Conference Director

Lancaster House is Canada’s leading provider of conferences, information and analysis on labour, employment and human rights law. We aim to address current issues and, through the exchange of diverse views, to work towards the accommodation of competing interests.

We are looking for an engaged and dynamic person to manage our conferences. This is a full-time position. The salary range for this position is $90,000-$135,000 and the starting salary will be based on experience and qualifications. A generous benefits package is provided.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Oversee and contribute to topic and program development for conferences, webinars and workshops for Lancaster House and its associated Centre for Labour Relations Training & Development
  • Conduct legal and policy research
  • Manage and mentor a department (of 10) comprising legal, research, editorial and production staff
  • Ensure that event programs and materials are completed on schedule
  • Supervise venue bookings and budgets
  • Liaise with marketing staff to maximize attendance at Lancaster events
  • Assist the Vice-President with annual budgeting and reviews
  • Member of the senior management group
  • Attend Lancaster House and other conferences as needed (in Canada)


  • Law degree (mandatory)
  • Experience in labour, employment or human rights law (mandatory)
  • Management experience, preferably in a legal setting
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Work location

1881 Yonge Street, Toronto (with option for some remote work)

To apply

Please email your cover letter and resume to Jacqui Strachan at by February 27, 2024. Applicants selected for interview may be asked to complete a legal writing assignment. Interviews will be conducted by Zoom or in-person starting in the week of March 18. Only those selected to continue in the application process will be contacted.