Legal Counsel

June 14 2024
Expected expiry date: July 3 2024
Industries Education, Training
Categories In-house, Industry, Contract administrator, Labor, Employment,
North York, ON • Full time

Position Title: Legal Counsel

Available: Immediately

Applicant Deadline: June 21, 2024

Do you want to work for an organization where people care about each other? An organization that appreciates work life balance. We are currently looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and experienced Legal Counsel. In this challenging position, you will report to the Executive Director, Human Resources and provide general legal counsel to the College; manage all legal issues, litigation, negotiations and settlements and ensure CCNM's compliance with regulatory and contractual responsibilities.

Specifically, you will:

  • Manage all legal issues, claims and litigation processes, negotiations and settlements.
  • Interact with external legal counsel as required
  • Ensure security, confidentiality, completeness, and currency of all documents and materials related to all legal matters
  • Draft or review all institutional contracts and agreements based on negotiated terms;
  • Develop all necessary waivers and letters of understanding as requested and required.
  • Ensure, where applicable, CCNM’s compliance with all regulatory changes
  • Routinely review all CCNM’s policies and procedures to assess risk and; develop recommendations for changes to minimize risks and ensure legal/regulatory compliance.
  • Provides advice as needed on insurance held by the College including coordinating with the insurance brokers regarding issues that arise and renewals
  • Provides legal advice as needed to President’s Office and responds as requested to any queries as counsel
  • Serves as the College’s Privacy Officer
  • Maintain CCNM's policies and procedures to assess risk and develop recommendations for changes to minimize risks and ensure legal/regulatory compliance.
  • Prepare legal briefs, develops strategy, arguments and testimony in preparation for presentation of case


  • Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB or JD) from an accredited university
  • Active registrant with The Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Minimum two years related experience and/or training in the areas of policy creation and interpretation, dispute resolution, contracts and disciplinary/appeals administration
  • Established ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents
  • Demonstrated success in defining problems, collecting research/data, establishing facts and drawing conclusions
  • Ability to respond effectively and with tact and discretion to sensitive inquiries or complaints
  • Exceptional communication skills: both written and verbal
  • Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics
  • Strong interpersonal skills to deal effectively with individuals at all levels within the organization
  • Demonstrated leadership skills – able to prioritize assignments and assist more junior employees as required
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office

At CCNM, we take pride in adopting a flexible work policy, where our employees have the opportunity to work both remotely and on-site. Each employee’s flexible work schedule will be determined by the Manager and is based on the department’s operation needs.

The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), is Canada’s premier, pan-Canadian academic institution for education and research in naturopathic medicine. Our graduates are eligible to write the licensing examinations for all regulated jurisdictions in Canada and the United States to become naturopathic doctors.   The College is a registered charity dependent upon tuition, research grants and donations for the fulfillment of its mission. CCNM has two campuses, one in Toronto and another in the Metro Vancouver area known as the Boucher Campus. The College provides an attractive work environment for those who value good health and who enjoy working in a positive creative atmosphere.

CCNM welcomes individuals who have demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will partner with us in expanding our EDI capacity. We encourage applications from equity-deserving groups, including Indigenous Peoples, Black-identified persons, other racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as women and/or LGBTQ2SIA+.

CCNM is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Please advise the Human Resources department if you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process. This document can be made available in an alternate format upon request.

To Apply:       Submit your application package including your portfolio to:

                        Human Resources Department

                        Email:  ******@****.***  

On the covering letter, please indicate the title of the position that you are applying for, and where you saw this job advertisement. We thank all applicants in advance and advise that only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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