Family Outreach Coordinator

This is an opportunity to connect with member families to compile and present their stories on the website, while working on the biggest human rights issue facing the province today.

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What is the BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society

The BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society was founded by families who have lost a loved one to wrongful death in response to the biggest human rights issue facing the province today. Our goal is to modernize British Columbia’s antiquated wrongful death legislation, which predates confederation (1846). BC is presently the last of all the provinces, including the Yukon, yet to have undertaken this critical legislative modernization to allow for dignity, value, and protections for all its citizens under the law. Entirely volunteer-run non-profit, the Society has rallied the public to submit over 12,000 petition signatures as of March 2021 to our elected officials and has been featured on Global News, CTV, CBC, CKNW, and many more media outlets. This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience and mentorship by leaders in the legal advocacy and human rights community.

The Family Outreach Coordinator Duties

We are looking for candidate(s) to join our volunteer team, specifically to undertake the following:

#1 Reaching out and sensitively engaging with family contacts who have lost loved ones to wrongful death for vetting (legal standing), story intake, corroborative investigative document review, and final story publishing on the website with distribution to media.

#2 Project Management utilizing Basecamp to compile and organize the necessary documentation (e.g. investigation reports, coroner reports, etc.) for writing family stories.

#3 Utilizing WordPress to format and publish family stories and photos on the Society website with attention to tone and clarity.

The Type of Person We’re Looking for

#1 Either a student studying law OR someone in this career field looking to expand their portfolio of experience.

#2 Ambitious, hard working, with excellent communication skills who is excited about helping change the future of the province.

#3 Someone who’s technologically proficient and is keen to learn new skills involving utilizing WordPress and a Customer Relationship Management, specifically Hubspot CRM.

#4 Results oriented – someone who’s excited by the opportunity of being able to say they for example; worked with 50+ families, published 30 stories, had all of them featured in media, reached over 1,000,000+ British Columbians, which ultimately led to BC’s legislation being modernized. We want you to be able to note the results you achieved in your portfolio of career experience.

Time Investment

This is a part-time, unpaid volunteer position for which we are seeking a time investment of ideally 8 hours per week. This is a remote position.

Interested? Here’s How to Get in Touch

Please fill out and submit the form below along with your resume and/or portfolio.

Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to hearing from you and the potential opportunity of working together.

The BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society Team

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