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Team Lead II - Public Engagement 

Requisition ID: 40433 

Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples, Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and Canada's Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, reconciliation, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Main Purpose & Function
The Community Transportation Branch supports public engagement on transportation projects. The Public Engagement Lead will advance the Engagement Team’s work plan through the development and implementation of public engagement strategies, leading a team of engagement staff and working with project teams across the Transportation Division.

This position will supervise a team of engagement staff, and work with project teams in Transportation, to scope engagement plans, including articulating opportunities for meaningful public engagement; community mapping; identifying tools and forums to support community conversations; and, guiding the development of materials to support these conversations using plain language and easy-to-understand visuals.

This role would benefit from someone who has experience developing and implementing public engagement plans, demonstrated experience involving equity-denied communities in decision-making processes, strong project coordination, and experience coaching and mentoring staff, preferably in engagement processes. Familiarity with transportation planning is also valued.

The Public Engagement Lead role may also lead complex consultation processes involving competing interests and often politically sensitive issues and provide strategic consultation support on major transportation projects.

This position will initiate collaborative working relationships with other city departments, external government agencies, consultants, and the public to engage people on transportation projects.

Reporting to the Senior Community Engagement and Relations Lead, this position works strategically with Corporate Communications and Engagement and branches within Transportation. 

The position will supervise and mentor junior staff within the Community Transportation branch.

In addition to project team members, this role will work closely with external organizations like community groups, Business Improvement Associations, transportation advocacy groups, city advisory committees, equity-denied communities, various levels of government,  and other stakeholders

Specific Duties & Responsibilities
  • Works with a team of engineering and planning staff on Transportation projects
  • Represents the Community Transportation branch at other corporate and public events to answer questions or provide input about transportation policies, and practices
  • Prepares timely responses to media and other inquiries with tact and sensitivity.
  • Supervises the work of staff as they develop consultation processes and conduct research, analysis and presentation of data for public materials
  • Attends weekend and evening meetings and workshops to support consultation efforts and handle difficult issues should they arise
  • Liaises with community members, other levels of government, special interest groups, and other departments to provide ongoing updates
  • Develops and implements strategic consultation methods that are tailored to the impacts of specific transportation projects
  • Generates and/or reviews content for public notifications, engagement materials, project website, and social media platforms.
  • Coordinates project communication channels internally and externally. With focus on ensuring materials are plain language and visually easy to understand
  • Assists in the development and analysis of public surveys
  • Summarizes engagement findings for public record and to support project decisions

Education and Experience:
  • Post graduate degree in Urban Planning, Planning, Communications, Engineering, Landscape Architecture or Public Relations with consultation experience supplemented by project management or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least 5 years of recent experience with a significant focus on consultation/issues management and stakeholder relations
  • Considerable experience providing advice to senior managers.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Sound judgement, discretion and diplomacy
  • Promotes a team environment, works under tight timelines and ability to multitask
  • Able to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships
  • Excellent communication and consultative skills
  • Has working knowledge of City policies such as transportation, environment, health
  • Has considerable knowledge of and demonstrated skills in developing and implementing consultation strategies
  • International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) training an asset
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Suite and PowerPoint

Where operationally appropriate and subject to change, the City of Vancouver has a Flexible Work Program. This program allows staff to work remotely 1 – 4 days a week from locations that are a daily commutable distance from their work at a City worksite.  At this time this position is eligible to be part of the Flexible Work Program.

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 

Affiliation: Exempt 

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 

Position Start Date: May, 2024 

Position End Date: April, 2026 

Salary Information: Pay Grade RNG-080: $92864 to $116070 per annum

Application Close: April 16, 2024

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous peoples, people of colour, 2SLGBTQ+ persons including all genders and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion

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