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Canadian Bar Association

Project Officer



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We are the leaders and voice for in-house counsel in Canada.

Our members are lawyers working for public and private companies, non-profits, associations, government and regulatory boards, Crown corporations, municipalities, hospitals, post-secondary institutions and school boards.

We also welcome associate members from law firms whose support and expertise enrich our educational programs and events.

There are two categories of membership in the CCCA:

Regular members – In-house counsel who:

  • are active members of the CBA;
  • do not hold out themselves to the public for the practice of law;
  • are engaged by any corporation, business enterprise, association, institution, notfor-profit organization, government or regulatory board or agency, Crown corporation or regional or municipal corporation; or
  • are currently unemployed but have in the preceding 12 months been employed by a corporation, business enterprise, association institution, not-for-profit organization, government or regulatory board or agency, Crown corporation or regional or municipal corporation.

Only Regular members may vote at member meetings and elect the Executive Committee.

Associate members – Members of the CBA who are not eligible to be a Regular Member of the CCCA are
eligible to be Associate members of the CCCA.

  • Application for membership in the CCCA shall be in such form and manner as prescribed by the CBA.

Through their expertise and support, associate members play a welcome and necessary role in the CCCA.

Our Association represents over 4,600 in-house counsel from across Canada.

Job Description


A one year contract.  Reporting to the Executive Director, the Project Officer is responsible for providing strategic leadership on all projects at the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA.)

The position works collaboratively with the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) staff in all areas to ensure that the CCCA’s programming and service delivery is synergistic and the delivery processes maximize efficiency.

Key functional areas include:

A. Strategic

• Support the strategic direction of the CCCA
• Work with Executive Director on Executive Committee initiatives that are developmental in nature

B. Development
• Use research and member data to develop service offerings that meet the needs of members
• Provide meaningful and accurate member intelligence to CCCA staff as needed
• Provide project management and administrative support to any CCCA research initiatives
• Formulates budgets and business plans for projects
• Manage the execution of projects including the planning, development, implementation, reporting and evaluation phases.
• Build and maintain professional relationships with senior legal counsel, business executives and government representatives

C. Program Support

a. CLE Program
• Coordinate all administrative and logistical aspects of the CCCA’s CLE Program (in-person and webinar offerings)
• Liaise with stakeholders such as technology providers and venues
• Act as on-site representative during conferences and seminars

b. Conferences
• Ensure project timelines are being met for conferences
• Provide administrative support to Director of Professional Development for the conference programming as needed
• Act as on-site representative during conferences and seminars

c. Sections
• Work with Chapters/Sections of the branches of the CBA to provide program support as needed
• Initiate a coordinated volunteer recruitment effort to provide subject matter expertise to committees

d. Mentoring & Membership Services
• Support the in-house counsel mentoring program
• Act as membership liaison with the CBA
• Effectively manage the Mondaq relationship to utilize the news service for member benefits
• Support the annual Awards Program to highlight and celebrate member contributions
• Administer the CCCA Job Board, which posts in-house positions across Canada


• Post secondary degree or diploma
• Project Management Certification or equivalent experience
• Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation
• In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, iMIS, Crystal Reports
• Bilingual in French and English preferred
• Must be member service-oriented
• Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication and writing skills
• Positive attitude, autonomous, and ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities
• Able to work independently as well as in a team environment


It is critical that the successful candidate charged with the above responsibilities possesses significant time management and administration skills, be well organized, accurate and discrete. The incumbent must be an above-average team player, who is attuned to the needs of the CCCA and it special relationship within the CBA family. They must also be very familiar with the needs of a volunteer-driven Association.


Pursuant to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), if you require accommodation at any stage of the application process, please contact our human resources department at so that the appropriate arrangements can be made.

Contact Information

Canadian Bar Association
Joan Barbeau
Director of Human Resources and Office Administration
Posting Date: 01-May-2017Other Contract, Full-Time 12 months Open 1 ASAP
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