Senior Advisor, External Relations

Full-time @Legal Aid Ontario in Law
  • Post Date : March 15, 2023
  • Apply Before : March 30, 2023
  • Salary: $9,388,000.00 - $12,205,000.00 / Yearly
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  • Job ID 22709

Job Description

Job Type: Permanent Full-time
Job Location: Toronto
Role Designation: Flexible Hybrid – In person days can be flexible from week to week subject to manager approval and operational requirements.
Closing Date: March 30, 2023 at 11:59PM
Salary: $93,880.00 – $122,050.00 per annum

Legal Aid Ontario employees are committed to making a difference in the lives of our clients.

As an integral partner in the Justice system, working at Legal Aid Ontario is more than just a job. It’s an opportunity to help people who need it the most; to ensure each client receives the access to justice afforded to them under the law.

If you are looking for a new challenge in your already meaningful career with a team dedicated to justice, and innovation in a flexible and supportive work environment consider this opportunity below.

Primary Function
Leveraging relationships and networks across the justice system, the Senior Advisor will conduct public consultations, build and strengthen external relationships, provide strategic advice and work collaboratively with justice partners, service providers and other organizations to improve client service and enhance the value of Legal Aid Ontario (“LAO”) within the justice system.

Home Location: Provincial Office – Toronto
Secondary Location: Not applicable

Reporting to: Director, External Relations

Our Hybrid Work Policy outlines the various aspects of how work will be designated and conducted in a hybrid context, including the three organizational guiding principles of client-centred focus, engaged staff, and effective collaboration.

Key Accountabilities

  • Conduct consultations, including LAOs statutory public consultation process
  • Development and execution of outreach strategies and initiatives.
  • Ensure internal and external relationships and interactions are valuable and beneficial to LAO’s clients; that they support LAO’s mandate and objectives, in particular high quality client service and value for money
  • Facilitate open communication, understanding, collaboration and support among justice partners
  • Strategize and contribute to internal and external working groups
  • Research, write and present reports, briefing notes and other materials related to external relations issues, strategies and initiatives.
  • Coordinate and support LAO’s work with external organizations such as the Association of Legal Aid Plans

Required Skills & Experience

  • A degree in law (member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario) business or a related discipline
  • Five (5)+ years working in the justice system
  • An understanding of LAO’s legal and operational framework including service delivery models
  • Understanding of LAO’s legislative mandate, Strategic Plan, Business Plan, and justice system priorities, challenges and opportunities.
  • Experience working in the justice sector with a deep appreciation for the challenges faced by LAO’s clients.
  • Demonstrated collaborative, analytic and intuitive approach to problem solving
  • Demonstrated ability to establish relationships and partnerships with courts and the judiciary, various levels of government and agencies, the broader public sector and service providers
  • Experience working with justice sector partners in developing solutions to the challenges facing LAO and the justice system
  • Strong interpersonal skills and inclusive working style
  • Demonstrated policy development experience
  • Ability to plan, organize and monitor work effectively and in a self-directed manner
  • Strong verbal, written communication and presentation skills used to develop materials to for internal and external audiences.
  • Excellent analytical, strategic, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, accessibility, equity and inclusion
  • Familiarity with the decision-making structure and processes in a public sector environment
  • Understanding of priorities, challenges and opportunities in the justice system
  • Experience working with justice partners in the development of policy to promote positive outcomes with client-service focus
  • Ability to multi task effectively and work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated ability to use Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint
  • Proficiency in French will be considered an asset.

To apply submit a cover letter & résumé at Senior Advisor, External Relations | Legal Aid Ontario Careers

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified by email.

Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address provided on their resume or to the one used to set up their Candidate Profile if applying on Njoyn. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly.

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Once you have successfully applied you will receive a confirmation email.

Trouble applying? For telephone support please call 1-877-427-7717 or email support:

Legal Aid Ontario values integrity, respect, responsiveness, excellence, independence, accountability, openness and consistency. Our recruitment process reflects our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Accommodations are available upon request.

Legal Aid Ontario encourages applicants from equity seeking groups, including but not limited to individuals who are First Nations, Inuit or Métis descent, persons with disabilities, women, members of racialized communities and the 2SLGBTQ+ community. We recognize the value of diversity, equity and inclusion and are committed to addressing systemic barriers, and attracting and retaining diverse staff. All interested and eligible people will be considered, with due consideration to all protected grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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