BAND 3 - Knowledge Keeper (X-234)

BAND 3 - Knowledge Keeper (X-234)

29 Apr
Important group

29 Apr

Important group


*** Please DO NOT apply for this position by submitting your profile on the BC Government Hiring Centre website. Applications must be made via the directions below.***

Job Title: Knowledge Keeper

Management Band 3

Competition: 76774

Full-time /one year temporary under the Public Service Act. This position may become permanent.

Salary: Band 3, $76,200.06 - $107,800.00. The starting salary for this position is $80,800.00 subject to the considerations of the MCCF Compensation Rules and RCY’s salary administration policy.

In recognition of the critical importance to this role of a lived understanding of Indigenous communities, history, values and cultural competencies,

this competition is restricted to Indigenous applicants. To assist us with screening, please ensure your application clearly indicates that you self-identify as an Indigenous person.

The Representative for Children and Youth, an independent officer of the B.C. Legislature, works to influence positive change to B.C.’s child-, youth- and young adult-serving system. The Representative’s Office provides advocacy support to people dealing with the child and youth service system and advocates directly on behalf of children, youth and young adults, monitors and reviews government services to children and youth and reviews and investigates selected deaths and critical injuries of children and youth who are receiving services.

This is a one-year temporary opportunity that may become permanent.

The Knowledge Keeper is grounded in Indigenous ways of knowing and being and is acknowledged by their community/Nation as being a keeper of the sacred knowledge, holding the role to share this knowledge and assist others on their cultural learning journeys.

This role will support all staff to develop the required understanding of the historical and current impacts of colonization and provide guidance and advice to RCY executive and staff in all areas of the work of the Representative. A critical support to the Knowledge Keeper and RCY will be the development of an Elders circle and a Matriarchs circle. These circles of Elders and Matriarchs will be available to provide ad hoc advice, support and guidance to the Executive and staff of RCY by way of short-term contracts and/or through honoraria.

The intention of this one-year temporary assignment is to design, develop and establish the practice of the Knowledge Keeper role and the Elders and Matriarchs Circles. As the program developer, the Knowledge Keeper will advance the awareness and understanding of the roles of Knowledge Keeper, Elders and Matriarchs within RCY and contribute to the organization’s cultural safety initiatives. The Knowledge Keeper will consult with staff throughout the organization and key First Nations, Métis and urban Indigenous leaders and partners to inform the development of the Knowledge Keeper role.

This position will both develop the Knowledge Keeper role and serve as the Knowledge Keeper as RCY learns more about what is needed from the role ongoing. Through breathing life into the role of the Knowledge Keeper, the program developer will develop a workplan and create a guide for the work of the position and will work closely with the Deputy Representative and Executive Director to establish an Elders’ Circle and Matriarchs’ circle.

An eligibility list may be established.

Only applications submitted to [email protected] will be accepted. Applications sent to the BC Government Hiring Centre website will not be considered.

For complete details on this opportunity, and to apply, please review the job profile on the Representative for Children and Youth's website at

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