Legal Counsel - Accident Benefits

  • Intact Insurance Company
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Jan 08, 2022
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Meet Benevity

Benevity's award-winning corporate purpose software empowers companies and their people to take social action on the issues and causes they care about. Through giving, volunteering, grantmaking and positive actions, we help 650+ clients (and counting!) build better cultures and engage their employees and customers to create greater social and business impact. We're also one of the first B-Corps in Canada, meaning we're as committed to purpose as we are to profits.

Are you an experienced, energetic and impactful in-house Legal Counsel who is looking to infuse a culture of Goodness in the world alongside passionate and purposeful people while practicing law? Then you should consider working with us! Benevity's Legal Team is looking for a new member to help support our Sales and Client Success organizations and company global expansion. Reporting to the General Counsel, you will play a key role in supporting the growth of Benevity's mid-market (1K-5K employees) presence as well as our Enterprise business with the other members of the Legal team and the Sales and Client Success teams. You may also assist with acquisitions and integrations as we act on our corporate growth strategy. Ideally, you have a strong technology (SaaS/software) background, working knowledge of privacy laws, experience in acquisitions and integrations – and - you are excited about Benevity's moonshot and our values. We would love it if you have experience working in the Human Resources management and/or charitable industries – and it would be a major plus if you have experience working in or with financial institutions or FinTech.

What you will do

  • Partner with other members of the Legal team and the Sales and Client Success teams to draft, negotiate and close subscription agreements, support and professional services agreements and other types of agreements related to our business
  • Collaborate with other members of the Legal team, Sales, Client Success teams and other key stakeholders within the organization to build efficiencies and processes into the customer contracting lifecycle to enable scalability and rapid growth
  • Provide expert and strategic counsel
  • Become a trusted advisor for key stakeholders
  • Support Benevity's acquisition and integration efforts
  • Work with various internal stakeholders on a variety of legal matters relating to technology, charitable spaces, regulatory compliance, intellectual property matters and more
  • Handle other responsibilities and duties, as may be assigned from time to time

What you bring

  • JD/LLB from an accredited law school
  • 6 years + of experience practicing as a lawyer in a private law firm or as in-house counsel (with at least 2 years in an in-house corporate environment)
  • Admitted to practice law in Ontario and/or Alberta
  • Demonstrate a successful track record supporting sales professionals and producing quality results in a fast-paced, rapidly scaling environment
  • Experience working effectively cross-functionally and building strong relationships with business partners across an organization
  • Provide business practical advice in a timely, efficient manner with an emphasis on appropriately balancing compliance, risk and business goals
  • Come with a positive, "can do" attitude and be highly responsive, detailed-oriented (with the ability to see the bigger picture) Relevant commercial transaction experience, including drafting, negotiating and closing software and SaaS subscription and other technology agreements, data privacy and information security terms, compliance issues and professional services agreements (including SOWs)
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and also independently with minimal supervision, manage multiple projects and effectively prioritize against competing interests
  • Strong business acumen, along with a solution-oriented approach with a desire to initiate and implement scalable solutions for efficiency and rapid growth
  • Excellent communication skills: written and verbal negotiation skills, organization abilities and proven attention to detail
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and demonstrate high integrity

Discover your purpose at work

If what you really want is more than just a J-O-B — a place where your work has meaning and makes a real impact — Benevity is the place for you.

It's hard not to feel a sense of purpose from helping the world's coolest companies do more good. In fact, 92% of Benevity-ites say they're inspired by our mission (we call it our "Moonshot"!) You'll get to make a difference in the world alongside equally passionate coworkers and leaders who are invested in being part of a tech transformation at a high-growth company that is changing the way businesses and people have impact.

You'll get that competitive salary, flexible health benefits, mental health support, a generous bonus program, stock options, a hybrid office/home work environment and so much more. Plus, Benevity's very own MyGoodness program inspires our people to donate, volunteer and take action for the causes and issues they care about.

If you want meaning, purpose and growth, you belong at Benevity.

Join a company where DEIB isn't a buzzword

The diverse backgrounds, experiences, skills and passions of our people make it possible for us to keep innovating as the market leader in our space.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging are part of Benevity's DNA. You'll see the impact of our massive investment in DEIB daily—from our Black Employee Network making space for us to have difficult conversations to our Pride events and the exceptional diversity on our leadership and tech teams.

We strive to build a strong culture of Belonging so that every Benevity-ite feels included and can thrive as their authentic selves — in a place where everyone has an equitable opportunity to shine!

If you want to feel seen, heard and celebrated, you belong at Benevity.