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University of British Columbia – Board Secretary

As a global centre for research and teaching, with two main campuses situated in Vancouver and Kelowna, the University of British Columbia (UBC) encompasses 18 faculties, 12 schools, two colleges, and over 65,000 Canadian and international students. UBC is governed by a 21-person Board of Governors (Board), which operates as part of a bi-cameral governance structure prescribed by the University Act. The Board is supported by the Office of the Board Secretariat. As UBC gets more complex, the Board is seeking a Board Secretary to support the Board and President to ensure world-class university governance, in keeping with UBC’s reputation and aspirations. Equipped with deep governance knowledge, mature judgment, and a pro-active and professional nature, this individual will provide governance leadership at UBC. If you possess a minimum of ten years of Board secretarial or equivalent experience in a large and complex public sector organization, preferably in an academic environment, and a law degree or equivalent experience, then we would like to hear from you.

Experience in one or more of the following areas would be considered an asset: law, policy development; interpretation of statutes, policies and procedures; experience in drafting technical documents and resolutions; experience with university judicial processes; and experience dealing with a wide range of constituencies, including First Nations.

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