We are currently looking for a full-time

Coordinator, Development & Communications

to begin immediately

We are seeking a highly-skilled, incredibly organized, and experienced Coordinator who is enthusiastic, thoughtful, thorough, and committed to excellence.  The successful candidate will report to the Senior Director, Advancement, and work closely with the Annual Fund Manager and Gift Administrator. They will be part of a small but mighty team of about 10 staff and many more volunteers.  The annual salary range for this position sits at approximately $57,000.

Who we are:

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (“CCLA”) is Canada’s national human rights and fundamental freedoms NGO, since 1964.  CCLA intervenes in Canadian courts, testifies before legislatures, advocates through all media, and engages in activism, education, and outreach across Canada for dignity and fundamental rights for all people in Canada.  We work to actively fight against injustice, such as prolonged solitary confinement, abortion access restrictions, censorship, racial profiling by police, unfairness in the criminal system, and privacy invasions by government. Along with the ACLU, we’re part of a network of human rights organizations around the world, called INCLO.

The Advancement Coordinator will be an integral part of CCLA’s Fundraising and Communication departments. They will play an important role in ensuring processes are streamlined and efficient and will work with the team collaboratively to ensure goals are successfully met.

Who are you:

  • You are confident and professional and value respect, collaboration, inclusiveness, and you are action-oriented
  • You have experience in handling a wide range of administrative and related tasks
  • You are solution-focused and pay attention to detail
  • You streamline workflow by being proactive, anticipating future needs to reduce reactive tasks. You are highly organized, self-motivated, prioritize and track your tasks and get them done on time and done well
  • You have the ability to communicate with donors both in terms of support and warmth of personality
  • You are a team player who owns your role, interacts respectfully and efficiently across all levels of the organization, and enjoys working with others

What you will do:

Fundraising and Communications

  • Support the Senior Director’s and Annual Fund Manager’s roles in the execution of the Advancement portfolio
  • Work with the Gift Administrator in the management and maintenance of the database Little Green Light (“LGL”), including helping generate reports, gift processing, and generating and sending tax receipts for donations when required
  • Manage the deployment, logistics, and administrative support for newsletters, appeals, and other solicitations
  • Support the fundraising-related administration for Annual Fund and Monthly Giving
  • Conduct thank you calls, respond to inquiries, and act as the primary contact and liaison for donors’ administrative needs
  • Pull queries from the LGL database when required for appeals, reports, and other deliverables
  • Support administrative needs for quarterly Board Reporting
  • Collect and forward mailed donations to the Gift Administrator
  • Proofread deliverables including proposals and appeals

Web and Social Media

  • Maintain CCLA and CCLET web posts through collaboration with Program Directors
  • Manage all website issues with vendors
  • Manage and post social media content on all CCLA platforms
  • Create and edit graphic designs for Constant Contact social media postings using Canva where required

Vendor and Volunteer Management

  • Co-ordinate with the media team, with the support of the Annual Fund Manager, regarding public/media inquiries
  • Manage CCLA relationships with vendors as required
  • Manage the Volunteer Team (approximately 20 volunteers)

Other

  • Track and log all Advancement spending, pay invoices when required
  • Confidently recommend new ideas and better ways to do things
  • Engage in all of your tasks with a positive and proactive attitude.

Requirements:

  • College Diploma or University’s Degree, or equivalent experience
  • At least 2 years LGL or comparable customer relationship management experience. Training will be provided where required
  • Comfort with technology and processes, including training of gift processing
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Constant Contact, Canva
  • Excellent interpersonal oral and written communication skills in order to proofread acknowledgment letters and communicate directly with donors via email or phone
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Someone who takes pride in database management, organizational skills, values stewardship, and is passionate about helping individual and corporate donors and volunteers.

How to Apply:

Please address your application to Aruna Aysola, Senior Director, Advancement, and send a cover letter, detailed resume and any references, in confidence, to: lbell@ccla.org 

We are looking to fill this position quickly, therefore applications will be considered as they are received.  

Please refer to “Co-Ordinator, Development & Communications” in the subject line. 

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Statement

CCLA is an equal opportunity employer seeking to live its values internally in all we do. Fighting for equality and dignity is at the forefront of our work, externally.  Internally, we are committed to taking proactive steps to provide and create opportunities for historically marginalized groups. We seek applicants who will strengthen our commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion. We strongly encourage qualified candidates from Indigenous, Black and other racialized persons, 2SLGBTQI+ people, individuals with disabilities, and other members of marginalized communities to self-declare in the hiring process.  This self-declaration information can be factored into recruitment and selection decisions to address our ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

The Interview Process:

The interview process will occur remotely. Please notify us if you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process.

Location:

CCLA’s office is located in midtown Toronto.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Director, Equality Program

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is seeking a talented advocate to lead its Equality Program, someone who is dedicated to supporting equality for all people in Canada, and to standing with, and fighting for the rights of individuals and groups who face discrimination, and in particular those who are most marginalized.

Founded in 1964, the CCLA is an independent, national, non-governmental organization, working in the courts, before legislative bodies, in the classrooms, and in public spaces, protecting the dignity and rights of people in Canada. We have a long history of defending people in Canada; we believe it is imperative to take a stand against injustice and oppression. We work to actively fight against unjust laws, and in support of rights and freedoms. CCLA is a member of INCLO, a network of 15 independent, national human rights organizations across the world.

We are looking for an Equality Program Director who will:

  • Be responsible for identifying and monitoring significant equality issues and egregious violations across Canada.
  • Set priorities, in consultation with the Executive Director/General Counsel (ED/GC), and determine, execute or co-ordinate a strategy that may include litigation (direct action and interventions); legislative advocacy, written and oral submissions to public agencies, public engagement; communications; or otherwise.
  • Act as an agent of the ED/GC by managing and stewarding all aspects of litigation for the Equality Program including working with external pro bono counsel to establish policy positions and legal strategy, liaising with external pro bono counsel, and reviewing legal submissions.
  • Execute, provide and/or coordinate legal opinions, research, oral and written submissions before administrative, executive and legislative bodies.
  • Provide all communications for the program, including oral and written forms of public engagement, and media interviews.
  • Work collaboratively with the other Program Directors, and also independently to enhance CCLA’s strategic goals, and its public profile.
  • Maintain your own expertise and networks in order to keep the Program relevant and current.
  • Fulfil fundraising duties in collaboration with the Advancement Team including participation in public events.
  • Assist with the Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust’s public educational work.
  • Supervise students.
  • Manage and execute discrete administrative projects or tasks as required.
  • Salary is competitive with non-profit sector. CCLA is dedicated to equal pay principles. Compensation will be based on experience and expertise.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Laws, Juris Doctor or the equivalent. Membership in good standing with a Canadian law society is an asset.
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience advocating for equality or a combination of lived experience and experience advocating for marginalized communities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Bilingualism in French and English is an asset.
  • Proficiency in computer and digital workplace skills including MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, open-source documents, Zoom), and online communication platforms.
  • A strong commitment to the mission of CCLA.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Statement

CCLA is an equal opportunity employer seeking to live its values internally in all we do. Fighting for equality and dignity is at the forefront of our work, externally.  Internally, we are committed to taking proactive steps to provide and create opportunities for historically marginalized groups. We seek applicants who will strengthen our commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion. We strongly encourage qualified candidates from Indigenous, Black and other racialized persons, 2SLGBTQI+ people, individuals with disabilities, and other members of marginalized communities to self-declare in the hiring process.  This self-declaration information can be factored into recruitment and selection decisions to address our ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

How to Apply:

Please address your application to Noa Mendelsohn Aviv, Executive Director/General Counsel, and send a cover letter, detailed resume and any references, in confidence, to lbell@ccla.org. Applications will be considered as they are received.

Please refer to “Director, Equality Program” in the subject line.

The Interview Process:

The interview process will occur remotely. Please notify us if you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process.

Location:

CCLA’s office is located in midtown Toronto. This position offers the right candidate lots of flexibility for remote/hybrid work.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Office Manager & Executive Assistant

(Salary Range: $70,000 – $85,000)

We are seeking a highly-skilled, incredibly organized and experienced professional administrator who is efficient and committed to excellence.  The successful candidate will work closely with and report to the Executive Director (“ED”) and will be part of a small but wonderful team of about 10 staff and many more volunteers dedicated to fighting for human rights and fundamental freedoms.  We are a small non-governmental organization, and you will be involved in all of it.

This position reports to:
Noa Mendelsohn Aviv (Executive Director & General Counsel)

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (“CCLA”) is Canada’s national human rights and fundamental freedoms NGO, since 1964.  CCLA intervenes in Canadian courts, testifies before legislatures, advocates through all media, and engages in activism, education, and outreach across Canada for dignity and fundamental rights for all people in Canada.  We work to actively fight against injustice, such as  prolonged solitary confinement, abortion access restrictions, censorship, racial profiling by police, unfairness in the criminal system, and privacy invasions by government. Along with the ACLU, we’re part of a network of human rights organizations around the world, called INCLO.

Who are you:

  • You are a responsible, dedicated professional who is willing to go the extra mile, and who values respect, collaboration, inclusiveness and action.
  • You have experience in managing the full range of administrative and executive support related tasks.
  • You are self-directed, able to competently prioritize and track your tasks, and get them done on time and done well.
  • You are nimble and adaptable to a highly dynamic work environment and engage in all of your tasks with a positive, efficient, and proactive attitude.
  • You are solution-oriented, capable of handling complex issues and seeking efficiency, proposing and executing solutions as appropriate.
  • You enjoy working on a team, are comfortable being available and accessible to staff, the Board and stakeholders, and enjoy interacting with people. You have strong people skills, and will be a point of connection for many.
  • You schedule with intelligence and patience. You are mindful of priorities, organizational and ED’s requirements.
  • You streamline workflow by being proactive, anticipating future needs to reduce reactive tasks.

What you will do:

Office Manager Tasks:

  • Keep the office space and technology running efficiently by providing resources, tools, and initiatives including monitoring and managing office supply inventory and office equipment maintenance.
  • Communications triage for public requests of CCLA: forwarding emails, deliveries, phone calls from public, stakeholders and media to all staff.
  • Confidently recommend and implement technology solutions that improve operational effectiveness and act as tech support liaison.
  • Organize and maintain filing and document management system of CCLA documents on Office 365/SharePoint in MS Office Cloud.
  • Manage onboarding and orientation process of new hires, and departure protocols, working with our HR consultant. Co-ordinate employee benefits and insurance.
  • Responsible for organization and tidiness of shared office space, although all staff participate on this front.
  • Manage volunteer intake, ensuring that volunteers can work effectively. Co-ordinate the assignment of volunteers within the organization (including supervising your own volunteers!) based on their experience and preferences.
  • Manage, assist, and support the team on a wide range of administrative tasks as required (this function will evolve and will include various functions – some of which you will propose).

Executive Assistant Tasks:

  • Support the ED’s role and be her primary contact and liaison internally and externally to the CCLA.  Including assisting with scheduling, assembly and management of materials for Board Meetings.
  • Support the development and implementation of CCLA plans, events and projects, and ensure that initiatives are within the assigned budget, maintaining a tracking system for action items.
  • Ensure effective management of the ED’s calendar for events, media and appointment booking, travel, time management and prioritization of high-volume appointment requests and scheduling logistics including for ED out-of-office meetings/events.
  • Conduct research as required for various initiatives.

Requirements:

  • Office Administration Diploma or other Postsecondary Degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 3-5 years operations / office manager / administrative experience preferably in the professional services industry. Some human resources and health & safety experience would be an asset.
  • Familiarity with Board of Directors and Committees is an asset.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in seeking new technology solutions, computer and digital workplace skills including MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Teams, SharePoint), Zoom, and Slack.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Statement

CCLA is an equal opportunity employer seeking to live its values internally in all we do. Fighting for equality and dignity is at the forefront of our work, externally.  Internally, we are committed to taking proactive steps to provide and create opportunities for historically marginalized groups. We seek applicants who will strengthen our commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion. We strongly encourage qualified candidates from Indigenous, Black and other racialized persons, 2SLGBTQI+ people, individuals with disabilities, and other members of marginalized communities to self-declare in the hiring process.  This self-declaration information can be factored into recruitment and selection decisions to address our ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

How to Apply:

Please address your application to Lesley Bell, Human Resources, and send the cover letter, detailed resume and any references, in confidence, to: lbell@ccla.org.  Applications are considered as they are received.

Please refer to “Office Manager & Executive Assistant” in the subject line. 

The Interview Process:

The interview process will occur remotely. Please notify us if you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process.

Location:

CCLA’s office is located in midtown Toronto.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Education Coordinator

We are seeking an energetic, knowledgeable, and experienced Education Coordinator who is enthusiastic, thoughtful, thorough, and committed to excellence.  The successful candidate will report to the Director of Education and will be part of a small but mighty team of about 10 staff and many more volunteers.  The annual salary range for this position sits at approximately $55,000-$58,000.

This is a full-time, set-term contract from June 2022 to December 31, 2022, with a possibility of an extension. Applications are being received until June 1, 2022.

Who we are:

The Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust (“CCLET”) is a charitable organization promoting knowledge and understanding of the rights, liberties, and duties of all peoples in democracies. CCLET was established in 1967 as the research and educational arm of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (“CCLA”).

The CCLA is Canada’s national human rights and fundamental freedoms NGO, since 1964.  CCLA intervenes in Canadian courts, testifies before legislatures, advocates through all media, and engages in activism, education, and outreach across Canada for dignity and fundamental rights for all people in Canada.  We work to actively fight against injustice, such as prolonged solitary confinement, abortion access restrictions, censorship, racial profiling by police, unfairness in the criminal system, and privacy invasions by the government. Along with the American Civil Liberties Union www.aclu.org, we are part of a network of human rights organizations around the world, called INCLO.

CCLET is seeking an Education Coordinator for our Civil Liberties in the Schools; Newcomer program; and Teaching Civil Liberties programs. These outreach projects facilitate engaging, nonpartisan workshops on rights, civil liberties, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and issues and controversies related to democratic societies, in schools, community centres and Faculties of Education across Ontario. Working closely with and reporting to the Director of Education, you’ll be one of a team of 10 CCLA staffers and many volunteers. You thrive in an environment where every day is different, you can handle multiple priorities, you are detail-oriented, and have an “all hands-on deck” mentality.

What you will do:

  • Coordinate workshops for the CCLA/CCLET education team and correspond with teachers
  • Facilitate workshops for JK-Grade 12 classes (in particular Grade 10 Civics, and Grades 11 and 12 Law)
  • Facilitate workshops for pre-service teacher candidates in Faculties of Education
  • Facilitate professional development workshops for teachers
  • Develop print and web-based teaching materials and resources
  • Network with educators and community organizations
  • Assist with program evaluation
  • Assist with planning conferences and educational events
  • Other tasks as required

Qualifications include:

  • Experience and comfort with public speaking, classroom presentations, and leading conversations on controversial topics with young people and adults
  • Knowledge of and understanding of human rights and civil liberties principles, and The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • Basic legal knowledge or experience in a law-related field
  • Comfort with leading conversation on controversial topics, and with engaging a diverse community of learners
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle (some travel required)
  • B.Ed. preferred and/or a degree in political science, social sciences, criminology, or related disciplines.
  • Fluency in French would be an asset

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter, detailed resume, and any references by June 1, 2022, in confidence to Talayeh Shomali at tshomali@ccla.org.

Please refer to “Education Coordinator” in the subject line. 

Diversion, Equality, and Inclusion Statement

CCLA/CCLET are equal opportunity employers seeking to live our values internally in all we do. Fighting for equality and dignity is at the forefront of our work, externally.  Internally, we are committed to taking proactive steps to provide and create opportunities for historically marginalized groups. We seek applicants who will strengthen our commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion. We strongly encourage qualified candidates from Indigenous, Black and other racialized persons, 2SLGBTQI+ people, individuals with disabilities, and other members of marginalized communities to self-declare in the hiring process.  This self-declaration information can be factored into recruitment and selection decisions to address our ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Interview Process:

The interview process will occur remotely. Please notify us if you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process.

Location:

CCLA’s office is located in midtown Toronto. This is a hybrid position and may require some travel and attendance at in-person events, with some flexibility for working from home.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.