Job Opportunity: Director of Policy and Legislation

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Job Opportunity: Director of Policy and Legislation

The College is currently recruiting for a Director of Director of Policy and Legislation.

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Director of Policy and Legislation (Full, Permanent)

About the Role

Based in Vancouver, the College is seeking to hire a leader with a regulatory and/or public policy development background to take on the permanent, full-time position of Director of Policy and Legislation. Reporting to the General Counsel, the Director of Policy and Legislation formulates and leads the execution of strategies for delivering a wide range of policy and legislation projects for the College over the short, medium, and long terms, working to ensure that projects align with the College’s statutory mandate, strategic plan, organizational values, available resources, and operating requirements.

The successful candidate is already an experienced and exceptional policy/legislative analyst who can lead a small team of analysts and pharmacy consultants in a highly technical and rapidly evolving public policy and regulatory environment. The ideal candidate has deep knowledge of the structures and processes by which policy and legislation is developed and implemented within or for public bodies/the public sector, as well as extensive knowledge of the provincial health care system and provincial and/or federal legislation related to health care generally. Demonstrated leadership and performance in a pharmacy or regulatory environment is a definite asset. The successful candidate will be expected to hit the ground running. 

College’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment

The College is committed to making our health system more culturally safe and free from racism for Indigenous Peoples of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis ancestry. As recognized in our newly updated Strategic Plan and the In Plain Sight report, and acknowledged as a gap in our staff complement at the College, we are very interested in recruiting Indigenous Peoples into our leadership roles and encourage their applications.

We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. The College seeks to attract, retain, and develop a qualified, capable, and diverse workforce that represents our communities. We are committed to employment equity by ensuring all human resource practices comply with the provisions of the Human Rights Code, address unintentional bias and are impartial, fair and honest. We believe that every individual receives fair treatment and is provided with the appropriate resources and opportunities. The College also fosters a welcoming, inclusive, and respectful environment where ongoing diversity, equity and inclusion learning and training are offered; cultural and social awareness are provided; and religious observances are acknowledged.

How to Apply

The College offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities to take part in the selection process. Please let us know if an accommodation is required when you are contacted about an interview and/or assessment. All information in relation to accommodation is kept confidential.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to hr@bcpharmacists.org. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled. References, education and professional credential verifications, and a criminal record check may be required for all final candidates.

*Please note that applications will not be kept on file and only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Jan 09, 2023