Legal Capability Curriculum Development Project - Research Assistants

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

Remuneration is $1000.00 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.

JES has an immediate need to hire two research assistants to help support teachers/writers who will produce legal education instructor guides for Social Studies grades 5 to 12. Remuneration is $1000.00 for contract-based work that must be completed by March 31st, 2019.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

• Demonstrated experience conducting social studies research, especially legal research
• Ability to respond to a variety of research requests in a timely manner
• 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: Working with a team of writers, provide requested research to support the development of legal education instruction guides for grade levels 5 to 12.

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