Board Liaison Officer

Destination Canada is looking for a candidate with exceptional organizational skills and legal savvy to cover a Maternity Leave for our Board Liaison Officer.

Professional and intelligent, you are passionate about corporate governance and board processes. As a logistical mastermind you are able to plan board meetings, schedules, and agendas, while managing multiple locations and deadlines. Others are consistently impressed by your poise and ability to remain calm and courteous, even under pressure. Tactful and diplomatic, you know how to work effectively with senior level executives and Chairs of Boards of Directors.

In this role you will conduct research and analysis of high profile issues for the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, draft correspondence, and prepare and coordinate briefing materials for the Board and its Committees. You will work regularly with confidential and highly sensitive information. As an administrative professional, you will coordinate travel arrangements and expense reports for the Board as well as take minutes for board meetings. Going above and beyond, you will recommend and implement improvements that add value to the Board and our governance processes.

Selection Process No: 2016-CTC-INFO-166-08

Classification: CTC-04

Tenure: Maternity Leave

Closing Date: May 30, 2016  

Salary: $66,100 - $85,900 per year

Organization: Destination Canada

Position Title: Board Liaison Officer

Language Requirements: English Essential

Duties: Reporting to the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, the Board Liaison Officer will be responsible for managing the Office of the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, coordinating corporate governance processes and practices, and providing administrative services and support to the Chairman of the Destination Canada  (DC) Board, the DC Board of Directors and the DC Board Committees.


Education: Minimum: University degree in Business, Communications, Law or another related field combined with a minimum of 5 years of previous relevant experience or or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.

Experience: When applying, the candidate must clearly demonstrate in writing how they meet the following experience criteria:

  • A minimum of one year experience in event planning or meeting planning
  • Experience in travel bookings, travel logistics and travel administration
  • Experience in the provision of quality control, and drafting documents and letters for senior executives
  • Experience in working with confidential documents in a discrete and diplomatic manner
  • Corporate paralegal or practice as a corporate commercial solicitor preferred.


  • Knowledge of presentation and quality control methods, techniques and practices used in the management and coordination of senior management agendas, briefing and presentation materials and records of decision.
  • Knowledge of planning process and prioritizing techniques to coordinate a range of activities in support of Board of Directors meetings
  • Knowledge of the theories and principles of composition and expert knowledge of grammar, editing and proofreading  techniques
  • Knowledge of the federal government and Crown corporations reporting and accountability process
  • Knowledge of project management
  • A good understanding of Destination Canada’s objectives, policies, mandates and relevant legislation
  • Knowledge of SAP procurement/financial or similar systems


  • Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Multitasking and time management skills
  • Very detail-oriented with highly developed follow-up skills
  • Proactive, flexible and results-oriented
  • Excellent computer and software skills
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving techniques
  • Very high level of discretion, confidentiality, tact, ethical standards and diplomacy
  • Ability to interact effectively with people and senior executives
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment
  • Ability to work sometimes in an ambiguous atmosphere
  • Fluency in both official languages (English and French) is an asset

Personal Suitability: Effective interpersonal relationships; creativity; judgment; results-oriented; discretion; confidentiality; diplomacy; detail-oriented.

Security: A Reliability Status or a Security Clearance may be required.

Entitlement to work in Canada: You must certify in your application that you are legally entitled to work in Canada or have the ability to obtain the necessary approvals to work in Canada.  Destination Canada reserves the right to require that you provide proof of your legal entitlement to work in Canada at any time. Please note that Destination Canada will not be providing relocation assistance.

Note: You must be able to provide proof of your education credentials if requested.  When applying, candidates must clearly demonstrate in writing that they meet the above-mentioned education and experience criteria.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Candidates are asked to indicate their first official language as well as their preferred official language in their application.

This competition may be used to staff similar positions.


Send your resume and application in MS Word format or PDF format to hr [at] destinationcanada [dot] comPlease specify the competition number (2016-CTC-INFO-166-08) in the subject line.

We thank all those interested for their time and care in submitting applications but regret that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by the employer. 

No phone calls or emails, please.

Please note that Destination Canada’s pension and benefit plans are completely separate from the federal public service.  In general, candidates cannot transfer their pension and their service from the public service to Destination Canada.

Destination Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

Destination Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the staffing official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.