BAND 5 – Executive Director, Overdose Response

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    BC Public Service
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Posting Title BAND 5 – Executive Director, Overdose Response Position Classification Band 5 Union N/A Location Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)Vancouver, BC V9B 5J3 CAVictoria, BC V9B6X2 CASalary Range $105,700.02 – $134,800.02 annually Close Date 5/17/2021 Job Type Regular Full Time Temporary End Date Ministry/Organization BC Public Service -> Mental Health & Addictions Ministry Branch / Division Overdose Emergency Response Centre, Strategic Priorities and Initiatives Job Summary Executive Director, Overdose Response Management Band 5This position is excluded from union membership.An eligibility list may be established.This position may be performed from either Victoria or Vancouver.Bring your vision, leadership, and strategicskills to this important roleThe Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions leads the Province of British Columbia in efforts to improve the mental well-being and reduce substance use-related harms for all British Columbians. The ministry has overall responsibility for the development of a coherent, accessible, and culturally safe mental health and addictions system that is effective for individuals and families across the lifespan throughout the province. The ministry is also responsible for escalating an immediate response to the province’s overdose emergency and aims to strengthen social supports and services that impact mental health and well-being (for example, housing, employment, income, education, and childcare).The ministry guides the transformation of BC’s mental health and addictions system by setting the strategic direction for the Province through cross-sector planning and driving system-level improvement through research, policy development, and evaluation. To realize this mandate, the ministry undertakes a whole-government, multi-systems approach in partnership with other ministries, service delivery partners, researchers, other levels of government, families, youth, people with lived experience, and Indigenous peoples.The Strategic Priorities and Initiatives Division leads immediate responses to urgent mental health and addictions issues within the province such as the overdose emergency. The division works collaboratively with other ministries, First Nations and Indigenous leaders and their communities, local and federal governments, health authorities, non-government organizations, community sector organizations, emergency health responders, people with lived experience and public safety agencies to deliver an immediate, escalated response to the overdose emergency to keep people safe and improve the health and well-being of British Columbians. The Overdose Emergency Response Centre (OERC) is the province’s central hub for taking immediate action to address the overdose emergency, coordinate services across the province, evaluate the results and monitor the impact of the crisis on communities across BC.As the Executive Director, you provide strategic direction and leadership of priorities and initiatives to escalate and implement the provincial response to the overdose emergency. This includes providing expertise, advice and guidance to ministry executive and ministers on a diverse range of issues and initiatives to deliver an immediate, escalated response to the overdose emergency. The position works in partnership with cross-ministry and external stakeholders to develop action plans and implementation strategies that are provincial, regional, and local in scope while ensuring priorities and initiatives align with the ministry’s mandate. This includes establishing priorities at all levels of the health system, supporting the development and implementation of performance metrics, and ensuring integration of the OERC with other ministries and provincial agencies as well as Federal / Provincial / Territorial and international stakeholders.If you are looking for an exciting leadership opportunity and possess the required qualifications, we look forward to your application.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.The BC Public Service is an inclusive and accessible employer. Please advise the hiring manager if any accommodations are required to assist you to ensure equitable participation.The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: or by phone: 778-698-1336.For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact 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 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.Job Requirements: Tobe considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:Degree in social work, nursing, epidemiology, public health, public administration or related field. master’s degree is preferred. A minimum of 5 years’ recent, related experience; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Recent related experience must include: Extensive experience in strategic program and service delivery planning, oversight, and evaluation. Experience managing relationships with senior leaders and stakeholders and leading consultation sessions. Experience leading and coaching multi-disciplinary teams in the development and implementation of a diverse range of projects. Experience in the management of financial resources and professional staff. Experience with strategicand businessplanning. Preference may be given to applicants with the following: Experience working with senior leaders in the mental health and substance use sectors, as well as working with populations with complex health and social challenges. Experience in community development and engagement. Experience working with media relations issues. Experience working with Indigenous organizations and communities. Lived experience or experience working with populations with complex health and social challenges. Self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit with the required combination of education and experience. 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.