Director, Intergovernmental Relations and Strategic Partnerships

From CivicInfo BC - February 5, 2018

Director, Intergovernmental Relations and Strategic Partnerships

Requisition ID:9427

The City of Vancouveris striving to become the greenest city in the world by 2020 and we are proud to be one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.
Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Director, Intergovernmental Relations is responsible for managing the City of Vancouvers overall approach to intergovernmental relations, representing the Citys position and interests by communicating and negotiating with other jurisdictions. This position works collaboratively across City divisions and agencies to build strong relationships with government partners as well as key local, regional, national and global stakeholders to support Council direction and advance the Citys strategic interests.

The Director will advise the City Manager, Corporate Leadership Team, the Mayor and members of Council on First Nations, local, regional, national and global intergovernmental issues and policies that could impact the City, or where there are opportunities for the City to further leverage its expertise and/or achievements.

The Director is responsible for monitoring and reviewing regional, provincial, federal and international policies, legislation and programs so the City can foster relationships, leverage opportunities and advance its policy objectives. This requires building strong working partnerships with other governments to achieve mutual objectives and informed decision-making. Helping to identify shared issues and interests, exchanging information and seeking input on broad policy matters, as well as advancing key funding agreements between the City and its provincial and federal counterparts will be key to deliver on these objectives.

The Director also oversees the conduct of complex projects and policy files, including coordination and direction of other staff/teams and external resources assigned to support those issues. The Director coordinates intergovernmental and strategic partnership work programs with dedicated processes to establish alignment across City divisions and agencies on priority files, ensuring delivery of appropriate and timely support to the Mayor and Council.

As the ideal candidate you have a degree in Public Administration or related discipline with a demonstrated understanding of the City of Vancouvers policies programs and mandate. Your education is combined with a minimum of fifteen years of professional experience primarily in the public sector developing and implementing strategic stakeholder and intergovernmental relations plans, programs and initiatives that advance public policy objectives.

Your ability to work effectively with City Leadership, elected officials, staff, stakeholders and partners in pursuit of shared goals and to operate in a political environment will help you be successful in this role. You will bring a proven ability to lead a team, handle numerous projects simultaneously while exercising sound judgement and discretion under tight deadlines and constant change. The successful candidate will demonstrate initiative and an ability to develop, communicate, and implement successful strategic initiatives, handle sensitive, contentious, complex and highly confidential issues involving multiple and diverse stakeholders with skill, tact and diplomacy.

Business Unit/Department:Office of the City Manager (1010)
Employment Type:Temporary Full Time
Application Close: February 16, 2018

The City of Vancouver is always interested in adding high performing team members to its staff. If you would like to be considered for this exciting and impactful career opportunity,please apply on ourcareers site.

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