We are looking for a Director of Policy, Research & Advocacy to research all relevant YLAC focused material on, but not exclusive to, policy on Afro-Canadian issues, statistics on relevant subject matter, and find novel topics our members would like to advocate for.  

As Director of Policy, Research & Advocacy, you should be an organized and cool-tempered professional who is able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines. We expect you to help.

Your goal will be to ensure the organization is focused, well-prepared, and is an active voice for the topics and issues the All-Committee sees fit, or a majority of the general members.


  • Research relevant topics;
  • Assist the Lead Council in whatever matters need to be addressed;
  • Curate and format advocacy points;
  • Attend public/community consultations on relevant subject matter;
  • Prepare brief reports and executive summaries of YLAC’s findings and recommendations for submission to official bodies; and
  • Assist the Governance Committee with grant & funding applications.


  • Strong background in researching and writing;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office;
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written);
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Ability to work well under pressure;
  • Creativity and problem-solving skills;
  • Degree in Political Science, International Development, Law, Statistics or Social Sciences (or a related field) is an asset; and
  • The ability to communicate in both official languages is an asset.


Ottawa, ON,


  • Full-time (10-15 hours/month)
  • Attend two Lead Council Meetings and one All-Committee Meeting per month (Sundays)


  • Lead Council
  • Works collectively with the other Lead Council and Policy, Research & Advocacy Committee members as needed.

We thank all candidates who apply. Candidates may be subject to background inquiries and/or reference checks, which are satisfactory and in accordance with internal procedures.