Ducks Unlimited Canada – General Counsel and Director Governance & Risk Management

ID# 24-2390

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the General Counsel and Director Governance & Risk Management (General Counsel) will provide overall leadership and coordination of Ducks Unlimited Canada’s (DUC’s) legal services, audit and risk management functions and will serve as the executive lead for corporate governance and as the lead for the secretariat to the Board of Directors.

In the role of General Counsel, the incumbent leads the delivery of all legal services functions of Ducks Unlimited Canada, including oversight on approaches to land acquisition, conservation agreements with landowners, review of funding and partnership agreements, and review of contracts. As General Counsel, the incumbent also provides oversight of other legal service functions and requirements, including litigation management, the provision of legal advice, and legal issues management.

As the executive lead for Risk Management, the incumbent leads the delivery of internal audit and review functions, risk assessment and risk management and mitigation functions, and the management of key risk issues, such as meeting provincial, territorial and national privacy requirements.

In this role, the incumbent is the executive responsible for governance and leads the secretariat to the Ducks Unlimited Canada Board of Directors. This includes setting governance policies and guidelines, managing meetings of the Board of Directors and its sub-committees, recording and tracking decisions and providing advice and guidance on questions of governance for the corporation.

This position has the possibility to work remotely across Canada; however, preference would be for the successful candidate to reside in Winnipeg.

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