DEPARTMENT: Operations Team
REPORTS TO: Director of Operations
POSITION TYPE: Full-time, Permanent
SALARY: $65,000 minimum
POSTING CLOSING DATE: March 5, 2021
ABOUT THE LAW FOUNDATION OF BC
The Law Foundation of British Columbia (the Foundation) 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 public who face the greatest barriers to access. Through its funding, the Foundation supports:
Working at the Foundation means joining a team of passionate, hard-working professionals. We strive to build an inclusive and respectful working environment, where all employees are valued for their contributions to our mission.
We offer a comprehensive benefits program, which includes:
To learn more about what we do, please visit www.lawfoundationbc.org
ABOUT THE ROLE
The Governance Coordinator & Executive Assistant will join a dynamic team that is working to create innovative solutions to difficult access to justice challenges that affect diverse communities in British Columbia. This role will support the Law Foundation of BC's Board of Governors, which is made up of 18 volunteer members. The Foundation seeks to ensure access to justice through its five mandated program funding areas: legal education, legal research, legal aid, law reform and law libraries.
Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Governance Coordinator & Executive Assistant plays a critical role within the Foundation, providing coordination and support for the Board of Governors. This includes liaising with governors, coordinating and supporting the entire governance process (including board meetings and committee meetings), managing the administration of governance materials, producing effective agendas and minutes, and tracking action items and motions arising from meetings. This position also contributes to the continuous improvement of governance administration processes and provides executive support to the Executive Director, Director of Policy and Programs and Director of Operations. This individual will be highly attuned to the strategic priorities of the Foundation and the Board of Governors.
The Foundation is currently undergoing a review and modernization of its internal systems. The position will also play an integral part in supporting changes related to governance processes, administration, and support, and will provide recommendations where this is opportunity for improvement.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
The Governance Coordinator & Executive Assistant will have at least one or a combination (or equivalent) of the following education and experience:
Note: This job may require additional responsibilities and duties as assigned by the Law Foundation of British Columbia.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
The Governance Coordinator & Executive Assistant would benefit from the following skills, abilities, and attributes:
We strongly 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, and LGBTQ2S+ people, and we strongly encourage applicants to self-identify in their application if they feel comfortable in doing so. In order to achieve a representative team, preference may be given to applicants self-declaring as being a member of one or more of the groups identified above. The Foundation believes that a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve strengthens our ability to achieve our mission.
Please submit the following through this application portal:
When submitting your application please name and save your attachments with your first and last name in the title, such as: “FirstnameLastname Resume.pdf” and “FirstnameLastname Cover Letter.pdf”.
Interviews will be conducted by Foundation staff by video. The Foundation will make appropriate accommodations, if needed, for candidates that we interview.
By submitting your application, you certify that all information submitted is true, complete and correct. Any information provided in your application, any assessment documents or processes and/or an interview that is found to be false or misrepresented in any respect, may eliminate you from further consideration for employment or may result in dismissal.
We acknowledge that the Foundation’s main office is located in Vancouver on the shared lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, and conducts its work throughout the homelands of Indigenous Peoples across the place we now call British Columbia. The Law Foundation of BC is committed to supporting a just and meaningful reconciliation between Indigenous peoples and others in these lands.
If you have any questions about this role, please contact Andrea Gutierrez, Director of Operations, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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