Oct 12, 2022

Manager, Indigenous Strategic Initiatives

  • Community Living BC
  • British Columbia, Canada
Full-time Government Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

We are proud to be selected as one of B.C.'s Top Employers for 2022!

If you are looking for an opportunity to contribute your experience, knowledge, and passion in a meaningful way, CLBC is the place for you!

Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) is a Crown corporation responsible for arranging supports and services for adults with developmental disabilities and their families. CLBC staff strive to advance the vision of Communities of belonging, lives with connection. More than just a job, CLBC is about compassion, commitment, contribution, collaboration, and community.

The purpose of the Indigenous Relations Department is to plan, support, coordinate and advance Cultural Safety through research & development, continuous business improvement initiatives, and priorities identified by Indigenous Advisory Committee, Leadership, or provincial mandate.

The Role:

As the Manager, Indigenous Strategic Initiatives at CLBC, you will manage a growing team with the responsibility of advancing reconciliation with stewardship over four broad areas: including Indigenous Community Engagement & Partner Development, Culturally Safe in Service Delivery, Enabling Cultural Safety, and Shifting CLBC & Sector Culture toward Reconciliation.

Duties include:

  • Supporting the strategic level of initiatives to influence change towards a strategic vision of trusting relationships with Indigenous people and ensuring that our actions align with the Rights of Indigenous people
  • Ensuring the experiences of individuals living with developmental disabilities are integrated as appropriate in strategic change initiatives and projects
  • Establishing strong relationships with stakeholders within and outside CLBC including senior leadership, managers, staff, community and community leaders, government partners, and others
  • Works in consultation with Director, Cultural Safety & Humility to develop strategic intent documents identifying strategic improvement opportunities spanning a multi-year period including continuous improvement and projects
  • Assessing service effectiveness, cultural safety, demands, trends, and needs with respect to Indigenous consumers.

You will directly supervise approximately six staff on the Indigenous Relations team. Responsibilities include recruitment, onboarding, and supervision. You will also manage a budget, inclusive of human resources, of approximately $2,500,000.


  • A Degree in Public or Business administration, Social Services, or a related field or equivalent demonstrated experience. A Master's degree is preferred.
  • At least 5 years of experience leading teams (including strong project leadership) in both the Indigenous Services Sector and the Community Living Sector.

An Indigenous background is preferred


You will receive a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • extended health and dental
  • a BC Public Service Pension plan
  • generous vacation and special leave to help you achieve work/life balance
  • personal days
  • paid maternity/paternity/adoption leave
  • life insurance, salary protection for sick days, and if needed, long-term disability
  • Wellness supports, including an Employee and Family Assistance Program, and a health and wellness incentive program.
  • Professional development programs provide continuous learning and the opportunity for professional development and skill-building

Location: This position can work from any CLBC office. Utilizing a hybrid working model, this position combines on-site office work with work from home flexibility after successful completion of probation.

Travel: Occasional travel may be required.

Additional Info:

This position is posted to fill a new vacancy
Term/Status: Permanent/Full time
Classification/Salary: Under review

The health and safety of our team and communities is paramount to CLBC. Accordingly, we require anyone joining our team to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

Closing date: Applications will be reviewed starting October 25, 2022

Apply now! Submit a resume and cover letter through our online application system to the attention of Jaimie Willows. Resumes received by other methods will not be considered.

Successful applicants are subject to a criminal record review check.

Community Living BC is an equal opportunity employer.