The Opportunity

Fredericton, NB
Human Resources and Recruiting
Full-time - Permanent

Are you a seasoned people leader who has proven experience building and supporting an engaged and innovative culture? If so, we would like to hear from you.

We are seeking an Office Manager to lead our legal support teams in our Fredericton and Saint John offices. The Office Manager will work collaboratively with others to support an engaged and innovative culture. 

What you'll do


This position is actively involved in the recruitment, onboarding, and ongoing development of team members, and works in consultation with lawyers to plan and allocate resources, including scheduling and coverage.

The Office Manager also oversees the day-to-day office administration activities and develops new, innovative ways to carry out those activities. This includes managing the overall operational and financial responsibilities of two offices, maintaining and organizing office facilities, equipment and supplies, managing vendor relationships, ensuring accounting processes are completed, and acting as the on-site contact for technology services.

What you'll need


As the ideal candidate, you bring at least five years' experience in a leadership role from a team-oriented workplace and you have proven success in coaching, facilitation, conflict resolution, and relationship management. You have exceptional communication and organization skills. You have an entrepreneurial mindset and experience improving and innovating processes. Experience in a law or professional services firm is considered an asset. A diploma or certificate in Human Resources is also considered an asset. Based in Fredericton, you will have the ability to travel frequently to Saint John.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Business Process Improvement Strong leadership Management Leading Meetings Human Resources Facilitation Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Conflict Resolution Coaching Staff Team Leadership

A little bit about us

McInnes Cooper

About MC

McInnes Cooper is among the 25 largest business law firms in Canada and is the exclusive member firm in Atlantic Canada for Lex Mundi, the world's leading network of independent law firms. Providing strategic counsel to clients across North America and abroad, McInnes Cooper has nearly 200 lawyers and over 200 professional resources based in six offices across Atlantic Canada. Celebrating over 160 years in business, McInnes Cooper continues to thrive because of their relentless focus on client success, talent engagement and innovation.

Our People

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.

Environmental Stewardship

Like any large organization, our operations leave a footprint on the environment. From paper use and waste production to transportation and energy consumption, we continually look for opportunities to minimize that impact.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

This role offers an exceptional compensation package including a competitive salary, defined-benefit pension plan and Firm-paid health and dental benefits, Health Spending Account, Wellness Spending Account, as well as Vacation, Personal & Sick Days.