Job Posting 94012

Manager, Policy and Government Relations
Community Living British Columbia
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Vancouver, BC, Canada
closed yesterday (Wed, 31 May)
full time

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Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) is a Crown corporation responsible for arranging supports and services for adults with developmental disabilities and their families. CLBC staff strive to advance the vision of Communities of belonging, lives with connection.

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The Role:

As the Manager, Policy and Government Relations, you will lead the Policy team and manage inter-governmental agreements and relationships. Under the Policy function, you will provide leadership in the development of policy, procedure, and practice guidance. You will also be responsible for government relations and the development of protocols, guidelines, agreements, and reports to define roles and responsibilities with partner ministries and other agencies.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Support VP Governance and Communications and the Director, Governance and Policy to ensure effective policy governance
  • Ensures the policy framework aligns with legislation, governance, and CLBC's Strategic Plan and Service Plan
  • Continually develops, implements, evaluates and improves processes and tools to assure effective and efficient operations
  • Recruiting, hiring, on-boarding, and supervising staff that are hired for the Policy Team and assigned projects
  • Oversite of the Policy Framework, including processes for changing policies
  • Development, implementation, and oversight of the Annual Policy Workplan
  • Act as Process Steward for Memorandums of Understanding, Agreements and Guidelines with the Ministry of Health and Health Authorities, and the Ministries of Social Development and Poverty Reduction and Children and Family Development
  • Effectively communicates project objectives, requirements, expectations, concepts, issues and progress to the team, senior management and other stakeholders as required


  • A Bachelor's degree in social sciences or a related discipline. A Master's degree in social sciences or a related discipline is preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in the community living services field and at least 2 years within a leadership role
  • Ability to develop and manage small and medium sized project plans and budgets
  • Ability to design, develop and implement policy, procedures, standards, and guidance
  • Ability to identify, analyze and assess emerging business issues, and develop and implement effective policies, standards and practices
  • Knowledge of supports and services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families

Travel: Occasional overnight travel required within the province. Use of own vehicle on expenses.

Hybrid work: Combines on-site office work with flexibility to work from home within BC.

Location: This position can work from any CLBC office.

You will receive a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Employer-paid extended health and dental plan
  • A BC Public Service Pension plan with employer contributions
  • Generous vacation plus additional personal days
    Paid maternity/parental/adoption leave
  • Life insurance, paid sick days, and, if needed, long-term disability
  • Wellness supports, including an Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Professional development funds and resources to encourage continuous learning and skill development
  • Access to government discounts to travel, cell phones, and more!

Additional Info:
Term/Status: Permanent/Full-time
Classification/Salary: Excluded compensation

The health and safety of our team and communities is paramount to CLBC. Accordingly, we require anyone joining our team to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

Closing date: May 31, 2023

Apply now! Submit an online application. Applications received by other means will not be considered.

Successful applicants are subject to a Criminal Record Check.

CLBC is committed to hiring based on merit with a focus on fostering diversity of thought. We welcome candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, and encourage applications from equity-seeking groups such as women, persons with diverse ethnic, racial or Indigenous backgrounds, gender identity and sexual orientation, and persons with a disability. However, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

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