Project Leader – French Language and Educator Support - Toronto

Posted on Monday, July 10, 2017

OJEN is hiring a Project Leader to assist in the promotion and delivery of justice education programs and classroom resources to Ontario teachers working in French-language settings. Reporting to OJEN’s Director of Educator Support, the successful candidate will also provide general support for OJEN’s school-linked justice education programs delivered in both English and French. 
The Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) is a charitable organization bringing together leading representatives of the justice and education sectors to build legal capability in young people and 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, educators and others to support public education activity in relation to the justice system. 
Responsibilities of the position include:
• Relationship-building and management with key members of Ontario’s French-language education sector
• Promotion and demonstration of classroom teaching resources and programs
• Occasional travel within and outside of Toronto to deliver teacher professional development workshops and justice education program demonstrations in French and English
• Coordination of legal sector volunteers or educator reviewers
• Administration of school-linked justice education programming including stakeholder liaison and information management
• Development, editing and review of new lesson plans, assessment strategies and classroom resources for law, civics teachers
• Liaison with OJEN staff as requested
• Occasional brief translations (English to French) of organizational communications
• Web content management & updates
Candidates with some combination of the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:
• Fluency in both French and English is essential. 
• Good project management skills are required
• Excellent written and oral communications skills are required
• Strong administrative ability is required
• Familiarity or previous work with Franco-Ontarian communities preferred
• Classroom teacher or other formal education-related experience preferred 
• Familiarity with Ontario Canadian and World Studies curriculum expectations is an asset
• Knowledge of diverse learning strategies and assessment and evaluation approaches is an asset
• Experience with writing of classroom resources or pre-service teacher materials is an asset
• Knowledge of the curriculum development process is an asset
• Experience with grass-roots community organizations is an asset
• Legal training or experience is an asset
• Familiarity with key processes, institutions, resources and issues in the Ontario and Canadian justice systems is an asset
• Familiarity or experience with digital communications (website blogs, social media, etc.) is an asset
Salary Range: $40,000 – $55,000 depending on experience and education. Recent teachers’ college graduates are encouraged to apply. This is a one-year contract position with the possibility for extension. Health and dental benefits offered.
Closing date: August 3rd, 2017 (9:00 am)
Start Date: August 28th, 2017
Additional information about OJEN is available online at Interested candidates should submit a covering letter and a résumé by email to This is a bilingual position. Please submit your application materials in both English and French.
Please insert the phrase “Project Leader” in the subject line of the email.
Attention: Executive Director 
Ontario Justice Education Network
180 Dundas Street West Suite 505
Toronto, ON 
M5G 1Z8
We thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact those who are short-listed for interviews. Resumes will be kept on file for six months, and then shredded.
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