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. Finance Officer
  4. Development Officer

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

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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 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.

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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 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.

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3. Finance Officer

Position: Finance Officer

Location:  Ottawa or GTA

Start date:  Immediate

Expected hours of work:  Full-time (Mon-Fri)

Application deadline: September 30, 2021

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

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 financial reporting for grants

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 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.

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5. 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 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.