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Program Manager Corporate Governance

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Public Interest

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Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Chicago, IL

Date Last Verified

Oct 13,2017

Posted on

Feb 26,2017
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General Corporate/Governance
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Program Manager Corporate Governance Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Director of Corporate Governance, responsible for independently managing key activities of the corporate governance office. Working directly and independently with senior management to prepare and distribute board materials and presentations, ensuring adherence to organizational standards, board committee responsibilities, and meeting objectives. Ensure that all agendas and materials adhere to established policies, procedures, and bylaws. Overseeing and maintaining the NMHC Board of Directors website (an essential communication forum for the board), including primary responsibility for proactive identification of content. Conduct research to maintain current on regulatory requirements and corporate governance best practices and communicate with Director, Senior Management, and Board members on these matters. Serving as staff to selected boards and committees, including agenda development, material preparation, coordination and distribution, attending meetings as requested, and ensuring appropriate meeting follow-up. Playing a leadership role in key board engagement and education initiatives, including new director orientation and continuing education. Having primary responsibility for the board evaluation process, including communication of results and incorporating findings into the NMHC corporate governance program. Developing and managing the annual calendar of board and committee meeting agendas and action items. Directing the scheduling and execution of board meetings and board communications. Overseeing the maintenance of corporate records (including meeting records and board member files). Drafting and/or reviewing corporate minutes, resolutions, consents, etc. Tracking key corporate governance metrics (e.g. board member attendance, diversity, board/committee meeting material preparation, etc.). Providing assistance with various corporate governance related activities (e.g. Corporate Compliance and Integrity Matters, NMHC Enterprise Risk Management, etc.). Participate in efforts to streamline work processes and improve the services provided by the department. Participate, support, or lead special projects within the department as needed.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree, paralegal, or other graduate/professional degree (e.g. MBA, MHA, MPA), or 5+ years in a leadership role in a corporate secretary’s office or other board-related position. Demonstrated sophisticated relationship management and communication skills (i.e. executive/senior management, boards, etc.). Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Excel. Strong organizational and project management skills. Ability to think independently. Must be a self-directed, independent thinker, possess sensitivity with respect to confidential information, and have the ability to handle and resolve issues independently, as needed. An interest in governance best practices.

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