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BC Housing

Director, Privacy & Information Services

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
10 hours ago
Position Summary


Job ID: 4003


Location: BURNABY, BC

To be considered for this role, applications MUST be submitted online, by clicking on 'Apply' below.
  • Join one of BC's Top Employers!
  • Be part of an exceptional company culture with great employee benefits and a healthy work/life balance!

BC Housing thanks all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.


BC Housing is a provincial Crown Corporation that develops, manages and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options for those most in need across the province to address critical gaps across the housing continuum ranging from emergency shelter through to rent assistance in the private market and affordable home ownership. Share in the rewards of working with an organization that offers challenging work and competitive compensation and supports the growth and development of its people.

Our mission is making a difference in people's lives and communities through safe, affordable and quality housing.

BC Housing offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. But a job is more than a pay cheque. We also offer our staff the opportunity to work together to make a difference. When employees go home at the end of the day, they experience the satisfaction of knowing they've helped provide safe, affordable housing for British Columbians. And while they're here, employees can take advantage of many opportunities:
  • In-house training, and training at other institutions, for courses related to employees' current positions or to prepare them for advancement within BC Housing.
  • Wellness programs including physical fitness, programs to help employees quit smoking, free flu shots, mental health resources, and lunch-and-learn lectures and seminars.
  • Recognition programs including long-term service awards, idea recognition and outstanding performance awards.
  • Livegreen incentives include an employee transit pass program, and other initiatives that encourage alternative, sustainable transportation (even a bike purchase program!).
  • An active Social Club that organizes special events like seasonal parties and arranges group discounts to other events.
  • Participation in community and charitable events.

** Please note: Eligibility for benefits offered is based on employment status **



Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, the Director, Privacy & Information Services provides strategic expertise related to the delivery of services under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIOPPA) and the Information Management Act (IMA). He/she/they is responsible for leading the Commission's privacy, freedom of information and records management programs. The position also serves as the Commission's liaison with the Office of the Ombudsperson.


The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in Public Administration or a related field, supplemented by industry recognized professional courses.
  • Completion of Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/C) designation.
  • Extensive experience leading a privacy, freedom of information and records management program for a multi-faceted organization. Considerable experience in Provincial Government ARCS/ORCS records management.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the Employer.

  • Considerable knowledge of FOIPPA legislation
  • Considerable knowledge of privacy, freedom of information and records management practices and standards, and knowledge of a range of analytical methods to assess program risks
  • Ability to learn and understand the Commission's business operations
  • Ability to plan and manage the development and implementation of an information management and privacy program in accordance with legislation and business requirements
  • Ability to assess information and privacy risks, develop effective action plans, and strive for continuous improvement in the implementation of programs
  • Ability to analyze and solve issues and make effective decisions in a results-oriented environment
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and utilize diplomacy and tact in dealing with confidential matters.
  • Ability to lead, coach and motivate staff in a team setting.
  • Effective negotiation, conflict resolution, problem solving and consensus building skills
  • Effective organizational, planning and project management skills
  • Effective leadership, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills