Assistant Deputy Minister, Negotiations and Regional Operations

Assistant Deputy Minister

Assistant Deputy Minister, Negotiations and Regional Operations

Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

Position Location – multiple locations may be considered.

The Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation (MIRR) represents the Province of British Columbia in its reconciliation efforts with First Nations and Indigenous peoples. A key component of reconciliation involves building and sustaining partnerships with First Nations communities, all levels of Government, industry, and stakeholders. These partnerships create opportunities to collaborate on building a strong economy and a secure future so that all British Columbians, including First Nations and Indigenous peoples, are able to benefit from that economy. The vision is that British Columbia is a place where communities are healthy, prosperous, sustainable, and self-determining founded on positive, lasting relationships between Indigenous people and all British Columbians.

The Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM), Negotiations and Regional Operations provides leadership to the Negotiations and Regional Operations Division and is responsible for meeting the provincial government’s objectives related to reconciling with First Nations. The position is accountable for developing a professional, motivated, highly engaged team, as well as building collaborative working relationships with other ministries, stakeholders and First Nations. A key component of this role is working across government with Indigenous partners, federal and local governments to improve socio-economic outcomes for Indigenous people in British Columbia.

The ADM must be committed to cross-government collaboration and dedicated to building trusted, professional and engaged teams. Demonstrated knowledge of Indigenous history, culture and jurisprudence; negotiations and the treaty process; experience with multi-party negotiations preferably in a cross-cultural setting; and dispute resolution are key to this role.

The successful candidate will have significant senior progressive executive experience in leading and managing teams in a highly intense working environment, as well as experience in representing government and consulting with stakeholders, interest groups, and local governments. Past successes include proven leadership skills with strong business acumen, project management skills, and results orientation. This executive role requires a related university degree and preference may be given to a Master’s Degree.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

This position may be located in Victoria, or in any of the following locations where the ministry has a regional office: Surrey, Nanaimo, Prince George, Smithers, Fort St. John, Kamloops, Williams Lake or Cranbrook.

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To express your interest in this opportunity, please submit your clear and concise cover letter and resume (.pdf format is preferred) to by November 12, 2021. Thank you to all who express interest.