Project Officer Sudbury
Ontario Justice Education Network - Greater Sudbury, ON

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Project Officer – Sudbury
OJEN Summer Student Position

OJEN is hiring a student Project Officer to assist in the development and delivery of justice education programs for youth in partnership with community associations, schools and court staff in Sudbury and surrounding regions. The Project Officer will work with OJEN staff and volunteers to deliver new and existing projects that foster an understanding of the justice system and create opportunities for dialogue about the system.

The Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) is a charitable organization bringing together leading representatives of the justice and education sectors to foster public understanding of the justice system. OJEN’s main focus is on high school and elementary school students and teachers. Through various programs, OJEN facilitates the collaborative volunteer activity of judges, lawyers and educators to support public education activity in relation to the justice system.

Responsibilities of the summer student Project Officer include:

  • Development of justice education programs and classroom/community resources, including lesson plans and materials in coordination with Ministry of Education curriculum documents
  • Coordination of justice education programming for schools and Aboriginal youth-serving organizations in Sudbury and the surrounding region.
  • Facilitation of justice education programs in Sudbury and the surrounding region, with assistance of Sudbury OJEN Committee (voluntary committee of judges and lawyers)
  • Coordination of professional development session for law and civics teachers
  • Coordination of educator, lawyer and youth review of new resources in compliance with OJEN policies
  • Development of communication tools
  • Coordination of legal case summaries, updates and classroom materials
  • Liaison with a variety of organizations and individuals in the justice, education and community sectors
  • Administrative tasks related to programming

Candidates with a combination of the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:

  • Project planning and coordination experience
  • Training or experience in a law-related field
  • Training or experience in an education field
  • Experience with grass-roots community organizations
  • Experience with organizations that provide programming for Aboriginal youth
  • Experience with project evaluation and reporting
  • Ability to work in both official languages
  • Well developed project management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Strong administrative ability

This is a summer position only. Candidates must be:

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • Registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;
  • Intend to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;
  • A student in a secondary, post-secondary, vocational or technical program;
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been confirmed under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  • Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations.

Aboriginal students and members of a visible minority are encouraged to apply.

Closing date: Friday, May 31, 2013 (12:00 noon)
Start Date: Monday, June 17
Job Location: Sudbury, Ontario
This position is for 7 weeks
30 hours/week, $14.25/hour

Additional information about OJEN is available online at Interested candidates should submit a covering letter and a résumé by email or fax.

Please insert the phrase “Project Officer - Sudbury” in the subject line of the email or by fax (416) 947-5248 with to the attention of: Director of Programs

We thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact those who are short-listed. Resumes will be kept on file for six months, and then shredded.