Legal Capability Curriculum Development Project - Instructor Guide Writers

Justice Education Society of BC
Feb 8 2019 - 4:00pm

Remuneration is $2000.00 for contract-based work.

Job Description: 

Funded by the Law Foundation of BC, JES is developing legal education teaching resources that improve the legal capability of BC students and comply with BC’s curriculum. Legal capability provides students with the knowledge, skills, and, understanding they need to confidently engage with the law, and, to assert themselves across legal, social, and, political fields of interaction.

A range of resources have already been produced and JES is now seeking several teachers/writers to help produce instructor guides for Social Studies grades 5 to 12. One writer will be assigned to each grade level. Writers will produce an instructor’s guide using JES legal education resources and additional research and social studies content.

Remuneration is $2000.00 for contract-based work that must be completed by March 31st, 2019.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

• Valid BC teaching certificate
• Experience teaching social studies
• Experience developing educational resources for Social Studies from grades 5-12 (provide at least one lesson/unit plan sample)
• Experience teaching law or law-related social studies topics
• Preference given to those with a legal education or those with experience that demonstrates a strong legal knowledge background
• Familiarity with BCs new curriculum, especially social studies topics
• Prior experience or expertise suitable to this project
• Work schedule flexibility that enables independent work and the ability to meet a tight content development deadline
• Ability to communicate by voice and email, as well as via video
conference applications
• Experience with common business software and technologies

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Based on JES content and activities, plus the integration of additional research and resources, produce a grade-specific instructor’s guide that will assist teachers in delivering law related social studies content
o Develop essential questions that promote higher learning
o Develop active learning that promotes social studies inquiry
o Develop formative assessments activities, essential to learning
o Identify social issues and current news that intersects with the law
o Identify cross curricular extensions

How to Apply: 

Please send a cover letter along with your resume to jobs [at] JusticeEducation [dot] ca by February 8th, 2019. Teachers should indicate their grade level preference(s) and experience. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Additional Information: 

The Justice Education Society of BC (JES) is a non–profit organization with over 25 years of experience providing public
legal education and justice system capacity building in Canada and overseas. In Canada, the Society helps more than 700,000 British Columbians learn about our justice system and address their legal issues. Internationally, JES has programs in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama and Guyana which work with national institutions to strengthen justice systems, access to justice
and citizen security. JES has offices in Guatemala, Honduras and Guyana and has diverse sources of funding including private donors and provincial, federal and overseas governments. More information on JES is available at


Vancouver, BC