We have the following openings
Position: Business Manager
Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Application Deadline: May 10, 2019
Start Date: Immediately
The Justice Education Society of British Columbia (BC) 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 diverse sources of funding including donors and provincial, federal and overseas governments. More information on JES is available at: www.justiceeducation.ca.
The Business Manager will help define processes, implement infrastructure/systems and build and manage effective and streamlined administrative/financial systems. This is a mid-level, but extremely hands on, position in financial and operations management, and will support the functional areas including, but not limited to: Finance and Accounting, Cash Management, Safety and Security, Governance and Regulatory Compliance, Facilities and IT, Human Resources, and Administration and Logistics for the team of 30 staff in the Guatemala office. As a member of the Leadership Team in the Guatemala office s/he will be an advisor to Project Directors and project staff, will be responsible for managing all local financial and shared services operations and providing accurate information to the Finance Director, Senior Leadership Team and applicable 3rd parties (auditors, government agencies, insurance and bank agents, etc.). S/he ensures the smooth functioning of the Guatemala office finance and operations team and systems, ensures adequate internal controls and segregation of duties is maintained, maintains alignment between finance and operations priorities and reporting requirements and promotes a positive workplace culture of commitment and continuous improvement. S/he must be able to provide compliance and finance support and mentoring for finance and operations staff. In addition, this role participates in various committees and advises the Finance Director on financial issues that impact decision making.
To succeed in this position, you will rely on your extensive knowledge and experience in business process re-engineering, and your ability to influence others; you are not afraid to speak up to ensure deadlines are met and compliance with JES and funder policies and procedures is achieved. Your analytical and creative mind, passion for creative problem solving, and relentless focus on action and getting things done, and according to established policies and procedures, will make you a strong candidate for this role.
The Business Manager, based in the Guatemala office, reports to the Finance Director based in the Vancouver, Canada office. The successful candidate for this role must speak, write and read English to a very high standard. S/he has direct supervisory responsibility for a staff of seven (7) (Interpreters/Translators, Drivers, Accounting Administrator, Procurement Administrator and Office Support Worker).
Facilities/Asset Management and IT
Education: must be an active designated Accountant in the country of Guatemala
JES offers competitive compensation, including full benefits. Candidate must indicate expected annual compensation when applying.
To apply for this position, please send your cover letter with salary expectations and curriculum vitae, in English, to the following address, indicating “Business Manager” as the subject: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications not submitted in English will not be considered.
Deadline for reception of applications: May 10, 2019.
We thank all candidates for their interest, but only those selected for an interview with 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.
ABOUT THE JUSTICE EDUCATION SOCIETY (JES)
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, JES helps British Columbians learn about our justice system, address their legal issues, improve legal capability and access to justice. JES works with partners around the world to deliver practical, integrated and impactful projects that promote effective and accessible justice systems which are key to sustainable development, individual security and human rights. With extensive experience in designing and implementing international projects, our work has included a range of diverse projects on justice capacity building, the rule of law, citizen security, human rights, access to justice, gender-based violence, youth justice and public legal education. JES currently has projects in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama and Guyana, and offices in British Columbia, Guatemala, Honduras and Guyana. JES has diverse sources of funding including private donors and provincial, federal and overseas governments. For more information about JES, please visit our website at www.JusticeEducation.ca.
We are seeking one Director with senior accounting and financial management background along with a CPA designation to join our Board. In addition, the new Director will become a member of the Finance Committee, which provides fiduciary oversight of all financial matters of the organization.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of governance and director’s duties and responsibilities. Candidates should also possess high standards of ethics, proven leadership skills, be analytically minded, solutions focused and visionary. Candidates with previous board experience in the non-profit sector is highly desirable.
TERM AND TIME COMMITMENT
Board membership is for a 3-year term. Directors may be elected for up to 9 consecutive years.
The Board and Finance Committee respectively meet on average six times annually. Meetings are held in Vancouver and/or by conference call.
Interested candidates should submit their resume to Sonia Poulin at sonia.poulin@JusticeEducation.ca along with an expression of their interest in serving on the Board.
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 us at Volunteer@JusticeEducation.ca for more information.