CNIB has identified a need to provide legal information relevant to the blind, partially sighted, and Deafblind community. Through the Know Your Rights project, the CNIB will develop plain language resources (fact sheets, videos, training, etc.) to empower the sight loss community to better understand their rights, navigate the Ontario legal system, and self-advocate to challenge discrimination.
The Project & Legal Content Coordinator will play an essential role in rolling out CNIB’s Know Your Rights project in Ontario. Under the direction of the Project Lead, the Project & Legal Content Coordinator will assist in developing legal education content, engaging volunteer working group members, building our network of legal and cross-sector collaborators, and connecting with members of the sight loss community. This position requires a superior level of accuracy, confidentiality, sound judgment and diplomacy.
This is a part time role, providing 10-15 hours per week.
This is the job for you if…
- You’re passionate about changing what it is to be blind in Canada today – and you believe it can be done.
- You’re driven not just to meet expectations, but to exceed them – then set even bigger goals.
- You’re an outgoing person and a strong communicator. You can forge great relationships with all kinds of people.
- You’re creative, resourceful, collaborative and solution-oriented. Where others see problems, you see opportunities.
- You’re flexible and resilient. Change doesn’t intimidate you – it excites you.
The position entails, but is not limited to the following general responsibilities:
- Know Your Rights Content
- Collaborate with lawyers and volunteers to develop, draft, and update legal education materials
- Liaise with writers, translators and accessible format production team
- Help build and manage relationships with institutional collaborators
- Help develop and execute content plan, marketing plan, and internal webpages
- Assist with training of CNIB internal staff
- External Outreach
- Summarize and synthesize feedback from meetings, surveys, and external outreach
- Help build relationships with legal professionals, cross-sector collaborators, and the sight loss community
- Help develop and distribute surveys, focus group materials, and project marketing materials
- Project Management & Administrative Support
- File management: organize collected resources and track issues to resolution
- Logistics: schedule meetings, coordinate events / training
- Research: conduct internet searches and produce ad hoc reports as required
Other duties as assigned
- Legal sector training or experience, i.e. writing on legal topics, understanding legal sector issues, drafting and organizing legal documents
- Excellent written and oral communications skills and attention to detail
- Professional attitude, results oriented, self-directed and flexible
- Customer service oriented with well-developed interpersonal skills
- Advanced computer skills, with proficiency in MS Office software including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
- Excellent administrative, time-management and organizational interpersonal skills; amenable to changing priorities, deadlines, and procedures.
Experience and Education
- Knowledge and experience working with people who have sight loss
- Basic knowledge of Ontario disability legislation (i.e. OHRC, AODA)
- Experience working with and managing volunteers
- Building and maintaining relationships with varying levels of stakeholders
- Delivering training workshops and presentations
- Willingness to work flexible hours
- Willingness to work on location at different sites
- Occasional travel may be required
- Office / interaction vs work from home is required or travel.
CNIB strives to establish and maintain an inclusive workplace and believes that the diversity of our workforce is an invaluable asset. CNIB is committed to following recruitment and selection practices based on merit, transparency, accessibility and inclusion ensuring that all candidates are given a fair opportunity for employment with CNIB.
To help ensure that this commitment is met, CNIB is committed to working with all candidates that require an accommodation. If you require an accommodation, please let us know what accommodation you require and CNIB will work with you to meet your needs at every stage of the recruitment and selection process.
For more information or to submit your resume, please contact Avery.Au@cnib.ca
Please send cover letter and resume, and mention how you learned of this position.
Please note that the successful candidate will be required to pass a standard Criminal Record Check.
We thank all applicants for their interest in CNIB, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.