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WATSON Advisors

Executive Director - Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia

Canada-British Columbia-Vancouver


Company Information

Our client, the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia (“TLABC”), is a non-profit society and service organization for trial lawyers in B.C. Founded in 1980, the association boasts over 1400 voluntary members and maintains a strong advocacy voice that ensures individuals continue to have a fair chance of receiving justice through B.C.’s legal system. 

Job Description

With its current Executive Director (“ED”) on extended leave and possibly not returning, TLABC is seeking to recruit an ED on contract to lead the Association. There exists a real possibility that this appointment will lead to a permanent role. Accountable to the Board of Directors, the new ED will support the Association to fulfill its stated mission – to support and promote the rights of individuals in B.C.

Possessing a strong knowledge of governance, the ED will support the Board by providing it with timely and reliable information in order to assist the decision-making processes of the Association. A proven leader, they will develop an Association that is capable of adapting to the changing needs of its members and the community while ensuring that relevant legislation, regulations, policies and procedures are adhered to. Exhibiting sound business and financial acumen, the ED will ensure that TLABC’s financial and legal liabilities are minimized whilst at the same time delivering programs and services within approved budgets and timelines. 

Experienced at working with senior levels of government and a diverse range of stakeholders, the new ED will develop and maintain positive working relationships with the Board of Directors, members, government entities, community groups, and other relevant stakeholder groups to advance TLABC’s mandate and ensure its ongoing success. S/he will participate in the annual strategic planning process, identify and secure major sources of revenue, and represent the Association in meetings with members, government entities, potential partner organizations, the American Association for Justice, and others as required.

Holding a university degree or diploma in a relevant field, and ideally possessing 10+ years of experience in the field of member association management, the successful candidate will have senior-level experience working with a non-profit Board of Directors and be able to build trust and rapport quickly. Demonstrating sound administrative, technical and organizational skills, s/he will be able to communicate effectively across a broad range of mediums and to numerous different stakeholders. Knowledge of the legal profession is highly desirable.

To apply for this role or for further information, please email a resume and cover letter to

Contact Information

WATSON Advisors
604 569 2071
Posting Date: 12-Apr-2017Executive Contract, Full-Time ContractToHire Open 1 ASAP
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