Program Director

Justice Institute of British Columbia

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February 22, 2021
New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Job Type
Annual Salary
Up to $111,078 per annum
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Justice Institute of British Columbia:

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is Canada’s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor’s degrees and graduate certificates; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies, community organizations and private corporations worldwide. Each year, over 36,000 students study at one of JIBC’s six campuses, through online education, and at locations in more than 150 BC communities, as well as sites across Canada and around the world. Our education contributes to safer communities and a more just society by providing professionals with the knowledge, skills and abilities to excel at every stage of their careers and make a difference every day.

Position Summary:

We seek an experienced, highly collaborative educational leader, passionate about post-secondary education, counselling, community safety, leadership and social justice. Ideally, you will be an educational administrator committed to student success and with a proven ability to provide leadership in staff and budget management, strategic planning, program development, delivery and evaluation. Demonstrated success inspiring and building trusting, strategic relationships is essential as is experience leading complex projects, facilitating faculty and community engagement.

As the Program Director, you will oversee vision, strategic direction and operations for the Centre for Counselling and Community Safety (CCCS) and the Centre for Leadership (CL). Programming within those Centres includes courses and credentials in: leadership, Indigenous trauma and community safety, trauma informed practice, critical incident stress management, and bylaw enforcement. Programming also includes contract work with the Ministry of Children & Family Development (MCFD) and others.

Knowledge and Skills

Related Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years mid-level experience in educational leadership and administration, including team leadership, program development and delivery, strategic planning, financial management, business development and project management.

Other Knowledge/Training:

  • Commitment to and practice of collaborative and consultative leadership with demonstrated experience in, trauma informed practice, Indigenous counselling and community safety, social justice and community-based education;
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strategic relationships, work in a collaborative team environment and build rapport and trust with stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated complex project management skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment, problem solve, and work with complex issues;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Experience writing proposals, business cases and briefing notes.


Graduate degree in related discipline (e.g. education, leadership, counselling, social work) or an acceptable equivalent combination of education, experience and training, along with an in-depth understanding of and experience in the post-secondary educational service.

How to Apply

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Please submit a resume/CV, cover letter and copies of academic / professional credentials, quoting Competition #21-08 via email to Human Resources.