The BCCLA is seeking someone to take on a key leadership role in one of the most vibrant and visible advocacy groups in the country as our new Executive Director (ED).
The ED will develop organizational strategy, sound practices, and supportive relationships – both internally and externally – fostering cooperative and effective collaborations and coalitions that further the BCCLA’s mission.
The ED reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the BCCLA, working to realize the organization’s goals as laid out in the 2020 – 2025 Strategic Plan. They provide overall direction and guidance to staff and oversee the BCCLA’s law reform, litigation, education, fundraising and operations program. They provide visionary leadership to the BCCLA to enable it to be the leading civil society organization upholding civil liberties and human rights in Canada, taking concrete, sustained and effective action to create change by bringing issues to light in the media, working in solidarity with frontline and grassroots activists, helping challenge unjust laws in courts, and advocating for policy change with elected officials.
We are seeking an ED who is a fearless and effective advocate for civil liberties and human rights. They are skilled in working in coalition with other organizations, and at being an effective ally. Their deep understanding of civil liberties and human rights at the grassroots level translates into an ability to build campaigns and initiatives that result in meaningful change.
We encourage applications from members of communities that are marginalized or that experience structural discrimination, including those identifying as Indigenous, people of colour, members of non-dominant ethnic, religious, linguistic and/or cultural groups, women, (im)migrants/newcomers, people with (dis)abilities, working class people, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and we encourage applicants to self-identify in their application. The BCCLA is committed to excellence, and recognizes that increasing the diversity of our staff, and especially our leadership, supports this objective.