Job Posting Competition #74883

Manager, Engagement (Band 3)

Permanent, Full-Time

Location: Vancouver or Victoria, B.C.

Starting salary (firm): $83,820.07 annually

Job Profile: Manager, Engagement

Bring your strategic thinking and your extensive experience leading engagement initiatives to this 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.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Education and Engagement, the Manager, Engagement is responsible for supporting the development and leading the implementation of a provincial engagement plan using a human rights-based approach and decolonizing principles. The Manager, Engagement will be instrumental in building and maintaining relationships with communities and stakeholder organizations in the non-profit, public, Indigenous and private sectors. The Manager’s role will also involve facilitating best practice engagements, managing a cross-provincial team and supporting the other departments of BCOHRC in research, legal and educational initiatives and programs.

Equity and diversity

Strong preference will be given to applicants who are Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, and/or, People with disabilities. This list is presented in random order.

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: we recognize the impacts of colonization on Indigenous people and encourage applications from those who wish to self-identify.

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 hosting an informational webinar for those who are curious about this position and interested in learning more about BCOHRC.If you would like to attend,  please complete the registration form in advance of this webinar.

  • When: February 17, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST
  • Questions: Due to a high volume of interest and limited time, we may not be able to answer all questions during the webinar. To assist us in providing the most helpful information during this time, we ask that as much as possible you submit these questions in advance via the registration form. We will also be hosting two additional Q&A sessions for this position (details below) and will post an FAQ document on this posting, which will be available a few days after the session has concluded.
  • Recording: Should you be unable to attend or want to review after the session, the webinar will be recorded and linked in this posting a few days following the webinar.

We will also be hosting two Q&A sessions, which will be open blocks of time for candidates to ask questions about the posting. A representative from the engagement team will be available to answer questions about the role.

 If you would like to attend, please complete the registration form in advance of the session (links below).

  • When: 
  • February 11 at 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PST (Registration form for February 11)
    • February 23 at 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PST (Registration form for February 23)
  • Recording: Should you be unable to attend or want to review after the session, the Q&A sessions will be recorded and linked in this posting.

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.
  • 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 will include the following:

  • Written Assignment
    • Interview

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., February 26, 2021.