Indigenous Youth Internship Program Lead
Management Band 3
Due to nature of the position, only people of Indigenous heritage who meet the qualifications for the position will be considered.
This position may be located anywhere in British Columbia, including virtual work options.
This position is excluded from union membership.
An eligibility list may be established.
An opportunity to lead an exceptional program and help support Indigenous youth to develop their leadership skills
Every year, the Indigenous Youth Internship Program (IYIP) provides a 12-month paid internship for up to 25 young Indigenous British Columbians, ages 19 to 29. IYIP was created by the BC Public Service Agency in partnership with the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Indigenous leaders, and Indigenous youth organizations. The Diversity and Inclusion Branch is responsible for overseeing the delivery of the Indigenous Youth Internship Program.
The IYIP program is an example of reconciliation in action and recognizes the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action as key pillars to the program. The program received the Deputy Ministers Award of Excellence in Innovation in 2009 and the Premier’s Award for Partnership in 2010-2011 and will be recruiting for the 14th year in 2020.
IYIP Program Goals:
• Encourage Indigenous youth to consider the BC Public Service or Indigenous organizations as a place to pursue a rewarding career
• Support Indigenous youth to develop their leadership skills
• Provide opportunities for Indigenous youth to contribute and improve relationship building between Indigenous communities/organizations and the provincial government
• Contribute to closing the social and economic gaps that exist between Indigenous people and other British Columbians
The Indigenous Youth Internship Program Lead oversees the delivery of the program and provides direction, mentorship and support to IYIP interns and Ministry and Indigenous organization supervisors and mentors. This position requires comprehensive knowledge of Indigenous culture, traditions, history and language, including the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and UNDRIP, and experience related to the promotion and implementation of Indigenous initiatives. The IYIP Lead role encompasses developing, coaching and sustaining a strong cohort bond among program participants; developing collaborative working relationships with internal and external partners, stakeholders and government ministries; planning and delivering key program events and training opportunities; and providing support to IYIP participants.
If you are seeking a leadership role where you will work with amazing Indigenous youth in a program that provides professional experience, leadership development and cultural support, please consider this career opportunity.
This position requires frequent travel throughout British Columbia.
Preference may be given to applicants who have a valid B.C. Class 5 driver’s licence.
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Priscilla.Sabbaswatts@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
• Preference may be given to applicants who have a diploma or higher in studies specifically relevant to Indigenous people, or in business administration, public administration, communications, human resource management or a related field; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
• Experience in a management role working with multiple stakeholders to develop and deliver a product or program.
• Experience related to the promotion and implementation of Indigenous initiatives.
• Experience in stakeholder engagement including Indigenous partners.
• Experience supervising staff.
• Preference may be given to applicants who have experience in a public sector environment.
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume required: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Online Questionnaire: YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 30 minutes to complete the questionnaire.