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JOB POSTING - Legal Outreach Coordinator

Job Posting - Legal Outreach Coordinator – CMLA Muslim Legal Support Centre (MLSC)


Project Deadline: Thursday, March 21st, 2019 at 5:00p.m.


The Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association (CMLA), a Toronto-based not-for profit association of Muslim lawyers, is seeking a part-time Legal Outreach Coordinator for its “Muslim Legal Support Centre” pilot project (MLSC).


Reporting to the project’s Steering Committee, the Legal Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the pilot project across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).


The MLSC is a pilot project that aims to connect a diverse cross-section of the Muslim community in the GTA with culturally appropriate and accessible legal services, including legal education workshops, summary advice and referrals. The project is supported through funding provided by the Law Foundation of Ontario.


Job Summary:

The Legal Outreach Coordinator will work between 21 and 24 hours per week.

The MLSC pilot project will run from May 1st to September 1st, 2019, with the possibility of extension.

The position will require the successful candidate to travel across the GTA.


Salary Range: The Legal Outreach Coordinator will be paid $25 per hour (approx).


Qualifications Education:

• Currently pursuing or graduated with a post-secondary degree/certificate in law, business, social work, paralegal studies or other relevant area of study.


Experience:

• At least 2-3 years’ experience working with Muslim communities in the GTA.

• Demonstrated experience coordinating community-based projects.

• Experience in providing drop-in legal services would be an asset. Knowledge/Skills:

• An understanding of the legal issues and/or access to justice challenges facing Ontario’s Muslim communities, including systemic racism, including anti-black racism and Islamophobia.

• An understanding and interest in one or more of the following areas of law: criminal law, disability law, employment law, family law, housing law, and/or human rights law.

• Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with community agencies, lawyers and community groups.

• A strong understanding of, and commitment to, anti-oppression principles and an awareness of the various intersections of social identities.

• Strong interpersonal, communication, written and outreach skills.

• Clear and methodical approach to work and strong organizational skills.

• Social media savvy.

• Proficiency in at least one language spoken in the Muslim community (e.g. Arabic, Somali, Swahili, Urdu, Farsi etc.) is an asset.


To APPLY:

Interested applicants may send their applications including a cover letter, resume, and list of three (3) references (resume maximum 2-pages) to contactcmla@gmail.com


We appreciate all those who apply, however we will only be in contact with those candidates that we intend to interview.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you are an individual who requires accommodation to apply to this position, please email us at contactcmla@gmail.com

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