Position: Senior Program Advisor, Destination Development
Salary: $66,557.72 – $75,884.38
Location: Vancouver, BC
Closing Date: August 16, 2022
Position #: 00116189
Competition #: DBC 2022 – 23
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 on August 16, 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. 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 is committed to ensuring diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility 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.
For enquires 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
As part of the Destination Management division, the Destination Development team drives partner engagement and development through leading and supporting the creation and implementation of long-term, sustainable tourism development strategies for areas, regions, and routes across the province. These strategies are focused on responsibly enhancing tourism experiences, businesses, and jobs, amplifying the benefits of tourism to communities, developing emerging sectors, like Indigenous tourism, while elevating British Columbia’s competitiveness as a destination for travel and investment.
Approaching our work through a multi-lens of sustainability, Indigenous reconciliation and diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility, the Destination Development program aims to align provincial, regional, and community tourism related actions and investments to advance community tourism priorities and bring net tourism benefits to British Columbians.
Through a complex network of relationships with Indigenous partners, provincial government agencies, local, and regional governments, Regional Destination Management Organizations (RDMOs), community groups, and the tourism industry, including tourism operators, this team proactively leads and facilitates collaboration with a broad range of partners to engage in destination development initiatives to improve BC’s tourism performance and long-term competitiveness.
Reporting to the Manager, Destination Development, the Senior Program Advisor will provide project management leadership to develop and support the implementation of integrated, strategic destination development plans that align with the corporation’s strategic direction and enhance the province’s tourism competitiveness. Individual planning processes are delivered through workshops, webinars, interviews, surveys, and other input formats, ensuring broad access to destination development planning processes across the province.
The Senior Program Advisor maintains high functioning, professional working relationships with a wide variety of partners as well as teams of contractors and internal business units, to achieve strategic corporate goals, drive alignment, facilitate partner engagement, and enhance the practice of sustainable destination development through programs, services, and projects that can significantly benefit British Columbia. The Senior Program Advisor is responsible for the consistent application of Destination Development and Destination Stewardship program standards, policies, and procedures delivered by Destination BC.
This position encompasses a strong emphasis on partner development, relations management, project and program management, and strategic planning.
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