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Dress for Success Calgary - Corporate Secretary & Legal Director

The Corporate Secretary & Legal Director is responsible for assisting in legal matters, AGLC compliance and applications, filings, insurance matters, and ensuring accurate and complete records are kept of the proceedings and decisions of the Dress for Success Calgary (DFSC) Board.


Individual Responsibilities

  • Manage Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission application process and all aspects of documentation and general compliance. 
  • Manage and amend bylaws as required to ensure compliance and present to Board for approval 
  • Provide legal advice through reviewing, drafting and providing recommendations on any agreements, leases and contracts involving DFSC
  • Record attendance at Board meetings, record accurate minutes of meetings and record all motions
  • In collaboration with Chair and Vice Chair, facilitate the AGM 
  • File Annual Society Return (Service Alberta) and Property Tax Exemption
  • Review insurance to ensure DFSC is adequately covered, including Director’s liability insurance
  • Work closely with Chair, Vice Chair and Corporate Secretary for all legal related issues
  • Ensure that all DFS Worldwide and DFSC Board files are kept current and accessible including meeting minutes and board member personal information via Sharepoint
  • Manage the Organizational Chart which outlines Board and Committee positions and names
  • Ensure Board receives updated records or contact lists as they are modified and save copies in Sharepoint
  • Manage the Board calendar – including liaising with the Chair/Vice-Chair on development of annual key dates

Shared Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure national and local fundraising campaigns are managed effectively 
  • Actively seek new opportunities for general DFSC sponsors. Record leads for potential sponsors in the sponsor database. Update the database with notes each time contact has been made 
  • Participate in the annual Strategy Session, the AGM and Board meetings  
  • Attend one volunteer orientation and one boutique styling 
  • Volunteer at clothing sales and special events 
  • Compliance with the annual Board Giving Agreement, which is signed by each Director
  • Track individual hours worked on a monthly basis. Report hours to the Chair at the end of the fiscal year


  • Corporate law experience preferred
  • Ability to commit to a two-year board term
  • Attend evening Board and Committee meetings as required & participate in Group Chat
  • Understand and promote the DFS brand and mission
  • High degree of confidentiality
  • Detail-oriented and thorough
  • Strong organization and time-management skills
  • Effective written communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work in a team environment
  • High level of professionalism and integrity
  • Willingness to help fundraise and recruit volunteers
  • Help onsite during special events

All Board positions are volunteer-based, with the commitment of a two-year term. Both men and women are encouraged to apply.

To apply: please e-mail your cover letter and resume to People@dfsc.ca