• Full Time
  • Toronto

Website Ontario College of Teachers

Posting 23-21

Bilingual Associate Decision Editor

Tribunals Unit

Policy, Governance and Tribunals department



Permanent Position, Category 6


Hiring Range $80,685- $92,902

Salary Range- $80,685-$111,229


Reporting to the Manager (Tribunals), the successful candidate will provide bilingual legal writing support to members of the Discipline and Fitness to Practise Committees, who typically conclude more than 10 hearings per month in English and French. The Associate Decision Editor will attend disciplinary hearings (primarily held via Zoom, but possibly in person) 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.


The primary responsibility is to provide writing support in uncontested hearings; however, some contested decision writing may also be required in English and French. The Associate Decision Editor will also support the work of the Tribunals unit by analyzing legal issues as they arise, and by providing administrative or clerking support before, during, or after hearings as needed.


Language proficiency testing may be administered as part of the recruitment process for this position.



Primary Duties

·         Attend in-person or remote hearings (primarily uncontested hearings, but possibly contested hearings as needed) and take detailed notes

·         Review all hearings-related material (e.g. exhibits, jurisprudence, applicable legislation)

·         Work closely with panels and draft decisions, in a timely manner, that clearly articulate their reasons, including a summary of documents considered, witness testimony (as needed) and reference to applicable legislation and cases presented by counsel

·         Proofread and edit decisions and other hearings-related documents for grammar, spelling, clarity, and legal and factual accuracy

·         Clerk and/or provide administrative support to panels of the Discipline and Fitness to Practise Committees before, during, or after hearings as needed

·         Prepare internal and external presentations as needed

·         Conduct legal research as needed

·         Perform other duties as assigned by the Manager (Tribunals) and/or the Director (Policy, Governance, and Tribunals)



·         Required membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario or an equivalent body and/or jurisdiction

·         Required bilingualism (French and English): oral, written and comprehension

·         Demonstrable experience in Regulatory or Administrative law

·         Demonstrable experience supporting the work of adjudicators in a legal writing capacity

·         Legal research experience, including interpretation and application of legislation

·         Excellent oral and written communications skills

·         Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy

·         Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to interact with Committee members and staff in a professional manner

·         Sensitivity in dealing with subject matter that may involve allegations related to the abuse of children

·         Proven organizational skills to manage high volumes of work in a timely manner

·         Computer skills:  Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Videoconferencing Technology (e.g. Zoom, MS Teams); Meeting Management Software (e.g. eScribe); and File Sharing Technology (e.g. ShareFile)

·         Knowledge and understanding of the education sector, the Ontario College of Teachers Act, related legislation, regulations and bylaws


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 forward application cover letter and resume no later than June 8, 2023 to www.oct.ca/careers





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.