We are pleased to be introducing a new and exciting opportunity at McInnes Cooper in support of our strategic plan! Our firm-wide team approach has been an immense success, and we are thrilled to be integrating this approach within our Property team. Bringing our people, processes, and utilization of our technology to the forefront of planning not just for today but into the future.
The Team Manager, Property Practice will be responsible for transformation within our property team by leveraging our technologies and supporting a highly engaged and talented team. With a continuous improvement mindset, collaborative approach, and effective communication skills this role will drive change, innovation, and engagement.
Based in either the Halifax or Sydney, Nova Scotia office this role will oversee people management and operations while balancing client work, with a natural ability to collaborate through exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Reporting to the Managing Director, People & Culture, the successful candidate will support the firm's strategic goals using effective influencing strategies to build respect and trust.
The Team Manager, Property Practice will oversee the day-to-day operations of the property team in areas of; workforce planning, resolving and troubleshooting roadblocks, education, staying current on internal processes, policies, and procedures and fully utilizing existing firm supports. They will also support their direct reports through coaching and mentoring, being active in the recruiting and onboarding processes, leading goal setting, and creating a team and client-focused culture.
The ideal candidate holds a J.D./Law Degree and has practiced property law. They are a natural leader with proven experience in coaching, facilitation, and relationship management. Consideration will be given to candidates with a minimum of five years of property paralegal experience, ideally leading a team and with alternative education.
Our team members have access to:
- Defined-benefit pension plan;
- Firm-paid health and dental benefits;
- Health spending account;
- Personal spending account (wellness);
- Time for you:
- Including vacation, personal and sick days.
- Balancing life:
- Work from home / Flex work options available for many team members.
- Our Team - we can't say enough about our people! You will be part of a collaborative, collegial, respectful and caring team; and,
- Have the opportunity to participate in a variety of teams including Collective Social Responsibility, Wellness, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Special Events and so many more!
McInnes Cooper is committed to building an environment that is diverse and inclusive, representative of the communities in which we serve. We welcome and encourage applications from persons who identify as racially visible, Indigenous, persons with disabilities, women in underrepresented roles and members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Applicants from these equity groups may self-identify through our on-line application process.
As part of the recruitment process, MC will provide accommodation(s) to candidates with disabilities. If you require an accommodation(s) to participate in the recruitment process with us, please contact at Alana Burgess at [email protected] or 902.455.8260.
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A little bit about us
McInnes Cooper is among the 25 largest law firms in Canada and a member of Lex Mundi, the world's leading network of independent law firms. Providing strategic counsel to industry-leading clients from Canada and abroad, the firm continues to thrive through its relentless focus on client success, talent engagement and innovation. With an integrated team of 220 lawyers and over 250 professional resources across seven offices in Charlottetown, Fredericton, Halifax, Moncton, Saint John, St. John's and Sydney, McInnes Cooper is positioned - both in size and experience - to offer clients a full range of legal services.
At McInnes Cooper you will find a team that values you. We recognize that our members are key in delivering outstanding client service and we provide a collaborative, professional environment with a member focused culture. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment that values, respects and supports different perspectives, cultures and experiences.
Diversity & Inclusion
We recognize that our individual differences make us a stronger, more adaptable law firm. We embrace these differences and give all of our members the opportunity to develop their unique skills and talents.
Collective Social Responsibility
We are recognized as a leader and innovator amongst Canadian law firms in the field of Collective Social Responsibility. Our people are concerned citizens who enjoy giving back. Together, we focus on developing ongoing partnerships with community organizations that do amazing work, often despite limited resources and public awareness. As a firm, we have the ability to respond with contributions of time and monetary support, and our people give generously of their skills and effort.
Pro Bono Legal Services
Through our Pro Bono Program, we provide legal counsel to disadvantaged people and organizations that have difficulty gaining access to justice on matters of public interest.
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