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Manager, Talent Management and Development, Law Society of Ontario

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The Manager, Talent Management and Development (“the Manager”) has dual accountability for providing HR business partner expertise and HR services to assigned client groups and for leading the people development function for the Law Society.

The Manager provides HR leadership, services and expert knowledge and support to leaders, managers and employees in assigned client groups, covering all aspects of human resource management including employee relations, organizational design, workforce planning, job definition, rewards, performance management, recruitment, disability management and human resource records and systems. The Manager acts as an internal consultant and business partner with organization stakeholders and client groups. The Manager also leads, manages and operates all aspects of the Law Society’s people development function which includes performance management, learning, leader/manager development and health & safety,. As an essential member of the HR Management team, the Manager collaborates on the design, build and operation of a compelling HR strategy and function delivering effective HR services and an engaging employee experience.


  • A university degree in business, human resources management or related field, coupled with a CHRP or CHRL designation. Equivalent knowledge and capability from suitable combination of other formal education and practical work experience may be considered. 
  • Other post graduate training and specialized designations such as Health & Safety, adult education or training certifications are considered assets.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ related HR, business partner and development center of expertise experience working in a dynamic, change oriented, consultative human resources environment is required of which a minimum of 5 years is in a management capacity leading a people development function.
  • Strong general business acumen.
  • Solid understanding of Ontario employment related legislation, Human Resource Management, development COE best practices, and effective HR services delivery.
  • Knowledge of current trends and developments in HR Management and Development and their practical application in a regulatory environment.
  • Knowledge of best practices and experience with General Business practices, People Management, HR Business Partnering, Job design and workforce planning, Employment, Employee relations and engagement/retention strategies, Performance management, Learning, Health & Safety, Leader / Manager Development, Change Management, Business Process Reengineering and Organizational Design initiatives.
  • Proven HR business partner / HR manager.
  • Proven people development program designer, leader and operator.
  • Resilient to shifting priorities - able to prioritize and organize time/resources to deliver consistent results and bring initiatives to successful completion.
  • Strong critical thinking skills and ability to diagnose and problem solve.
  • Ability to influence at all levels with superior written, verbal, presentation, relationship and stakeholder management skills.
  • Ability to communicate with people that have varying levels of people management expertise.
  • Proven ability to work effectively on a team, providing guidance and support to other team members.
  • Service oriented - recognizes the importance of internal clients and external members.
  • Works independently with high attention to detail and confidentiality. 

Technical Skills and Knowledge

  • Knowledge and experience with performance management and learning management systems.
  • Strong capabilities in Microsoft Outlook, MS office suite, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Familiar with HRIS/HRMS systems such as Dayforce and can navigate information look up and contribute to reporting design.
  • Ability to learn other software programs, such as Project Planning software and Group calendar, meeting management software. 

We offer a collegial work environment and competitive salary and benefits.

For further information, or to apply for this position, please visit the Current Opportunities page of the Law Society’s website at If you are unable to apply via this process due to the requirement for an accommodation of any kind, please contact us at


The Law Society of Ontario is an equal opportunity employer striving to reflect the population of Ontario. We welcome applications from persons representing the diversity of our profession and community. We appreciate all interest and will directly contact candidates under consideration.



Created by an act of the Legislative Assembly in 1797, the Law Society of Ontario governs Ontario’s lawyers and paralegals in the public interest by ensuring that the people of Ontario are served by lawyers and paralegals who meet high standards of learning, competence and professional conduct.

The Law Society has a duty to protect the public interest, to maintain and advance the cause of justice and the rule of law, to facilitate access to justice for the people of Ontario, and to act in a timely, open and efficient manner.

The Law Society regulates, licenses and disciplines Ontario’s more than 50,000 lawyers and over 8,000 licensed paralegals pursuant to the Law Society Act and the Law Society's rules, regulations and policies


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416 947-3985
130 Queen Street West
M5H 2N6
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