Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & Innovation

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & Innovation

The Victoria Harbour, gateway to British Columbia and Canada, is one of the most beautiful harbours in the world. The harbour has had a long history, starting with its use by First Nations. The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA) was incorporated as a not-for-profit society in February 2002, and began operating port facilities, which were divested from Transport Canada. The organization’s mandate is to be effective and respected advocates for best water, marine and marine related use and development of the whole harbour while optimizing current and future harbour assets.

The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA) is in the midst of a strategic evolution in the way it serves its members, the community, regional partners and rights holders. This has informed the need for an inaugural Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & Innovation to help grow and foster critical relationships within the GVHA’s complex ecosystem.

The Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships leads a team focused on strategic relationships and initiatives key to achieving GVHA’s vision and delivering its mission. The Vice President has considerable scope of responsibility and influence in the success of the organization and will play a key role in working collaboratively and respectfully with GVHA’s stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, self-motivated and innovative professional offering significant, relevant experience in a complex, ideally, member-driven organization. The Vice President will have current, positive working relationships at various levels of government, including First Nations and can effectively leverage strategic relationships with the media, community influencers and industry partners. The candidate will bring a passion for successfully engaging externally and internally, with a proven ability to build high performing teams to meet GVHA’s objectives while enhancing public awareness of the contributions and social impact GVHA makes to the Region and British Columbia, as a whole.

The targeted salary range for this position is $140,000 – $160,000 annually, supplemented by a competitive total rewards package.

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