Liaison Officer

Posting Date:
Dec 15, 2021
Canadian Bar Association
3 years



Reporting to the Manager, Sections, advises and supports the activities of assigned CBA committees and ensures their initiatives are planned and carried out in accordance with CBA objectives, policies and procedures. The Liaison Officer prepares documentation related to the work of these committees and is responsible for assigned initiatives within the Department. The CBA provides a variety of benefits including a 33.75 hour work week, summer hours, and holiday closure in December.


66 Slater Street, Suite 1200, Ottawa, ON


Bilingualism required (English and French)




  • Provides ongoing advice and oversees the day-to-day operations of selected Section Executive Committees, including the planning, development and execution of their objectives within their respective mandates
  • Responsible for CBA documentation, reports and correspondence for these volunteer groups
  • Participates in the budgeting process and prepares reports and recommendations concerning budget or financial policy variations in relation to these groups
  • Liaises with CBA members, committees, staff, volunteers, government and the public and prepares various reports and recommendations in relation to Sections
  • Represents selected Sections and/or the CBA National Office through correspondence and participation in meetings with volunteers and external organizations
  • Manages assigned projects within the Department, some of which may be carried out in collaboration with other staff across the Association



  • College diploma or university degree


  • Minimum 3 years of experience in project management and/or decision-making in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven track record of speaking to and communicating with large groups


  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Experience with development and delivery of member services
  • Knowledge of the Canadian legal system

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and French
  • Ability to prioritize, effectively manage multiple tasks and work under pressure
  • Superb interpersonal skills, professionalism and ability to work collaboratively as an effective team member
  • Ability to identify and evaluate critical issues when solving problems, making decisions or recommendations, and reporting on activities
  • Ability to work independently, with attention to detail
  • Discretion and sound judgment
  • Creativity, flexibility and the ability to motivate others
  • Willingness to travel and work weekends as required


The Liaison Officer works collaboratively with staff throughout the Association, including Directors. It is critical that the individual in this position demonstrates a high level of professionalism, initiative, discretion, and time management and organizational skills. The incumbent must be an above-average team player, with a positive attitude and strong work ethic, and be very familiar with and responsive to the needs of a volunteer-driven Association.

This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive; rather, it is an overall representation of the main responsibilities, tasks and qualifications.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resumé.

The Canadian Bar Association is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all areas of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation during the hiring process, please make your needs known in advance. Accommodation requests will be provided on an individual basis.

No agencies please.


Contact Name Susan Landry

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