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Advisor, Governance and Board Administration

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  • Experience 5-10 years
  • Industry Management
  • Qualifications Diploma

Job Description

Competition No.: 01-21-10

Corporate Affairs, Strategic Policy and Planning Division / Corporate Affairs and Governance Branch

Position Term: Contract (up to 12 months)

Salary Range: $37.49 – $44.12 per hour

Note: contract employees will also receive 4% vacation pay and another 4% for statutory holiday pay and will also have the option to join the pension plan administered through OPTrust or opt out of joining the pension plan and receive 4% in lieu.

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is responsible for regulating the alcohol, gaming, horse racing and private cannabis retail sectors in Ontario, in accordance with the principles of honesty and integrity, and in the public interest.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Board Relations, the Advisor, Governance and Board Administration, will play a critical role in supporting the agency’s system of corporate governance and helping to build and maintain an effective corporate compliance program for the AGCO. The position will also involve working closely with the Senior Manager, Board Relations, to ensure there is an effective Board administration program to support the Chair, Board Members and C-Suite Executives, and provide research, writing and analytical support to the Corporate Affairs department to advance corporate priorities and projects, and to help maintain effective government relations.

As a key member of the Corporate Governance and Board Administration department, your responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting research to develop options, strategies and recommendations to support effective corporate governance practices and processes, and ongoing compliance by the AGCO with laws and provincial government directives and policies.
  • Coordinating and overseeing key governance strategies and programs across the various divisions and preparing consolidated reports for senior management to ensure compliance and effective implementation of such programs.
  • Supporting agency-wide projects and initiatives by providing research, writing and analytical support to senior management.
  • Assisting with the coordination and execution of activities supporting all work of the AGCO Board, which includes monitoring and tracking all Board-related accountabilities to ensure internal and government mandated deadlines are met and assisting in the development of agendas and background material for Board meetings.
  • Liaising with the AGCO Chair, Board Members and senior management (including C-Suite Executives) on Board-related matters and in the coordination of internal/external Board and committee meetings, tours, site visits, etc.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience interfacing with senior management, boards of directors, external stakeholders and partners.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience relating to research methodologies and techniques.
  • Superior organizational and well-developed administrative skills.
  • A strong understanding of the governance structure of the AGCO, including accountability practices and reporting processes and structures.
  • Intuitive and creative thinking skills, with a strong commitment to solving problems through collaboration, engagement and consensus-building.
  • Demonstrated analytical and strategic acumen and superior writing capabilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, with a strong ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders.
  • Post-secondary degree in public administration, political science or a related field.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Visio.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in Canada and will be subject to a criminal background check.

To apply to this vacancy, please submit your application online at our Careers Webpage, located at, by Friday, June 18, 2021.

The AGCO is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer.

The AGCO has the responsibility to lead by example in advancing racial equity and to build a diverse, inclusive, accessible and respectful workplace where every employee has a voice and the opportunity to fully contribute. To this effect, you are encouraged to reflect upon the diversity you would bring to the role within your application including, but not limited to, individuals identifying with one or more of the under-represented groups identified within Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

Disability-related accommodation during the recruitment process is available upon request.

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