Manager, Community Engagement

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Community Living BC
November 29, 2022
1200 West 73 Avenue, 700, Vancouver, Canada
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Location: This position can work from any CLBC office.

We are proud to be selected as one of B.C.'s Top Employers for 2022!

If you are looking for an opportunity to contribute your experience, knowledge, and passion in a meaningful way, CLBC is the place for you!

Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) is a Crown corporation responsible for arranging supports and services for adults with developmental disabilities and their families. CLBC staff strive to advance the vision of Communities of belonging, lives with connections. More than just a job, CLBC is about compassion, commitment, contribution, collaboration and community.

The Role:

As the Manager of Community Engagement at CLBC, you will be responsible for supervising the self-advocate advisor and play a key role in working with CLBC Executive, managers and staff to help CLBC understand the needs of self-advocates, families, service providers, sector partners and community groups. You will implement authentic engagement strategies to ensure the people we serve have a voice in CLBC's mandate and work. You will also be responsible for developing annual community engagement strategies, and supporting the work of the Director, Communications and Community Engagement and VP Governance and Communications to engage the PAC, Community Councils and Editorial Board.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Planning and implementing annual community engagement plans
  • Supporting the Executive and Board to identify key sector partners, stakeholders and community groups and ensuring engagement strategies are in place
  • Supporting and facilitating engagement activities between the Executive and Board with these groups
  • Overseeing the self-advocate advisor and efforts to invest in self-advocate leaders
  • Overseeing the monthly individual and family newsletter
  • Leading the work to support the Provincial Advisory Committee while working with the Chair of the Provincial Advisory Committee to plan and support PAC membership, meetings, agendas and work in general according to its Terms of Reference
  • Supporting regional managers to have strong and active Community Councils
  • Working closely with the VP, Service Delivery and Innovation to support oversight of managers who lead local Community Councils
  • Leading the work of the Editorial Board to have input into CLBC communications
  • Supporting Board and Executive in other community group engagement activities
  • Providing leadership, mentoring and coaching to direct reports to develop a high-functioning team and acting as a role model and change agent in support of people and culture initiatives to support CLBC's strategy and value

The Community Engagement Manager will also oversee a travel budget for the Self Advocate Advisor of approximately $8000, plus a travel budget for the PAC of approximately $43,000, plus a Community Council budget of approximately $100,000.


  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree, preferably in, Communications, Public Relations, or Political Science supplemented by at least 5 years of experience in government services settings conducting community engagement work.
  • Knowledge and experience in leadership and working within a community living sector is considered an asset
  • A combination of education, training and experience may be considered


You will receive a comprehensive benefits package:

  • extended health and dental
  • a BC Public Service Pension plan
  • generous vacation and special leave to help you achieve work/life balance
  • personal days
  • paid parental/adoption leave
  • life insurance, salary protection for sick days, and if needed, long-term disability
  • Wellness supports, including an Employee and Family Assistance Program, and a health and wellness incentive program.
  • Professional development programs provide continuous learning and the opportunity for professional development and skill-building

Flexibility and travel:  Utilizing a hybrid working model, this position combines on-site in office work with work-from-home flexibility. Occasional travel as required throughout BC. Use of own vehicle on expenses. Possession of a Class 5 driver's license and a clean driver's abstract is required.

Additional Info:

This position is posted to fill a new vacancy
Term/Status: Permanent/Full time
Classification/Salary: Excluded

The health and safety of our team and communities is paramount to CLBC. Accordingly, we require anyone joining our team to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

Closing date: December 12, 2022

Apply now! Submit a resume and cover letter through our online application system to the attention of Jaimie Willows. Resumes received by other methods will not be considered.

Successful applicants are subject to a criminal record review check.

Community Living BC is an equal opportunity employer.

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