The BCCLA is seeking a Policy Director to direct and develop the policy work of the association.
Working with the Executive Director, the Policy Director will provide leadership, management, and mentorship to the Policy team; advocating on behalf of the BCCLA, or as part of a coalition, policy and law reform issues; providing public education through speaking engagements, publications, and media commentary; and identifying, researching and developing new policy positions in response to emerging issues.
The successful candidate will work on a wide range of constitutional and administrative law issues to uphold rights in Canada. It is expected that the candidate will have the capacity and appetite to become a national‑level thought leader on the issues on which they work.
The BCCLA is committed to ensuring equity, diversity, and inclusion are significant considerations in our decision‑making, in our internal work, and in our work in the world. This is critical for BCCLA to act on our values and to achieve our fundamental mandate to uphold and advance civil liberties and human rights.
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.
The deadline for applications is December 15, 2019.