Job Posting
Competition #104043
Education Advisor (Band 2)
Permanent, full-time
Location: Anywhere in B.C.
Starting salary (firm): $86,595.59 annually

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Do you have experience developing educational materials and learning projects? Do you have a passion for knowledge translation and human rights?

Consider joining our team in the role of Education Advisor with BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner. 

BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner (BCOHRC) 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.

Reporting to the Manager, Education, the Education Advisor applies their passion for learning to ensure the effective design and development of forward-thinking, human rights-based educational materials, initiatives and training programs. Working collaboratively across BCOHRC departments and in cooperation with communities and stakeholders in the public, private and civil-society sectors, the Education Advisor develops educational resources for a range of audiences of different ages and backgrounds. These resources are aimed at the promotion of human rights and the prevention of discrimination across B.C.

Equity and diversity

We are striving to build a diverse team that has lived experience with human rights. Preference may be given to candidates who are Indigenous, Black or racialized, people with diverse gender identities or expressions, and/or, people with disabilities.

It will greatly assist us with screening if you refer in your application to these stated preferences. Recognizing the impacts of discrimination, we ask for a brief statement only, to the degree you feel comfortable sharing. One of our guiding principles is to operate in a trauma-informed manner and thus, it is your choice whether to volunteer information. We will hold your application in strictest confidence, sharing it only with the hiring panel.

Indigenous identity statement: In responding to the impacts of colonization on Indigenous people, we encourage applications from those who wish to self-identify.

Conflict of interest

BC’s Human Rights Commissioner is an independent officer of the Legislature. This independence lends credibility to our work, gives us the widest scope possible to make effective change, and ensures that the perspectives of a broad range of marginalized people are a meaningful part of our processes and are amplified to decision makers and duty bearers through our work. Avoiding real, perceived and potential conflicts is necessary for maintaining BCOHRC’s reputation for independence. This could mean that successful candidates may be requested to step down from governance or leadership positions such as boards or engagement in other activities that could result in an actual, potential or perceived conflict of interest.

Additional information

  • This posting is for one (1) permanent, full-time position located anywhere in British Columbia. This position is decentralized and will be attached to a hub location for administrative purposes such as for travel status. There is a physical BCOHRC office in Vancouver, B.C.
  • Flexible work options (such as in-office, remote, or hybrid work arrangements) are available. Please note: travel to rural and remote areas will be required.
  • 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 criminal record check. Existence of a criminal record will not result in immediate disqualification.
  • This position is excluded from union membership.
  • An eligibility list may be established to fill future vacancies.

How to apply

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  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

Application Tips

  • Initial screening will be based on the education and experience qualifications specified in the job profile.
  • Please ensure your resume and cover letter clearly specify how your education and experience meet the required job qualifications with specific examples.
  • It is a good idea to carefully review the education and experience requirements and tailor your resume and cover letter to respond to them.
  • Be as clear and specific as possible in your resume, including the month and year(s) for each job in your employment history as well as the job-related responsibilities.
  • The content and/or format of your cover letter and resume may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
  • Please note that if the panel is not able to tell from your resume whether you meet the education and experience requirements for the position, we will not consider your application any further.

Due to a high volume of applications, we will not be able to accept incomplete or late applications.

If your application is shortlisted—next steps

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

  • Interview
  • Written Assignment

Only those applications submitted to BC’s 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.

Note: Your application must be received by 9:00 a.m. PDT September 26, 2023


Stephanie Addis, HR Advisor

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.