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Coordinator, Professional Recruiting

Reference #: cpr_-_11-30-21
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The Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is seeking an Coordinator, Professional Recruiting.

Purpose of the Role

The Coordinator, Professional Recruiting will provide administrative support to the Professional Recruiting Talent Department team members. This role is responsible for providing support to the Director of Professional Recruiting with tasks related to professional and student recruitment and provide administrative support.

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of this role will be:

Professional Recruiting

  • Supporting all aspects of the lateral recruitment process and related initiatives.  These duties will include:
    • Working closely with the Director of Professional Recruitment to respond to the Firm’s needs and develop appropriate recruitment plans;
    • Managing the Firm’s online application portal;
    • Regularly corresponding with candidates and recruitment vendors;
    • Working with the Firm’s various practice groups to schedule the interview process;
    • Working with our Human Resource team to coordinate orientation and onboarding;
    • Managing and updating online job postings (both internally and externally).

  • Supporting all aspects of Summer and Articling student recruitment and student program administration including, duties may include:
    • Assisting with student recruitment initiatives such as law school events, in-firm events, and sponsorships;
    • Setting up interviews, greeting students, booking dinners and organizing interview-related events;
    • Preparing employment letters for students;
    • Organizing onboarding and orientation for law students each year including: lunches, training sessions, schedules, welcome gifts, office selection, rotation finalization, etc.;
    • Co-ordinating student programs including, coordinating learning workshops and seminars, organizing student rotations and office allocations, facilitating secondments , maintaining vacation records and student contact information;
    • Liaising with law schools (orientation, prizes, moots, law games, various sponsorships);
    • Co-ordinating details for student programs with the Law Society of Ontario.


  • Supporting other Talent, Professional Recruiting team members, as required;
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Key Competencies

  • University degree in human resources, business administration, or a related field
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in an administrative role
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with students, lateral recruits, law schools, recruiters, Summer and Articling Students, and lawyers 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Some understanding of spreadsheets for preparation of annual budgets
  • Detail-orientated individual with good proofreading skills 
  • Excellent multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to work independently, follow instructions with minimal supervision and take initiative
  • Able to set own priorities while maintaining flexibility
  • A team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient with MS Office including Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Availability to work overtime, when necessary

How to Apply

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

At BLG only those BLG members who are fully vaccinated against COVD-19 with a vaccine approved by Health Canada will be permitted to attend a BLG office or event. “Fully vaccinated” means having received the full series (usually 2 doses) of a vaccine approved by Health Canada, with more than 14 days having passed since the second dose was administered. “Attending a BLG office” includes attending social or business gatherings organized by the Firm, with limits on the number of attendees in accordance with public health guidelines. With respect to client meetings, only fully vaccinated members of the Firm can meet in person with clients (others can attend virtually), unless prior authorization has been obtained from BLG and the client. For any BLG member who is not fully vaccinated, and if the Firm requires your attendance in the office to perform your role, you must take a rapid antigen test conducted within the 24 hours prior to your coming to the office, and you must show proof of a negative test result. A new test is required for each day you are physically in the office. Accommodations will be made for valid medical and religious reasons.

Everyone at BLG is required to carry out the duties of their role while upholding the important principles of our respectful workplace policies, and treating everyone with respect, regardless of position. At BLG, valuing diversity and inclusion is key to a respectful workplace.

BLG is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

*Please note that relatives of current BLG employees and partners are not eligible for consideration.