Jobs

The Democracy Fund is seeking a Litigation Director to join a new and growing legal team in Toronto. 

The ideal candidates will have an entrepreneurial work ethic, 8+ (post call) years of demonstrated litigation experience, and a passion for civil liberties advocacy. The successful candidate will be a collaborative leader who can handle complex legal issues.

Responsibilities: 

• Applies sound judgement and adopts a strategic approach to legal advice.
• Oversee litigation and emerging claims.
• Provide legal advice and strategic counsel within a broad scope of legal areas, including, constitutional, civil liberties, regulatory, administrative, and contract.
• Respond quickly to legal crises, including rapid drafting and filing of lawsuits, complaints and demand letters.
• Actively directs legal counsel on a day-to-day basis, including direct management of in-house legal counsel.
• Directs the activities of external counsel in multiple jurisdictions where required and maximizes the value of external legal spending.
• Help manage civil liberties projects like www.FightTheFines.com and www.FightVaccinePassports.com.
• Appear with media partners to explain legal issues to Canadians.

Qualifications: 

• Member in good standing with the law society.
• Minimum 8+ years (post call) of demonstrated litigation experience.
• Strong leadership and organizational skills and ability to work in a constantly changing and fast paced environment.
• Preference is given to candidates who can work out of our Toronto office.

Compensation: 

$200,000 - $250,000 per year. The successful candidates would report to TDF’s volunteer board.

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The Democracy Fund is seeking motivated In-House Counsel/Civil Liberties Lawyers to join a new and growing legal team in Toronto. Several positions may be filled.

The ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial work ethic, 5+ (post call) years of demonstrated litigation experience, and a passion for civil liberties advocacy. The successful candidates will constantly be scanning the news and thinking, "how can we use the law to preserve our liberties?"

Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal advice and strategic counsel within a broad scope of legal areas, including, constitutional, civil liberties, regulatory, administrative, and contract.
  • Respond quickly to legal crises, including rapid drafting and filing of lawsuits, complaints and demand letters.
  • Help manage civil liberties projects like www.FightTheFines.com and www.FightVaccinePassports.com.
  • Work closely with junior legal counsel.
  • Litigate in person and via Zoom.
  • Appear with media partners to explain legal issues to Canadians.

Qualifications:

  • Member in good standing with the law society
  • Minimum 5+ years (post call) of demonstrated litigation experience
  • Excellent analytical, drafting, communication, and negotiation skills
  • Preference is given to candidates who can work out of our Toronto office

Compensation: 

$100,000 - $125,000 per year. The successful candidates would report to TDF’s volunteer board.

Apply now.

The Democracy Fund (TDF) is a charity striving to advance and maintain constitutional rights in Canada, advance education through journalism placement programs, and to relieve poverty.

The ideal candidate for the role of Communications Manager and Writer will have a minimum of five years’ experience in corporate communications, journalism, marketing, public and/or media relations and will have a diploma, degree or equivalent in either communications, marketing, public relations, or journalism.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Write copy for website, emails, press releases, articles, brochures, annual reports, proposals, event marketing material, eblasts, newsletters, social media posts, comments, campaigns, etc.
  • Work closely with Operations and Event Managers to create concise messaging that aligns with TDF’s brand and mandate, and ensure messaging is available and consistent across all available platforms (digital and print)
  • Edit, proofread and coach to achieve excellence on materials written by other TDF team members
  • Provide communications and media relations support to the TDF team

Requirements/Skills:

  • A diploma, degree or equivalent in communications, journalism, marketing or public/media relations
  • Minimum five years experience in corporate communications, marketing and/or public/media relations
  • Experience working within the nonprofit sector, preferably for a small to medium size firm
  • Experience in effective digital and/or print communications, social media, analytics and SEO
  • Extremely strong writing, editing and proofreading skills, and the ability to engage a varying demographic
  • Excellent organizational, project management and time management skills
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines, multitask and to adapt to rapidly shifting priorities
  • Proficient with Microsoft Windows, Office, Adobe Acrobat, MailChimp or ConstantContact, and social media platforms
  • Basic understanding of event coordination
  • Ability to be a self-starter in the role and work under minimal supervision
  • Candidates capable of working from our Toronto office will also be granted priority, but working remotely is an option as well

Salary: $50,000-$75,000

Type: Full-time (Monday-Friday), occasional remote weekend work

Apply now.