedicated to promoting and protecting human rights? If the answer is “Yes!”, consider joining our team as Manager, Engagement – a new and exciting role with BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner.

 To learn more about this position review the job profile here

BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner exists to address the root causes of inequality, discrimination and injustice in B.C. by shifting laws, policies, practices and cultures. We do this work through education, research, advocacy, inquiry and monitoring.

The Manager, Engagement is responsible for designing and implementing a decolonizing provincial engagement process by leading the engagement team, delivering educational initiatives and programs (in collaboration with the Education team), building relationships with communities and key stakeholder groups in the non-profit, public, Indigenous and private sectors, to address the root causes of inequality, discrimination, and injustice in B.C.

One of the BCOHRC’s guiding principles is to embed a decolonizing approach into all our work and recognize that human rights can be held by individuals or groups. We are decolonizing our organizational structure through the intentional placement of Indigenous (and other marginalized) peoples in positions in any departments rather than positions specific to their self-identified group. To help us achieve that goal, we have applied for and received Special Program Approval from the BC Human Rights Tribunal pursuant so s.42(3) of the Human Rights Code to offer this position to Indigenous applicants only.

To assist us with screening, please ensure your application clearly indicates that you self-identify as an Indigenous person.

Please note:

  • This posting is for one (1) permanent full-time position in Victoria or Vancouver, B.C.
  • The successful applicant must be willing to travel often including to rural and remote areas.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada (i.e., Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada or authorized in writing to work in Canada such as via a work permit). Employment is contingent upon continued eligibility to work in Canada.
  • The successful applicant requires a police record check.
  • This position is excluded from union membership.
  • An eligibility list may be established.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities and a complete list of required and preferred qualifications, please refer to the job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact


1. Submit a cover letter and resume detailing your relevant work experience and how you meet the stated qualifications

2. Include the position title on the cover letter and in the email subject line

3. Applications must be submitted by email to

Only those applicants who pass the initial screening based on the education and experience qualifications specified in the job profile will be considered for the next step in the selection process. Your resume and cover letter must therefore clearly specify how your education and experience meet the required job qualifications. Please be as clear and specific as possible. Ensure your resume includes the month and year(s) for each job in your employment history as well as job-related responsibilities. If you do not clearly identify how you meet the education and experience requirements for the position, your application will not be considered. Please note that the content and/or format of your cover letter and resume may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Please note that incomplete applications or late applications will not be evaluated or acknowledged.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the next stage of the hiring process, which may include the following:

  • Written Assignment
  • Interview
  • Presentation

Only those applications submitted to the Office of the Human Rights Commissioner directly by email will be considered. Please DO NOT apply for this position by submitting your profile on the BC Government Hiring Centre website.

Your application must be received by 9:00 a.m. PDT Monday, July 6, 2020.

By submitting your application, you certify that all information submitted is true, complete and correct. Any information provided in your application, any assessment documents or processes and/or an interview that is found to be false or misrepresented in any respect, may eliminate you from further consideration for employment or may result in dismissal.


Stephanie Addis, A/Human Resources Specialist