New Job Senior Program Strategist In Yukon

Senior Program Strategist
Senior Program Strategist

Senior Program Strategist

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $90,020–$104,504 a year
Location : Yukon

Full Description

This opportunity is for a 3-year term ending March 31, 2026

Department of Justice

The Department of Justice is working to ensure Yukon remains a safe, secure, and healthy place to live and work. We build strong and healthy relationships with others to support good governance and to foster safe communities. The Department of Justice provides supportive and dynamic work environments comprised of teams of professionals who are committed to making a difference in the lives of Yukoners.

The Senior Program Strategist provides senior level oversight and coordination of key projects and strategic initiatives for the Victim Services Branch regarding a broad range of victims of crime related matters. This position will play a key role in improving systems for victims of crime; ensuring Yukon remains at the forefront of current research practice improvements; and facilitating the structures for improvements to inter-departmental and interagency cooperation in support of victims of crime. This position effectively leads, plans, develops, implements, monitors and/or evaluates new and existing strategic initiatives, policies and projects and leads the development and establishment of innovative approaches and creative problem solving. This position conducts or assigns research and analysis on general and specific issues affecting victims of crime and leads projects and initiatives to address emerging issues. This position is a subject matter expert on victims’ issues and may act as the Director’s representative on occasion.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a range of core competencies with particular strength in the areas of Strategic Thinking, Interpersonal Skills and Personal Responsibility, and Influencing Others.

The principles that guide the Department of Justice (DOJ) are:

Reconciliation with Yukon First Nations: Together as Department of Justice (DOJ) representatives we commit to embracing the spirit of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada entitled Honouring the Truth, Reconciling the Future, by conducting ourselves in our day-to-day business in a manner that embodies the purpose of reconciliation with our First Nations members in the Yukon. We recognize the importance of employee education on First Nations history and the encouragement of innovative thinking by all DOJ personnel on our ability to effect meaningful change towards true reconciliation.

Working as a Team: As DOJ employees we value working together as a team within branches and within the department as a whole, while respecting our respective roles in the administration of justice, to work as one entity to meet our collective objective to serve the public. We are mindful of the impact of our actions on the people around us both in proximity and in the larger department and strive to ensure that we maintain the best interests of the department in our approach to our work.

Identify and Meet our Clients' Needs: DOJ personnel have a wide variety of responsibilities and an equally diverse clientele, internal and external to government, and we are committed to ensuring that they know we work for them and that we treat them with empathy, inclusion, integrity, respect and professionalism.

Initiative and Innovation: Management will encourage DOJ staff at all levels to think innovatively and to take initiative that will improve the work we do and services that we provide to allow for positive change and creativity in the workplace. Management will encourage DOJ personnel to reconsider our approach to the services we provide and adapt to the changing environment.

Communications: We are committed to improving the way we communicate internally with one another and externally to the public in order to better perform as a DOJ Team, share information and ideas with each other, dispel negative myths about the department and to ensure that the general public has an appreciation for the excellent work we do.

For information about applying for a Department of Justice position, contact Tammy Vermeersch, HR Consultant, at: [email protected]

For more information about this opportunity please contact Lareina Twardochleb, Director, Victim Services, at: [email protected]

Please do not email resumes to either of these addresses; resumes may only be accepted through e-recruitment. If you need technical support submitting your application/resume, contact: [email protected]

Essential Qualifications

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

  • Post-secondary degree in criminology, political science, law, social sciences or related field
  • Demonstrated experience leading policy development and managing social policy projects.
  • Demonstrated experience providing strategic advice and recommendations to senior levels of government on complex matters.
  • Demonstrated experience working across agencies for the development of policy/projects.
  • Experience with victims of crime-related matters will be considered an asset.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates may be assessed on:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical, research, consultation and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to lead and manage projects and groups with multiple interests and mandates.
  • Ability to deliver in a fast-paced environment with competing interests.
  • Ability to establish strong and effective working relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging research and best practice related to service for victims of crime.
  • Understanding of culturally responsive service and commitment to building individual cultural competencies.

Conditions of Employment

  • Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • Valid driver’s licence.

Job Requirements

  • Willingness to travel in Yukon and outside Yukon.
  • May require some work from home.
Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
27 January 2023
Close Date
9 February 2023