Legal and Policy Researcher (Full-time Temporary)

Closing Date – August 5, 2014

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) is a national non-profit organization and federally registered charity. LEAF works to advance the equality of women and girls in Canada through litigation, law reform and public legal education. For more information about LEAF visit our website

LEAF is hiring a legal and policy researcher to lead a project examining the intersection of equality rights and religious rights. The position is a full-time temporary contract for up to 37.5 hours per week, subject to funding. The researcher will work under the direction of the Legal Director. We anticipate the term of the position to start in September 2014 and end by January 2015. The researcher may work remotely but must be available to travel to attend in person meetings as required.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop expertise in the areas of women’s equality and freedom of religion and draft a report that will be used by practitioners, researchers, activists, lawyers and/or equality seeking organizations more broadly.

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Required Qualifications:

The Legal and Policy Researcher will have:

How to Apply:

LEAF encourages applications from Aboriginal women, racialized women, lesbians, women with disabilities and women from other marginalized groups. Applications will be accepted by email only. In the subject line of your email application reference Legal Researcher and your name. Please submit one document with your cover letter, your curriculum vitae and a list of 3 employment references (contact name, phone number and email address) and one written piece of research by email to [email protected] Applications should be submitted in word format or PDF. Please do not submit multiple applications or send additional documents.

Applications for this position will be accepted until 5:00pm (EDT) on August 5, 2014.

We thank all applicants for their interest.
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
No telephone enquiries please.