Date Posted: 08/04/2021
Req ID: 10543
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Law
Department: Faculty of Law
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)
The Faculty of Law is one of the oldest professional faculties at the University of Toronto. Today, it is one of the world's great law schools. The Faculty’s rich academic programs are complimented by its many legal clinics and public interest Programs. The Faculty of Law is housed in the elegant, state-of-the-art Jackman Law Building alongside two historical building, Flavelle House and Falconer Hall, on the St. George Campus in downtown Toronto.
Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) is an award-winning program that provides free legal services to non-profit organizations and low-income Canadians with chapters in 23 law schools coast-to-coast. PBSC has 25 years of experience designing high quality legal placements and training law student volunteers to help vulnerable Canadians with their essential legal needs.
Under the supervision and direction of the National Director, the Program Officer will ensure that the Student Coordinators are following PBSC’s established guidelines, policies, procedures and timelines, all of which are set out in our comprehensive Program Management Guide that covers all facets of the program. The Incumbent will work with the Student Coordinators to ensure that they understand, and are following, the Program Management Guide ensuring that chapters operate to smoothly and to keep the National Director apprised of any concerns as they arise.
Your responsibilities will include:
Responding to enquiries within the defined scope of the role and redirecting as appropriate
Resolving issues within the scope of the role and escalating problems as required
Coordinating tasks for projects and other strategic initiatives with stakeholders
Exchanging information at formal department and/or program committee meetings
Identifying and introducing variations to established administration processes
Coordinating meeting schedules, agendas, materials, action and follow-up items
Determining logistical details and activities for events and/or programming
Providing orientation to others on work procedures and practices
Advanced College Diploma (3 years) or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
Minimum five years related experience
Understanding of access to justice programs designed to provide legal assistance to low income individuals
Understanding of law schools and the legal profession
Experience with volunteer coordination
Demonstrated experience coordinating programs (preferably in an educational setting)
Demonstrated ability to work with, and motivate, law students, faculty and community partners
Excellent computer skills with Microsoft Outlook, Word. Excel and PowerPoint
Proven skill in organizing and maintaining web pages; familiarity with social media platforms
Demonstrated organizational and time management skills; ability to manage and prioritize competing deadlines
Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
Strong problem solving skills
Excellent analytical ability
JD would be considered a desirable asset
To be successful in this role you will be:
Closing Date: 08/11/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 10 - $62,464 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $79,879. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Student Services
Recruiter: Robyn Hunter