|Organization Name||Job Categories||Position Type||Region and Location(s)||Career Level||Salary||Ad Online Since||Application Deadline|
|National Judicial Institute||Full Time||Experienced (Non-manager)||N/A||2018-12-18||2019-02-03|
The National Judicial Institute (NJI) is an independent, bilingual, not-for-profit institution committed to building better justice through leadership in the education of judges in Canada and internationally. The NJI is one of the acknowledged world leaders in the design and delivery of judicial education, known for offering innovative, dynamic, and relevant education to judges across Canada.
Based in Ottawa, the NJI offers over 70 in-person and online judicial education seminars each year. It provides a wide range of educational resources to members of the judiciary including Electronic Bench Books, e-Letters on legal developments, and publications on subjects of interest to the judiciary. The NJI fosters interactive, skills-based learning consistent with adult education principles and integrates law, judge craft and social context in its programs and resources.
From the Board of Governors chaired by the Chief Justice of Canada, to the judicial committees responsible for each program, members of the judiciary play a central role in all aspects of the NJI’s work.
Judicial Education Counsel at the NJI guide the development and design of judicial education programs. They are responsible for working with judges to develop the substantive content of our judicial education programs and to provide advice on pedagogical techniques and good program design. This calls upon them to deploy a sound knowledge of legal principles and the judicial role, an understanding of teaching and learning, and strong organizational skills. In developing, designing and delivering judicial education programs, Judicial Education Counsel work with Planning Committees led by judges and NJI meeting professionals who coordinate all logistical aspects of the programs. This requires a collegial approach and strong interpersonal skills together with a keen interest in law, education and the Canadian legal system.
The NJI is looking for counsel to fill a full-time, permanent position with the organization.
Judicial Education Counsel at the NJI have responsibility for a portfolio of judicial education courses, resources and projects. NJI counsel work with judicial education planning committees, court-based committees and NJI program delivery teams to produce judicial education seminars and educational materials at the national, regional, and provincial levels for judges across the country. Judicial Education Counsel play a key role in supporting the development of knowledge and skills by judicial planners, facilitators and faculty members to enable them to plan and deliver effective and innovative judicial education. Counsel at the NJI apply their legal expertise and employ their legal skills to assist in the development of the substantive content of our judicial education programs.
Judicial Education Counsel work closely with the Chief Judicial Officer (a judge), the Director of Education, and the broader team of NJI counsel. Together, this professional team is responsible for developing judicial education programs, providing a comprehensive curriculum of judicial education, implementing a range of adult education methods and fostering a continuous learning culture. This entails regular interaction with those responsible for education within courts in Canada and with other judicial education providers. While teaching roles are limited, this position allows considerable scope to engage in a wide range of projects relevant to the judiciary that foster excellence in judicial education.
Counsel at the NJI may develop an expertise in a specific area of the law, or with a specific court in order to create specialized programming and resources, or work on the development and maintenance of the curriculum, as well as resources to support the curriculum.
Domestic travel to judicial education programs is part of the position. While counsel usually travel once or twice a month, on occasion counsel might be required to travel for several weeks in sequence during our peak program delivery period. There is very little travel during December, July and August.
Specifically, the responsibilities of the position include:
The skill set of the successful candidate must include:
Compensation is to be determined at the time of hiring, based on the successful candidate’s experience and profile.
We invite candidates to send their cover letter and résumé by e-mail to the attention of Human Resources.
We would appreciate receiving applications before February 3 2019, but will continue to consider applications until the position is filled.
While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. The National Judicial Institute is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If contacted for an interview or employment testing, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.