Website First Peoples Cultural Council

If you are passionate about IT, enjoy driving innovation, improvements, and creating robust IT solutions in support of an organization dedicated to revitalizing First Nations Languages, Arts and Cultural Heritage in BC, this may be the perfect opportunity for you!

On behalf of our client First Peoples Cultural Council (FPCC), we are seeking a talented Director of Information Technology (IT) to join their dynamic senior management team in Victoria, BC. Reporting to the CEO, the Director will ensure the strategic and operational application of seamless, efficient, and effective IM/IT applications and delivery in keeping with FPCC’s core values and strategic focus areas.

If you are passionate about IT, enjoy driving innovation, improvements, and creating robust IT solutions in support of an organization dedicated to revitalizing First Nations Languages, Arts and Cultural Heritage in BC, this may be the perfect opportunity for you!

The ideal candidate is a proven IT leader with knowledge and experience in the latest technologies, and who inspires teams and truly cares for the preservation of Indigenous cultural and language heritage.

First Peoples Cultural Council Offers:

  • Standard hours. We value your work-life balance and family/community time.
  • B.C. Public Pension
  • Generous vacation
  • 12 stats including National Indigenous Persons Day and Truth and Reconciliation Day
  • Training and professional development opportunities to grow your skills
  • Dental, extended health and vision care for you and your family through CanadaLife.
  • Access to internal and external events such as the Knowledge Keepers series and the International Conference on Indigenous Languages
  • Travel opportunities throughout B.C., Canada and Worldwide to relevant conferences and community events

Your day as a Director of IT may include:

  • Overseeing all IT operations infrastructure
  • Developing, implementing, and evaluating IT projects in line with organizational objectives
  • Directing the development of IM/IT Application strategy and advising the CEO and Program Managers on strategic direction for IM/IT business system investment and development
  • Directing and overseeing application development and maintenance projects for the IM/IT service delivery managed by the IT team representing the FPCC on CCEA
  • Establishing FPCC system lifecycle development standards, from concept to decommissioning, ensuring the application development aligns with the architectures and strategies consistent with Crown Corporation practices and ensuring standards adherence
  • Leading business analysis services for stakeholders/staff, understandings FPCC and departmental business needs and priorities, and serving as a trusted advisor to staff on the successful use of IM/IT business applications and budgets

Our ideal Director of IT candidate brings:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s degree preferred, in computer science and information systems.
  • Minimum of 5 years recent, related experience managing an applications development team
  • Previous experience managing a large, global development team is an absolute must with proven success in building and managing the DevOps process by incorporating Agile principles and practices
  • Proven background in managing cloud applications, web services, and integration of a variety of methods; and deep knowledge of system architecture, technical design, and system software development technology
  • Business consulting experience with the ability to understand the strategic goals and priorities using the right technology to deliver programs/services to stakeholders and businesses

The experience listed above is required to be successful in this role, but please be sure to review the full Job Description as there is additional experience that would be very beneficial and would elevate your application!

These Skills and Abilities will help you thrive:

  • Knowledge of and experience working with First Nations and Indigenous communities in BC
  • Working knowledge, understanding, and familiarity of First Nations history, communities, cultures, traditions, and practices
  • Ideally brings an Indigenous point of view and an understanding of the importance of what FPCC does and the value of Indigenous arts, heritage, languages, and cultures
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment with an ability to set priorities, plan, organize, and effectively manage a workload with multiple competing priorities
  • Proven leadership, interpersonal, and management IT skills in the latest technologies

How To Apply:

After reviewing the full Job Description qualified applicants are encouraged to apply in confidence to TallSky Consulting with a resume and covering letter that clarifies how you meet the requirements of this position.

We thank all applicants who apply; however, after initial acknowledgment, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to careers@tallsky.ca.