Location: Edmonton preferred; open to other locations
Everyday flexibility. Flexible work arrangements. Hybrid work environments.
At Canadian Western Bank, we strive to build value for the people who choose us every day: our people, our clients, and our investors. We do this by holding true to the values that guide us. We put people first and build relationships with intention. We seek out and embrace new ideas, knowing that better is always possible. We believe that how we do things is as important as what we do. And we harness the power of inclusion. Our culture is who we are and how we show up – as individuals and as a team – to accomplish our strategy.
CWB is on a mission to become the best full-service bank for business owners of Canada.
It’s a new world, and we are learning to embrace it. Work and life have been connected in new & different ways - for our clients & their businesses too. So, at CWB we’ve been changing the way we work. In fact, we’re still changing. Still learning too. The office should be a place people want to go, not have to go.
CWB is the only full-service bank in Canada with a strategic focus to meet the unique financial needs of businesses and their owners. Our teams take a relationship-based approach to deliver a uniquely proactive client experience through highly personalized service, specialized expertise, customized solutions, and faster response times. We provide full-service business and personal banking, nation-wide specialized financing in targeted industries, comprehensive wealth management offerings, and trust services. And we do it together – united, as one CWB. We are firmly committed to the responsible creation of value for all our stakeholders and our approach to sustainability will support our continued success.
Our highly engaged teams operate within a client-centric, collaborative and change-ready culture, with a core focus to achieve our vision to become the best full-service bank for business owners in Canada as we continue to transform our capabilities. And we are building momentum.
Our Legal Services team is seeking an experienced commercial litigator with a passion for people leadership, who is looking to leverage their skill set in a dynamic in-house environment. Do you have deep experience with business disputes and complex litigation, incident response, workplace and employment matters, and investigations? The Associate General Counsel, Risk & Enterprise will report to the Senior Vice-President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary and currently leads a team of five. This role is responsible for delivering legal solutions in a variety of areas across the enterprise, managing risk, providing strategic and proactive legal advice, and supporting our business leaders in creating the best full-service bank for business owners in Canada. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an inclusive, collegial, high-performing legal team at an exciting point in CWB’s history.
A naturally inquisitive, analytical, and change-ready leader who is inspired by a growing and flexible organization committed to excellence, learning and diversity. This role requires an experienced and astute professional, with a proven ability to deliver results. A strong sense of ownership and independent accountability, judgment, and thought leadership are crucial, along with the ability to handle a multitude of tasks simultaneously and to thrive, with grace and humour, under pressure. This role requires highly developed legal and problem-solving skills paired with strong interpersonal abilities with an impressive history of forging lasting relationships. Ability to manage sensitive situations with tact and handle highly confidential information with discretion are critical.
What you will bring to the role
Be proud of where you work. Apply with CWB today.
Why work with us?
Winners of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Culture 2021 &
Recognized as one of 50 Best Workplaces in Canada by Great Place to Work 2021
& Best Workplaces for Mental Wellness in Canada 2021
Values Driven People First Benefits
Wellness matters. We offer an award-winning benefits package that includes hybrid work environments, everyday flexibility, 100% company-funded health coverage, health care spending account, a flexible wellness program & generous time-away options to unplug, rest & recover. Bring your whole self to work. Inclusion is a journey requiring practice & experience to result in a powerful outcome. Your perspective matters & voice will be heard. Find a community within the CWB family in our employee represented groups. Career development. We invest in our employees’ development to help them reach their professional goals with organization wide Coaching services. Strategic career design is an investment in our core asset – our people. Innovation. Learn. Grow. Enhance. At CWB, we play to win. When we fail, we fail forward. Recognition. Peer-to-peer recognition programs for “in the moment” and monumental wins. Community giving. Make a difference. Drive economic prosperity in your community. Get involved. Volunteer. Fundraise. All with CWB support. ESG & sustainability focused. Be proud of where you spend, work & invest. Financial rewards. Base salary & pay for performance incentives. Retirement investment strategy. You can’t work forever! So, we’ve got you covered. Company ownership. No greater sense of motivation & empowerment than being an owner! Find your “why” at cwbcareers.com.
Values. Culture. People. Growth. Opportunity. Our benefits are just the cherry on top.
As an equitable employer, CWB Financial Group is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment where a diverse workforce thrives. You are welcomed and encouraged to bring your whole self to work. Dignity, respect and equality are non-negotiables. If you require accommodation during any part of the recruitment or selection process, please reach out.