Executive Assistant, Legal and Compliance

  • MasterCard
  • Canada
  • Aug 15, 2022
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Law Clerk Legal Assistant Legal Support Legal Secretary

Job Description

Reporting to the General Counsel, the role will be responsible to provide executive and administrative support to the General Counsel and the in-house Legal & Compliance (L&C) team and will undertake a variety of work, including calendar management, meeting support, travel, file maintenance and invoicing.

The successful candidate will be based in Canada or any of our listed offices in Africa (Rwanda, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria)


Manage scheduling for the General Counsel and L&C leadership team, including calendar meeting requests.

Plan, coordinate and ensure schedules are followed and respected, and act as a ‘gatekeeper’ while ensuring access to the leadership team.

Schedule meetings and coordinate related logistics, such as room bookings, refreshments, and document preparation for all attendees.

Manage agenda, take minutes at meetings, and distribute as appropriate.

Lead follow up of key action items for the leadership team, ensuring that the L&C leadership team is prepared for meetings and correspondence and work runs smoothly.

Manage travel in coordination with the travel team and office coordinator and team assistants, including extensive global travel, accommodation reservations, ground transport, travel visas and immunizations.

Prepare and submit expense reports accurately and efficiently in line with organizational policies.

Handle highly sensitive and confidential matters relating to the daily activities of the department.

Prepare, draft, and revise correspondence, agreements, and other documents.

Maintain listing of global legal contacts and familiarize with key contacts.

Undertake all file management and housekeeping procedures to ensure filing constantly up to date.

Provide support in development of systems and processes that support efficient and effective management of all communications, record-keeping and filing systems. Coordinate and consolidate information in order to meet deadlines.

Manage and monitor large volumes of files, electronic and paper.

Maintain and update internal policies and legal documentation.

Liaise with external legal counsel and/or other Foundation staff on documentation and administrative or confidential matters as well as on various issues.

Build and maintain relationships with both staff and external resources.


College diploma or University degree is required.

Minimum 5 years’ experience as an executive assistant.

Previous experience working in a law firm or in-house legal department is a benefit.

High level of proficiency with current technology including Microsoft Office, with an emphasis on Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

Excellent planning, prioritization, and time management skills.

Strong communication skills in English; written and spoken.

An ability to work well under pressure and remain calm during high volume periods.

Comfortable taking instructions, following through on assignments, and managing ongoing tasks.

Ability to support more than one professional and to undertake additional responsibilities.

Professional demeanor, sensitivity with different cultures and impeccable integrity.

Team player, who can also work independently with little direction or supervision and possess ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects.

Possess excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills with the ability to articulate information to a variety of constituents across cultures.

Possess professional maturity, sensitivity with different cultures, and impeccable integrity that exemplify the Foundation’s values.

Demonstrate a commitment to Mastercard Foundation’s values and vision.

Deadline for Applications is September 5, 2022.

Mastercard Foundation (the “Foundation”) values and respects your privacy. By submitting an application for this opportunity, you hereby agree to the Foundation’s collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with its Privacy Policy (available at https://mastercardfdn.org/privacy/ ). Please note that the Foundation may share your personal information with third-party agencies that support the Foundation’s recruitment activities, and such third-party agencies may contact you directly regarding this opportunity. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Foundation’s Privacy Officer at the address indicated in its Privacy Policy.

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