At Conexus, we are focused on supporting our members with their needs of today, while also helping them work towards their goals for the future. It’s more than conducting a banking transaction, it’s about providing our members with insightful content, tools, expert advice, and a full suite of products to empower them and inspire confidence in their financial decision-making. We prioritize growth and efficiency while never compromising on the financial well-being of our members. We do this by lending an ear to each member’s unique needs throughout Saskatchewan, ensuring personalized solutions.
Our employees are authentic, bold, creative, and responsible. They are the reason we consistently deliver outstanding member experiences. They’re more than just individuals who come to work each day, each employee is a vital part of Conexus.
We acknowledge that our Conexus offices and facilities are located on Treaty 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10 lands. These are the traditional lands of the Cree, Dakota, Dene, Lakota, Nakota and Saulteaux peoples, as well as the homeland of the Métis.
The bigger picture
We’re looking for an individual with a strong understanding of legislation and exceptional collaboration and interpersonal skills to come on board as our Governance Manager. In this role, you will work closely with the Chief Strategy and Governance Officer, and lead the delivery of key governance functions, including board nominations, board elections and the Annual General Meeting.
As the Governance Manager, you will support board effectiveness by managing the onboarding and orientation of new directors, learning and development plans for all directors, board assessments, and all required governance disclosures.
How you’ll be spending your time
- Managing the governance policies and processes for Conexus and its subsidiaries, ensuring compliance with bylaws, legislation and the Standards of Sound Business Practice issued by the Credit Union Deposit Guarantee Corporation.
- Overseeing the organizational policy framework, ensuring that the policy taxonomy is upheld, and that policy development is aligned with the policy update review cycles, approval processes and tracking.
- Leading the continuous review and updates required to keep the governance policies current and relevant.
- Preparing governance disclosures for the Conexus annual report.
- Leading and managing strategies to ensure that governance and its importance is understood throughout the organization.
- Leading the research of legislative/regulatory matters to provide sound advice to senior leaders and senior decision-making bodies (e.g., Board of Directors, ELT) regarding their potential effects on Conexus’ governance and strategic decisions, with a focus on upholding regulatory standards and achieving Conexus’ long term sustainability objectives.
- Leading the processes required to ensure that Conexus, and its subsidiaries meet annual registration requirements.
- Maintaining the provincial lobby register for Conexus.
- Remaining current on governance and policy trends and when necessary, leading discussions supported by research on governance and legislative/regulatory matters. Assessing and recommending improvements to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of Conexus’ governance while aligning with industry best practices to mitigate risk.
- Leading the processes to ensure corporate governance records are managed according to legislative requirements.
- Acting as the Conexus’ complaints officer, responsible for investigating member concerns that have been escalated beyond the business level and coordinating with the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments as required.
Board of Directors Effectiveness
- Managing the process for director learning and development, including orientation of new board members.
- Researching, developing and implementing policies and procedures to ensure the Conexus Board of Directors has the appropriate sills, knowledge and expertise to effectively oversee the organization’s operations while aligning with Conexus’ purpose.
- Serving as a resource to the Nominations Committee in the recruitment and process to recommend candidates and execute the process for director elections.
- Managing the board’s annual review process, including supporting the process for director competency self-assessments.
- Overseeing the internal processes to support board and committee meetings, including the development of agendas that align to the Board’s approved work plans, and all meeting resources.
- Supporting the Board of Directors in their duty to maintain effective governance. (e.g., governance policies and practices, learning programs, succession and renewal planning, etc.).
- Serving as a management resource to the Governance and Human Resources Committee, and the Nominations Committee.
- Leading the development and recommendation of the Board’s future planning meeting schedule while collaborating with administrative departments for relevant input as necessary.
- Leading the processes to run the director elections in accordance with bylaws, policies, and legislation.
- Overseeing the Annual General Meeting by collaborating with internal delivery partners, throughout the stages of planning, organization, execution, and day-of facilitation.
The way people describe you
You are a versatile professional with a strong skill set. You have a knack for working well with committees and boards, and possess a deep understanding of legislation. People appreciate your collaborative nature, both internally and externally, as well as your excellent communication skills. Your attention to detail, coupled with analytical and problem-solving abilities, helps you excel in complex situations. Your advanced interpersonal skills enable you to build strong relationships and lead effectively in various professional settings. Lastly, you demonstrate effective time management and organizational skills,
The experience you bring
- 3 to 5 years progressive relevant experience in corporate governance functions and policy work
- Post-secondary degree in a relevant or related field or a relevant combination of experience and post-secondary education.
- Experience in developing and implementing governance policy, procedures, and standards.
- Experience of having served on a board would be an asset.
- Knowledge of co-operative and corporate governance, including the credit union’s legislative, compliance and regulatory environment and how these can be implemented.
- Experience in a management or leadership role would be an asset.
- Experience in the financial services industry would be an asset.
- A governance designation (such as C. Dir. or ICD.D) would be an asset.
What you get in return
Our team works tirelessly to ensure the financial success of each of our members. We think such dedication deserves recognition. That’s why we’re proud to offer some of the most competitive job perks of any employer around. Come, join our crew, and find out just how sweet the rewards can be:
- Competitive compensation and benefits package
- Industry leading work-life balance and rewards
- Formal and informal employee development
- Meaningful work that makes a real difference in our members’ lives
We are excited to welcome candidates who bring a blend of academic, professional and volunteer experience that sets them apart. Research shows that many applicants tend to apply only when they meet every qualification of the role. However, we encourage you to explore opportunities that closely match your skillset and experience. We truly value diverse backgrounds and varied experiences, as we are dedicated to creating inclusive and diverse workplaces. You might just be the ideal addition to our team that we’ve been searching for! This opportunity closes on Friday, October 27, so apply now! If you have questions about this position, please contact Carmen Boxall at firstname.lastname@example.org.