Job Posting 83359

Western Regional Coordinator
Pacific Legal Education and Outreach
Work From Home - Vancouver & Lower Mainland
British Columbia or Western/Prairie Provinces
closes in 8 days (Tue, 31 May)
part time - temp / contract  •  12 months at $25 per hour for up to 20 hours a week. Remote work possible.

Job Description | Western Regional Coordinator (Part-time)

About PLEO: Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society empowers artists and non-profits in Canada to access justice efficiently, effectively, and equitably. 

About the National Network of Legal Clinics for the Arts: The National Network of Legal Clinics for the Arts is a connected set of proposed regional legal hubs for Canadian artists and arts organizations. 

Reporting to the Project Director for the National Network of Legal Clinics for the Arts, the Western Regional Coordinator is an exciting new position and will facilitate the development of regional legal hubs and resources based in the Western provinces. As the Western Regional Coordinator, you will be primarily responsible to support the development of legal services to support indigenous artists and arts organizations; and support the PLEO legal clinic pilot. The Regional Coordinator will also be the main point of contact for Prairie-based Regional Committees, who will lead efforts to establish and expand legal services across provinces and support National Network communications. The position is part-time up to 20 hours per week.

The Western Regional Coordinator will report to the Project Director and the Project Working Group. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Work with the National Network Project Direction team to identify and build relationships with key representatives and stakeholders from arts and legal organizations in Western/Prairie provinces
  • Support the National Network Project Direction team in the development of the Indigenous Advisory Committee and develop relationships with Indigenous artists and arts organizations
  • Serve as the main point of contact for members of Western/Prairie Regional Committee(s)
  • In conjunction with the Project Direction team, coordinate regular meetings with Western/Prairie Regional Committee(s) and develop relevant meeting materials (ie.: agenda, meeting minutes) 
  • Monitor action items for Regional Committee members and offer support when/if necessary, such as: arranging meetings with funders, research, grant writing, student and lawyer recruitment, event planning and communications
  • Perform administrative and financial duties such as, but not limited to: preparing a business plan and establishing operating procedures for  legal hubs
  • Represent the National Network Project at meetings and events when necessary
  • Facilitate the exchange of resources among Regional Committee members and help manage a shared events calendar
  • Provide a monthly report to PLEO’s Executive Director
  • Other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate will possess some winning combination of the following: 

  • Experience building organizational capacity of a non-profit arts organization. 
  • Network building, while not required, is considered an asset. 
  • 3 - 5 years working in an arts-based or legal organization
  • General knowledge of the artistic sector and landscape in Western and/or the Prairies 
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills  
  • Self-motivated and demonstrated experience of successfully executing projects and coordinating events
  • Experience with financial/business planning is considered an asset
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a project team
  • Experience working with with lawyers would be considered an asset 
  • Completion of postsecondary education is an asset
  • Experience with cloud-based productivity and collaboration tools, such as G-Suite, Zoom, and Slack

This is a part-time, 12-month contract position at $25 per hour for up to 20 hours per week. While the PLEO office is based in Vancouver, the position will require some flexibility to work across multiple time zones.

Applications:

We actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, particularly those from IBPOC communities, LGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and current resume in one PDF document to  with the subject line: “Western Regional Coordinator”. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. 

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