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Employment Opportunity: Associate Counsel – Memorial University of Newfoundland

(Permanent Position)

July 19, 2024 by 5:00 p.m. NST


Reporting to the General Counsel, the Associate Counsel is a senior member of the Office of General Counsel, working both independently and collaboratively in a collegial team environment to provide legal advice and services to the University. Supporting and working closely with the General Counsel and Associate General Counsel, duties include performing legal research; reviewing and preparing contracts and letters; drafting documents for hearings; presenting at arbitrations and other administrative tribunals; ensuring accuracy and compliance with legal guidelines where applicable; and identifying discrepancies or errors.

The Associate Counsel must be able to build relationships and inspire confidence in interactions with Counsel and diverse constituencies inside and outside of the University.

The position requires a lawyer with some experience and/or familiarity in the following areas of law: contract, procurement, tort, administrative (including student matters), employment, labour relations, human rights, information and privacy, intellectual property, and compliance.


Experience (3-5 years) in legal practice; completion of a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree or Juris Doctor (JD) Degree; must be a member in good standing (or eligible) with the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. The candidate will possess current knowledge of the legal environment; the ability to identify and distill applicable legal issues and principles to given fact situations and questions; excellent legal research skills; organizational and time management skills; the ability to present, both orally and in writing, legal opinions and arguments; excellent analytical, problem-solving, communication, and interpersonal skills are required. The successful candidate must be able to work collaboratively in a fast-paced and diverse environment with an emphasis on client-oriented solutions.

$80,801 – $103,465 per annum (Management and Professional)

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities and racialized people; and people with disabilities.

The personal information requested in your application is collected under the authority of the Memorial University Act (RSNL 1990 c M-7) for the purpose of identifying and recruiting candidates; assessing applicant qualifications; and maintaining records pertaining to the administration of employment with Memorial University of Newfoundland.

If you are a successful candidate, this information will form part of your permanent employment record and will be used for other activities related to the employment process. This information may be disclosed to government departments and agencies as legally required; and to third party service providers, as necessary to administer programs and activities.

If you have any questions about the collection, use and disclosure of the information on this form, please contact MyHR, Department of Human Resources, at

Please be advised that we are unable to provide updates on current competitions.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Posted: June 27, 2024