Public Legal Education Coordinator

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Closing Date: Will remain open until filled.

Position Type: Full Time – Operating Funded

Hours: 35

This position is a part of the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA).

This position has a term length of 1 year plus 1 day and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed on our Benefits Overview page.

Location: Work primarily takes place at North Campus Edmonton.

Working for the Department/Faculty

The Centre for Constitutional Studies is the hub for constitutional research and public education on the Constitution in Canada. It connects leading Canadian and international scholars, contributes to constitutional debate and scholarship, and creates resources that inform the public about the Constitution.


Reporting to the Director, the Public Legal Education Coordinator oversees and coordinates public education and communications for the Centre. The successful candidate understands the Constitution, is creative, an educator, a self-starter, and an excellent communicator. In addition the successful candidate is skilled at using the full range of electronic, social and print media.


  • Keeps abreast of constitutional issues and develops innovative methods for educating the public about them
  • Coordinates public legal education projects and events such as the Centre’s Constitution Workshop, Downtown Charter Series and Speaker events
  • Develops and maintains the Centre’s extensive public legal education resources
  • Ensures the Centre’s presence on social media platforms
  • Manages the Student Program: coordinates the hiring of student researchers/writers for the development of public education resources; supervises students and assigns and edits their work
  • Researches, writes and edits educational material on the Constitution as appropriate
  • Oversees student volunteers
  • Forms partnerships with other public legal educational providers and legal service providers to collaborate on projects/events
  • Develops communications and marketing strategies for events and for the Centre:
  • Produces a newsletter that informs readers about Centre projects and events and links them to the Centre website
  • Analyzes and reports on usage of the Centre’s website and social media platforms and works to increase user traffic
  • Builds relationships with communications personnel within the University and external to the University
  • Assists with grant applications and reporting to funders

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of a law degree; preference for experience as an educator
  • Knowledge of and interest in constitutional issues
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, including demonstrated skills in plain language writing
  • Excellent organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • An understanding of written and verbal French is an asset

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

If interested, please apply:

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

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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