APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 24, 2023
The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) is BC’s independent, non-profit law reform agency. The Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) is a division of the BCLI dedicated to legal and policy issues related to our aging population. We seek a Director to join our team and lead this work. The successful candidate will have an interest in promoting better futures for Canada’s aging population and addressing fundamental legal and systemic issues for all peoples in British Columbia.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The BCLI is a small team of legal professionals that work to improve and modernize the law. Our projects develop just and innovative solutions, and increase access to justice through independent scholarly research, writing and educational tools for law reform. The CCEL has operated at BCLI for 20 years conducting legal research, consulting with community, and developing reports and educational tools on law and policy issues related to aging. The BCLI also recently launched our Reconciling Crown Legal Frameworks program which undertakes law reform, research and education to inform the Crown’s ability to align with Indigenous legal frameworks and enable legal pluralism.
This is a full-time position. The BCLI offices are located at the Peter A. Allard School of Law on the unceded territories of the Musqueam (xʷmәθkʷәy̓әm), Squamish (Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw), and Tsleil-Waututh (Sәlílwi әtaʔ/Selilwitulh) peoples. The successful candidate is expected to attend in person regularly as part of our team.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
You will work as part of the BCLI team under the direction of the BCLI Executive Director. The position involves:
Candidates should be prepared to demonstrate the following:
The following skills and experiences would be an asset in this role:
The BCLI values diversity, and particularly acknowledges the expertise applicants may bring related to their identity and personal experiences. We welcome applications from members of communities experiencing structural discrimination, including Indigenous people, racialized people, trans, gender non-conforming, and non-binary People, Two-Spirit people, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities. We encourage applicants to self-identify any personal characteristics or experiences that support our commitment to diversity if they feel comfortable doing so.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
$85,000 to $100,000 per annum, commensurate with experience and year of call. BCLI offers generous benefits and 4 weeks of vacation, in addition to our office closure from December 24th to January 1st annually.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications should include a cover letter, resume detailing relevant experience, and a legal writing sample of not more than 20 pages. Please submit your application to Karen Campbell, Executive Director, at with the subject line “CCEL Director Position”.
To be considered for this position, your application must be received by 5 pm on Friday March 24, 2023. We anticipate interviewing short-listed candidates via remote videoconferencing. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Please contact us at with any questions about the position, including any requests to meet your accessibility needs in relation to the application process.
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