Curriculum Developer

Type: Independent Contractor
Location: Vancouver (remote with some in-person meetings)
Application Deadline: 2022-11-30T17:00:00
Duration: Start Date: as soon as possible End Date: March 31, 2023

I. Justice Education Society

The Justice Education Society of British Columbia (JES) is a non-profit organization with more than 30 years of experience providing public legal education and justice system capacity building in Canada and overseas. In Canada, JES helps more than 700,000 British Columbians learn about their 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 increase access to justice and citizen security. JES has offices in Canada, Guatemala, Honduras and Guyana and diverse sources of funding, including provincial, federal, and overseas governments. More information on JES is available at: www.JusticeEducation.ca 

II. The Project

The Curriculum Developer is to contribute to the following legal education projects:

Legal Capability for Youth

Through legal education sessions, we strive to increase the legal capability of BC youth. By empowering youth with skills and knowledge they will be better equipped to deal with everyday legal issues.

Access to Legal Empowerment

This project aims to train intermediaries to provide legal education to empower immigrants to better understand their legal rights and responsibilities. JES will provide intermediaries with facilitator guides, tools and train-the-trainer sessions to enable them to educate on a range of legal issues.

III. Deliverables

The objective of this contract is to support the development of legal education sessions with the following deliverables:

  • 6 train-the-trainer workshops to help new immigrants (1-2 hour workshops primarily in-person)
    • Work with content experts to develop engaging interactive training sessions 
    • Create lesson plans and activities
    • Develop appropriate evaluations to assess objectives of training are met
    • Train facilitators to deliver training
  • 5 education sessions for youth and 2 education sessions for teachers (1 hour in-person and adapted for online)
    • Work with content experts to develop engaging interactive training sessions
    • Create lesson plans and activities
    • Develop appropriate evaluations to assess objectives are met
    • Train facilitators to deliver training. modeling, observing and feedback.

IV. Qualifications

The selected consultant must have at minimum the following knowledge, skills, experience and competencies:

  • Related Master’s degree, instructor diploma, education degree, or 3 years’ related curriculum design and instructional design experience. May include, but is not restricted to, degrees in education, curriculum design, instructional design, and educational technology
  • Experience in youth education, early childhood educator training, and education of people with English not as a first language.
  • Ability to integrate and apply principles of instructional design to meet learning outcomes.
  • Knowledge of competency-based curriculum and assessment design approach
  • Ability to integrate
  • Hands-on experience with program and curriculum evaluations
  • Ability to train facilitators to deliver new content.
  • Ability to work professionally with subject matter experts
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Familiarity working within the justice sector (preferred)

V. Terms of Payment

A schedule of payments will be agreed upon with the consultant, based on the performance of deliverables. The anticipated contract amount is up to $23,000.

VI. Application

Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV and portfolio of relevant work, with the subject line “Curriculum Developer”, to jobs@justiceeducation.ca, as soon as possible.