Job Posting 102278

Privacy & Access Program Manager
BC Housing
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Burnaby or Victoria
closes in 17 days (Sat, 3 Aug)
full time  •  TBD


($84,795 - $99,759 Annually)


Reporting to the Director, Privacy and Information Services, the Privacy & Access Program Manager is responsible for administering BC Housing’s obligations under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). The incumbent interacts with BC Housing’s executive and senior management to provide advice on complex and sensitive freedom of information and privacy matters and develops effective trust-based working relationships with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner. He/she/they provides support in managing effective freedom of information and protection of privacy programs at BC Housing and participates in the planning and formulation of departmental objectives, plans, policies and procedures to ensure the accomplishment of business objectives. He/she/they manages complaints about BC Housing’s programs and inquiries from the Ombudsperson’s Office as required during periods of limited coverage. The Privacy & Access Program Manager is supported by two Privacy & Access Analysts and a Records & Access Coordinator. 


The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline supplemented by industry-recognized professional courses, such as International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) certification.
  • Considerable experience processing FOI requests of varied complexity, communicating with senior-level staff and organizations, including the OIPC, completing Privacy Impact Assessments for complex Information Technology (IT) systems and environments and completing Information Sharing Agreements.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the Employer.


  • Extensive knowledge of freedom of information and privacy legislation.
  • Sound knowledge of IT Security.
  • Ability to analyze the requirements of FIPPA and the impact of OIPC decisions.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, in both spoken and written communications and provide complex and sensitive information where there may be significant barriers to acceptance.
  • Ability to learn and understand BC Housing’s business operations.
  • Ability to build strong and trusting relationships with BC Housing executive, managers and staff, the OIPC and other government agencies.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and utilize diplomacy and tact in dealing with confidential matters.
  • Ability to be flexible and have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to analyze and solve issues and make effective decisions in a results-oriented environment.
  • Strong communication, facilitation, problem-solving and negotiation skills.
  • Strong organizational, planning and project management skills.
  • Strong leadership, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Criminal Record Check Required. 
  • Please Note: Successful applicant(s) are subject to a satisfactory criminal record search and are rewquired to maintain Security Clearance throughout their employment. 

Indigenous candidates are welcome to connect with an Indigenous team member in our organization to discuss the recruitment process and our workplace, please contact  to arrange a call.

How to Apply:

Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications and competencies.  To be considered for this competition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position.  This information will be used as part of the selection process.

Your cover letter and resume should be submitted as one document in your profile when applying for this position. Please add your cover letter to your resume and submit both documents as your resume.


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At BC Housing, we're committed to providing a healthy, safe and inclusive workplace where respect and diversity are recognized assets. We invite and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, People with Disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and all people committed to meaningful work that makes a difference.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you require accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact .

We didn’t become one of BC’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers without a lot of thought, care and consideration for our team and environment. Our supportive and collaborative workplace balances engaging and challenging work with personal development and wellness initiatives.


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