Job Opportunity: Manager, Commission Operations

Help shape your province and serve democracy in British Columbia in a unique temporary opportunity.

Manager, Commission Operations
British Columbia Electoral Boundaries Commission
Competition # BC2022-01
Full-time, temporary from January 2022 to May 2023
Management Band 2
The starting salary range for this position will be $80,000 to $94,000 annually
Victoria, B.C.

Posting close date: December 12, 2021

About the Electoral Boundaries Commission

The BC Electoral Boundaries Commission is an independent and non-partisan organization appointed to review provincial electoral districts. The Boundaries Commission will make proposals to the Legislative Assembly on the area, boundaries and names of electoral districts to be used for the next two provincial general elections.

The Commission’s recommendations are based on the fundamental democratic principles of equal and effective representation in choosing Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs). The Commission engages in province-wide public consultations before developing its recommendations. It seeks public input on population, demographics, geography, means of communication and transportation to ensure equal and effective representation across all electoral districts.

The Commission is a temporary organization, established for approximately 18 months, from November 2021. The Commission must submit a preliminary report to the Legislative Assembly within a year of the commission’s appointment, and a final report within six months of the release of the preliminary report.

About the role

The Commission is seeking a Manager, Commission Operations to support the Commission’s work from now until it publishes its final report. This is a rare opportunity to join a unique temporary organization and support the foundations of democracy in B.C. Working out of Elections BC’s offices in Victoria, the Manager, Commission Operations is a key resource to help the Commissioners establish and manage Commission operations. Elections BC is providing administrative support to the Commission, but is a separate organization.

The Manager will provide leadership to Commission staff and spearhead the development, implementation and evaluation of all major Commission projects. These include managing the public consultation process, developing the public hearing travel schedule, travelling with the Commission during public hearing periods, and producing the Commission’s reports. The Manager will ensure that all projects are completed in accordance with the project plan and project management standards, from concept to completion.

Our ideal applicant can excel as a neutral and non-partisan representative for the commission, has a passion for project management excellence, and brings the superb leadership skills required to guide a diverse team of staff.

Job Requirements

To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined in the job description below. 

Education and experience:

  • Degree in business administration, public administration, or related field and a minimum of two years of recent, related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Related experience must include:
    • leading large scale and complex projects
    • managing diverse workloads effectively and independently
    • supervising staff
    • participating in and guiding project teams and committees
    • responding to financial, human resources and administrative issues
    • preparing written and oral communications, including conveying, interpreting and presenting data and information to senior executives

 To apply for this opportunity

  • Review the job description.
  • Submit a resume and cover letter detailing your relevant work experience and qualifications. We strongly recommend you submit your application in .pdf format.
  • Include the position title and competition number on the cover letter or in the email subject line.
  • Submit your application by email to jobs@elections.bc.ca.

Note:

  • The Boundaries Commission is committed to the health and safety of its employees and takes every reasonable precaution against the hazards of COVID-19 in our workplaces. Employees will be required to confidentially provide proof that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. New hires must satisfy the COVID-19 verification requirements as a condition of their employment offer prior to their start date. Details about the COVID-19 verification process will be provided at the time of offer of hire.
  • An eligibility list may be established through this competition for similar vacancies in future positions with the BC Electoral Boundaries Commission.
  • The recruitment process for this competition will take place virtually.
  • This position has office-based requirements in Victoria, B.C. and is required to travel frequently throughout the term of appointment to communities around B.C.