Director, Professional Conduct and Illegal Practice

  • Architectural Institute of British Columbia
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Oct 30, 2019
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Director, Professional Conduct and Illegal Practice

The Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) is an independent, professional self-governing body established in 1920 by provincial statute (the Architects Act) with the mandate to regulate the profession of architecture in the interest of the public through a responsive regulatory framework.

The AIBC has an opportunity for an ambitious professional who is up for a rewarding challenge. We are seeking a full-time Director of Professional Conduct and Illegal Practice (PCIP) to join our team. Reporting to and working closely with our General Counsel and Deputy CEO, this position operates strategically and inter-departmentally to support Institute programs and services.

The Director of PCIP is a member of the senior management team and serves as an organizational leader in matters of law, professional regulation, compliance, and governance. This position provides a range of senior level counsel and solutions to the organization, while supporting General Counsel through the management of various internal and external legal functions. These include conduct, ethics, legal policy, Freedom of Information, and other regulatory aspects of the institute. The Director also manages the PCIP department through the development, motivation and mentoring of team members. This position requires a confident, experienced lawyer with a strong track record in managing a broad range of legal issues including litigation, risk management, regulation, and compliance.

You are someone who thrives in a collaborative environment and possess well-developed leadership skills. You have organizational administrator experience and a business mindset with the ability to innovate, recognize challenges, and contribute to change processes which you lead through your exceptional ability to strategize, influence and negotiate. You have a practical understanding of legal privilege and its limits, and you enjoy staying up to date on emerging legal issues. You demonstrate honesty, discretion, confidentiality, and professional integrity to the highest degree. You have gained these capacities through the completion of a Juris Doctor or LL.B. degree and have been called to the bar in B.C. You have four or more years of post-qualification legal experience, preferably two of which have taken place in a regulatory, public interest or administrative law context. You possess sound working knowledge of professional regulation and ethics.

The AIBC strives for institutional excellence and our team works to foster a welcoming, progressive, innovative, effective, and respectful working environment. We offer a comprehensive total rewards package, including membership in the Public Service Pension Plan. Working in our downtown Vancouver heritage building, we are centrally located near a variety of excellent cultural, restaurant and commuter options. 

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining our team, please send us your cover letter and resume (in one PDF document), clearly describing why you are a good fit for this position and how your knowledge and experience will contribute to our success. Send to: by November 17, 2019.