Board Member

The Governance Committee of the BC Courthouse Libraries Society (BCCLS) is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as a volunteer Board Member, commencing in June 2019. At this time, the Governance Committee is particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who:

  • hold a CA designation; and
  • have prior experience serving on the boards of not-for-profit organizations.

If you would like to be involved with an innovative and progressive not-for-profit organization in the BC justice sector, we invite you to apply.

Location

Board commitment is a combination of time spent in Vancouver with other Board members and conference calls. The Board meets in person approximately 4-6 times a year.  Board meetings last for approximately 3-4 hours each time.

About the Organization
Vision

Everyone in BC has the legal information they need and the ability to use it.

Mission

We manage knowledge for justice in BC in partnership with others.

BC Courthouse Libraries Society engages in three core services:

  • Information Services – connecting people to information such as through our front line information service 
  • Curating print and digital materials – collection development and maintenance
  • Training and Outreach programs – building capacity of our users to use legal information

Delivery of these services to the legal community and the public are delivered through a blend of human touch, physical space and technology.

Board’s Role

The role of the Board is to ensure the effective governance of the BC Courthouse Libraries Society through setting strategic direction, monitoring and assessing strategic and financial performance, enhancing external relationships, managing Board governance, and through employing and advising the organization’s CEO.  

Desired Skills and Attributes of Candidates

We are seeking applicants committed to the BCCLS’ vision, mission and values who possess the following personal characteristics:

  • Integrity and accountability
  • Demonstrated high ethical standards and integrity in personal and professional dealings, and who are willing to act on, and remain accountable for, their boardroom decisions
  • Informed judgment
  • Ability to provide wise, thoughtful counsel on a broad range of governance issues
  • Problem-solving approach
  • Mature confidence
  • Preference for Board and team performance over individual performance
  • Respect for others
  • High performance standards
  • A history of achievements that reflect high standards for themselves and others
  • Ability and willingness to commit the time required to fulfil the expectations of Directors
  • No real or perceived conflicts

As noted above, at this time the Board has identified financial expertise as the specific competency required, and so we are seeking applications in particular from interested candidates who hold a CA designation.

We welcome diverse applicants from all parts of BC.

Each Board member holds office for a term of two years from the date of appointment. A person may be appointed to sit on the Board for up to three consecutive terms.

Board members receive no remuneration but reasonable expenses relating to Board business are reimbursable, including expenses incurred for travel to Board meetings.

To apply for the position of volunteer Board Member at BCCLS, please submit your cover letter and resume to:

Please indicate ‘Board Member’ in your email subject line.  

The deadline for application is March 25, 2019.