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Education Program Coordinator, Women's Legal Education and Action Fund

LEAF  has an opening for an Education Program Coordinator

The Women's Legal Education and Action Fund is seeking an Education Program Coordinator to carry out/implement LEAF's education program initiatives. The position is part-time (3 days per week) for six months and may be extended and/or increased to full-time depending on funding. The ideal candidate will have class-room teaching and curriculum development experience.  

Position Description

The Education Program Coordinator is an integral part of the LEAF staff team and plays a key role in helping LEAF achieve its mission and goals. Reporting to the Acting Director of Litigation and working closely with program committees, staff, LEAF Branches and partner organizations, the Education Program Coordinator is responsible for executing the education program activities as articulated in LEAF's annual strategic plan.  The Education Program Coordinator develops curriculum and related materials for various audiences; deploys training; and engages in outreach and networking.


Curriculum development

  • Conduct community consultations in target communities to assess programming needs
  • Conceptualize, research and develop education curricula and related resource materials for youth and adult audiences based on LEAF cases and issues in relations to community needs
  • Work with Director of Communications and Branch Relations to develop appropriate print and web resource materials for education programming
  • Work with the Education Program Committee to implement its Education Plan


  • Develop facilitation guides and other training information
  • Coordinate and implement training for LEAF Branches in target communities  
  • Coordinate volunteers to assist in training delivery
  • Deliver workshops to external audiences about LEAF programs as needed

Outreach and networking

  • Identify and build partnerships with local, provincial and national non-profit organizations in target communities
  • Identify and build relationships with other stakeholders to further LEAF's education goals
  • Research equality education initiatives by other organizations and assess any gaps that could be filled by LEAF
  • Conduct youth outreach by connecting with youth organizations in Canada to expand LEAF's contacts
  • Liaise with LEAF Branches and internal committees to assess and identify opportunities for education programming


  • Provide administrative support to the Education Program Committee
  • Prepare regular staff and committee reports
  • Assist with reports to education program funders
  • Assist in identifying potential funders for education work and in providing information for applications
  • Participate in staff and committee meetings; and in board meetings/retreats as requested
  • Coordinate and participate in other meetings as required
  • Other related administrative tasks as requested


  • Education degree or similar background, with 2-3 years classroom teaching experience
  • Experience researching and developing curriculum for youth and adult audiences; specific experience with youth is an asset
  • Experience designing and conducting community consultation is an asset
  • Exposure to the non-profit sector
  • Experience coordinating and working with volunteers and/or directing contract staff
  • Demonstrated knowledge of provincial education system
  • Some legal literacy and comfort with the work of LEAF is an asset
  • Task oriented with demonstrated implementation skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skill in English
  • Oral and written proficiency in French is an asset
  • Demonstrated organization and time management skills
  • Commitment to feminist principles and/or social justice

Location:  Toronto
Compensation:  Competitive salary and benefits package
Start Date:  Negotiable

Please email cover letter and resume by Wednesday, July 9, 2008, by 5:00 p.m. EST to:

The Hiring Committee
Women's Legal Education and Action Fund Inc. (LEAF)
60 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 703
Toronto, ON  M4T 1N5

LEAF encourages applications from Aboriginal women, racialized women, lesbians and women with disabilities.  LEAF is a national non-profit organization and federally registered charity.

LEAF's goal is to advance the equality women and girls in Canada through litigation, law reform and public legal education.  For more information about LEAF, please visit

We thank all applicants for their interest.  Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

[Source: PAR-L,]