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Current opening - Executive Director

Sunday, March 15, 2020
Board of Directors

Executive Director

Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia (STIBC) – Vancouver, BC

The Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia (STIBC) is currently seeking an Executive Director. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is the public voice of the Society, responsible for the leadership and management of the organization according to the values, vision, and mission of the Society and its strategic direction determined in collaboration with the Board of Directors.

A non-profit professional association governed by an elected Board of Directors, STIBC is the provincial regulatory body for translators and interpreters in British Columbia, and an affiliate member of the Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council (CTTIC). The mission of the Society is to promote the interests of translators and interpreters and to serve the public by applying a Code of Ethics with which all members are bound to comply and by setting and maintaining high professional standards through education and certification.

STIBC maintains strong working relationships with government agencies, regulatory bodies, other professional associations and various educational institutions, and private sector stakeholders. The Society offers a range of services to members and to the general public, administering membership and certification processes, providing information and referrals, and being a hub of member education and social activities.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors in developing effective strategic and operational plans for the Society, implementing them with initiative and managerial skill;
  • Raise the Society’s profile and advance its mission by building valuable partnerships with educational institutions, government agencies, and a variety of public- and private-sector stakeholders;
  • Investigate and develop innovative opportunities for generating new revenues in order to broaden the Society’s funding base;
  • Ensure that high standards of professionalism and integrity are reflected in the Society’s programs, services and initiatives;
  • Explore and implement professional development opportunities for the Society’s members through workshops and other continuing education initiatives;
  • Oversee office operations, including service delivery, budget and accounting activities, financial reporting, records management, data protection, human resources, and compliance with statutory requirements.

Qualifications, education and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline;
  • Minimum 5 years’ leadership experience, preferably in a non-profit or language services organization;
  • Minimum 5 years’ proven experience in human and financial resources management, including financial reporting and budgeting;
  • Documented experience in the planning and delivery of programs and services at the community level;
  • Proven interpersonal and partnership-building skills for building relationships with external stakeholders;
  • Knowledge of federal and provincial legislation, regulations, and programs applicable to non-profit organizations, including compliance, taxation, CPP, EI, and employee benefits;
  • Familiarity with the translation and interpretation field an asset.

Salary and hours

Commensurate with the candidate's experience and qualifications, compensation would include a variable element contingent on growing the Society’s professional development opportunities and revenue generation base. The minimum time commitment is 30 hours per week.

How to apply

Please e-mail your résumé, along with a covering letter, to [email protected] explaining how your experience and skills satisfy the requirements of the position outlined above.

Closing date: Saturday March 28, 2020, or until a suitable candidate is found.

Please do not visit, e-mail, or call the Society’s office directly. We thank all applicants, but only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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