Come work with us!

We are not your average law firm.

At Stewart McKelvey, we think: forward in a typically traditional field to outperform the expectations of our clients - and our employees. Our team members are the force that drives our business toward a modern, diverse and innovative future.

Our goal is not to replicate what we have, but to continue to invest in new talent who contribute their diverse perspectives, ideas and experiences. At Stewart McKelvey, you are welcome to bring your whole unique self to work.

In return, we offer a culture that supports flexible work arrangements and mental and physical wellness. We also provide a competitive compensation and benefits package. A few more things we offer:

  • Flexible work arrangements for many positions, including work from home options
  • A generous vacation allowance, as well as two ?flex days? per year
  • Top rate flexible health and dental plan
  • Group Retirement Plan with employer contribution matching
  • An annual wellness allowance for a broad range of eligible expenses, such as fitness memberships and fees, fitness equipment, general health and wellness support, personal development courses and home office expenses
  • A ?Dress for your Day? policy
  • Assistance for continuing education
  • Social events and staff retreats
  • A positive and fun work environment where we value inclusion and mutual respect

If this sounds like a work environment you'd thrive in, you might be a great addition to our team!

Type of Position: Full-Time, Permanent

Close Date: Thursday, November 24, 2022

The Opportunity

Stewart McKelvey is currently recruiting for a Department Administrative Assistant to support the firm's Human Resources (HR) and Professional Resources & Development (PRD) teams.

Based out of our Halifax, NS office, the Department Administrative Assistant will be responsible for providing administrative support for a number of the firm's HR & PRD processes for both staff and lawyers/law students/clerks. In particular, the successful candidate will assist with tasks related to recruitment & onboarding, engagement & recognition initiatives, continuing education programs, and event planning.

The successful candidate will also be responsible for a number of general administrative tasks including, but not limited to, preparing expense vouchers, reconciling expense reports, organizing meetings, file management, coordinating travel/accommodations for lawyers and managers, administering/maintaining various office-wide and firm-wide programs & systems, and various other duties as assigned.

If you are an organized and process-oriented administrative professional, with a high level of attention to detail, strong multitasking skills, the ability to prioritize tasks from various work providers, and enjoy working with others, we want to hear from you! Experience working in a professional services setting would be considered an asset.

Our Focus on Inclusion

We believe that diversity and inclusion not only enhances the delivery of legal services to our clients, but contributes to a better workplace for our staff through the respected and valued input of diverse perspectives, ideas and experiences.

It is our mission to promote diversity and inclusion throughout the firm, to support the diversity initiatives of our clients, and to encourage greater inclusion in our communities through sponsorships and support.

Stewart McKelvey is committed to providing an inclusive workplace. During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request an accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process, such as an interview or testing, and who require accommodation should discuss their needs with the Recruiter.

Interested Candidates

Please Note: We require that all members of the Stewart McKelvey team and visitors to our offices be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

For security purposes, applicants are asked to submit their resume, cover letter and any other accompanying application documents in PDF format.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be


No agencies please.

Additional Information

Halifax, NS, Canada
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