McDermott + Bull has been engaged to lead the search of Justice Institute of British Columbia’s Director, People and Culture. This search will be led by McDermott + Bull Principal Alex Verdecchia and Executive Search Consultant Alina Ivanets.

The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is a public, post-secondary institution that provides education and training to those who’ll be there to support British Columbians and others around the world, when a life is at stake or when health, safety or property is in jeopardy. Work for JIBC and be a part of the big picture ­– supporting justice and public safety professionals at all stages of their careers in fields including law enforcement, firefighting, paramedicine, security and emergency management.

JIBC’s curriculum spans conflict resolution, mediation, leadership, counseling, cybersecurity, business intelligence, and tactical criminal analysis, along with applied research in justice and public safety. Join our team and equip JIBC graduates to promote safer communities and a more just society.

Reporting to the Vice-President, People, Culture and Organizational Planning, the Director is responsible for planning and developing a wide range of human resources programs and initiatives, and for overseeing talent management programs and services for the organization, including organizational development, recruitment and retention, performance management, total compensation, benefits and disability management, and employee and labour relations.

As the ideal candidate, you are an experienced Human Resources leader, preferably with experience in a public sector environment. You bring team leadership experience and expert knowledge. Most importantly, you share our vision for driving the evolution of culture, employee experience, and goal achievement at JIBC through innovative and impactful people and culture programs and services. You are collaborative and believe in the power of partnering to solve problems. You are tech-savvy and have experience leading process improvement and automation initiatives. If you’re excited about the opportunity to build and grow the human resources function and see the impact you’re making on a daily basis, this may be the role for you. A Certified Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) or progress towards the designation preferred. 

The salary range for this role is $134,700 – $158,470.  The Compensation Range shown reflects JIBC’s range for the role: between 85% and 100% of the sector range control point.  In the normal course, employees will be hired, transferred or promoted between 85% – 94% of the control point, based on the knowledge, qualifications and experience for the role, with exceptions in the 95% – 100% range.

JIBC hires for all positions based on merit. We’re committed to diversity within our community and especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Submit your CV and letter of introduction, in confidence, to For more information, please contact Alina Ivanets at or Alex Verdecchia at at McDermott + Bull’s Vancouver office.