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STIBC Executive Director Position

Monday, January 22, 2018



POSITION:                            Executive Director


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 through the HR Committee. The Executive Director 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. The Executive Director works with and supervises the Administrative and Events Coordinator and the Membership and Educational Services Advisor.

 A non-profit professional association based in Vancouver, British Columbia, with a membership of over 800 members, a core staff of three and an annual budget of approximately $200,000, 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). STIBC is governed by an elected Board of Directors. STIBC members are valued for their integrity, professional expertise and cultural diversity. STIBC enables British Columbia’s multicultural population to flourish unimpeded by language barriers through its valued and internationally recognized translation, interpretation, and terminology professionals. 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's office in central Vancouver 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.


  • Oversee office operations, including service delivery, budget and accounting activities, financial reporting, records management, data protection, human resources, and compliance with statutory requirements;
  • 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;
  • Ensure that the Society’s programs and services contribute to its mission, and advise the Board of Directors on internal and external issues;
  • Ensure that high standards of professionalism and integrity are reflected in the Society's services and initiatives;
  • Investigate and develop innovative opportunities for generating new revenues in order to broaden the Society’s funding base;
  • Explore and implement professional development opportunities for the Society’s members through workshops and other continuing education initiatives;

 Qualifications, education and experience

 Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline;

  • At least 3 years’ leadership experience, preferably in a non-profit organization;
  • At least 3 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;
  • Demonstrated skill in fostering teamwork among staff and volunteers, plus the judgement needed to make sound decisions;
  • Proven interpersonal and partnership-building skills for building relationships with external stakeholders;
  • Commitment to serving the needs of the Society’s members and the interests of the public;
  • Manifest ability to communicate orally and in writing with effectiveness and tact;
  • 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



  • 3-5 days per week

SALARY:               $40-55K (hours/pay negotiable depending on skills, experience, and availability)


Please e-mail your resume, along with a cover letter explaining how your experience and skills fulfill the requirements of the position outlined above, to [email protected]

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Thursday, February 1, 2018

NOTE:  Please do not visit, e-mail, or call the Society’s office directly. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank all applicants in advance


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