For over two decades, Discovering Justice has been bringing students and communities together to examine the workings of the justice system, explore the ideals of justice, and prepare them to engage as active citizens. We believe in the power of the next generation to sustain our democracy. We value the belief that the justice system can and should work for everyone.
Discovering Justice’s Mock Trial and Mock Appeal Programs pair middle school students with legal professionals to explore the workings of the judicial system, analyze a legal case, and practice the civic skills needed to argue cases persuasively. Through these engaging, supportive weekly sessions, student attorneys develop the confidence and vital civic skills like perspective-taking, critical thinking, writing, public speaking, and civil discourse necessary to become community leaders.
As the Program Manager, you'll be the driving force behind these two flagship programs, steering their direction and enhancement. You'll not just be managing; you'll direct these programs in alignment with our core values, ensuring every step we take resonates with our mission and unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The Program Manager will coordinate the effective implementation of the growing Fall Mock Trial and Spring Mock Appeal Programs for 25-35 teams of middle school students and legal mentors.
Don’t quite meet the above qualifications but feel like you could be a strong fit for the role? We would love to still hear from you and encourage you to apply!
Each day as a Program Manager is dynamic and fulfilling. Imagine orchestrating an 11-week program that benefits over 500 middle school students. Your morning might start with training an attorney from the District Attorney’s office on the intricacies of the Mock Trial curriculum. By afternoon, you could be observing eager 7th-graders as they hone their skills, presenting cases before a judge. Your work day might wrap up coordinating the grand Mock Trial Final Event at the Framingham District Court, liaising with the Court Clerk, and inviting city VIPs to witness the young minds in action. All the while, your efforts will be directly channeled toward ensuring the program’s impact.
Our office is situated within the iconic John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse in Boston. The location allows us to work closely with federal judges and other members of the Courthouse community to make the Courthouse a vibrant civic space. We embrace a hybrid work approach, combining the advantages of face-to-face interactions with the flexibility of remote work.
For this role, in-state travel to event locations is required. While having a vehicle is preferable, it’s worth noting that most events are reachable via public transit.
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