Public Legal Educator – Indigenous Program (Prince George)

Organization: 
Justice Education Society of BC
Deadline: 
Jul 26 2019 - 4:30pm
Hours: 

15 hours per week

Job Description: 

The Justice Education Society (JES) has an opening for a part-time Public Legal Educator. Working out of the Prince George office working 15 hours per week, the candidate will support the delivery of two programs: Justice System Education Program – Indigenous Peoples (JSEP-IP) and Communities Against Sexually Exploited Youth Program (CASEY).

JSEP-IP: The purpose of this program is to provide culturally sensitive public legal education outreach to Indigenous youth throughout northern BC, as well as to provide instructional workshops to Band members, Elders, community service workers, teachers and others. (11 hours per week)
CASEY: The purpose of this program is to build awareness in Prince George regarding the impact of the sexual exploitation on youth. In addition, it is to help parents, friends, Band members, Elders, community service workers, teachers and others to be more able to recognize individuals who are victims of sexual exploitation. (4 hours per week)

Skills and Qualities Required: 

• Proven ability to coordinate and deliver education presentations to youth
• Two years’ experience as an educator, preferably for high school students
• Familiarity with the struggles of Indigenous Peoples regarding justice issues
• 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 Northern BC
• A valid driver’s license is required
• Proficient in the use of common business applications: MS-Office, email, internet

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Responsibilities:
• Plan, organize and deliver educational programs
• Facilitate educational sessions to students and community groups in Prince George and across Northern 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 PLE Manager 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

Prince George, BC