Business Quality Advisor


Competition Number: LAA-23-39

Job Type: Full-time Permanent

Location: Calgary/Edmonton

Posting: External

Competition Ends: August 8, 2023

Who We Are

As a publicly funded, non-profit organization, Legal Aid Alberta provides affordable legal services in family law, domestic violence, child welfare, immigration, and youth and adult criminal defense. We are Alberta-wide, with 300 staff and 1,200 private practice lawyers helping people overcome their legal challenges in more than 75 communities across the province.

Who You Are

Working at Legal Aid Alberta means you care about people and empathize with their situation. You have excellent communication skills especially in tough situations. You’re computer-savvy and more organized than anyone you know. Fast-paced work environments give you a rush and you’re always up for a challenge. You love learning new things, solving problems, and can adapt to change quickly. You care deeply about the success of our team and our organization.

Job Description


Reporting to the Business Manager in Legal Services, some of the key responsibilities include:

  • Work collaboratively with the leadership team and other business units to measure business activities against organizational objectives and strategy, identify emerging trends, risks, or issues, and take appropriate action as required.
  • Design and/or continuously improve elements of the contribution measurement, reporting and management framework for multiple distinct teams and functions in LAA offices across the province.
  • Develop and implement data collection, reporting and visualization tools (i.e., dashboards) to promote and reinforce use of data to inform business decisions.
  • Continuous focus on developing and reinforcing client-focused, value-add activities when assessing, designing or reporting on operational tasks, internal policies and data collection activities.
  • Lead and/or support efforts to unify and coordinate operational or reporting processes across various functions, teams, and offices, e.g., analysis, development and implementation of standardized data collection and reporting processes within LAA’s North, South, and regional offices for Emergency Protection Order services provided by family law teams.
  • Through independent thought and action, and with input or direction from others as appropriate, develop and provide training and supports for implementation and/or monitoring of internal policies and procedures related to process measurement and/or contribution measurement.
  • Support change management, communication, and training activities for new or adjusted processes, including development and/or delivery (verbal or written) of change management content, e.g., sharing information with managers or staff about a new tool used to collect data, providing a demonstration to impacted users, and following up to answer questions, ensure understanding, and begin to monitor for adherence to new process.
  • Work collaboratively with other roles and business units to support and continuously improve the day-to-day administration of a law office with various practice areas, as related to contribution and measurement program and related activities.
  • Identify opportunities to adjust process, reporting or internal policies to improve efficiency, client access, and/or quality of service.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Business Manager



Education and Experience:

  • University Degree or Diploma  in a business-related field, with preference given to candidates with financial or analytics related degrees, or a combination of a degree and additional related training (e.g., Lean Six Sigma, data analytics)
  • Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of relevant experience with a focus on process or operational analysis.
  • Working knowledge and experience in project management and change management, with certification (e.g., Project Management, Prosci Change Management) considered an asset.
  • A combination of relevant experience and education will be considered.


  • Knowledge of business analytics, data visualization
  • Knowledge and understanding of people management theories/ principles and ability to coach others around best practices.
  • A high level of comfort working with technology and a keen enthusiasm for learning new systems including, computer literacy in MS Office, web-based legal services tools, and other web-based resources.
  • Knowledge of basic project management, business analytics and organizational finance.
  • Change management and project management best practices and strategies.


  • Exceptional interpersonal, facilitation, and communication skills with the ability to express ideas, recommendations, and decisions clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, in a manner appropriate to the audience.
  • Excellent analytical, logic, problem-solving, and organizational skills, as well as sound business judgment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and customer service
  • Working knowledge of, and ability to apply, change management principles and tools, and the ability to influence the decision-making process with sound judgement and risk mitigation, with or without positional authority.
  • Excellent ability to adapt and respond well to change and conflicting immediate priorities.
  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, multitask and prioritize under pressure with minimal supervision.

What We Offer

Perks of working with us

  • RRSP with 7% employer match
  • Paid holidays
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Personal and Health Spending Accounts
  • Professional Days
  • December Holiday Closure
  • Hybrid work model

How To Apply


If you got excited at the prospect of being a part of our team when you reviewed this posting and you meet the minimum qualifications, select Apply Now to apply for this position. This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.




The successful candidate will be required to provide an acceptable criminal record check.

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