The University of Guelph is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive comprehensive institutions, with a record of outstanding scholarship in the arts, humanities, social sciences, physical and engineering sciences, agriculture and veterinary sciences. With campuses in Guelph, Ridgetown, and Toronto (University of Guelph-Humber in partnership with Humber College), the U of G is home to nearly 27,000 undergraduate and over 3,000 graduate students, including over 1,700 international students from over 130 countries. The University of Guelph strives for global excellence in fulfilling its mission to improve life.
The University of Guelph is seeking a collaborative lawyer to join its team as Legal Counsel. Reporting to the General Counsel, the successful candidate will work across a broad variety of commercial matters including advising on commercial and IT contracts, real estate and procurement matters, human rights, and charitable donations. The Legal Counsel will act as a key advisor to departments across the University, providing practical advice on risk and policy matters. This role will suit a results-oriented lawyer with the ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment who can effectively manage several projects simultaneously.
The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of experience with corporate/commercial matters and, ideally, experience advising clients in the public sector on procurement, real estate, and/or construction matters. Exposure to human rights, administrative law, or privacy matters would be considered an asset. This is an exceptional opportunity for a candidate with excellent judgement and strong communication skills to join a collegial team and work on complex and varied matters.
The University of Guelph offers excellent benefits, including a hybrid working environment, as well as strong mentorship and development opportunities.
At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our community.
As this is an exclusive assignment with The Heller Group, all inquiries and applications sent directly to the University of Guelph will be redirected to The Heller Group.