Funded by Legal Aid Ontario (LAO), the Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC) is a dynamic community legal clinic which serves low income members of Chinese, Vietnamese, Cambodian and Laotian communities in Ontario. Recognized for its advocacy work on behalf of disadvantaged communities, CSALC is a United Nations accredited NGO with ECOSOC consultative status.
Following the appointment of former Clinic Director Avvy Go to the Federal Court, CSALC is looking for a champion of racial equity and social justice to be its Executive Director. As the leader of CSALC, the Executive Director will work with the Board of Directors to establish and implement strategic goals and objectives for the clinic; and direct all aspects of CSALC’s operations and activities, including administration, personnel management, delivery of high quality legal services, test case litigation, systemic advocacy, and community engagement.
Consistent with CSALC’s vision and mission, and its strong track record as a social justice champion, the Executive Director must have a strong understanding of systemic racism, while employing an intersectional equity lens to all aspects of the CSALC’s operations.
The Executive Director will lead a team of dedicated staff of eight, including three lawyers. The Executive Director will ensure that CSALC continues to build effective relationships with community and civic organizations, funders, and the client communities served by the clinic.
Qualifications for this position include:
- Member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario
- Competence in spoken Mandarin or Cantonese
- Experience in one or more of CSALC’s areas of practice (immigration, social assistance and income maintenance, tenant rights, employment, human rights, and test case litigation)
- Demonstrated commitment to racial equity and social justice
- Strong management and leadership skills
- Experience working with not-for-profit organizations and community boards is an asset.
The 2021 salary range is $125,000 to $150,000. Compensation will be commensurate with experience, along with a group benefits package and employer RRSP contributions, plus the reward of knowing that your work will make a positive and longstanding impact on the marginalized communities.
Please send your cover letter and résumé to CSALC Hiring Committee by Friday, September 17, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. – by email email@example.com, or mail to 123 Edward, Suite 505, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1E2. The expected start date for this position is November 1, 2021.
We thank all applicants but will only contact candidates shortlisted for interviews.
Information from: CSALC