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Schools Program Manager

Job Summary

Looking for an opportunity to lead the implementation and development of new justice education initiatives in BC?

The Justice Education Society is currently looking for a Schools Program Manager who has a passion for improving the legal education of BC students through the development of a range of teaching resources.

This is central to our core mission: to improve the legal capability of British Columbians. The Schools Program Manager will engage with JES management and staff, as well as key stakeholders, while connecting with BC teachers to manage the integration of legal capability into BC new curriculum and JES legal education programs.

Responsibilities

The Schools Program Manager is responsible for leading all initiatives related to JES legal education programming. the development of new curriculum-based legal education teaching resources, as well as helping teachers and other professionals to deliver educational sessions that improve the legal capability of BC youth.

Primary responsibilities include management of these core initiatives:

  • CURRICULUM RESOURCES: Working with JES staff, as well as BC teachers and educators, lead the development of a series of lesson plans, activities and other teaching resources that meet the needs of the BC’s new curriculum and improves the legal capability of BC students. Promote the use and further development of SocialStudiesBC.ca as a new go-to resource for BC social studies teachers.
  • SCHOOLS PROGRAM: Working with JES regional coordinators, integrate instruction on legal capability into court orientations delivered to student and community members. Support fundraising initiatives and program evaluation.
  • COURT VISITS: Working with JES regional coordinators, deliver a robust court visits program that draws upon hundreds of volunteer contributions from judges, lawyers, sheriffs, law clerks, law students, administrative personnel and more.
  • SPEAKER’S BUREAU: Working with justice sector partners, produce speaker presentation materials that engage youth and integrate legal capability skills building. Manage the implementation of this new project initiative.

Requirements

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, managing a diverse range of individuals to deliver program excellence.
  • Strong communication skills with demonstrated experience to objectively interpret and evaluate information; move program initiatives forward; inspire stakeholder support and effectively influence at all levels.
  • 5+ years’ experience in program and project management, preferably in the education sector.
  • 3+ years’ experience developing teaching resources and/or delivering instruction, preferably for high school students. Samples can be included with your application.
  • Skills in problem resolution, negotiation, dealing with ambiguity, establishment of effective processes, influencing without authority.
  • Works well with third parties: can organize and galvanize a disparate group of people, keeping cadence in the program high.
  • Self-starter, self-directed individual who can ‘think outside the box’, develop strategies and proactively solve problems.
  • Master’s Degree in Education

Volunteers

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.
 

Fundraising Volunteers

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.