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Paralegal – Corporate Secretariat – 24 Month Contract

BANQUE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT DU CANADA

This is a Full-time position in Terrebonne, QC posted May 10, 2022.

No other bank is doing what we do.At BDC, we help Canada and its entrepreneurs create a prosperous, inclusive and green economy.

Our mission is to help Canadian businesses thrive by providing financing, capital and advisory services.

We”re devoted to Canadian entrepreneurs.

We”re also dedicated to our employees.

Adaptable.

Inspiring.

Different.

There”s a reason we like to work here, and we think you”ll like it too.

Join BDC and help make a difference!Diversity.

Equity.

Inclusion.

They”re more than just words for BDC.

These concepts are foundational to our success and to our ability to attract, retain, mobilize and develop the right talent, as well as to offer a healthy, professional and collaborative environment.

We are committed to cultivating and preserving an environment where all employees can thrive, and, for over a decade, we have been recognized as one of Canada”s Top 100 Employers and one of Canada”s Best Diversity Employers.

In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran”s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, beliefs, experiences, and more.POSITION OVERVIEWThe Corporate secretariat officer is responsible for assisting the Corporate Secretariat Office in an administrative capacity, performing duties for the planning, organization and coordination of Board meetings and maintenance of corporate records of the Bank.

He or she helps ensure the efficient administration of the department”s day-to-day activities in order to meet its needs and achieve its objectives.CHALLENGES TO BE METCollaborate in the planning, organization and coordination of Board meetings and other committee meetings, including Board agendas, preparing Board books, updating and distributing materials, preparing draft minutesWork closely with and act as a liaison between Board members and members of different committees as well as members of senior managementOrganize the weekly Credit/Investment & Risk Committee meetingsWorking in collaboration with the Assistant Corporate Secretary assist him or her with his or her duties and research information relating to various requests and draft reportsAssist in the administration of the department”s day-to-day operation by performing regular duties such as paying Director”s fees, various invoices and Director”s expense reports, updating documents, compiling statistics and providing administrative support servicesParticipate in the development and maintenance of the corporate secretariat team siteMaintain corporate records and documentation relating to the Bank, its subsidiaries as well as Board and different committees up-to-date and stored appropriately, as required by lawMaintain the database systems for files related to the department”s activities in an efficient, timely and diligent mannerConduct any other related tasks as directedWHAR WE ARE LOOKING FORDegree or certificate in paralegal technology, law clerk, or equivalent experienceAt least three years of relevant experience, preferably in a legal department or corporate secretariat officeFamiliarity with legal concepts, terminology and proceduresUnderstanding of how a corporate secretariat office operatesExcellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Microsoft Access and other computer systems and softwareSuperior time management and priority-setting skillsExcellent written and oral communication skillsAbility to work independently and under pressureInitiative and discretionCustomer service orientationTeam spiritBilingualism is requiredWith us, you”ll be able to achieve the work/life balance you”re looking for, with competitive working conditions and above-market flexible benefits.

This includes modern workspaces to work from when you are in our offices, and, for some specific positions, the ability to work remotely, on reserve, and/or within your community.Important Point to ConsiderVaccination Policy for COVID-19: The health, well-being and safety of our colleagues, clients and of the community are a top priority for us.

Effective November 8, 2021, BDC requires that all employees and consultants be fully vaccinated.

A solemn declaration will be requested to this effect.While we appreciate all applications, we advise that only the candidates selected to participate in the recruitment process will be contacted.

If you are a candidate with a disability and need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email us at, and include your full name, the best way to reach you, and the accommodation needed to assist you with the application process.