Career Opportunity with First Peoples Law LLP: Director of Operations

First Peoples Law LLP is seeking a Director of Operations 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 title, rights and Treaty rights. Our objective is to play a meaningful role in Indigenous Peoples’‚Äč ongoing struggle for a more respectful and equitable world for themselves and their children. 

With a team of 28, including 17 lawyers, we provide the highest-quality legal services to our clients on issues related to title and rights, governance and economic prosperity, 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 on cutting-edge Indigenous rights issues. We offer flexibility, competitive remuneration, a supportive team and the opportunity to work with recognized leading lawyers and on behalf of inspiring clients across the country who are at the forefront of developing the law through the defence of their Indigenous rights. 


What We're Looking For

We are seeking a Director of Operations who shares our commitment to protecting and advancing the rights of Indigenous Peoples and is passionate about developing and implementing systems to maintain a positive, efficient work environment.

The Director of Operations will have the following qualifications: 

  • alignment with our core values of advocacy, integrity and commitment

  • creative and collaborative approach to problem solving 

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

  • experience working in a legal environment

  • experience developing and implementing firm systems and policies, including human resource policies and procedures

  • excellent organizational and interpersonal skills 

  • leadership abilities

  • ability to handle employee issues in a professional and sensitive manner

  • effective decision-making skills

  • strong computer skills and ability to use new practice management platforms

  • familiarity with standard office systems, legal systems and document management systems

  • a sense of humour


Description of Position

The Director of Operations will work collaboratively with the firm’s partners to:

  • develop and implement the firm’s human resources policies, including liaising with partners and team members to ensure efficiency across firm platforms and projects

  • develop, improve and implement firm policies and systems, including implementation of digital document management and ongoing IT upgrades

  • develop and monitor financial budgets, including establishment and oversight of a monthly reporting protocol

  • identify and implement changes to budgets to promote profitability 

  • develop and update operational and strategic goals, including short- and long-term business planning 

  • develop programs to enhance employee relations and improve overall team satisfaction 

  • develop and implement processes to address employee concerns and support the resolution of interpersonal conflict

The Director of Operations will work on a fulltime basis out of the First Peoples Law office in Vancouver. 

Salary will be based on experience and qualifications.


How to Apply

Applicants may submit a cover letter and CV to by no later than August 13, 2021.

Interviews carried out on a rolling basis until the position is filled.