University of Toronto, Faculty of Law – Director, Investor Protection Clinic


University of Toronto, Faculty of Law – Director, Investor Protection Clinic{


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The University of Toronto is one of the world’s great universities, distinguished by an extraordinary depth and breadth of excellence. The Faculty of Law is one of the oldest professional faculties at the University of Toronto, with a long and illustrious history. Today, it is one of the world's great law schools, a dynamic academic and social community with more than 50 full-time faculty members and up to a dozen distinguished short-term visiting professors from the world's leading law schools, as well as around 800 undergraduate and graduate students. The Faculty’s rich academic programs are complemented by its many legal clinics and public interest programs, and its close links to the faculty’s more than 10,000 alumni, who enjoy rewarding careers in every sector of Canadian society and remain involved in many aspects of life at the law school.  

The Faculty of Law seeks a Director, Investor Protection Clinic (“Director”) to manage all aspects of the Investor Protection Clinic (“Clinic) and is accountable for all litigation/clinical operations, including administrative, financial, and fundraising functions.   

The Investor Protection Clinic at the Faculty of Law (the “Clinic”) provides pro bono assistance to vulnerable investors who have legal concerns about their treatment in making investment decisions. In addition to providing direct legal assistance to eligible clients, the Clinic’s mandate includes providing clinical education to law students, drafting policy briefs, intervening in legal proceedings, delivering public legal education, and organizing workshops and perhaps an annual conference or symposium. 

 Working under the supervision of the Assistant Dean, J.D. Program, the Director will be responsible for maintaining and developing policies and procedures, as well as overseeing all other aspects of the Clinic’s activities. 

As the ideal candidate, you hold an LL.B (J.D.) degree, ( a LLM or other graduate degree will be considered an asset), and are a practicing lawyer in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario You bring a minimum of five years’ experience practicing law with a focus on investor protection so that you can leverage your expertise to identify opportunities to intervene in relevant litigation and to present legal information and perspectives to help courts make decisions.  You have a strong familiarity with legal education, public interest advocacy, and investor protection issues. You have a wide range of career experience, including dealings with the media and funders (experience with students and the general public is considered an asset). You have superb oral and written communications skills and have well-developed judgement and decision-making skills. Your strong leadership skills include experience with conflict management and managing multiple projects with sometimes competing timing priorities and deadlines. Colleagues speak of your diplomacy, tact, and commitment to mentor and develop your team. You are comfortable and knowledgeable about fundraising.  Administration and management experience in a publicly funded or public interest-organization are considered assets.  

To apply or explore this leadership position at the University of Toronto further, please contact Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca). 

Close Date: Applications must be received by May 16, 2022.  

Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:  PM 4 - Hiring Zone: $91,506 - $106,758 (Broadband Salary Range: $91,506 - $152,510), commensurate with experience plus a comprehensive benefits package and UPP (University Pension Plan) contributions.  

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. 

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please seehttp://uoft.me/UP. 

Accessibility Statement 
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission. 

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. 

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca or jane@griffithgroup.ca  

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