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Clinic Coordinator - Kensington-Bellwoods Community Legal Services

Sep 26, 2020
Toronto, Ontario
Entry Level, Early Career

Kensington-Bellwoods Community Legal Services

Funded by Legal Aid Ontario, Kensington-Bellwoods Community Legal Services (“KBCLS”) is a legal clinic located in downtown Toronto. KBCLS provides legal representation and advice to low-income people in our community and engages in community development and law reform activities advancing their interests.

KBCLS is a uniquely structured non-for-profit corporation. KBCLS operates as a unionized staff collective without on-site management overseen by a community-based, volunteer Board of Directors.

Description of the Position

This is a permanent position.

The Clinic Coordinator plays a central role in the overall functioning of the clinic. The Clinic Coordinator is primarily responsible for the smooth administrative and financial operation of KBCLS, including:

  • coordinating work of the Board and its committees;
  • acting as a liaison between the Board and the clinic staff;
  • acting as a liaison between the clinic and Legal Aid Ontario;
  • facilitating communication among clinic staff;
  • budget preparation and financial administration;
  • organizing and maintaining clinic records and files;
  • assisting with dispute resolution where appropriate; and
  • overall coordination of clinic work.

Skills and Experience Required

Candidates for the position of Clinic Coordinator must have the following skills and experience:

  • senior administrative experience in a social justice and/or non-profit environment;
  • strong financial management skills, including experience in bookkeeping and accounting, as well as analyzing and forecasting budgets;
  • excellent organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment;
  • well-developed communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to exercise sound judgment, use discretion, and take initiative where necessary and to foster a harmonious working environment;
  • computer literacy, including a high-level of comfort with QuickBooks, MS Office and statistical programs; and
  • demonstrated commitment to working in a social justice environment.

The ideal candidate will also have:

  • experience working in a board-governed, non-for-profit environment, including familiarity with Board dynamics and procedure;
  • experience working with auditors, suppliers and other third-parties;
  • a good knowledge of the Legal Aid system in Ontario, and in particular, the clinic system.


Salary commensurate with experience, plus group benefits package and RRSP contributions.


Applicants should send one .pdf file including a cover letter and resumé to:

Please submit by August 10, 2020. No telephone calls please.

KBCLS is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and we welcome applications from people who are reflective of our diverse community. We also welcome applications from diverse individuals who self-identify on the basis of any of the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code. We are committed to full compliance with the Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and all other applicable legislation. We will provide accommodation during the hiring process upon request. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for the interview will be contacted.

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