Reproductive Justice Advocacy Coordinator (17-month contract position)

Who We Are

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the equality rights of women, girls, trans, and non-binary people in Canada through litigation, law reform, and public legal education. For more than 35 years, LEAF’s work has influenced the evolution of constitutional equality principles in Canada and made an important difference in the daily lives of women, girls, and people who experience gender-based discrimination across the country.

LEAF’s national office is located in downtown Toronto, or Tkarón:to, which is a Mohawk word that means “the place in the water where trees are standing.” This land is governed by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, a nation to nation peace agreement between the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, the Wendat, and other allied nations.

LEAF also has eleven volunteer-run member branches across the country. LEAF branches run public education programs for youth, hold events on gender equality in their communities, and engage in law reform initiatives at the local level. 


Who You Are

You are a staunch advocate of reproductive justice for all, and who sees law reform and policy changes as an important aspect of making this a reality. You can design and lead advocacy campaigns, but also love helping others build capacity to take on their own projects. You are energized by working as part of a team and in collaboration with volunteers from across Canada committed to gender equity. You bring an intersectional feminist lens to your work – including your analysis, collaborations, and communication style.

Primary Job Responsibilities

The Advocacy Coordinator will provide important support to LEAF’s Reproductive Justice Project and, in particular, to the development of law reform proposals and advocacy by LEAF branches.

More specifically, the Advocacy Coordinator will be responsible for the following:

Reproductive Justice Project (70%)

Other Related Advocacy Tasks (30%)

Essential Qualifications

The Ideal Candidate Will Also Have

Personal Qualities

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time, approximately 17-month contract position with an anticipated start date of October 24, 2022 and an anticipated end date of March 31, 2024.

The salary range for the position is $65,000 to $70,000. The Advocacy Coordinator will be enrolled in LEAF’s benefits plan, which includes health and dental benefits.

Location

As this project in national in scope, the successful candidate will not be expected to work from the Toronto LEAF National office and can choose to work fully remotely.

Hiring Process and Timeline

Please submit the following in one combined PDF to [email protected]: a cover letter, your CV, and a list of three references (contact name, phone number, and email address). Please address your application to Kat Owens, Project Director. Please use the reference “Advocacy Coordinator” and your name in the subject line.

Applications are due no later than Sunday September 18, 2022 at 5pm EDT. Interviews will take place on Monday October 3 and Tuesday October 4, 2022.

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We have made adjustments to our hiring processes due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, the interview process will occur remotely. We acknowledge that COVID-19 has caused disruptions to many lives and people may require additional accommodations.

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

LEAF welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities for all available positions.

Where possible, accommodations will be made available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

LEAF encourages applications from candidates who reflect the diversity of our communities. We strongly encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, and racialized people, as well as from newcomers, gender-diverse people, and members of other equity-deserving groups. If you are comfortable, please indicate in your cover letter if you identify as a member of an equity-deserving group.