Type: Independent Contractor
Location: Vancouver, BC (remote with some in-person meetings)
Application Deadline: 2023-10-31T17:00:00
Duration: Start Date: as soon as possible End Date: March 31, 2024

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: 

II. The Project

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.

Legal Rights For Youth is a resource to help youth learn about their legal rights and responsibilities. The site sees over 90,000 visitors a year. We are modernizing the website with a focus on centering user experience and needs. A successful applicant will have experience with youth-centered projects. They will also possess the initiative and understanding to effectively and authentically consult youth and stakeholders. They will be able to apply this knowledge and rewrite content for this site to be age appropriate.

Camp Justice

JES is developing a week-long camp for youth 15-18 to be run in the summer of 2024. The camp aims to engage youth to learn about the justice system, build advocacy and conflict resolution skills and encourage future social justice leaders. A successful candidate will have the skills and experience working with youth to develop and test the programming.

III. Deliverables

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

  • Help develop a new
    • Engage with youth, teachers and intermediaries to gather data and insights about needs.
    • Make evidence-based recommendations on how to improve the site.
    • Help create content for a user-centred design for the website, including text on page, infographics, video scripts, callouts etc.
  • Developing Camp Justice Materials
    • Work with content experts to develop engaging interactive lessons.
    • Create lesson plans and activities for a one-week camp.
    • Helping to test out lessons with youth participants.
    • Develop appropriate evaluations to assess objectives are met.
    • Train facilitators to deliver training.
    • Support the development of additional materials for the camp.

IV. Qualifications

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, law or equivalent.
  • At least 3 years’ related experience working with and educating youth.
  • Ability to create engaging inquiry-based lessons for youth.
  • Ability to integrate and apply principles of instructional design to meet learning outcomes.
  • Strong legal knowledge and a practical approach to teaching concepts of law and justice to youth.
  • Hands-on experience with program and curriculum evaluations.
  • 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).
  • Familiarity with the BC curriculum is an asset.

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 $7,200.

VI. Application

Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV and portfolio of relevant work, with the subject line “Legal Education Specialist”, to, as soon as possible.