University of Toronto Faculty of Law - International Human Rights Program - Director (1-year maternity leave contract position)

19 Oct 2012 1:58 PM | Donna Lee


Under the general direction of the Assistant Dean (Students) (“Assistant Dean”), the Director of the International Human Rights Program (the “IHRP”) at the Faculty of Law (“the Faculty”) provides clinical, educational, and administrative leadership and support to the IHRP. The incumbent is the primary contact and responsible for all matters related to the IHRP. The Director oversees all of the IHRP’s advocacy initiatives, including the clinic, working groups, speaker series, Rights Review magazine, internships, and mentorship program. S/he works with the Faculty to select advocacy opportunities for the IHRP, supervises students working on advocacy, and develops and delivers clinical legal education programs and courses offered for credit at the Faculty. Working closely with the Faculty, including the Assistant Dean, the Director develops priorities, strategies, and objectives for the IHRP. The Director organizes and runs programs, workshops and conferences; drafts position papers, reports, and pleadings; represents the IHRP to various stakeholder groups, including the legal profession, judiciary, policy makers, public interest advocates, private organizations, government, funders, and law schools across Canada and internationally; and oversees all operations, including internal and external communications, finances, fundraising, public relations, and publications.





LL.B. (J.D.) degree required, or equivalent combination of education and experience. LL.M or other graduate degree is an asset.



Minimum of five years’ related experience in a law firm, public organization, or government office,

including experience relevant to international human rights advocacy and litigation. Extensive variety of experience in dealing with members of the legal profession and international human rights advocates both within and outside Canada. Strong familiarity with legal education, public interest advocacy, and international human rights law. Related experience in senior positions within administration and management in a publicly funded or public interest organization is an asset. Wide range of career experience including dealings with the media, funders, students, and the general public is an asset. Comprehensive and global understanding of the University of Toronto, as well as general knowledge of the post-secondary education system, is an asset. Must be a member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada and be able to practice law in the Province of Ontario. The ability to practice law in another jurisdiction is an asset.



Proficient with of MS Office (i.e. Word, Excel, Powerpoint), and internet searching. Demonstrated superior oral and written communication and advocacy skills. Excellent research and

analytical skills. Strong project management skills. Effective problem solver. Well-developed judgment and decision-making skills. Strong fundraising skills, including experience in grant development. Strong leadership skills. Superior drive and enterprise. Ability to manage conflicting priorities and deadlines. Ability to handle matters of a sensitive and confidential nature. Diplomacy, discretion, tact, pleasant manner, ability to work well independently as well as with a wide variety of people.



Notes: Maternity Leave Replacement. Expected start date is February 13, 2013. TERM position ending February 14, 2014.


Employee Group: Professional / Managerial Position - Senior Advancement Professionals


Appointment Type: Budget – Term


Schedule Full-time


Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: PM 4 -- Broadband Salary Range: $ 70,880 - $107,452 – Hiring Zone: $70,880 - $86,288


Job Field Student Academic Experience


Job Posting Oct 16, 2012


Job Closing: November 5, 2012


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