Current Opportunities

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Our client, one of Edmonton most reputable and long-standing law firms, is introducing the new position of Chief Executive Officer (Edmonton, Alberta) to their executive team. Reporting to the Managing Partner, with accountability to the Partnership, the COO will develop and drive new transformational capabilities that will allow additional bench strengths, business growth and talent approaches.

THE OPPORTUNITY   |   This is a new role for the firm, so you will have the ability to act as a trailblazer. They are not looking for a traditional leader but a transformational one. The COO job is complexed and requires a multi-facetted and agile leader who can act as a valuable pivot, innovator and entrepreneur.  As COO, you will help the Partners set the overall Strategic Direction, driving the firm’s ability to successfully meet the long and short term key performance indicators. You share in the firm’s vision of advancement and operational excellence. As such, you will be accountable for collaboratively leading, executing and managing all aspects related to the firm’s Operations, Organizational Effectiveness, Financial Performance, Risk Management, People Leadership, Human Resources, Administration, Marketing, Technology and Business Development.

YOUR VALUE PROPOSITION  |  You possess strong strategic and visionary capabilities that are bolstered by your capacity to create results.  Your wide-ranging business exposure and practiced competency areas are a big part of your value proposition.  Your alignment with the firm’s culture and leadership is key to your producing above average results.  You are very attracted to challenge and abhor the word “can’t”.  You approach your work in a ‘hands-on-strategic’ manner, assessing and analyzing quickly, creating an informed plan of action and executing there-of. You possess high ethical standards and an uncompromising sense of integrity.  Your emotional intelligence and communication capacity contribute to your ability to influence, manage conflict well and proactively work with people.   You have developed thick skin and have always worked from the adage “company before ego”.  It doesn’t need to be your idea, it just needs to makes sense. As such, you openly accept and give feedback, hold yourself accountable and demonstrate strong professional boundaries. Your reputation is extremely important and you have a developed a robust network through your professional and community involvement.

REQUIREMENTS  |  You can demonstrate consistent executive leadership success patterns and outcomes that overlay well with the deliverables of this job. You offer an exposure and nimble skill set that will allow you to lead, execute, transform and effectively manage the many areas involved with this role.  Your growth mind-set provides you with the potential to align and “fit” with the firm’s culture.

PREREQUISITE | The selected candidate must satisfactorily meet the pre-employment conditions: Enhanced EPS Information Check or Enhanced RCMP Criminal Record Check, Child Intervention Record Check, Education Confirmation and a Soft Credit Check/Credit Score (this role has direct access to the firm’s finances and accounts). Strong consideration will be given to those candidates who currently reside in the Edmonton area and who possess Canadian residency or citizenship. Our client is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion.  We welcome all qualified candidates to apply. All information provided is kept in the strictest of confidence, in keeping with all applicable legislation.

INTERESTED? |   Please contact Cindy Nicholls Smith, Principal, at cindy@avidexec.com to obtain the COO EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY PROFILE.


Due to the response volume, only those candidates who meet the requirements of our client will be contacted. We thank you in advance for your submission.
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