Public Legal Educator – Indigenous Program (Vancouver)

Organization: 
Justice Education Society of BC
Deadline: 
Jul 26 2019 - 4:00pm
Hours: 

34 hours per week

Job Description: 

The Justice Education Society (JES) has a career opportunity for a full-time Public Legal Educator for our Indigenous Program. Working out of the Vancouver head office 34 hours per week, the candidate will support the delivery the Justice System Education Program for Indigenous Peoples (JSEP-IP).

The purpose of this program is to provide culturally sensitive public legal education outreach to Indigenous youth throughout BC, as well as to provide instructional workshops to Band members, Elders, community service workers, teachers and others. This position requires familiarity with Indigenous justice issues, as well as extensive travel, as it is a legal education outreach program.

The Public Legal Educator will draw on existing JES contacts and their personal network of contacts in BC’s Indigenous community. Legal education workshops and presentations will be coordinated, delivered and evaluated, ensuring that JES responds to the needs of program participants, while helping to improve their legal capability.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

• Proven ability to coordinate and deliver education presentations to youth
• Two years’ experience as an educator of high school students and/or Indigenous youth
• Familiarity with the impact of political and justice system decisions on Indigenous Peoples
• Familiarity with the BC justice system, especially courts and legal procedures
• Desire to provide legal education to youth and community members
• Demonstrated experience organizing events, communicating with stakeholders and positively engaging with the community
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Strong time management skills and professionalism
• Ability to travel, including over-night travel to communities across BC
• A valid driver’s license is required
• Proficient in the use of common business applications: MS-Office, email, internet

Duties and Responsibilities: 

• Plan, organize and deliver justice system educational programs
• Facilitate educational sessions to students and community groups across BC
• Support the First Peoples Principles of Learning
• Conduct professional development sessions with teachers, Elders, etc.
• Monitor participation and engagement in the program
• Work with the PLE Team Lead and program management to ensure program deliverables are met
• Promote JES educational resources

How to Apply: 

Please send a cover letter including your compensation expectations and your resume to jobs [at] JusticeEducation [dot] ca by July 26, 2019. 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 about JES is available at http:// justiceeducation.ca/.

Location

Vancouver, BC