Representative, Human Rights, Temporary (6 months) - CLC

The Canadian Labour Congress has a temporary six-month vacancy for a Representative in the Human Rights Department, with a focus on supporting our work on Anti Racism. The successful candidate will work with the Director of the Human Rights Department.

This position is located at CLC Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario; however, due to COVID‑19, this work will initially be performed remotely. The location of work will be re-assessed when our HQ office re-opens.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to

  • support the work of the CLC through the implementation of organizational priorities for work in the area of human rights, with a specific focus on anti-racism and Indigenous rights.
  • participate in the development of CLC policies related to human rights issues, including anti-racism, Indigenous justice and rights, migrant workers, immigration and refugees, and employment equity;
  • conduct research on assigned issues;
  • write and edit reports;
  • write copy for web and social media components of campaigns and issues;
  • maintain relations with Canadian affiliates, NGOs and government departments involved in related work;
  • work with other departments and with regional offices to integrate human rights issues into national campaigns and to implement the Department’s programs, projects and campaigns at all levels;
  • participate in advocacy and lobbying work with the federal government;
  • analyze the impact of federal and provincial government positions and decisions on workers of colour, their families and communities;
  • participate in the development and implementation of work plans and budgets;
  • promote the work of the CLC in the area of anti-racism and human rights;
  • initiate and support activities with social justice partners at the national level;
  • represent the CLC at meetings with non-labour organizations and government agencies;
  • promote a greater understanding of human rights issues within the labour movement and in the community, nationally and internationally;
  • encourage and assist affiliates, federations of labour and labour councils to participate in activities which help eliminate racism, promote reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, promote human rights and the rights of Black and Indigenous workers and workers of colour.


The successful applicant will have:

  • sound knowledge of the Canadian labour movement and our social and economic equality goals;
  • an understanding of current and historic issues related to anti-racism, Indigenous justice and human rights;
  • demonstrated ability to organize campaigns in the labour movement and with our social partners;
  • recognized success in ongoing advocacy and lobbying at the national level;
  • demonstrated successful experience working in teams in a collegial context;
  • excellent analytical, writing and presentation skills;
  • experience in the effective use of web and social media to conduct campaigns, including the ability to write for these formats;
  • administrative and budgeting skills;
  • demonstrated ability to work with other organizations inside the labour movement (e.g., federations of labour, labour councils and affiliates) and outside the labour movement in a cooperative environment;
  • ability to integrate a feminist and anti-racist perspective into union work;
  • successful experience in program and project development demonstrated over a number of years, including implementation and reporting, and the demonstrated ability to organize and carry out several projects concurrently;
  • the ability to work within CLC structures including national affiliated unions and provincial and territorial federations of labour; and
  • the ability to travel within Canada and internationally.
  • The ability to work in Canada’s two official languages is an asset.

The salary for this position is $88,558.58 annually (plus benefits) under the collective agreement IAMAW Local Lodge 3111 CULR.

Please submit your resume and covering letter by October 1, 2020. Quote Bulletin 2020-02 in your application.

The Canadian Labour Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Members of equity‑seeking groups are encouraged to self-identify. Women, workers of colour, workers with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirit, intersex and Indigenous workers are encouraged to apply for this position.

Closing date: 

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 23:45


Please indicate on your cover letter that you saw this job posting at the CALM Job Board.