Public Legal Educator (Prince George)

Job Title: 
Public Legal Educator (Prince George)
Organization: 
Justice Education Society of BC
Deadline: 
Jan 7 2019 - 4:30pm
Hours: 

25 hours a week

Remuneration: 

TBD

Job Description: 

The Justice Education Society has an immediate opening for a part-time Public Legal Educator. Working out of the Prince George office weekdays from 9 am to 2 pm, the candidate will coordinate the delivery of two programs: Northern Native Public Legal Education Program (NNPLE) and Communities Against Sexually Exploited Youth Program (CASEY). This position is funded through to March 31st, 2019 and subject to funding renewal – which is highly likely.

NNPLE: 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. (20 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. (5 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 common business a : MS-Office, email,
internet

Duties and Responsibilities: 

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

Contact: Please send a cover letter including your compensation expectations and your resume to jobs [at] JusticeEducation [dot] ca by January 7th, 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’ 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. More information on JES is available at JusticeEducation.ca.

Location

Prince George, BC