Established in 2017, KortoJura is a federal non-profit corporation with head office located in Caraquet, New Brunswick.
KortoJura offers a national assessment and certification service for language competency in both of Canada’s official languages, through the establishment and administration of language testing with a legal focus. These assessments, which are adapted to the professions practised within the Canadian justice system, provide professionals with the tools needed to assess their own language skills, as well as to evaluate those of candidates for bilingual positions.
KortoJura’s work is supported by Justice Canada (Access to Justice in Both Official Languages Support Fund), Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and the Government of New Brunswick (Regional Development Corporation).
For further information on KortoJura, you are invited to visit https://kortojura.ca/
The Board of Directors of KortoJura is currently seeking to fill the position of
Reporting directly to the Board of Directors of KortoJura, the Executive Director will be based in the head office located in Caraquet, New Brunswick.
Duties and Opportunities
In order to provide parties to the Canadian justice system with the professional tools needed to assess their competency in Canada’s two official languages and to improve access to the justice system for all Canadians, the person appointed as Executive Director will be responsible for managing the affairs of KortoJura, for building the organisation and for ensuring the continuous improvement of its language assessment tools. Furthermore, s/he will lead the implementation of KortoJura’s 2019-2024 strategic orientations and play an active role in the Réseau national de formation en justice (RNFJ), particularly in relation to the renewal of the Government of Canada’s Action Plan for Official Languages. The Executive Director will also coordinate the implementation of the contribution agreements that KortoJura has signed with its various partners.
- A degree in law from a Canadian university;
- A solid understanding of the division of government powers with respect to justice in Canada, the structure and operation of the courts of law and the judicial system in general;
- Knowledge of the field of language rights in Canada would be an asset;
- Familiarity with the grant and contribution programs of the various levels of government;
- Experience working with a board of directors;
- Commitment to the mission of KortoJura and the objective of universal access to justice in both of Canada’s official languages;
- Inspiring and unifying leadership, a good team manager who listens;
- Ability to identify and secure partnership opportunities, notably through networking;
- Proven management, communication and advocacy skills;
- Uncompromising professional ethics and integrity;
- Strategic approach, long-term vision and strong social entrepreneurship;
- Ability to work autonomously, to respect deadlines and to manage priorities while handling several tasks simultaneously;
- Ability to prepare and deliver effective presentations;
- Results-oriented, able to establish priorities rationally and to mobilise resources for the purpose of achieving concrete results;
- A superior level of oral and written bilingualism (French-English), as well as rigorous writing skills.
If you believe you have the profile we are seeking, please forward your résumé with a letter explaining your interest by completing the “Registration Form”. All information received will be treated in the strictest confidence. While we appreciate the interest of every candidate, only those selected for the next step in the process will be contacted.
KortoJura is an equal opportunity employer.