- Law Foundation of BC
- Vancouver, BC
- Job Category
- Legal, Executive
The Law Foundation of BC has a mission to advance and promote a just society governed by the rule of law, through leadership, innovation and collaboration. It has been doing this since 1969, using funds arising from interest paid on lawyers' pooled trust accounts and other sources to make the law and justice system accessible, particularly to those segments of the BC public who have the greatest barriers to access. The Law Foundation of BC was the first of its kind in North America. Following BC's lead, every other jurisdiction in North America has now established its own law foundation. Since its inception, grants totaling over $598 million have been allocated to a range of non-profit organizations across British Columbia.
The Executive Director (the ED) is responsible for the successful leadership and administration of the Law Foundation of BC (the Foundation) according to the strategic direction and governance standards approved by the Board of Governors. The Executive Director develops organizational strategy, sound practices and supportive relationships – both internally and externally – resulting in cooperative and effective collaborations that further the mission of the Foundation. The ED ensures the Foundation remains an active member of BC’s justice system, building trust and respect, while also building an awareness of gaps or underserved constituencies that fall under the organization’s mandate. In addition to working closely with financial institutions, the ED will look at new and diverse forms of revenue that will ensure its ongoing sustainability, and therefore the sustainability of its grantees.
As the ideal candidate, you are passionate about the Foundation’s mandate to provide access to justice to all British Columbians, in particular, those from disadvantaged and marginalized communities, and will have demonstrated your alignment with the organization’s values. An experienced leader who can support and develop a talented staff group and also act as a trusted advisor to the Board of Governors, you are an experienced administrator with the financial acumen to oversee a significant budget, endowment and granting program. You have built your career in the justice system, either as a lawyer or with many years of experience contributing to the justice system in a leadership capacity. You possess the relationship skills and emotional intelligence to work effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of partners and constituents: from the Attorney General, to the judiciary, to the Benchers of the Law Society, to the executive directors of justice organizations, to community leaders and legal service providers throughout Indigenous and other communities across the province. Your commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is apparent in all that you do.