Opportunities

Job Opportunity

  • Program Manager

    2-year contract position with the opportunity for renewal

    Community Legal Information (CLI) is a charity that provides legal information, education, and referrals to Islanders. Our goal is to provide Islanders with useful information about the law and the justice system.

    CLI will offer legal supports for racialized people through a new program. Legal supports will include legal information and advice. It will be the first of its kind on PEI. The Program Manager is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the program.

    Duties:  

    • Work with racialized clients who need support with a legal matter, including but not limited to answering inquiries about the program and available resources; providing legal information and lawyer referrals; and providing referrals to other community supports.
    • Lead program planning, administration, financial management, outreach, delivery, evaluation, and reporting.
    • Coordinate the delivery of trauma-informed training and anti-oppression training.
    • Recruit legal counsel to participate in the program.
    • Collaborate with CLI staff, especially the Executive Director, Outreach Worker, and Communications Manager.
    • Liaise with funders and community stakeholders effectively.
    • Collaborate with service providers including evaluators, and researchers.
    • Support advocacy initiatives pertaining to access to justice for racialized people, as appropriate.
    • Develop meaningful community partnerships and sustain them over time.
    • Write regular activity and financial reports.
    • Contribute to the development of plain language legal information materials.
    • Take on other tasks, as needed.
    • Travel throughout the province and region, as necessary.

    ​​​​​Requirements:

    • University or college degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of skills and work experience.
    • 1+ years of Project Management experience.
    • Demonstrated experience working with vulnerable community members in a supportive role.
    • 2+ years of experience working with the public.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
    • Experience assisting people who may be upset or in crisis.
    • Basic understanding of conflict resolution.
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and enjoy teamwork.
    • Digitally literate and skilled user of MS Office Suite, Dropbox, and Slack.
    • Access to reliable transportation.

    Assets:

    • Experience working in a non-profit setting.
    • Training in crisis intervention and/or Mental Health First Aid.
    • Plain language writing training.
    • An understanding of Canadian law and legal processes.
    • Fluent in French, Arabic or Mandarin.

    Salary range is $50,000 – $53,000. Full health care benefits package, RRSP matching and competitive vacation offered. Some overtime may be required occasionally.

    Community Legal Information encourages applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply. Priority will be given to individuals with a variety of both work and life experiences.

    To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and one-page plain language writing sample to Ellen Mullally, Executive Director at ellen@legalinfopei.ca. The deadline to apply is Friday, August 12th at 5 pm AST.

Volunteer Opportunity

  • Volunteer Job — Board of Directors Positions

    Community Legal Information (CLI) is an Island charity that provides legal information, public education, justice system navigation, and lawyer referrals. Our goal is to provide Island residents with useful and understandable information about our laws and the justice system. CLI is governed by a Board of Directors. CLI is now accepting applications from people interested in joining our Board of Directors.

    Authority:

    The Board of Directors is the legal authority for Community Legal Information (CLI). As a Board member, a Director acts in a position of trust and is responsible for the effective governance of the organization, which includes fiscal responsibility and strategic direction. Please note that this is a governance board, not an operations board.

    Requirements:

    • Commitment to access to justice and plain language legal information.
    • Basic understanding of not-for-profit governance.
    • Willingness to serve on committees.
    • Participation at Board meetings and the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
    • Willingness to support and promote special events or projects.

    Responsibilities:

    • Participate in Board discussions and decisions in governance about policy, finance, and strategic planning, and senior personnel.
    • Stay informed about the importance of plain language legal information and access to justice issues.

    Directors will:

    • Bring their knowledge, skills, and diverse life experience to inform the work of the Board.
    • Review and approve policy and other recommendations received from standing committees, and the Executive Director.
    • Participate in the review and development of CLI’s bylaws, Board of Directors policy manual, and strategic plan.
    • Maintain confidentiality.
    • Act in the best interest of the organization.
    • Participate on Board committees.
    • Promote CLI’s work and services.
    • Approve and review of CLI’s annual budget and financial statements.
    • Approve the hiring and release of the Executive Director, including their contract.
    • Assist in developing and maintaining positive relations among the Board, committees, and the community to meet CLI’s objectives.

    Assets:

    • Experience working on a non-profit or other Board of Directors.
    • Human resources expertise and training is an asset.
    • Marketing and fundraising experience is an asset.

    Term:

    • 3-year term with potential to renew.

    Time Commitment:

    • The Board meets 4-6 times per year.
    • Committees meet as required.
    • Annual General Meeting is held in September.
    • Orientation is part of onboarding for new Board members.

    How to apply:

    Please send a cover letter and resume to info@legalinfopei.ca.

    The deadline to apply is Monday, August 22nd, 2022, at 5:00 pm AST.

    We thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.