Opportunities

Grounded in our vibrant and dynamic communities, NCCM is a national, independent, non-partisan and non-profit advocacy organization at the forefront of defending, promoting and protecting the fundamental rights and public interests of Canadian Muslims.  

NCCM is committed to equitable and inclusive employment practices. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, and we especially encourage applications from members of equity-seeking groups. 

Available positions as of February 06, 2024:

1) Administrative Assistant based in Ottawa or Montreal

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) has a new opportunity for a dynamic and organized Administrative Assistant to join our team. The ideal candidate will provide comprehensive administrative support to facilitate the efficient operation of our organization. This role is instrumental in ensuring smooth internal processes and supporting our mission-driven work.

Position: Administrative Assistant

Location: Ottawa, Montreal

Start date: Immediate

Expected hours of work: Full-time.

Application deadline: Open until filled.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

 

Key Responsibilities

· Collaborate closely with the CEO and executive team to ensure office priorities are met.

· Handle sensitive material with discretion and confidentiality.

· Prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

· Act as point of contact with internal and external stakeholders, coordinating executive meetings

· Answer and direct phone calls

· Organize and schedule appointments

· Write first drafts and make revisions of emails, correspondence memos, and letters.

· Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports

· Develop and maintain a filing system

· Update and maintain office policies and procedures

· Order office supplies and research new deals and suppliers

· Book travel arrangements

· Submit and reconcile expense reports

· Liaise with executive and senior administrative assistants to handle requests and queries from senior managers

· Ensure donor data is captured in a clear and organized manner and entered into appropriate databases

 

Requirements

Knowledge & Skills:

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

· Time-management skills

· Ability to pay attention to detail

· Organization skills

· Ability to multitask

· Basic understanding of frequently used computer software and programs, such as Microsoft Office

· Interpersonal skills,

· English and French, written and spoken

 

Training & Work Experience:

· Minimum of a bachelor’s degree.

· Minimum of 3 years experience in an office administrative role.

 

Other:

· Must be able to work in the office and remotely, based on department needs

 

NOTE: No phone calls, please. Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Apply by sending your resume and cover letter to info@nccm.ca.

 

2) Legal Affairs Coordinator

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) has a new opportunity for a passionate and detail-oriented Legal Affairs Coordinator to play a pivotal role in supporting our legal team and advancing our mission-driven work. The ideal candidate will possess strong organizational skills, a keen attention to detail, and a commitment to the fundamental rights and public interests of Canadian Muslims.  

Position: Legal Affairs Coordinator

Location: Ottawa, Montreal, GTA

Start date: Immediate

Expected hours of work: Full-time.

Application deadline: Open until filled.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

 

Key Duties:

The Legal Affairs Coordinator will bring their skills and talents to supporting NCCM’s legal advocacy on issues related to Islamophobia, hate and discrimination against Muslims in Canada.

 

The Role:

The NCCM is recruiting for a full-time Human Rights Legal Assistant who demonstrates exceptional attention to detail.

The ideal candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and extensive experience and comfort with organizing their time and the file.

 

Key Responsibilities:

· Conducting intake meetings with clients and reporting to lawyers

· Preparing meeting notes

· Serving and filing documents with the court and the administrative tribunals

· Regularly communicating with clients and lawyers

· Prepare case law research to support legal and policy files

· Drafting, editing, formatting, and proofreading routine correspondence, letters and other related documents;

· Other duties, as assigned

 

Requirements

 

Knowledge & Skills:

· Good knowledge of legal procedures, statutes, and regulations

· Legal assistant or Law Clerk diploma

· Experience in a legal clinic, law firm, advocacy organization or similar environment

· Familiarity with rules of procedure regarding federal, provincial and, ideally, supreme court

· Flexibility to adapt to different tasks

· Excellent multi-tasking skills

· Accurate proofreading skills to edit and format documents

· Works well independently and in a team and follows instructions with minimal supervision

· Takes initiative, is goal-oriented, and is a problem-solver

· Uses good judgment and is resourceful

· Ability to communicate in a professional manner, both verbally and in writing, with clients, lawyers, and team members

· Willingness to learn and contribute to the team

· Work collaboratively in a workplace with dignity and respect

· Proficient computer skills

 

Training & Work Experience:

· Minimum of a legal assistant diploma or equivalent combination of work experience and education

· Minimum of 1 year experience as a Human Rights Legal Assistant or Paralegal.

 

Other:

· Must be able to work in the office and remotely, based on department needs

· French and English bilingualism is a strong asset

 

NOTE: No phone calls, please. Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you. Apply by sending your resume and cover letter to info@nccm.ca.