Indigenous Law Group- Group Supervisor

Job Information
Author donaldkeddy
Date November 4, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Gowling WLG
Location Ottawa, ON
Category Business / Management
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Responsible for supervising the Day School Class Action (DSCA) Project Assistants that provide support services to clients across Canada on the Day School file. This is a hands-on position with the responsibility of ensuring that all deadlines are met on a daily basis while concurrently maintaining a high level of client service. This position receives limited direction or guidance; tasks and objectives are accomplished independently.

Specific responsibilities

  • Supervise the efforts of designated work group by establishing priorities and coordinating work schedules; motivating, coaching, completing performance reviews and participating in hiring, termination and disciplinary actions involving assigned team members.
  • Manage workload within the group to ensure fair distribution of work and ensure work is carried out in a consistent manner and all deadlines are met.
  • Responsible for work produced by their group including identifying and recommending solutions to issues and problems as they arise.
  • Train new staff with respect to the system, policies and procedures as utilized by the work group.
  • Make recommendations affecting group practices, processes, staffing, and performance development.
  • Handle escalations or out-of-scope issues as required.
  • Prepare reports using simple criteria and established report formats, may be required to prepare custom reports from inception or by modifying existing formats.
  • Perform records and data management coordination functions, including data capture, entry, analysis and maintenance.
  • Perform file management coordination functions, including organizing, managing and maintaining files.
  • Respond to a high volume of phone calls and client requests, and actioning requests for information.
  • Liaise with practice group members and assist with any other administrative or data issues as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • 4 years relevant experience and 1 year supervisory experience.
  • Post-secondary education with a diploma in Business or Administration.
  • Previous project management experience an asset.
  • Fast and accurate keyboarding/data-entry skills.
  • Knowledge of electronic document management systems an asset.
  • Ability to effectively handle large volumes of work and adapt to new processes.
  • Ability to effectively handle large call volumes.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other Firm members, with the aptitude to take care of clients’ needs in a professional and courteous manner while maintaining strict confidentiality.
  • Capacity to work independently, as well as actively participate in and support a team.
  • Ability to perform basic analytical work, using judgment and knowledge of processes and procedures covering the work to resolve problems.
  • Produce a high quality and quantity of work product, occasionally under tight timelines.
  • Able to prioritize and to redefine priorities when necessary.
  • Handle stress in a business-like manner.
  • Effective organizational skills and excellent attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required. Knowledge of ScanSnap an asset.

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