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Posted on: April 8, 2020
Deadline: April 30, 2020
Grade: N/A


This posting represents a full-time maternity leave replacement position effective until June 30, 2021.


Reporting to the Executive Director and Senior Legal Counsel, the incumbent assists the Secretary-General and General Counsel, Associate General Counsel and the Legal Counsels in their roles as the primary sources of legal advice to the senior administration of the University.

Primary responsibilities

  • Provide guidance and direction to senior management on significant governance, student-related and administrative law matters, as well as general law matters, affecting the University, and keep senior management informed on new laws and regulations.
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders of the University’s governance and student administrative matters (including but not limited to Ombuds, Rights and Responsibilities,.
  • Monitor newly enacted tariffs applicable to the University, as imposed by the Canadian Copyright Board, as well as coordinating the payment of such tariffs by diverse departments.
  • Oversee the operations of the Student Tribunal process.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of contracts, legal opinions and agreements.
  • Aanalyze the scope of complex problems and the complexities of legal issues; identify alternatives and recommend solutions.
  • Assist, instruct and oversee external counsel, as required.
  • Participate in policy development.
  • Chair or lead committees and represent the University at internal and external meetings.


  • Bachelor of Civil Law and four to seven years of experience with a focus on law.
  • Member of the Barreau du Quebec.
  • Possess strong analytical, interpretive and research skills; a high degree of motivation; and a commitment to teamwork.
  • Very good knowledge (Level 5) of written and spoken English and French in order to communicate effectively in both official languages and to draft and negotiate agreements, opinions and correspondence.
  • Proven ability to undertake a diverse range of complex projects and activities simultaneously and effectively.


$100,904- $117,031 per annum



Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by April 30, 2020. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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