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The Justice Education Society creates innovative programs and resources that improve legal capability and increase access to justice – in BC and internationally. Since its start in the 1970’s, the Justice Education Society has matured into an extremely capable and viable organization that truly makes a difference in people’s lives, while supporting social justice and democracy here and abroad.
The Justice Education Society operates in three main areas – educating people (particularly our youth) both in person and online about the justice system here in BC and Canada, providing a wealth of materials relating to the law and targeted to a lay audience, and promoting access to justice internationally, particularly in fragile democracies where this is key to individual’s lives and futures.
With the retirement from the role of the founding Executive Director, the opportunity now exists for a lawyer, educator or organizational leader versed in how the justice system works to take the Justice Education Society to the next level – to make an even greater impact in the years to come.
The ideal candidate brings leadership experience gained in an organization that will have parallels to JES, including but not limited to a continuing legal education society, a legal advocacy organization, a Law Society, an international justice-related organization or relevant legally focused or education organization. Alternatively, he or she could be a senior partner of a law firm or bring senior leadership experience gained in a public or private sector organization where a deep knowledge of social justice issues relating to access to justice systems, here and abroad are in evidence. Team leadership, strategic planning and best practices around management are essential.
This is an amazing leadership opportunity to impact lives in BC and around the world.
To explore this exciting opportunity further, please contact Senior Associate Lorraine Scrimshaw, Ashley Dawson, Kathryn Young, or Ken Werker in our Vancouver office at 604-685-0261, or please submit your resume and information to firstname.lastname@example.org and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail
The Justice Education Society of BC (JES) is a non–profit organization with over 25 years of experience providing public legal education and information 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 and citizen security. JES operates in more than 5 different currencies and has diverse sources of funding including private donors and provincial, federal and overseas governments.
We are seeking an experienced professional to fulfill the role of Finance Manager. This individual will be responsible for supporting the Board of Directors, Executive Director, other members of the management team and staff in achieving the overall goals of the Society, and in particular, the effective and efficient financial administration of this dynamic organization.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and includes benefits. This is a full-time position based at our provincial office at 800 Hornby Street in Vancouver. The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal record check.
Start Date: As early as possible
Application Deadline: Monday, June 12, 2017 at noon
To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to info@JusticeEducation.ca indicating Finance Manager in the subject line. We thank all candidates who apply; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information, please visit www.JusticeEducation.ca.
The Justice Education Society (JES) is dedicated to improving legal capability and enhancing justice systems. In BC, we are a leading provider of legal education resources for teachers and students. In addition, 1 in 6 British Columbians use JES web resources to address their legal issue. Each month, the “Ask JES” legal help service provides hundreds of answers to legal questions.
The successful candidate will help increase awareness of and support for the services and products we provide. This is a part-time position (21 hours per week) covering maternity leave until February 2018.
Reporting to the BC Program Director, you will provide a broad range of Communications and Fundraising services to promote and support our BC and International programs. You will be responsible for supporting all aspects of creating and delivering the message of JES, including:
Interested candidates should submit the following:
Applications should be sent by email no later than 4:00pm (PST) on Friday, June 21, 2017.
APPLY TO: Justice Education Society of BC: Info@JusticeEducation.ca
Location: Guatemala City
Start Date: as soon as possible
Application deadline: June 26, 2017 4pm PDT
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 http://international.justiceeducation.ca/.
JES is about to begin implementation of a project to standardize and improve access to services for victims of crime in Guatemala through implementation of a technological platform and is seeking to appoint a Project Manager to manage the project. The goal of this 4 year project, which is supported by Global Affairs Canada, is to work with the national network of victims’ services in Guatemala to improve the services available to victims of crime, particularly focusing on women, children and marginalized community members who have experienced violence. It will use technology to create a national victims’ website that will include public education materials, access routes to key services and reporting functions as well as tools and resources to standardize the services currently provided by 52 local victims’ support networks. The project will also work to develop common reporting procedures to inform the production of annual victim services reports.
The Project Manager will be based in Guatemala and will work closely with the National Network of Victims’ Services, the Office to Provide Attention to Victims of the Public Prosecutor’s Office and civil society organisations to implement the project.
The Project Manager will have overall responsibility for the delivery and reporting of the project in-country including implementation and monitoring of all project activities, oversight of financial management processes and liaison with in-country stakeholders. The Project Manager will also ensure that strong, mutually respectful relationships and open communication are established with key Guatemalan partners and stakeholders as well as monitoring and reporting on the external political, economic and social environment in-country.
In particular, the Project Manager will:
University Degree or Professional qualification in Law, Sociology, Business Management, International Development or other relevant field or equivalent experience
Experience, knowledge and skills
The Project Manager should demonstrate a track record of most of the following:
JES offers competitive compensation, including full benefits. Candidates should indicate expected compensation when applying.
To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating Project Manager in the subject line. We thank all candidates who apply; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Justice Education Society is able to provide quality programs and services with the support of over 500 volunteers each year. These volunteers vary from the province’s Chief Justice to secondary school students.
Their diverse contributions range from speaking at our programs and being on advisory committees to helping edit our materials, staging mock trials, and stuffing envelopes.
To find out more about volunteer opportunities, please Contact Us.
To volunteer with our international program, visit the international volunteer page for more details.
The Justice Education Society is launching a major, province-wide fundraising campaign to “Sponsor Kids to Learn About the Law.”
Government funding to the Society’s Justice System Education Program is now gone. Every year, the program introduces thousands of students to the courts. Program activities include court orientations, court watching, sessions with judges and other justice system personnel and performing mock trials. This program is now at risk and we are counting on donations to sustain it.
The Society is hoping to raise $100,000 to introduce 20,000 youth to BC courts throughout the province. We are seeking sponsorship from law firms, individual lawyers, judges, businesses and the general public.
We are also seeking individuals who are interested to volunteer and help support this fundraising campaign.
Contact Rick Craig at Rick.Craig(at)JusticeEducation.ca for more information.