The Legal and Board Operations Associate (Paralegal) will play a critical role in assisting the General Counsel in the Corporate Secretarial role supporting two separate boards of directors. Under the direct supervision of the General Counsel, the Legal and Board Operations Associate will also provide a wide variety of corporate and legal functions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
As the premier association for board members, NACD’s boards set the example for excellence in governance. This role will help lead the board support efforts in the following ways:
Prepares draft board and committee agendas, calendars and work plans
Coordinates with board committee liaisons to develop meeting agendas and materials
Communicates via board portal and messenger service to board members
Helps coordinate board and committee meeting logistics
Coordinates the approval of meeting minutes with the board leader and senior management
Assists General Counsel with coordination of contract reviews, business transactions and other legal matters
Maintains corporate records
Performs legal research
Maintains trademark and copyright database
Provide guidance to HR with maintenance of employee handbook and other policies
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and a minimum of 3-5 years of paralegal professional corporate office experience is required. A paralegal certificate is preferred. Direct experience working with a board of directors and corporate secretary required. Must have high proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, board portals and PowerPoint. Must exhibit excellent organization skills, demonstrable written and verbal communication skills, and attention to detail. Must have an ability to work independently, take initiative, handle multiple priorities and project simultaneously, and meet deadlines. Must be comfortable interacting professionally with company board directors, C-suite executives, and other governance experts.
NACD empowers more than 21,000 directors to lead with confidence in the boardroom. As the recognized authority on leading boardroom practices, NACD helps boards strengthen investor trust and public confidence by ensuring that today's directors are well prepared for tomorrow's challenges.
World-class boards join NACD to elevate performance, gain foresight, and instill confidence. Fostering collaboration among directors, investors, and governance stakeholders, NACD has been setting the standard for responsible board leadership for more than 40 years.