Project Manager (Ottawa)

First Peoples Law LLP is seeking a Project Manager to join our growing team dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. 


Who We Are 


First Peoples Law is committed to defending and advancing Indigenous Peoples’ inherent and constitutionally protected rights. Our objective is to play a meaningful role in Indigenous Peoples’ ongoing struggle for a more respectful and equitable world for themselves and their children.  

We provide the highest-quality legal services to our clients while actively participating in public education initiatives. Our work includes providing representation and strategic advice to First Nations and Indigenous groups across Canada. 


What We Offer 


First Peoples Law provides a unique opportunity to work collaboratively with recognized leading lawyers and on behalf of inspiring clients across the country on cutting-edge Indigenous rights issues. We offer flexibility, competitive remuneration, and a supportive team with offices in Ottawa and Vancouver. 


What We’re Looking For 


We are seeking a Project Manager who shares our commitment to protecting and advancing the rights of Indigenous Peoples.  

Our ideal candidate is a self-motivated, highly organized, creative problem-solver with strong interpersonal and communication skills.  

The Project Manager will have the following combination of skills and experience: 


  • strong understanding of law-firm processes, lawyer-client relationships, and project-management concepts  

  • knowledge of budgeting concepts and finance principles 

  • strong ability to self-manage, organize and multi-task numerous projects of various sizes 

  • creative approach to problem-solving  

  • detail-oriented 

  • tech savvy 

  • ability to work well under pressure, both independently and as part of a team 

  • commitment to First Peoples Law’s principles and objectives 

  • university degree plus five years of relevant project management experience, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience  

  • experience working with Indigenous communities an asset 

  • a sense of humour 


Description of Position 


The Project Manager will focus on enhancing the delivery of legal services to clients and supporting the implementation of firm systems. 

Working under the direction of a team of lawyers and directors, the Project Manager’s primary responsibilities will include: 


  • managing deadlines and projects, including public education projects, across the firm by coordinating workflows, tracking deliverables and supporting a collaborative work environment 

  • supporting lawyers with managing and tracking client files by participating in and preparing for client meetings, coordinating internal deadlines, monitoring file progress 

  • developing relationships with clients and lawyers to ensure clients’ needs are met 

  • coordinating with clients on funding applications, budgets, and reporting, including liaising with lawyers and clients to track fees, costs, deadlines and funding opportunities 

  • under the direction of lawyers, preparing draft correspondence, affidavits and other documents 

  • creating and improving firm processes to streamline workflows 

  • ad hoc duties as required 


The Project Manager will work on a full-time basis, primarily out of our Ottawa office.  Salary will be based on experience and qualifications. 


How to Apply 


Applicants may submit a cover letter and CV We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  


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