The Heller Group Legal & Executive Search
Posting Date:
Mar 27, 2023
The Heller Group Legal & Executive Search
Area of Law:
Position Type:
5 plus years


York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

York University is seeking a collaborative corporate/commercial lawyer to join its team as Counsel, reporting to the General Counsel. The successful candidate will work across a wide array of commercial matters and will provide strategic advice to departments across the University. This role will suit a results-oriented lawyer with the desire to work in an environment rich with variety and challenge who can effectively manage several projects simultaneously.

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of experience drafting and negotiating a broad variety of commercial contracts and, ideally, experience advising clients in the charitable, educational or broader public sector. Exposure to IP and privacy matters would be an asset. This is an exceptional opportunity for a candidate with excellent practical judgement and a diplomatic manner to join a highly collegial team.

York University offers excellent benefits, including a hybrid working environment, as well as strong mentorship and development opportunities.

For more information or to apply, please contact Jennifer Mitchell at  

The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities (racialized), Indigenous Peoples and persons of any gender identity and sexual orientation. York University is committed to a positive, supportive and inclusive environment.  York University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes.

As this is an exclusive assignment with The Heller Group, all inquiries and applications sent directly York University will be redirected to The Heller Group.


Contact Name Jennifer Mitchell

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