Genome Prairie


Current Career Opportunities

Corporate Secretary

Genome Prairie is seeking an individual to fill the part-time position of Corporate Secretary in accordance with the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, the bylaws, banking resolutions, and other legal requirements of the organization. Reporting to the President and CEO, this position will be located in Saskatoon.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Plans for and gives notice of all Board, Members’ and Committee meetings.
  • Attends all meetings of the Board, Members and Committees, and keeps a record of the proceedings. Ensures the confidentiality of such proceedings.
  • Prepares all minutes (for Board and Committee approval), sets agendas, sends notices, develops correspondence and prepares materials in connection with meetings of the Board, Committees and Members.
  • Facilitates and manages the flow of information to and from the Board.
  • Ensures that corporate by-laws, legislation, rules and regulations are complied with and that Board- approved policies and procedures are published and available to all staff.
  • Assists in the orientation of new Board members.
  • Supports the Chair of the Board, Committee Chairs and members of the senior management team to deliver effective corporate governance.
  • Demonstrates integrity and ethical leadership.
  • Oversees use (and may act as custodian) of the seal of the corporation, and attests, signs, or countersigns corporate documents when authorized.
  • Ensures minutes and all financial records required to be maintained are delivered to corporate counsel for inclusion in the Corporate Minute Book.
  • Ensures corporate registry obligations are met for both Genome Prairie and its subsidiary.
  • Attends to corporate correspondence including inquiries from staff, members, and the public concerning matters of general corporate policy.
  • Oversees and maintains the Board portal of the website.

Required skills and experience

  • Minimum five years’ experience related to the above responsibilities
  • Familiarity with corporate governance
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe programs
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including excellent written and verbal communication
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work well under deadlines and produce results
  • Superior time management and organizational skills
  • The ability to be self-motivated and to work with others as a cohesive team


Interested candidates with required skills and experience are asked to forward an electronic resume and cover letter (one PDF file) by email to No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.