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Legal Career Counsellor


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The Legal Career Counsellor (LCC) supports the Career Development Office's mission to support Osgoode Hall Law School JD students and alumni in pursuing and achieving their long-term career goals by providing a full breadth of services to students including individual career coaching, mock interviews, tailored sessions and workshops, job postings and extensive resources and reference materials. Under the general direction of the Manager, Experiential Education and Career Development, and working closely with the Assistant Dean, Students, the LCC is primarily responsible for advising and coaching students on the career management processes through individual counselling, workshops, resource development and other programs. The LCC assists in the commissioning of documents for third year law students in their licensing applications to the Law Societies as required.

JD degree and call to the Bar. Experience in, or familiarity with, the legal industry in Canada.

Three to five years of experience in facilitating job placements and/or law student recruitment and working within the legal community, non-for-profit, volunteer, and private sectors, as well as the broad public sector. Experience in the experiential education field in an academic setting is an asset. Experience in student counselling, preferably in a post-secondary environment.

Extensive knowledge of the legal profession and the professional considerations that are of concern to legal professionals and law students, familiarity with an academic environment. Proven analytical, decision making skills and planning ability. Exceptional communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills including flexibility, discretion, diplomacy, tact, judgment, and integrity. Ability to work independently and collegially. A thorough understanding of the principles of career development and counselling for both JD and graduate students. Ability to effectively communicate with academic and non-academic audience.

Additional Notes:
On a daily basis the role involves intensive active listening in order to understand and respond to the client effectively. Office space and/or remote work location. Performing computer searches, researching and compiling data Basic keyboarding. Facilitating workshops.

Please note: This position requires the candidate to produce a verification of degree(s), credential(s) or equivalencies from accredited institutions and/or international equivalents at the time of interview.

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York's CPM Compensation Framework has a salary grid consisting of 6 or 8 steps (depending on job grade) which is reviewed annually with possible adjustments, and a lump sum Performance Based Recognition Award. Employees will receive the grid adjustment and depending on performance, eligible permanent employees may move to the next step of the grid and may receive a lump sum Performance Based Recognition Award.Visit the CPM Compensation page on the HR Website to find out more about York's CPM Compensation Program.


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