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Executive Director Employment Opportunity

Canadian Bar Association - Northwest Territories Branch
January 30, 2023
Yellowknife, NT
Job Type
  • $34 - $38 per hour depending on experience.


The CBA is the voice of the legal profession in Canada. We are a National professional association representing a membership of lawyers, judges, and students. The Canadian Bar Association – Northwest Territories branch (CBA-NT) is seeking a highly organized and motivated Executive Director for a contract position. The successful applicant must provide their own workspace and equipment and reside in Yellowknife to attend in-person meetings and events.

Duration: a part-time contract position based in Yellowknife, NT

Salary Range: $34 - $38 per hour depending on experience.


5-15 hours per week from September to June

5-10 hours per week for July and August

Extended hours, including occasional evenings and weekends, for special events or travel throughout the year. All hours to be billed on a fee for service basis.

Application deadline: February 28, 2023. Interviews are expected to take place in early March 2023.

Please send a cover letter and resume to the CBA-NT President at and cc All candidates will be considered, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


The Executive Director will report to the CBA-NT Executive Committee, and is responsible for:

  • Communications
  • Meeting and event planning and support
  • Assistance with financial planning and reporting, including assistance in drafting and following a budget and operational timeline to ensure healthy financial practices and sustainable financial security
  • Basic accounting: knowledge of bookkeeping software (Sage) is an asset.
  • Other administrative functions as required
  • The Contractor may also participate in CBA National activities and may be required to travel to National meetings in Ottawa 1-2 times per year.


Our ideal candidate would have the following qualities:

  • Experience collaborating with and obtaining approvals from a Board of Directors or Executive Committee
  • Exceptional organization and time-management skills
  • Self-directed, disciplined, and able to adapt quickly to new and changing deadlines, circumstances, and challenges
  • Strong organizational skills and proven ability to handle multiple work assignments
  • Ability to anticipate, solve problems and take the initiative
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to liaise with volunteers in a professional and effective manner
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Experience working with a not-for-profit organization is an asset

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