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NAIT’s General Counsel Services department provides legal, compliance, and ethical advice and support to facilitate the business activities of all the various departments at the Institute. The department oversees all NAIT legal matters, including regulatory concerns, institutional governance, and legislative compliance (e.g., compliance with the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation). General Counsel Services also provides a legal lens on the development and application of policies and procedures, and drafts and reviews contracts and other legal documents. In addition, the department responds to complaints or inquiries involving outside agencies, such as the Ministry of Advanced Education or the Human Rights Commission, and prepares staff members who may be participating in legal processes involving the Institute.
Under the direction of NAIT’s General Counsel, this position will assist with the provision of a full range of legal services for NAIT, including:
- Provision of verbal and written advice to internal clients at all levels of the organization, on a wide array of diverse legal matters;
Drafting, reviewing, and participating in the negotiation of various contracts with suppliers, government departments, other institutions, clients, industry partners, and other parties (e.g., applied research agreements, software agreements, funding agreements, donation/endowment agreements, lease agreements, memoranda of understanding, practicum/work experience agreements, facilities contracts, non-disclosure agreements, and purchasing agreements arising from RFP awards);
Provision of advice on matters of governance, policies, bylaws, legislative compliance, ethics, risk mitigation, litigation, administrative tribunals, and regulatory matters;
Liaise with external legal counsel on some matters; and
Fulfilling an advocacy role in resolution of disputes involving administrative tribunals or which may lead to litigation.
Skills & Abilities:
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
A high level of interpersonal skills, tact, and diplomacy
Effective time management and prioritization skills
Leadership skills, including advocacy on behalf of the Institute, conflict resolution, and/or consensus building
The position requires a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) or Juris Doctor (J.D.), and active membership or eligibility for active membership with the Law Society of Alberta.
Candidates should have a minimum of 3 years of experience as a lawyer.
A corporate/commercial law background is a strong asset.
Remuneration: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to be considered for this opportunity.
At NAIT, people matter.
We’re proud to have been named one of Alberta’s Top Employers for 12 consecutive years. Developing an engaging, supportive and rewarding work culture is something we take seriously. We know that people are our biggest asset – they are what makes NAIT a great place to work.
At NAIT, you are part of a community that makes a difference in the lives of students, staff and industry clients and partners. The NAIT culture reflects our shared values of respect, collaboration, celebration, creativity and accountability. We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and are a proud partner of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion and Pride at Work Canada. NAIT is committed to advancing equity and cultivating inclusion throughout the hiring process. We especially encourage applications from Aboriginal and Indigenous people, Black and racialized people, gender and sexually diverse (2SLGBTQIA+ and women) people, immigrants, and people with disabilities.
What we offer
We’ve created a benefits package that focuses on health and wellness, professional and personal growth, recognition and work-life balance.
NAIT is a flexible workplace and depending on the nature of your role, you may request flexible work arrangements with respect to where and when you work, including being on-campus full-time, working off-site, or a combination of the two.
Employees also have access to excellent vacation time, paid time off between Christmas and New Year's, a strong recognition program, learning opportunities, 2 annual all-staff professional development days and so much more.
Health and safety
You can find the latest information on NAIT’s response to COVID-19 at nait.ca/covid19.
Applicants with education credentials earned outside of Canada who have not had them previously assessed should have their credentials evaluated by World Education Services or the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
NAIT is an inclusive employer and strives to hire a diverse workforce. If you are contacted by us regarding a job opportunity, please don’t hesitate to advise if you require any accommodation during the selection process. Please contact us via email at [email protected].
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