Application deadline: Open until position is filled
This is a permanent 4 day per week (80%) position based at our office in Vancouver. The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) and its division, the Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL), seek a Communications Manager to join our team. The successful candidate will have an interest in addressing fundamental legal and systemic issues and promoting the development of better laws for all peoples in British Columbia and better futures for Canada’s aging population.
The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) is a not-for-profit law reform agency that has worked to improve and modernize the law since 1997. Our work is intended to strengthen laws, develop just and innovative solutions, and increase access to justice in British Columbia through independent scholarly research, writing and educational tools for law reform. The CCEL is a division of the BCLI focused on matters related to aging. It is recognized internationally for its expertise in elder law. Our recently launched Reconciling Crown Legal Frameworks seeks to integrate research and education to support recognition of Indigenous legal frameworks and enable legal pluralism.
The Communications Manager will lead and grow BCLI’s communications strategy, oversee all internal and external communications and will be accountable for BCLI and CCEL’s overall communications performance, evaluation and deliverables. We are a small team of legal professionals with steady and credible presence; we wish to raise our profile and increase awareness of our work. The Communications Manager reports to the BCLI Executive Director.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Communications research, monitoring, and evaluation
Brand and issues management
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
The following skills and experiences would be an asset in this role but are not required:
SALARY AND BENEFITS
$60,000 to $75,000 per annum, commensurate with experience, and prorated to 4 days per week or 32-hour work week. BCLI offers a generous benefits and 4 weeks vacation, in addition to our office closure from December 24 to January 1st annually.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications should include a cover letter and resume detailing relevant experience. Please submit your application to Karen Campbell, Executive Director, at with the subject line “Communications Manager Position”.
We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
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The BCLI/CCEL 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.
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