Thursday, June 16, 2005

Opportunity: Director, Inner-City Inclusivity

The Vancouver Organizing Committee is seeking a Director, Inner-City Inclusivity.

See the announcement below.

Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games


It is the world’s most spectacular and unifying event, and in four and a half years the eyes of the world will be focused on British Columbia and Canada as we celebrate the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. We are currently looking for a:

Director, Inner-City Inclusivity

The Director, Inner-City Inclusivity is responsible for ensuring there is effective communication and coordination of interests, plans and actions between VANOC and its partners. This position will also lead VANOC in the implementation of the commitments made by the Inclusive Commitment Statement.

This is an evolving position and responsibilities may shift over time.


External to VANOC
    •Develop, strengthen and maintain relationships with inner-city community leaders, government and community partners and the Vancouver Agreement
    •Ensure inner-city communities and stakeholders are properly informed and their views heard
    •Ensure appropriate groups are aware of community stakeholder issues and that these issues are addressed and integrated into planning
    •Coordinate, organize and participate in public information sessions
    •Attend community meetings as required to address comments and questions pertaining to Inclusivity
    •Liaise between communities and VANOC in matters relating to Inclusivity
    •Responsible for the joint development and implementation of Inclusivity commitments and community engagement strategies
    •Maintain tracking of Inclusivity commitments and reports

Internal to VANOC
    •Communicate each partner’s Inclusivity-related strategic and tactical plans, priorities, decisions and anticipated actions and events to VANOC’s senior management team in order to ensure VANOC’s decisions and plans consider partner interests
    •Ensure clear understanding of Inclusivity commitments within VANOC, and mobilize all functions toward the achievement of Inclusivity goals
    •Lead, coordinate, and implement the work of the planning group
    •Other duties may be assigned as required


    •An undergraduate degree from a recognized post secondary institution (discipline not critical); graduate degree an asset.

    •Understanding and knowledge of stakeholder and community concerns
    •Practical experience in community consultation in the inner-city is required

    •Must be able to work as a team member
    •Must be a self-starter with excellent communications skills, both written and spoken, ability to work with a diverse group of people
    •Must be able to quickly establish, and then maintain strong trust-based relationships and high credibility with VANOC’s executive team and all partner representatives
    •Possess a demonstrated ability to communicate, liaise and develop strategies with other team members, local government, public, interest groups, and other stakeholders
    •Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
    •Mediation and negotiation skills
    •Proven experience in development and maintenance of relationships in the inner-city is required
    •Fluency in French an asset

How To Submit A Resume

Please forward your cover letter and resume, quoting job identification number DICI0605, by July 11th, 2005, to:

Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
Comité d’organisation des Jeux olympiques et paralympiques d’hiver de 2010 à Vancouver
400 – 1095 West Pender St./1095 rue Pender O, bureau 400
Vancouver, BC (C.-B.) V6E 2M6
Fax: 778-328-2011

VANOC openly celebrates the diversity that gives our country and community its strength and commits to creating inclusive participation opportunities in all aspects of the Games through employment, volunteerism, performance and business. We welcome and encourage applications from persons with disabilities, women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and the economically disadvantaged.

Contact by: Email

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