Position: Director, Indigenous and Regional Partnerships
Salary: $92,700.24 – $123,200.20
Classification: Band 4
Location: Vancouver, BC
Closing Date: June 30, 2022, 4:00 pm
Position #: 00131249
Competition #: DBC 2022-16
If you are interested and you meet the selection criteria, please apply via this link with your cover letter and CV prior to 4 PM June 30, 2022.
You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to apply for this full-time opportunity.
The initial salary for this position will start at the beginning of the listed salary range with the opportunity to advance up the pay grid in annual increments. An eligibility list may be established.
On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here.
Destination BC is a provincially funded, industry-led Crown corporation that supports a strong and competitive future for BC’s tourism industry through a combination of global marketing, destination development, industry learning, cooperative community-based programs, and visitor servicing. The Corporation strives to grow sustainable social, cultural, environmental, and economic benefits for all British Columbians through the encouragement and promotion of responsible travel. Destination BC receives approximately $52 million each year, out of a Provincial investment of about $140 million in BC’s tourism ecosystem as a whole. These investments help to improve the visitor experience, support businesses and communities, and strengthen BC’s worldwide reputation as a destination of choice. For more information about Destination BC’s programs and services, please visit www.DestinationBC.ca.
Destination BC’s Destination Management team provides stakeholders with necessary tools to work collaboratively to transform their destinations, attractions, activities and services into a cohesive and compelling travel experience.
DBC is committed to lasting and meaningful reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and to providing sustainable social, cultural, environmental, and economic benefits for all British Columbians. Destination BC is committed to ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization and in all aspects of our work, and welcome applications from all qualified job seekers. If you are an applicant with a disability, we will ensure workplace accommodations are in place to enable you to do your best work.
A safe and respectful workplace for all employees is s a leading priority for our organization, and as part of this, we are committed to the health and safety of our employees, industry partners, sub-contractors, and community during COVID-19 and beyond.
For inquiries regarding accommodation requirements, or to learn more about our commitment to the health and safety of our employees during COVID-19, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Destination BC’s programs and services, please visit www.DestinationBC.ca.
Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor, Amanda, by email: IndigenousApplicants@gov.bc.ca or by phone: 778-698-1336.
PURPOSE OF POSITION
The Destination Management Division is focussed on strategic collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to maximize the net social, cultural, environmental, and economic benefits of tourism across BC. Requiring a strategic mindset and exceptional relationship building and people development skills, the Director, Indigenous and Regional Partnerships works as a member of the senior leadership team to effectively deliver Destination BC’s corporate strategy ensuring that all programming supports Destination BC’s goals and vision while providing value to British Columbia’s tourism industry stakeholders and business partners.
The Director, Indigenous and Regional Partnerships leads the development of strategic plans and execution of business action plans and programs for British Columbia that create and sustain the long-term competitiveness of the tourism industry. The Director acts as a liaison and resource between Destination BC and its network of business partners and stakeholders, connecting and influencing successful outcomes through a pro-active network. The Director operates with considerable autonomy in implementing a diverse set of programs.
Reporting to the Vice President, Destination Management, the Director, Indigenous and Regional Partnerships provides leadership, directs, and guides staff and resources to ensure the unit meets its key performance measures and accountabilities as well as financial management and reporting requirements. The Director anticipates the need for risk assessment, identifies areas of concern, proposes strategies to address issues and provides expert advice to our Executive, Board of Directors, Government partners, and Destination BC employees. As part of the Division’s management team, the Director provides advice and direction for decisions on division-wide budgets, programming, and stakeholder relations. Finally, as a senior leadership role within Destination BC, this position requires a strong commitment and ability to develop others.
Distinct Areas of Responsibility
Lasting & Meaningful Reconciliation – Corporate-wide commitment to plan, act on and accelerate progress towards lasting and meaningful reconciliation. Guidance to Destination BC’s senior leadership team on Indigenous perspectives on all aspects of the corporation’s mandate, programs, and services.
Indigenous Tourism – Development and implementation of strategic partnerships, plans and programs with Indigenous Tourism BC to strengthen existing relations and develop new, authentic partnerships and agreements with Indigenous communities.
Vancouver Coast & Mountains Region (VCM) – Delivery of regional tourism services.
Regional Destination Management Organizations (RDMOs) – Integrated planning & contract management.
SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES / DELIVERABLES
The ideal candidate will have:
In addition, selection criteria include:
Visionary/Strategic Orientation is the ability to link long-range visions and concepts to daily work, ranging from a simple understanding to a sophisticated awareness of the impact of the world at large on strategies and on choices.
Managing Organizational Resources is the ability to understand and effectively manage organizational resources (e.g., people, materials, assets, budgets). This is demonstrated through measurement, planning and control of resources to maximize results. It requires an evaluation of qualitative (e.g., client satisfaction) and quantitative (e.g., service costs) needs.
Change Leadership Championing the achievement of intended, real change that improve our individual and collective abilities to work effectively with Indigenous People in B.C.
Entrepreneurial/Results Orientation is a concern for surpassing a standard of excellence. The standard may be one’s own past performance (striving for improvement); an objective measure (achievement orientation); challenging goals that one has set; or even improving or surpassing what has already been done (continuous improvement). Thus, a unique accomplishment also indicates a Results Orientation.
Relationship Building is working to build or maintain ethical relationships or networks or contacts with people who are, or may be, potentially helpful in achieving work-related goals and establishing advantages. These people may include customers, clients, counterparts, colleagues, etc.
Innovation indicates an effort to improve performance by doing or promoting new things, such as introducing a previously unknown or untried solution or procedure to the specific area or organization.
Developing Others involves a genuine intent to foster the long-term learning or development of others through coaching, managing performance and mentoring. Its focus is on developmental intent and effect rather than on a formal role of training. For this competency to be considered, the individual’s actions should be driven by a genuine desire to develop others, rather than by a need to transfer adequate skills to complete tasks.
Destination BC Operating Budget: $52M
Program Budget: $3 million
Human Resource Responsibility:
Vice-President, Destination Management
Director, Indigenous and Regional Partnerships
Senior Program Advisor, Indigenous & Regional Projects
Manager, Regional Services, Vancouver, Coast & Mountains
Senior Program Advisor, Vancouver, Coast & Mountains
Indigenous Tourism Specialist (Shared ITBC position)
Labour Specialist (Shared with Go2HR)
Manager, Destination Development, Vancouver, Coast & Mountains
Senior Program Advisor, Vancouver, Coast & Mountains (x2)
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