Events and Marketing Specialist (14 Month Contract)

We are currently seeking a Events and Marketing Specialist to join our Toronto office for a 14 month contract.

More About Us

With over 120 lawyers, Hicks Morley is a leading law firm in Canada focusing on the representation of management in Human Resources Law and Advocacy. Labour and Employment Law is the foundation of the firm’s growth—the depth and scope of our expertise in Human Resources Law is the Hicks Morley advantage.

Hicks Morley is a rapidly growing firm; we have five offices in Ontario: the main office is located in Toronto, and regional offices located in Waterloo, London, Kingston, and Ottawa. We act for over 1,000 employers in the public and private sectors.

The Opportunity

As an Events and Marketing Specialist, you will work directly with lawyers and other team members to deliver best-in-class internal and client-facing events in virtual, in-person, and hybrid formats that meet a diverse range of business needs including learning, employee engagement, business development and marketing.



  • Collaborate with the Director, Business Development and Marketing on strategic plan and execution of all events, including establishing event goals with internal stakeholders,  setting budget and recommending event concepts to achieve objectives;
  • Source and manage external suppliers including identification, negotiation and execution of contracts with vendors, caterers, AV providers, and venues;
  • Lead event intake process and manage the event calendar to proactively identify opportunities for client engagement, mitigate potential risks to the successful delivery of events (e.g. conflicting dates, limited resources, external factors), and support practice and firm business development goals;
  • Project manage all event logistics, including, but not limited to, budgets, materials, invitations, RSVPs, onsite staffing, AV requirements, vendor/supplier relationships, registration, catering, gifts, entertainment and social media promotion;
  • Work with Facilities, Office Services, Reception, IT, Accounting and external event organizers to promote collaboration, ensure all event deliverables, timelines and quality standards are met, address issues, and celebrate successes.

Business Development and Marketing

  • Develop and maintain a solid understanding of Firm’s business, strategy and lead generation goals to effectively collaborate with firm leadership to develop a robust client and employee engagement strategy.
  • Stay informed on industry developments and best practices to develop and embed standards, processes, procedures, analytics and tools that enhance and improve event quality and success, operational effectiveness, resourcing, and client / stakeholder experience.
  • Participate in pre- and post-event meetings with Responsible Partners and other presenters in order to optimize business develop opportunities and discuss successes and refinements for future events.
  • Collaborate with CRM and Intelligence Specialist to produce detailed and comprehensive post-event reports, tracking attendance, budget and attendee feedback and make recommendations for future events.


  • Support and provide backup to Business Development and Marketing efforts as required.
  • Learn and use available technology to enhance work product including, but not limited to, Interaction, Zoom, OneDrive, Adobe, Microsoft Office, Google Analytics, Dreamweaver, Vuture, Mondaq, Survey Monkey, MailChimp and Photoshop.
  • Maintain and update job skills and knowledge by participating in development opportunities within the firm.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • A background in events management, ideally in a professional services environment. Previous law firm experience is an asset.
  • A university degree or college diploma in Marketing, Communications and/or Event Planning is preferred.
  • Must be a highly organized self starter who is solutions-oriented.
  • Experience working with Lexis Nexis, Interaction, Vuture. Basecamp or other team CRM / project management tool is an asset.
  • Strong attention to detail with clear and concise written and verbal communication skills, and experience proofreading and organizing documentation.
  • Technical proficiency and the proven ability to embrace and master upgraded, enhanced, and/or new technologies.
  • Evidenced success in managing competing deadlines and priorities while ensuring quality.
  • Client service oriented and the ability to anticipate needs and proactively contribute to firm initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and recognize when to consult colleagues and/or support resources when appropriate. 
  • Flexibility to work overtime and travel to attend off-site meetings as required.


If you are interested in applying, please send your resume to:

Nadine Cottrell
Acting Manager, Human Resources

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Every firm has a culture, and ours is no exception. We work in the human resources area, so we are ‘people’ people. We have a very diverse client base, from manufacturers to social service agencies – and are passionate about understanding our clients, their businesses, and their needs.

Hicks Morley is an open and respectful workplace which fosters creativity, legal innovation and excellence in our clients’ interests. We are committed to recruiting and hiring the best candidates for all roles, and from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Upon request, Hicks Morley will provide suitable accommodations during the recruitment and hiring process to candidates with accessibility needs due to disability.