Director of Victim Services Branch

Director of Victim Services Branch

XM1 Senior Manager 1


Manitoba Justice

Victim Services, Courts

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 36783

Salary(s):   XM1 $88,267.00 – $108,429.00 per year

Closing Date:   November 20, 2020

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

To be considered for this competition candidates are required to submit the Application Form for screening, along with their resume, to the Civil Service Commission by email (, quoting 36783 and position title in the subject line. Resumes may be used in addition to the Applicant Form for screening purposes.

Click here to access the Application Form.

The Victim Services Branch provides a wide range of services to clients throughout Manitoba, including domestic violence and child victims and victims of the most serious crimes, as outlined under The Manitoba Victims’ Bill of Rights and the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights (VBR). 

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Satisfactory Enhanced Security Screening
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Search
  • Satisfactory Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check
  • Ability to travel within the service area
  • A valid Manitoba Class 5F driver’s licence with access to a vehicle for business purposes


  • A Bachelor of Social Work degree or an equivalent related Social Sciences degree, equivalent combinations of education and senior management experience may be considered
  • Proven ability as a leader with a commitment to create, support and sustain a diverse environment that enables staff to achieve results and to develop for the future
  • Management experience with responsibility for human and financial resources which includes budgeting and financial management
  • Experience translating strategic priorities into clear operational and business plans which includes experience with strategic performance management
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Strong written communication skills in order to produce a wide range of materials such as policy and planning documents, Treasury Board Submissions, and annual reports
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with experience managing internal and external stakeholder relationships
  • Effective political acumen skills that include providing strategic advice to senior leaders on complex topics and sensitive issues
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and work under pressure to meet workload demands and deadlines
  • Experience providing leadership and direction in the design and implementation of legislation, policies and programs
  • Experience building relationships with Indigenous people and implementing the principles of reconciliation
  • Strong knowledge of the factors that impact crime trends and victimization throughout Manitoba, including the complex impacts of trauma on victims of crime
  • Ability to interpret and apply federal and provincial legislation including changes to the Criminal Code to assess the impact on the various victim services programs or other divisions within Justice


  • Experience working with victims of serious crime, domestic violence and child abuse as well as with families at risk of or experiencing conflict

Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Courts Division, the Director provides provincial leadership for development and implementation of victims’ policies and standards while providing advice and recommendations to senior Justice Officials for program and policy development in the areas of victim services, domestic violence and child abuse. These programs include: Compensation for Victims of Crime Program, Domestic Violence Support Services, Child Victim Support Services, Victim Rights Support Service, the CELL Program, Victim/Witness Assistance Program, Victim Impact Statement Program, POD (Protection Order Designate) training, the Manitoba Domestic Violence Death Review Committee, and new initiatives in supporting victims involved in restorative justice and family law proceedings.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 36783

Service Centre 1

Human Resource Services

1130-405 Broadway

Winnipeg, MB , R3C 3L6

Phone:  204-945-3204

Fax: 204-948-7373

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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