Employment Opportunities

Job Posting: Executive Director

Do You Share Our Passion for Social Justice?

The Hamilton Community Legal Clinic (HCLC) seeks an experienced, dynamic Executive Director (ED) with strong leadership and people skills, to champion racial equity and social justice and lead the organization into the future, following the upcoming retirement of our current ED.

Position: Executive Director
Effective Date: December 2021
Reports to: The Board of Directors
Responsible for: An enthusiastic team of approximately 35 staff which includes lawyers, support staff, justice coordinators, community legal workers, paralegals, community development workers, and social workers
Location of work:
During Covid-19 measures: Virtual
Post Covid-19 measures: Onsite full-time (Hamilton, Ontario)
Salary: $120-140,000 plus group benefits

HCLC is committed to equitable employment and hiring practices, a diverse workforce, and inclusive justice. We encourage applications from: women; First Nations, Métis, and Inuit persons; members of racialized communities; persons with disabilities; people of diverse gender identities or expressions; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and perspectives at HCLC. The successful ED will be leading the organization using an anti-racism/anti-oppression lens, rooted in an understanding of the systemic implications of anti-Black and Indigenous racism.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leads HCLC in a strategic manner responding to trends in the field of social justice and changes in federal and provincial government policies and legislation
  • Implements legislated requirements and policies and those established by the Board of Directors, and makes recommendations for policy changes
  • Works with the Board of Directors and Board Committees to establish and implement strategic goals and objectives
  • Directs operations and activities including administration, personnel management, systemic advocacy, community engagement and development
  • Ensures smooth operations through cohesive use of resources across HCLC, implementation of effective and efficient internal systems and procedures, and a collaborative approach to decision-making
  • Ensures HCLC continues to build effective relationships with community and civic organizations, funders and the client communities served by the Clinic
  • Oversees the development and submission of funding proposals
  • Supervises staff, actively promotes, and fosters a high level of employee engagement and supports human resources activities

Qualifications:

Required
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience leading teams
  • Demonstrated experience using a collaborative approach to working with teams
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience overseeing program budgets, including financial management and forecasting
  • Demonstrated understanding of systemic racism and employing an intersectional equity lens to managerial and leadership responsibilities
Assets
  • A law degree (LLB or JD) is desirable, but is not required
  • Post-secondary education in a related field and or experience
  • Community legal clinic experience or equivalent experience serving clients from vulnerable populations who are living in poverty
  • Experience working with a not-for-profit board of directors
  • Working knowledge of French (written and oral)
  • Knowledge of other languages spoken in the community (e.g., Arabic, Spanish, Urdu)

In addition to review of qualifications, interviews and reference checks, successful candidates may be invited to participate in a written test and other assessment tools.

About HCLC

Please visit our website for more information about our organization: https://hamiltonjustice.ca/en

HCLC Anti-racism Anti-oppression Framework: https://hamiltonjustice.ca/en/about/arao

The HCLC offices are fully accessible.

Application Information

Please send your resume to recruitment@hamiltonjustice.ca to the attention of: Ms. Lauren Evans.

Review of applications will begin on September 23, 2021. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their resumes by this date. After this date, your resume will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made.

 

 


Hamilton Community Legal Clinic

Support Staff Contract Position

5-Month Contract (to cover a leave of absence)

We are currently hiring a contract position (4.5 days a week) to join our support staff team at a fast-paced, dynamic organization. Our practice is in poverty law, including landlord & tenant, Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program. If you want to work hard to serve the community in a collaborative, anti-oppressive environment, then you need to apply. Now.

Responsibilities:

  • Reception duties – making initial contact with clients, visitors and community partners who contact the clinic both in-person or by phone
  • Elicit, summarize and record intake information from clients
  • Provide basic information regarding clinic services
  • Provide appropriate referral information to various community resources
  • Providing general administrative support (including faxing, photocopying, filing and responding to telephone calls)
  • Drafting statutory declarations

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Related post-secondary diploma or demonstrated client service experience
  • Commitment to social justice and working in an Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression, client-centred, trauma-informed framework
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and to take direction
  • Ability to work in a friendly and cooperative manner with colleagues
  • Flexibility and ability to manage competing priorities and multi-task
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Excellent computer skills (experience with Windows and Microsoft Office)

Additional Requirements:

  • Covid-19 vaccination necessary by date of hire.

HCLC support staff continue to work both remotely and in-person at the office, as required, to provide client service to those who cannot access the clinic electronically. Successful candidates must be available to work in both capacities and should expect to return to full-time, in-person service when it is determined safe to do so. Workplace safety protocols have been put into place to ensure the health and safety of all staff, clients and visitors, when attending or working in the office.

HCLC/CJCH is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from those with lived experience of oppression. As part of our work against racism and other oppressions, we strive to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. We encourage First Nation, Métis and Inuit applicants.We thank all applicants, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. All resumes to be held in strictest confidence.

Please apply here

 

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Hamilton Community Legal Clinic

~Bilingual (EN/FR) Bilingual Communications/social media specialist

(Part-time, Permanent)

Do you share our passion for social justice?

 

Hamilton Community Legal Clinic/Clinique juridique communautaire de Hamilton is a busy urban legal clinic and seeks an experienced communications/social media specialist to support the Clinic’s digital platforms. This part-time (2 days/week) position focuses on marketing, content production, social media management and outreach to support the Clinic’s casework, summary advice, law reform, community development and public legal education activities. The successful candidate will possess a flair for multi-media communication, fluency in French and English and a strong commitment to social justice. If you want to work hard to serve the community in a collaborative environment, then you need to apply. Now.

 

Qualifications Include:

 

  • Post-secondary education in Communications/Public Relations or equivalent, or demonstrated experience essential
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and equity and working towards the elimination of barriers to social, economic and civic participation for marginalized communities
  • Superior verbal and written French and English communication skills (testing may be required)
  • Demonstrated skills in writing and editing for a variety of audiences and media, including websites, blogs and journalism, combined with a strong structural analysis and capacity to explain complex ideas in plain language
  • Proven success in social media management with specialization in Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
  • Direct experience with media relations and communications/marketing plan development
  • Ability to work independently, identify and respond to communication needs in a timely and effective manner
  • Strong ability to handle multiple priorities in a high volume environment and a self-starter
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team

 

Salary: $26,390 (based on two day week).  Please submit application through Charity Village – https://charityvillage.com/app/ no later than October 7, 2021 and include a cover letter and resume.

 

HCLC/CJCH is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from those with lived experience of oppression. As part of our work against racism and other oppressions, we strive to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. We encourage First Nation, Métis and Inuit applicants.

 

We thank all applicants, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. All resumes to be held in strictest confidence.