Volunteer Board Member

Do you want to contribute your skills to a progressive not-for-profit organization in the BC justice sector?

The Organization

Courthouse Libraries of BC is a non-profit society under BC’s Societies Act; its members are the Law Society of BC, the Chief Justice of BC, and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General.  CLBC’s mission is to provide legal community and public with legal resources, librarian expertise and informed referrals to help people research and manage their legal issues.  We maintain a physical presence in 29 libraries across the province of BC; our clients include the public, lawyers, the judiciary, students and notaries.  We offer our services through a blend of expertise, physical space and technology.  Our staff complement includes 22 full-time and 28 part-time staff, concentrated primarily in Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo, New Westminster, Prince George, Vancouver, and Victoria.

Driven by the values of accountability, excellence, service, equity & diversity, adaptability and kindness, our vision is that everyone in BC has ready access to the legal information and resources they need. 

The Opportunity

CLBC is presently seeking up to two or three new board members to join the board to provide strategic advice, oversee CLBC’s strategic and financial performance and oversee and advise CLBC’s CEO.  Given the organization’s strategic priorities and the board’s current complement, we are looking for individuals with experience in a combination of the following priority areas:

  • Financial expertise:
    • financial literacy and financial reporting, particularly with non-profit organizations and preferably a CA designation
  • IT expertise:
    • experience in IT management and/or oversight of same
  • Board leadership:
    • board and/or committee leadership experience or interest

We also believe that a board that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve strengthens our ability to achieve our mission.  To that end, we encourage applications from individuals from outside the Lower Mainland.  We are also interested in receiving 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 and/or persons with disabilities.

The Commitment

The board meets approximately 4-6 times a year in Vancouver.  Board members are appointed for a term of two years, and may be reappointed for up to three consecutive terms.  Board members are not paid, but are entitled to reasonable expenses relating to board business, including travel to and from board meetings.

How to Apply

To express your interest in being considered for a board member position with CLBC, please submit a cover letter and resume to Shelly at CLBC Human Resources (employ@courhouselibrary.ca).  Please indicate ‘Board Member’ in your email subject line.