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Job Posting – Project Coordinator (Educating Newcomers to NL on Legal Rights Project)

September 3, 2019

Job Posting – Project Coordinator (Contractual Position)

The Public Legal Information Association (PLIAN) is hiring a Project Coordinator to continue a project aimed at educating newcomers to the province on legal rights, responsibilities, and processes.

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing an ongoing initiative to develop and deliver plain language legal information and education materials for refugees, immigrants, and other newcomers throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

This will include research, writing, and editing of plain language legal information materials and the development and delivery of legal presentations in various locations around the province. As a result, frequent travel throughout the province will be required in this position.

The Project Coordinator will also be involved in supporting PLIAN’s other core services and project work, including but not limited to:

  • Assisting in responding to client inquiries via PLIAN’s Legal Information Line and Lawyer Referral Service
  • Research, writing, and editing of other plain language legal materials and resources
  • The delivery of legal education presentations
  • Support for PLIAN and the NL Sexual Assault Centre’s Journey Project and Sexual Violence Legal Support Service where required
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications:

  • Experience in education and/or in delivering public presentations
  • Research, writing, and editing experience
  • A legal background, including legal education, is not required but is a preferred qualification
  • Experience working with the community or non-profit sector is preferred
  • Experience working with refugee or immigrant populations is preferred

The contract term is to start as soon as possible and last until March 31, 2020. If funding allows, there is a potential for the contract to be extended.

To apply, please send a CV, cover letter, and 2 references to director@publiclegalinfo.com before 4 PM on Wednesday, September 18.

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.