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Sr. Corporate Governance Manager -

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Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Mar 05, 2020

Valid Through

Jun 18, 2020

Posted on

Dec 27, 2019

Years of Experience

Min 8 yrs required


Piscataway, NJ, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Senior Corporate Governance Manager
The candidate key purpose of this position is to ensure the company governing documents are compliant and consistent with the law and policy as directed by the company Board of Directors and to coordinate and support the work of the company Governance Committee, charged with assisting the company Board of Directors with governance matters related to the effectiveness and efficiency of company, including to review of proposed amendments to governing documents to assure clarity, consistency and legal compliance among other duties. The primary responsibilities of this position includes supporting the work of the different organizational units through the company Bylaws, Policies, Charters and Operational Manuals and recommending and/or authorizing revisions to these documents on behalf of the company Governance Committee and the company Board of Directors. The incumbent will guide senior volunteers, members and company professional staff through established processes related to the drafting and adoption of these documents and, using established procedures, and is responsible for ensuring that the company Board of Directors has the information needed to make informed decisions with respect to policy and governance related matters. This position works directly with the company Secretary, company Directors, and Governance Committee in support of the Board of Directors and its various Organizational Units. This position has heavy interaction with high-level company volunteers and the professional staff at all levels across the organization. This role reports to the Senior Director, Corporate Governance. Will have no direct reports, however, will influence the work of others. While the nature of the incumbent’s work is operational, it requires mastery of multiple bodies of knowledge to translate strategic priorities into functional plans. Will authorized to approve purchases, contracts and expenditures up to US$10,000, and recommend annual budgetary needs. May serve as the department leader in the absence of the Senior Director, and as such, must keep abreast of departmental activities and the status of projects. As a member of the Corporate staff, shall be a valued participant by: a) identifying and facilitating ways to innovate and improve company and the department operations and b) by working collaboratively, cooperatively, and comfortably with the highest management levels, both within and outside of company. In support of the company, this position is the lead for the risk assessment and business continuity activities for the Corporate Governance department. Specific duties include: Serves as the Executive Director’s designee in matters concerning the coordination of changes to the Major Board Operations Manuals. Works with key volunteers and professional staff to assure all documents align with the law and company’s high level governing documents. Provides reports and information to the company Board of Directors and the Governance Committee on the status of revisions and other related activities. Maintains governing document archives, corporate files, and organization roster content. Recommends and/or authorizes revisions to company Bylaws, Policies, Charters and Operational Manuals on behalf of the company Governance Committee and the company Board of Directors. Coordinates, develops, and manages content for the webpages related to company governing documents and related procedures, organizational rosters, Governance Committee, and company Board governance and related resources. Oversees the publication and dissemination of company’s governing documents. Coordinates the production of action items relative to company’s Constitution, Bylaws, Policies, and the charters and operations manuals of company’s Major Boards and Standing Committees; Board of Directors, company Secretary, and company Governance Committee. Ensures the company Assembly, company Board of Directors, and company Governance Committee have the information necessary to accomplish their work in a timely manner, and within the boundaries of the company’s governing documents and all applicable laws and regulations. Serves as the staff secretary for the Governance Committee. Responsible for the coordination of all aspects of Governance Committee activities and ad hoc assignments, including to the preparation of agendas, agenda items, actions, minutes, meetings, meeting arrangements and schedules. Serves as a part of the company Board support team. May attend meetings of the Board and Assembly and will participate in the smooth production of all in-person and teleconference/web-based meetings, agenda reviews, drafting agenda items, providing reports and presentations in line with governing document activities or as requested, review of minutes and action items along with ad hoc assignments. Support the company Secretary in his/her role as an officer of the corporation, providing reports, presentations, and other assignments as requested. Interfaces with company Legal counsel as needed. Works to support company priorities and strategies; this may include, but is not limited to, ad hoc committee support and participation, research and information gathering, consultation with external organizations, and special projects as assigned. Coordinates the workload of the Senior Administrator, Corporate Governance. Identifies and implements processes and procedures that assist in the effective and efficient use of company resources, recommends best practices. Serves as a resource for staff and volunteers with respect to governance related matters, company Bylaws, Policies, procedures, and related rules and guidelines. Ability to identify and assess key drivers and trends for good governance practices. Establishes project timelines, assigning work, and reviewing work for completeness, accuracy and timeliness. Develops efficient business processes and examines existing processes for cost and time efficiencies.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent work experience in business administration, business management, public administration, or organizational communications. Paralegal certification (ABA approved) with governance experience a plus. Must have 8 years of relevant experience working in either an association governance environment (including board relations) or in the corporate/board affairs environment of a corporation is required. Familiarity with not-for-profit governance and best practices preferred. Project Management Professional (PMP) designation or the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential is a plus. Mastery of Microsoft Office programs required Word/Powerpoint/Excel/Smartsheets and of Google Apps is required. Should be effective communicator who is able to establish and maintain relationships and skillfully support and provide recommendations to the company Board of Directors, company Governance Committee, and Corporate Activities Department. Must be able to interact with senior level Volunteers and senior staff members. Must be fluent in business English and have strong cross cultural communication skills, especially with individuals for whom English is a second language. Should have strong written and verbal skills. Must be able to work collaboratively with individuals or teams and guide those of different views toward resolution as projects progress. Must have strong organizational skills with a high degree of planning and attention to detail.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854-4141

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