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Work for the Asper Centre

April 18, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Program Coordinator will support the educational mission of the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights by organizing educational events such as conferences, roundtables and symposia; coordinating publications which promote the Centre and provide educational content to students, academics, the practising bar and the general public; and supporting the work of volunteer students in working groups focused on particular issues in constitutional law in Canada.



Bachelor’s Degree or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience. A Law degree (LLB or JD) or graduate degree in constitutional or human rights law (MA) is highly desirable.


Minimum 2 years’ experience related to program design, implementation and coordination, preferably in the area of human rights
Demonstrated experience coordinating a volunteer-based program
Demonstrated experience working closely with students or young professionals
Understanding of Canadian constitutional and human rights law and institutions
Understanding of law schools and the legal profession
Experience with public outreach through newsletters, web design, social media, blogs, etc.
Ability to work with and motivate diverse stakeholders, including law students; faculty; and community partners such as inter-governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations (in Canada), and other civil society actors
Demonstrated commitment to human rights and social justice

Excellent computer skills with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint applications. Proven skill in organizing and maintaining web pages and social media presence. Bilingual in French strongly preferred.


Excellent administrative and organizational skills, including problem solving and ability to manage conflicting priorities and deadlines
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent relationship building skills, including ability to work independently and in a team
Strong attention to detail
Ability to positively represent the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights and the Faculty of Law at all times, and maintain existing relationships with partnerships and collaborations with diverse external stakeholders
Willingness to be flexible with work hours as the programs and deadlines demand, including working some overtime, and including travel in Canada



This posting is for a part-time (60%) appointment ending two years from the date of hire. There is a possibility of renewal for one additional year
This position is part of the United Steelworkers Union Local 1998 employee group
The pro-rated hiring rate is $31,895.40 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $40,788.60



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Job posting close date: April 18, 2016

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April 18, 2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm