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BC Ferries Program Manager, Cadet and Marine Education Program in Victoria, Canada

Amazing opportunity to join our new-minted Talent Strategies team at BC Ferries. As an individual dedicated to supporting employee career advancement and education initiatives, you are a strong, collaborative program manager adept at providing guidance and direction around available training.

At BC Ferries, our employees are our most important assets in delivering our commitment to customer safety, service and satisfaction. We offer a unique West Coast working environment with diverse challenges and opportunities. Whether your goal is to work behind the scenes, onboard our ships, or within our land based operations, you are a key contributor to the BC Ferries team.

With 47 ports of call and around 500 sailings every day, BC Ferries is the largest independently-owned ferry company in the world. Dedicated to safety, excellence, innovation, and people, we are committed to continuously improving the west coast travel experience of our customers.

"We connect communities and customers to the people and places important in their lives”



Working as part of the corporate HR team and reporting to the Manager, Talent Strategies, this position will support operations with the management of the licensed training and development programming, specifically the MEP and Cadet Sponsorship initiatives. This is a key role to ensure collaboration across departments and your demonstrated ability to ensure departmental employee workforce plans are supported and aligned with the strategic business plans are key to program delivery.

Some of your responsibilities include:

  • Manage enrollment process for fleet-wide course engagement, including all employee outreach and administrative support tasks,

  • Execute an annual needs assessment strategy to create a priority list for funding dollars based on operational demands and key strategic goals,

  • Work in conjunction with Operations and Crewing to ensure full picture understanding of the current and future organizational structure to ensure proactive training goals are met,

  • Facilitate informational sessions to ensure fleetwide understanding and engagement,

  • Maintain strong collaborative processes with the Crewing department to ensure peak attendance for courses is achieved,

  • Support team leads as champions of advancement for their team members through career pathing & development plans,

  • Collaborate with educational partners such as BCIT, WMI and Camosun College to plan and deliver the required courses to support employee advancement,

  • Seek out the latest research and best practices, and identify key trends that will inform current and future learning programs,

  • Assess, benchmark & collect feedback about the effectiveness of training programs to meet operational licensed staffing demands.

As an individual, you are a documentation expert, capable of creating and maintaining concise, relevant, up-to-date deliverables and are highly detailed, organized and collaborative with exceptional follow-through. You possess a thorough understanding of Transport Canada requirements and incoming legislation and demonstrate an understanding of key characteristics, processes and procedures related to the marine industry. Most critically, you are a continuous learner and demonstrate strong relationship building skill capable of working with all types of leaders across BC Ferries.

Complimenting those skills, you have completed post secondary education and or have 3+ years of strong exposure to project management or training programs.

Please apply by December 8, 2021.

BC Ferries supports employment equity and diversity in the workplace and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals including women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), and others who reflect our ever-changing workplace.

We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Full Time

Job Post End: 12/8/2021

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Street: 1321 Blanshard

Post End Date: 12/9/2021