The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) is a national non-profit organization and federally registered charity. LEAF works to advance the equality of women and girls in Canada through litigation, law reform and public legal education. For more information about LEAF visit our website

LEAF has secured funding for a project to develop a new, contemporary five-year feminist strategic litigation plan that will enable gender equality advocates to address systemic gender discrimination more effectively. LEAF seeks a Project Director to provide leadership for this project. The position will commence on January 15, 2019 and continue for three-years, the duration of the project.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing all phases of the project, which will include:
    • Assessing the impact of past strategic litigation;
    • Identifying key issues for which strategic litigation might advance the equality rights of women and girls;
    • Organizing and hosting a national symposium bringing together experts on law and gender equality;
    • Developing a new five-year feminist strategic litigation plan; and Piloting the new plan through test cases.
  • Ensuring timely completion of all project activities, including the completion of deliverables in accordance with funder requirements.
  •  Preparing project budgets and supervising project spending.
  • Ensuring that all reports to the funder are submitted accurately and on time.
  • Acting as key liaison between LEAF and project partners for purposes of the project.
  • Maintaining and fostering links with other equality-seeking organizations as necessary to promote the project.
  • Organizing and attending meetings with project participants, including necessary travel.
  • Supervising administrative staff assigned to the project.





    Qualifications include:

  • Canadian law degree, with preference to lawyers with litigation experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to equality rights for women and girls
  • Expertise in feminist/intersectional legal analysis
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience working with Canadian feminist organizations
  • Experience with project and grant management
  • Functional bilingualism an asset

    Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits package.

How to Apply: LEAF encourages applications from candidates who reflect the diversity of our communities. Applications will be accepted by email only. In the subject line of your email application, reference “Project Director” and your name. Please submit the following as a single attachment: your cover letter, your curriculum vitae and a list of three employment references (contact name, phone number and email address) to

Applications should be submitted in Word format or PDF. Please do not submit multiple applications or send additional documents.

Applications for this position will be accepted until noon (Eastern) on December 5, 2018.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone enquiries please.

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