Job Posting: Director – Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – BC

Are you a dynamic leader with a passion for progressive research and a commitment to social justice values? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives—British Columbia (CCPA–BC) is currently searching for a Director with proven experience to lead this highly impactful non-profit organization. If you are dedicated to transformative systems change and eager to make a difference, this could be your ideal role.

Overview of the position 

The Director is responsible for and supervises the overall work of the CCPA–BC and is effectively the Executive Director of the CCPA–BC. The Director provides strategic leadership, establishing short and long-term goals and the strategies to meet them—in conjunction with the BC Steering Committee and management team. The Director seeks to realize CCPA–BC’s Vision and Mission, ensures the CCPA–BC grows its impact and develops new initiatives to that end.

The Director oversees and leads the office’s research agenda and supervises the research team —the Director is effectively CCPA–BC’s research director. The Director protects the reputation, research integrity and independence of the CCPA–BC.

Together with the CCPA–BC Management Team, the Director ensures the smooth and sound financial and administrative/operational management of the BC Office, including setting budgets, preserving the charitable status of the organization and monitoring financial performance. The Director ensures the development of effective communications systems; monitors and develops fundraising plans, stewards organizational & individual donors, and identifies new opportunities for revenue generation. The Director fosters a healthy, positive, accountable workplace and culture.

The Director manages/develops relationships with external partners, supporters and partners and leads relations with other CCPA offices and the CCPA Board and Member Council. This position represents the organization as the principal staff spokesperson for the CCPA in the province. This position is accountable to the BC Steering Committee.

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About CCPA–BC 

The CCPA–BC is an independent, non-partisan research institute. We undertake research and public engagement that supports root-cause social change and transformative policymaking by governments. We work alongside progressive movements, providing research that informs struggles for social, economic, racial and environmental justice and human rights. We have a longstanding commitment to challenging conventional economics and examining socio-economic and gender inequalities.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

The CCPA–BC is committed to equity in the workplace and creating a diverse and inclusive team, including through our recruitment processes. We strongly encourage applications by candidates from traditionally marginalized groups or identities. You are welcome to self-disclose information about your identity or relevant life experience in your application. 

Salary, Benefits & Work Conditions 

Annual salary is $120,965 plus generous employer-paid extended health benefits, six weeks paid leave starting in the first year (including a 2-week annual holiday closure) and an excellent pension plan.

Note: The CCPA–BC posted salaries are not negotiable, consistent with our commitment to inclusive hiring practices and pay equity.

The CCPA–BC’s offices are located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations in downtown Vancouver. This position can occasionally work from home but is required to work in the office the majority of time to attend a variety of in-person meetings and events. 

To apply 

Please email your resume with a cover letter in PDF format (as one document) to Maria Turnbull at [email protected]before midnight on Sunday, January 21, 2024. Only applications submitted to the email address above will be considered. 

You will receive an email confirming the receipt of your application. Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted. The first interviews will take place during the week of February 5, 2024.

If you have any accommodation requests, please include them with your application and we will do our best to honour them during the hiring process. 

If you have questions about this position or its requirements, please feel free to reach out to Bill Kilgannon, CCPA–BC Interim Director, at [email protected]