Opportunities

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) has 6 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. Development Officer
  4. Policy Analyst
  5. Ontario Regional Team Lead
  6. Content Creator

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 using the form below.

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 using the form below.

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. 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 using the form below.

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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4. Foreign Policy Analyst

Position: Foreign Policy Analyst 

Department: Foreign Affairs                                            

Status: Full-time, 1 year contract (with the possibility for extension) 

Location: Ottawa/Toronto/Montreal 

Salary: $60,000 – 70,000 

Start Date: Immediate 

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

Application Deadline: Open until filled 

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organization that protects Canadian human rights and civil liberties, challenges discrimination and Islamophobia, builds mutual understanding, and advocates for the public concerns of Canadian Muslims. 

Built from within the Canadian Muslim community, the NCCM is a leading voice for Muslim civic engagement and the promotion of human rights. 

NCCM offers a generous compensation and benefits package. 

The role: 

The foreign policy analyst is responsible for advancing NCCM’s advocacy and influencing agenda on foreign policy priorities and objectives. You will be working closely with the Director of Foreign Affairs to develop, shape and influence the Canadian government’s positions, relationships with multilateral institutions and global stakeholders to ensure NCCM is well represented in these dialogues and forums.  

This position will lead on developing strategic priorities and approaches for the Foreign Affairs department but involves project administration, policy research, writing and analysis. This includes but is not limited to developing briefs, backgrounders, and larger research papers. 

The ideal candidate will have a good knowledge of Canada’s foreign policy approach and agenda and will be grounded using an intersectional rights-based approach to foreign policy. 

Key Duties: (This is not an exhaustive list of duties to be performed)  

  • Act as a subject matter expert with an emphasis on international human rights law, public policy, intersectionality, gender justice and foreign policy (in Canada) and provides strategic advice to the department  
  • Develops and executes impactful policy and advocacy strategies on identified priority issues 
  • Produces high quality policy and advocacy products (policy briefs, reports, op-eds, etc.) and creative online content on NCCM’s foreign policy objectives to community stakeholders 
  • Prepares and can deliver compelling presentations for external audiences 
  • Develops and grows strong relationships with organizations and coalitions to advance NCCM’s influencing agenda in Canada and among the Muslim community in Canada 
  • Delivers key project activities including producing research, organizing events, trainings, building relationships with key stakeholders, and working with external vendors and partners 

Key Qualifications 

  • Masters/PhD in Political Science, Policy Administration, International Relations, Development Studies, Law, or other relevant social sciences or equivalent education and experience; 
  • Minimum of three years in a comparable position, including in the not-for-profit sector, think tank, academic institution, or government 
  • Experience in policy research and writing for diverse audiences 
  • Content and policy expertise related to Canada’s foreign policy agenda 
  • Knowledge of the Canadian domestic and foreign policy landscape and opportunities for advocacy  
  • Experience in working with international networks and coalitions  
  • Ability to communicate and convey complex ideas in to diverse audiences and liaising with varied stakeholders; 
  • Ability to work on complex tasks under compressed deadlines  
  • Strong English language skills required; bilingualism an asset  
  • Ability to travel periodically in Canada and internationally, sometimes in difficult circumstances; 

Please send your resume, cover letter and a non-academic writing sample as a part of your application using the form below.

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5. Ontario Regional Team Lead

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

NCCM is currently hiring for an Ontario Regional Team Lead

At the centre of 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. If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to okhamissa@nccm.ca with the subject line: Ontario Regional Team Lead.

Position: Ontario Regional Team Lead

Type: Full-time, Permanent

Location: GTA

Start date: Immediate

Deadline to apply: December 15th

Expected hours of work: Monday to Friday, full-time (required to work some evenings, weekends and holidays)

Compensation: Commensurate with experience & qualifications

 

Key Duties:

Under the direct supervision of the Manager of Community Engagement, the Ontario Regional Team Lead is primarily responsible to build a high-performance team of volunteers in local communities to champion NCCM’s work. These volunteers will participate in NCCMs work through grassroots lobbying and through marketing and fundraising 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 Ontario Regional Team Lead is expected to be an ambassador for NCCM and therefore to coordinate local engagement with public advocacy & fundraising efforts.

Responsibilities:

· Build and lead NCCM’s Ontario regional team of volunteers to execute fundraising, community engagement, and advocacy initiatives

· 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 managers

· 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 organizations, mosques and institutions to promote and support the work of NCCM

· Set up fundraisers at mosques and in the community

· Participate in review and analysis of regional activities to identify areas of potential growth and fundraising & community engagement opportunities

· Maintain up-to-date and accurate records utilizing NCCM’s CRM and collaboration tools

· Volunteer management

· Continue to improve job-related skills through training, workshops, seminars, etc

Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree with 1-2 years of fundraising, community engagement & leadership experience

· Experience with setting, managing and delivering on ambitious targets

· Good knowledge of traditional and non-traditional community fundraising models

· 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

· Valid driver’s license and access to vehicle at all times

· Working knowledge of Microsoft 365, CRM data bases and task/project management platforms

· This job requires weekend and evening work hours on an irregular basis

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6. Content Creator

Position: Content Creator 

Type: Full-time, 1-year contract 

Start date: Immediate 

Location: GTA 

Compensation: $50,000 annual salary + benefits 

 

The Communications Department at the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is seeking a talented and campaign-focused content creator, with experience in graphic design, video and audio editing.  

You can expect to provide design expertise to the communications department, and will be responsible for the development, production and implementation of digital communication pieces.  

If you are passionate about human rights, civil liberties and dismantling Islamophobia and are looking to use your creative skills in the social justice advocacy space, we’re looking for you! 

Key Duties: 

  • Develop and produce multimedia pieces for use across platforms, including social media, email, web, and presentations 
  • Collaborate with the communications team to determine all appropriate visual and textual elements for advocacy campaigns 
  • Manage high volume of assignments that often require quick turnarounds 
  • Attend events, press conferences and other on-site activities to capture footage 
  • Be flexible to make changes as required 
  • Video and podcast audio editing

Required qualifications: 

  • 2+ years experience in content creation (video and/or graphic design) 
  • Post-secondary degree in graphic design, communications, or related field 
  • Strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and video editing software 
  • Experience with creating content for multiple social media platforms 
  • Track record of high attention to detail 
  • Strong visual and creative sense including understanding elements of branding 
  • Demonstrated ability to tailor content for various audiences and mediums  
  • Ability to produce communication products in a fast-paced and timely manner 
  • Access to vehicle and valid driver’s license

All candidates are asked to provide a resume, cover letter, as well as a link to a portfolio of digital pieces, including both graphic design and video editing work using the form below. 

Thanks for your interest! We’re excited to review your portfolios.  

All successful candidates will be contacted. 

 

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