Job Posting Competition #75756
Indigenous Strategist, Education and Engagement (Band 3)
Permanent, Full-Time
Location: Vancouver or Victoria
Starting salary (firm): $90,900.08 annually

Job Profile: Indigenous Strategist

Do you have experience planning and facilitating Indigenous engagements? Are you a strategic thinker looking for meaningful work in B.C.? Consider joining our team in this new and important role 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.

The Indigenous Strategist, Education & Engagement (ISEE) increases relevance of the human rights system for Indigenous Peoples in B.C., provides strategic advice on integration of Indigenous considerations to BCOHRC’s education and engagement projects and supports development of BCOHRC’s capacity to act on Indigenous rights issues. Reporting to the Executive Director, Education and Engagement (ED, E&E), the Indigenous Strategist is instrumental in building, supporting, and maintaining relationships with Indigenous communities, organizations and leadership. In this role, the Indigenous Strategist organizes, implements and facilitates wise practice engagements as well as supports the relationship-building work of other departments.

Equity and diversity

One of 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 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.

Conflict of interest

As the BC Human Rights Commissioner is an independent Officer of the Legislature with the ability to hold inquiries into a broad range of human rights matters within B.C., successful candidates will need to avoid conflicts of interest. This could mean that successful candidates may not be permitted to sit on boards or engage 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 in Vancouver or Victoria and extensive travel will be required particularly in the initiation phases of the team. However, due to the extraordinary circumstances related to COVID-19, this position may be performed virtually and work-related travel will be suspended until the Commissioner determines, based on information from the Provincial Health Officer, that conditions have been met for employees to safely return to the office and resume work-related travel.
  • 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.

Informational webinar

We will be hosted an informational webinar for those who are curious about this position and interested in learning more about BCOHRC.

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   

How to apply

Review the job profile

  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.
  • It is a good idea to carefully review the education and experience requirements and tailor your resume and cover letter to respond to them. We screen resumes for roles where you gained your experience.
  • 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
  • Presentation

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.

Your application must be received by 9:00 a.m. PDT, May 18, 2021.

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.

Erin Hinton, HR Coordinator