Opportunities

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) has new opportunities for highly-motivated individuals to join our professional staff and work on cutting-edge issues impacting Canadian Muslim communities.   

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. 

Current opportunities:

  1. Senior Lawyer
  2. Alberta Advocacy Officer
  3. Director of Foreign Affairs
  4. Education Coordinator
  5. Finance Officer
  6. Quebec Advocacy Officer
  7. Development Officer

To apply for any of the positions below, email your cover letter and resume to info@nccm.ca by the deadline mentioned.

___________________________________________________________________

1. Senior Lawyer

Position : Senior Lawyer

Location: Ottawa/Montréal/Toronto/Edmonton

Start date: Immediate

Expected hours of work: Full-time

Compensation: Commensurate with experience & qualifications. Compensation package will include eligibility to enrol in NCCM’s benefits and pension plans.

Key Duties:

This role will appeal to a lawyer with experience in strategic litigation and case development, ideally with previous experience in public interest litigation. Working under the supervision of the Director of Legal Affairs, the Senior Lawyer will litigate and assist with cases in federal, superior, and provincial courts, at both the trial and appellate level, as well as appear before tribunals and commissions as needed. The Senior Lawyer may also engage in advocacy before parliamentary committees. The focus of the position may change as warranted by changes in the law, the priorities of the NCCM’s board and senior management, and the needs of the organization.

As Senior Lawyer, you will be working closely with our Legal Affairs team to:

  • Lead or assist on human rights or civil litigation matters
  • Identify, research and pursue cases that impact NCCM’s clients and the broader Canadian Muslim community;
  • Collaborate with members of the Legal Affairs team to develop strategies for litigation and/or assisting NCCM’s clients
  • Identify and evaluate, with support of the Director of Legal Affairs, potential test case litigation
  • Engage in law and policy reform research, writing and advocacy;
  • Manage our casework program, including intake, referral, and individual legal advice and assistance;
  • Collaborate externally with coalitions and diverse allies to achieve common objectives
  • Supervise pro-bono students or interns

About you:

  • Top-notch legal thinker with strong legal research, analysis, writing and advocacy skills
  • Strong relationship-building and inter-personal skills;
  • Ability to thrive in a highly-charged environment and adapt to changing conditions to get the job done;
  • Committed to the organizational goals of NCCM
  • Emotionally resilient to ongoing communication with members of the public contacting the NCCM for assistance

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Law degree and membership in good standing with a law society in Canada
  • Minimum 5-year call
  • Solid understanding of the NCCM’s mission and mandate. Previous public advocacy experience is preferred
  • Experience in litigation
  • Experience in employment law, human rights, national security, civil litigation, and/or criminal law
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team
  • Ability to work under tight timelines in an efficient and focused manner
  • Ability to manage several projects in a fast-paced work environment
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills
  • Ability to engage in complex legal analysis and fact investigation
  • Detail oriented and excellent oral and written communication and analytic skills

Application Process:

If you are passionate about human rights and civil liberties and want to apply your legal expertise in a non-traditional legal setting, you are encouraged to submit a cover letter and résumé by no later than August 2, 2021 to: info@nccm.ca

Thank you for your interest in this career opportunity.

NOTE: No phone calls please. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

* * * *

2. Alberta Advocacy Officer

Position : Alberta Advocacy Officer

Location: Edmonton

Start date: Immediate

Expected hours of work: Full-time

Compensation: Commensurate with experience & qualifications. Compensation package will include eligibility to enrol in NCCM’s benefits and pension plans.

Key Duties:

NCCM is seeking a junior employee to administer and implement its government relations program for Alberta. Primarily focused on the federal MPs in Alberta, as well as provincial and municipal levels of government, you will maintain, strengthen, and expand a strong network of relationships and implement strategies that will move our public policy agenda forward. Reporting to the Alberta Advocacy Leader and based in Edmonton, you will work with the Alberta Regional Team Leader, while advocating for what matters to stand against Islamophobia.

About you:

  • Strong relationship-building and inter-personal skills;
  • 2+ years of policy development experience in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors. Canadian policy expertise is an asset.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and adhere to critical deadlines.
  • Capacity to work effectively and productively outside of an office environment. Ability to develop collaborative relationships and act as a well-respected, trusted partner that others want to work with.
  • Exceptional presentation skills.

Application Process:

If you are passionate about human rights and civil liberties you are encouraged to submit a cover letter and résumé by no later than August 2, 2021 to: info@nccm.ca with the subject line “Alberta Advocacy Officer”

Thank you for your interest in this career opportunity.

NOTE: No phone calls please. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

* * * *

3. Director of Foreign Affairs

Position: Director of Foreign Affairs (full-time, permanent)

Location: Ottawa

Start date: Immediate

Expected hours of work: 40 hours a week (some weekend and evening availability required)

Application deadline: Open until filled

Compensation: $90,000 to $100,000 commensurate with experience. This position is eligible to enrol in NCCM’s pension and benefits program.

Key Duties:

The Director of Foreign Affairs is responsible for developing and managing NCCM’s newly formed Department of Foreign Affairs. Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Foreign Affairs will drive the organization’s presence in the international community and contribute to the development of the strategic direction of domestic government relations.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Develop NCCM’s strategy on building international relationships
  • Collaborate with the team on preparing and advancing NCCM positions on foreign policy files
  • Build relationships with key international governance bodies, associations, and ambassadors’ offices
  • Build and maintain relationships with select government departments in strategic countries outside Canada
  • Develop key partnerships with international non-profit and advocacy organizations
  • Represent NCCM in the media
  • Advise on strategic communications on foreign policy files

Application Process:

If you are passionate about human rights and civil liberties you are encouraged to submit a cover letter and résumé by no later than July 15, 2021 to: info@nccm.ca with the subject line “Director of Foreign Affairs”.

Thank you for your interest in this career opportunity.

NOTE: No phone calls please. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

* * * *

4. Education Coordinator

Position:   Education Coordinator (2 positions) 

Position type: Full-time, 1 year contract 

Location:  GTA or surrounding area  

Start date:  Immediate  

Expected hours of work: 40 hours per week, occasional evening and weekend availability required  

Application deadline: Open until filled 

Compensation: $50,000 annual salary plus eligibility to enrol in NCCM’s benefits plan. 

 

Key Duties:  

Working in NCCM’s Education department, the Education Coordinator will bring their skills and talents to deliver anti-Islamophobia and anti-racism workshops for schools, develop curricular content, inform education advocacy campaigns and engage in administrative tasks.  

 The Education Coordinator will be provided training at NCCM and will be responsible for:  

  • Delivering approved NCCM workshops as assigned (workshops may be virtual or in person)  
  • Engaging workshop participants in meaningful ways  
  • Engaging in curricular development and research as assigned 
  • Managing grants and projects as assigned 
  • Contributing to education advocacy campaigns as assigned 
  • Administrative duties (for example; managing workshop requests and meetings)  
  • Track metrics and prepare reports for supervisor  

Qualifications:    

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma  
  • Knowledge of principles of human rights, equity and inclusion   
  • Experience in workshop facilitation, teaching, lecturing or training  
  • Excellent presentation, interpersonal, and time management skills  
  • Working knowledge of policies and practices related to the Canadian Education System would be an asset.  
  • Expertise in curricular design and development (lesson plans and resource development) 
  • Strong working knowledge of PowerPoint, TEAMS and Zoom  
  • Bilingualism considered an asset 

Application Process:

If you are passionate about human rights and civil liberties you are encouraged to submit a cover letter and résumé by no later than August 2, 2021 to: info@nccm.ca with the subject line “Education Officer”.

Thank you for your interest in this career opportunity.

NOTE: No phone calls please. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

* * * *

5. Finance Officer

Position: Finance Officer (part-time)

Location:  Ottawa/GTA/Montreal/Edmonton

Start date:  Immediate

Expected hours of work:  Part-time (24 hours/week)

Application deadline: August 2, 2021

Compensation:  $25/hour

Key Duties:

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Finance Officer will be responsible for ensuring diligent and accurate accounts for the organization. Responsibilities will include:

  • Work closely with bookkeeper and development department to ensure accurate and up-to-date account records
  • Respond to inquiries related to accounts payables and receivables
  • Prepare and send invoices for accounts receivable
  • Process incoming invoices for accounts payable in coordination with bookkeeper
  • Track ageing accounts details and follow up as appropriate
  • Coordinate credit card reconciliations
  • Maintain up-to-date account and class codes
  • Process expense reimbursements
  • Preparing routine financial reports
  • Support accountants with financial audits
  • Support senior management in financial planning

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in accounting, finance or related discipline
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a bookkeeping, finance, or accounting role
  • Strong working knowledge of QuickBooks Online
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to multi-task and track due dates effectively
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge considered an asset
  • Bilingualism considered an asset

Application Process:

If you are passionate about human rights and civil liberties you are encouraged to submit a cover letter and résumé by no later than August 2, 2021 to: info@nccm.ca with the subject line “Finance Officer”.

Thank you for your interest in this career opportunity.

NOTE: No phone calls please. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

* * * *

6. Quebec Advocacy Officer

Position:  Quebec Advocacy Officer

Type: Full Time

Location: Quebec

Start date: Immediate

Deadline to apply:  August 2, 2021.

Expected hours of work:  Full-time (weekday daytime availability required, occasional weekend and evening availability required)

Compensation:  $60,000/year. Compensation package includes eligibility to enrol in NCCM’s benefits and pension programs.

Key Duties:

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Quebec Affairs, the Quebec Advocacy Officer is primarily responsible for community outreach and to build a high-performance team of volunteers in local communities to champion NCCM’s work. These volunteers will participate in NCCM’s work through grassroots lobbying and through marketing and communications campaigns. This role is for anyone who is a self-starter and thrives in a fast-paced, cutting-edge, target-driven environment. NCCM is looking for someone who is an agile and innovative thinker and who can help take the organization to the next level.

The Quebec Advocacy Officer is expected to be an ambassador for NCCM and therefore to coordinate local engagement with public advocacy & communications.

Responsibilities:

  • Build and lead NCCM’s Quebec regional team of volunteers to execute communications, community engagement, and advocacy initiatives
  • Draft and assist with developing and translating communication materials (press releases, briefing notes, social media posts etc.)
  • Coordinate community outreach including at community centres, mosques, events, gatherings, and other places as identified
  • Lead volunteer team to fulfill campaign goals as outlined by Director of Quebec Affairs
  • Organize mosque visits, presentations, events, speaker tours, and other outreach activities with the volunteer team
  • Develop networks of supporters that will elevate team efforts to increase NCCM’s profile and reach
  • Maintain quality relations and partnerships with local and provincial organizations, mosques and institutions to promote and support the work of NCCM
  • Participate in review and analysis of regional activities to identify areas of potential growth & community engagement opportunities

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual (Francophone Preferred)
  • Bachelor’s degree with 1-2 years of community engagement and leadership experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Experience with setting, managing, and delivering on ambitious targets
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven ability to work to a high standard of quality with an eye for detail, working on strict deadlines, and managing multiple accounts and projects simultaneously
  • Proven experience of setting up and managing volunteer network
  • Solid understanding of the NCCM’s mission and mandate

Application Process:

If you are passionate about human rights and civil liberties you are encouraged to submit a cover letter and résumé by no later than August 2, 2021 to: info@nccm.ca with the subject line “Quebec Advocacy Officer”.

Thank you for your interest in this career opportunity.

NOTE: No phone calls please. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

Agent (e) de défense des intérêts du Québec

Le Conseil national des musulmans canadiens (CNMC) offre une nouvelle occasion à une personne très motivée de se joindre à son personnel professionnel et de travailler sur des questions d’avant-garde ayant un impact sur les communautés musulmanes canadiennes.

Le CNMC est actuellement à la recherche d’un(e) agent(e) de défense des intérêts du Québec.

Au centre de nos communautés vibrantes et dynamiques, le CNMC est un organisme de défense des droits national, indépendant, non partisan et sans but lucratif, à l’avant-garde de la défense, de la promotion et de la protection des droits fondamentaux et des intérêts publics des musulmans canadiens.

Le Conseil national des musulmans canadiens (CNMC) s’engage à adopter des pratiques d’emploi équitables et inclusives. Nous accueillons les demandes de candidats de tous les horizons, et nous encourageons particulièrement les candidatures de membres de groupes visés par l’équité.

Poste :  Agent (e) de défense des intérêts du Québec

Type : Temps plein

Emplacement : Québec

Date de début : Immédiate

Date limite de candidature : 30 juillet 2021.

Heures de travail prévues :  36 heures/semaine (disponibilité de jour en semaine requise, disponibilité occasionnelle en fin de semaine et en soirée requise).

Rémunération : 60 000

Fonctions principales :

Sous la supervision directe du directeur des affaires québécoises, le titulaire est principalement responsable de mettre sur pied une équipe performante de bénévoles dans les communautés locales afin de défendre le travail du CNMC. Ces bénévoles participeront au travail du CNMC par le biais de lobbying à la base et de campagnes de marketing et de communication. Ce rôle s’adresse à toute personne qui a l’esprit d’initiative et qui s’épanouit dans un environnement rapide, avant-gardiste et axé sur les objectifs. Le CNMC est à la recherche d’une personne qui a une pensée agile et innovatrice et qui peut aider à faire passer l’organisation à un niveau supérieur.

L’agent (e) de défense des intérêts du Québec doit être un (e) ambassadeur du CNMC et, par conséquent, coordonner l’engagement local en matière de sensibilisation du public et de communication.

Responsabilités

  • Mettre sur pied et diriger l’équipe régionale de bénévoles du CNMC au Québec pour exécuter les initiatives de communication, d’engagement communautaire et de défense des droits.
  • Rédiger et aider à la rédaction de documents de communication (communiqué de presse, avis aux médias, notes d’information, médias sociaux).
  • Traduire des documents.
  • Coordonner les activités de sensibilisation de la communauté, notamment dans les centres communautaires, les mosquées, les événements, les rassemblements et autres lieux identifiés.
  • Diriger l’équipe de bénévoles pour atteindre les objectifs de la campagne tels que définis par le directeur des affaires québécoises.
  • Organiser des visites de mosquées, des présentations, des événements, des visites de conférenciers et d’autres activités de sensibilisation avec l’équipe de bénévoles.
  • Développer des réseaux de sympathisants qui soutiendront les efforts de l’équipe pour accroître le profil et la portée du CNMC.
  • Entretenir des relations et des partenariats de qualité avec les organisations, les mosquées et les institutions locales et provinciales afin de promouvoir et de soutenir le travail du CNMC.
  • Participer à l’examen et à l’analyse des activités régionales afin de déterminer les domaines de croissance potentielle et les possibilités d’engagement communautaire.
  • Gestion des bénévoles.

Qualifications

  • Bilingue (francophone de préférence).
  • Baccalauréat avec 1 à 2 ans d’expérience en engagement communautaire et en leadership.
  • Excellente communication orale et écrite.
  • Expérience de l’établissement, de la gestion et de la réalisation d’objectifs ambitieux.
  • Excellentes compétences interpersonnelles et de communication.
  • Capacité avérée à travailler selon des normes de qualité élevées, avec le souci du détail, en respectant des délais stricts et en gérant plusieurs comptes et projets simultanément.
  • Expérience avérée de la mise en place et de la gestion d’un réseau de bénévoles.
  • Bonne compréhension de la mission et du mandat du CNMC.

Si vous êtes intéressé(e), veuillez soumettre un curriculum vitae et une lettre de présentation à yfaqiri@nccm.ca.

* * * *

7. Development Officer

Position: Development Officer

Type: Full-time

Location: GTA

Expected Hours of Work: Full time days (frequent evening and weekend availability required)

Compensation:  $50,000 annual salary. Compensation package will include eligibility to enrol in NCCM’s benefits and pension plans.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the Chief Development Officer on setting and accomplishing NCCM’s overall development objectives
  • Assist in developing community partnerships and fundraising strategies
  • Assist in brainstorming and creating new methods to sustain NCCM services to the greater GTA community
  • Leverage technology and social media where possible to improve fundraising activities
  • Provide key concepts on creating marketing materials, like flyers and brochures, to be used for the promotion of events and other fundraising pushes
  • Analyze the performance of events and other fundraising activities for effectiveness
  • Maintain complete and orderly records of donors and manage regular donor communications
  • Working with Database Specialist to ensure 100% data accuracy and metrics
  • Building reports for CEO, COO and CDO on campaign fundraising success
  • Build upon existing donor relationships and form new donor relationships on a regular basis
  • Collaborate with other organizations and groups within the community to build partnerships and enhance fundraising activities

Qualifications:

  • Team player with experience in fundraising or sales
  • Experience working in a target-driven environment
  • Resourceful and innovative thinker
  • Strong communication & organization skills
  • Highly organized with proven administrative skills
  • Ability to build and maintain professional relationships
  • Creative thinking
  • Experience with BlackBaud Raiser’s Edge would be an asset

Application Process:

If you are passionate about human rights and civil liberties you are encouraged to submit a cover letter and résumé by no later than August 2, 2021 to: info@nccm.ca with the subject line “Development Officer”.

Thank you for your interest in this career opportunity.

NOTE: No phone calls please. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.