Corporate Counsel

A Crown Corporation, Travel Alberta is the destination management organization that promotes Alberta as a desirable place to travel, live, work, play, invest and learn. Through partnerships, they capitalize on Alberta’s breathtaking landscapes and world-class hospitality to develop memorable experiences for visitors to enjoy, in all regions, year-round. Their work directly and indirectly benefits the province, driving visitation and revenue, diversifying the economy, providing jobs, encouraging economic investment, and enhancing quality of life for Albertans and their communities.

As a key member of the senior leadership team, Travel Alberta’s inaugural Corporate Counsel is responsible and accountable for the performance and results of all activities in the board secretariat and legal business units. Working in a fast-paced, highly collaborative, and complex environment, the Corporate Counsel will be exposed to a broad range of legal matters including but not limited to corporate, commercial/procurement, marketing and advertising, intellectual property, labour, and employment law.

Working alongside the new CEO, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring and contributing to the development of an efficient and effective governance structure along with legal and procurement services. The Corporate Counsel is also Travel Alberta’s chief privacy officer and the senior officer responsible for the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

An active member in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta, the successful candidate brings a minimum of seven (7) years’ experience as in-house counsel in a corporate or public sector environment. The Corporate Counsel position requires:

  • A balance of exceptional leadership qualities and critical thinking skills;
  • the ability to lead by example while inspiring and motivating cross-functional teams towards innovative results;
  • experience reporting to or providing executive and governance advice and expertise to a Board of Directors; and
  • a strong understanding and experience developing and implementing corporate governance, legal strategies, policies, and guidelines.

If you are interested in exploring this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter online at https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en-ca/opportunities#AssignDetail.aspx?guid=17092. To acquire more information about the role, please contact Camille Petitti at Camille.petitti@odgersberndtson.com.

Travel Alberta is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and Travel Alberta throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.