As the founding and primary funder of the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN), The Law Foundation of Ontario is entitled to appoint a representative to serve on the OJEN Board of Directors. OJEN is a charitable not-for-profit, non-governmental organization with a province-wide mandate. OJEN develops innovative educational tools that introduce young people to the justice system, help them understand the law, and build their legal capability. OJEN works to help prepare young people to manage the legal aspects of problems that arise in their own lives.
OJEN’s Board of Directors is responsible for the governance and overall strategic direction of the organization. The role includes approving OJEN’s Strategic Plan, acting as a program ambassador, providing financial oversight, supporting revenue development, and assisting with executive level recruitment.
The OJEN Board meets approximately 6-7 times per year. The term of this appointment is 3 years, with the possibility of renewal for a second term. As the Foundation’s representative, the successful candidate will be invited to provide an annual update to our Board of Trustees.
Applicants for this position should bring the following skills/competencies:
- Willingness and availability to be an active, engaged Board member
- Experience in nonprofit Board governance
- Ability to review and understand financial statements
- Knowledge or work experience in the areas of fundraising, communications, media
relations and/or human resources
- Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of the values of diversity, equity, and
The Foundation encourages applications from members of equality-seeking groups, including those based on race, ancestry, ethnic origin, place of origin, citizenship, language, disability, age, creed, sex, gender identify, gender expression, and sexual orientation.
For more information about the role or requirements, please reach out to Emily Naylor. Interested candidates should apply by sending a cover letter and resume in one PDF file to email@example.com by March 1, 2024.