Nova Scotia


Director, Human Resources

With over 225 lawyers and 300 staff, Stewart McKelvey is the leading law firm in Atlantic Canada and one of the 20 largest law firms in the country. In a fast paced, challenging, and rewarding environment, Stewart McKelvey strives to attract, develop, and engage high calibre staff who are committed to helping shape and achieve our vision. We endeavor to ensure excellent and consistent people management throughout the Firm and to support the effective development of the Firm’s greatest asset: its staff. Stewart McKelvey continually invests in people, technology, and business practices to ensure the highest quality of service for clients and the subsequent success of their organizations and ours.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director, Human Resources is responsible for the development, alignment, and execution of the Firm’s talent strategy across all lines of business, markets, functions, and locations. The Director leads the Firm’s efforts to improve employee engagement and retention, to build a strong talent pipeline to serve our current and future clients, and to work collaboratively with Firm leadership to ensure that all HR strategies and initiatives advance the Firm’s strategic business objectives. The Director’s portfolio includes recruitment, compensation, benefits, employee relations, performance management, and policy development and implementation.

Together with a team of dedicated human resources managers and assistants, the Director, Human Resources will position Stewart McKelvey as an employer of choice by identifying and implementing best practices for attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse, productive, and engaged workforce that adapts with evolving business needs and a changing labour market.
As the ideal candidate, you are skilled at collaborating across functions and engaging with multi-site office environments. You are a proven leader with demonstrated success in managing large teams. You cultivate a transformation mindset and, through skillful and thoughtful communication and change management strategies, generate excitement and buy-in among staff and leadership to support the Firm’s vision and core values. You use influence and collaboration to ensure consistency in the integration of approved HR polices across the Firm. You have a strong drive for results, a sense of urgency, and an ability to flexibly streamline and standardize processes and procedures while strategically using technology solutions to maximize efficiency. You have exceptional client service orientation with strong judgment, exceptional time management, and superior communication and active listening skills. You possess noted emotional intelligence, tact, and the ability to exercise discretion and maintain strict confidentiality.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Kevin Stoddart, Managing Partner, or Robert Fleming, Executive Recruiter at 1-866-822-6022, or please apply online by clicking “Apply Now” on the button below.

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