General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Reporting to the CEO, the successful candidate will take a proactive and strategic approach in providing expert legal advice on a variety of complex legal, governance, legislative, disclosure and operational matters. This position is also the corporate secretary and will work closely with two Board of Directors ensuring proper maintenance of the above listed companies and their subsidiaries.    

Responsibilities:

General Counsel

  • Provide expert and strategic legal advice to staff and senior leaders on all legal matters impacting the companies while ensuring all are compliant with current and proposed legal regulations 
  • Support dispute resolution proceedings between the companies and third parties
  • Identify, evaluate, and manage external counsel as needed
  • Prepare and/or review contracts and agreements as required
  • In collaboration with other members of management and external counsel, preparing financing documentation, including prospectuses and private placement related documentation, as required

Corporate Secretary

  • Organize Board and Committee meetings for all companies: prepare notices and agendas and compiling and distributing comprehensive board packages; preparing and circulating an annual calendar of board and committee meetings and other key dates
  • Act as recording secretary at all meetings of the Boards and the various committees of the Boards
  • Maintain the minute books of all companies and subsidiaries
  • Prepare and circulate minutes of meetings and/or resolutions, as required
  • Maintain a schedule of board and committee attendance and, in collaboration with the human resources department, ensure payment of directors’ fees
  • Coordination of all aspects of Freehold’s annual general meeting, including the preparation of annual meeting materials
  • Prepare annual and quarterly trading blackout calendar and circulate trading blackout notices, as required

Governance

  • Direct or coordinate the preparation of materials and presentations for the orientation program for new Directors
  • Maintain the companies’ corporate governance materials, including all mandates and policies
  • Act as the principal governance liaison to stock exchanges, regulatory bodies, corporate governance rating agencies, governance associations and outside advisors, as applicable and appropriate
  • Direct or coordinate the preparation of all documents required for the issuance of Freehold securities
  • Direct the activities of Freehold’s transfer agent, proxy solicitor and other relevant vendors that serve as agents of Freehold
  • Oversee SEDAR/SEDI and Toronto Stock Exchange filings
  • Prepare or assist in the preparation of all continuous disclosure filings, including Freehold’s annual information form and management information circular, ensuring that such filings are made in a timely manner as prescribed by applicable securities and corporate legislation and stock exchange policies
  • Perform other related duties as required

Required Characteristic, Attributes and Skills

  • Able to take a business-minded approach with legal knowledge to identify opportunities and consider all possible solutions
  • Demonstrates and models a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism
  • Superior interpersonal skills with ability to positively influence and collaborate 
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs
  • Superior time management skills, multi‐tasking skills and the ability to manage work flow and priorities

Qualifications:

  • Member of a Law society in Canada with a minimum of five years working experience
  • Prior in-house legal experience is an asset
  • Experience in carrying out corporate governance practices and processes as well as corporate records management
  • Good knowledge of corporate legislation and solid understanding of corporate secretarial/corporate governance best practices

Additional Requirements/Information:

All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada at the time of application

Additional Working Conditions:

COVID-19 & Flexible Hybrid Work Pilot Program Information

We understand the way we do our work has changed and our employees are looking for flexibility with a blend of in-office and remote work.  Rife currently has a 12-month hybrid work pilot program in place allowing us to live, learn and adapt our flexible, hybrid work program in a way that works for our business and our employees.

What does our hybrid work pilot program look like?

  • Combination of in-office and remote work: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday are core in-office work days, Monday and Friday in-office or remote based on your preference
  • Flexible work hours, while committing to being available during our core hours of 9:00am – 3:00pm

If you choose to participate in the hybrid work pilot program, you will:

  • Be provided with a Rife computer or laptop when working in the office
  • Require access to a personal computer when working from home

Benefits:

  • Benefits program
  • Health and Wellness spending account
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Pension plan
  • Flex day program
  • Hybrid work pilot program

Equity, Inclusion and Diversity

Committed to attracting and retaining diverse employees, Rife Resources will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, we strive to create and maintain a working environment that is welcoming and promotes diversity of thought, inclusivity and equity.

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Closing Date: 
May 24, 2022
Posting Status: 
Open
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