Website Ontario College of Teachers
Senior Decision Editor
Policy, Governance and Tribunals Department
Permanent position, Category 5a – Hiring Range $98,241– $122,573
Seeking an experienced lawyer and leader with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to provide leadership and guidance to a collaborative team that supports a high-volume Tribunal at one of Canada’s largest professional regulators. Reporting to the Manager, Tribunals, the successful candidate will provide extensive legal writing support to members of the Discipline and Fitness to Practise Committees and Roster, who generally conclude more than 10 hearings per month, primarily via Zoom. The Senior Decision Editor will focus on complex, contested hearings but will also support with uncontested hearings or other proceedings. They will provide direct support to the Manager, Tribunals, including by reviewing and editing decisions; providing direction and assistance with respect to hearings scheduling; revising unit procedures and resources; responding to internal/external inquiries; assisting with supervisory responsibilities; preparing for and attending Committee training sessions and meetings; and, contributing to the strategic planning of the Tribunals unit.
Membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario is required. Bilingualism is an asset. 7+ years of demonstrable experience in regulatory or administrative law.
• Attend discipline hearings, take detailed notes, review and prepare hearings materials, and work closely with panel members to articulate their reasons in legal decisions that are clearly written, accessible to a wide audience and legally sound;
• Review a high volume of legal decisions and provide detailed feedback to ensure legal and factual accuracy, clarity, and consistency;
• Conduct legal research into hearings-related issues;
• Provide Tribunals’ staff with direction and assistance with respect to scheduling and panel composition issues, and media or other hearings-related inquiries;
• Assist Manager, Tribunals, with supervisory responsibilities including review of invoices, budgeting, and staff performance appraisals;
• Participate in leadership meetings and contribute to the strategic planning of the Tribunals unit;
• Assist with tracking and analysis of statistical data relating to hearings output and timelines and draft related reports;
• Assist with preparations for and attend Committee training sessions and meetings;
• Liaise with Independent Legal Counsel, Committee and Roster members, and other hearings participants;
• Ensure that unit procedures and resources are regularly updated and implement process improvements;
• Prepare and/or give presentations on behalf of the College or the Tribunals unit;
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Manager, Tribunals, or the Director, Policy,
Governance and Tribunals
• Membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario;
• 7+ years of demonstrable experience in Regulatory or Administrative law or a related
• Demonstrable leadership or managerial experience;
• Excellent oral and written communications skills;
• Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy;
• Superior legal writing skills and ability to distill large volumes of information;
• Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with Committee members
and staff in a collaborative and professional manner;
• Proven organizational skills to manage high volumes of work in a timely manner;
• Sensitivity in dealing with subject matter that may involve allegations related to the
abuse of children;
• Computer skills: Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint;
videoconferencing, including Zoom and MS Teams; meeting management software (e.g.
• Ability to work in a hybrid environment;
• Bilingualism is an asset;
• Experience supporting adjudicators’ work (e.g., judicial law clerk) is an asset;
• Knowledge and understanding of the education sector, the Ontario College of Teachers
Act, related legislation, regulations and bylaws is an asset.
The Ontario College of Teachers offers competitive salaries, pension, comprehensive
benefits and a modern, progressive work environment.
The College supports a flexible work environment, if your role permits, to afford everyone
the best of both worlds – a mix of remote and in-office workdays. Schedules will be
determined in partnership between individuals, managers, and respective teams.
The College’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires all staff, including
prospective new employees, to be fully vaccinated by a Health Canada approved COVID-19
vaccine has been temporarily suspended. Currently new employees will not have to show
evidence of vaccination. The College reserves the right to reactivate this policy at its own
discretion based on Public Health recommendations. Individuals with valid medical or other
human rights-based exemptions will continue to be considered for appropriate
accommodation within the policy.
To apply, please visit www.oct.ca/careers and forward your application cover letter and
resume no later than July 28, 2023.
The Ontario College of Teachers is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive,
barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will
accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially
To apply for this job please visit www.oct.ca.