National Law and Policy Lead
Ecojustice Canada - Ottawa, ON

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Ecojustice Canada is Canada’s leading non-profit organization devoted to using the law to protect and restore the environment. Since 1990, we have helped hundreds of groups, coalitions and communities expose lawbreakers, hold governments accountable and establish powerful legal precedents in defence of air, water, wildlife, natural spaces and human health.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the National Law and Policy Lead guides the development and implementation of Ecojustice’s efforts to preserve and strengthen Canada’s environmental laws. There is a possibility that this term position may be extended beyond a year. In this newly created role, the successful candidate will:

  • Develop and manage Ecojustice’s national program to ensure that Canada’s environment is protected and restored by strong environmental laws
  • Guide and assist program priority teams in identifying and achieving goals and strategies to increase the strategic focus and impact of Ecojustice efforts and activities in preserving and strengthening environmental laws
  • Build relationship s with non-traditional and traditional influencers to enable law priorities, take advantage of collaborative opportunities, and maximize Ecojustice’s impact
  • Meet with government employees and elected officials to share information on the need for implementation of strong environmental laws
  • Research legislative models that could inform the development of strong environmental laws
  • Draft policy papers and proposals towards achieving strong environmental laws;
  • Act as a spokesperson on behalf of Ecojustice
  • Secure specific environmental law goals over an identified time frame

You have a university degree, preferably in law. You have at least two years of relevant experience in designing and executing complex campaigns targeting legislators, influencers and decision makers. As the ideal candidate, you:

  • Are a leader with experience managing a department, team or project
  • Know how legislative processes work
  • Can build relationships with legislative influencers
  • Are familiar with progressive legislation from other jurisdictions
  • Possess expertise in Canadian environmental law
  • Have a strong understanding of the political milieu

Ecojustice offers a positive work environment and is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about Ecojustice, please visit our website at

Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume by September 17, 2012.

Thank you for your interest in this career opportunity. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

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Ecojustice, formerly Sierra Legal Defence Fund, is the nation’s leading non-profit organization using the law to protect and restore the...