In-House General Counsel

CAUT - Ottawa, ON (il y a 30+ jours)

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The Canadian Association of University Teachers, a progressive labour organization representing more than 72,000 academic and general staff at 123 colleges and universities across Canada, is seeking to fill the position of in-house General Counsel.

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the General Counsel is responsible for providing the Association and its member associations with expert legal advice; preparing legal opinions; representing the Association and its members before tribunals, arbitrators, and courts; writing and editing articles, papers, speeches, and memoranda; developing and delivering training programs; making public presentations; undertaking legal research and analysis; and, drafting policy.


  • Expert knowledge of labour law, human rights law, administrative law, and civil procedure;
  • Ability to undertake complex projects with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to work independently in consultation with the Executive Director while exhibiting a high degree of initiative and judgment;
  • Ability to develop solutions to diverse and inter-related problems often having conflicting requirements;
  • Ability to work in both official languages a definite asset.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Extensive experience in union-side labour law litigation and arbitration;
  • Minimum of 10 years as a registered member of the Bar of a Canadian jurisdiction with eligibility to obtain an Ontario licence;
  • Experience in providing training to lawyers and union representatives handling legal matters;
  • Demonstrated commitment to CAUT’s values and objectives, including social justice, equity, and human rights;
  • Experience supervising employees;
  • Excellent knowledge and experience using legal research databases.


  • The starting salary is very competitive with an excellent benefit package.

Interested candidates should submit their application by email no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, August 31st, 2020. Applications should be addressed to the Executive Director and are to include a cover letter and resume. References will be required following the first interview.

This position may require occasional travel within Canada.

CAUT is committed to the principles of employment equity and seeks to diversify its workforce. Indigenous people, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTQ2S, racialized people, and/or women are actively encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated confidentially. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Reference ID: General Counsel July 2020

Application deadline: 2020-08-31

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Commuter Benefits
  • Company Pension
  • Dental Care
  • Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Extended Health Care
  • Life Insurance
  • On-site Parking
  • Paid Time Off
  • Vision Care


  • Monday to Friday


  • labour law/arbitration: 10 years (Required)


  • Canadian jurisdiction Bar (Required)

Work remotely:

  • No