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The Aerospace Corporation is searching for an Assistant Corporate Secretary to provide efficient and effective support to The Aerospace Corporation’s Board of Trustees and company executive management. Reporting to the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, this position leads the coordination, facilitation, and recording of the activities of the board and its committees. As a corporate governance expert, this position maintains The Aerospace Corporation’s corporate governance documents and related systems. This position also provides advice to Executives, Trustees, and Managers on a broad range of Board related issues.
High-level responsibilities of this leader include:
- Draft and revise corporate resolutions, consents, notices, agendas, minutes, frameworks, filings, and other corporate governance documentation; Assist with the preparation of board, board committee and distribute meeting materials;
- Draft and maintain charters for Board committees and corporate governance policies;
- Coordinate and attend board and committee meetings and draft minutes. Provide meeting notice requirements, determine agendas, and coordinate meetings of the board and its committees. Set future board meeting dates, provide notice as required, and maintain the board meeting calendar;
- Serve as a liaison for Board Trustees, company officers, and managers. Facilitate the election of directors. Manage board compensation matters, including the delivery of Trustee fees;
- Maintain key corporate documents, such as company bylaws, board policies, and procedures, committee charters. Maintain corporate legal records, minute books, calendars, and playbooks. Monitor and maintain the Board portal system and other internal related systems;
- Monitor and ensure compliance with governance requirements and facilitate the required reviews of governance documents. Assist with compliance and regulatory filings, such as the Annual Report;
- Maintain corporate governance records;
- Collaborate with, and serve as a point of contact for Legal, People Ops, Compliance, Finance, Enterprise Risk Management, IT, Internal Audit, and other teams seeking input on Board-related or corporate governance matters;
- Apply technical and strategic knowledge, including best practices, to guide and improve Board preparations, meetings, and Office of Secretary operations.
- Bachelor’s Degree
- 10+ years of relevant experience with a corporation and/or law firm
- Significant corporate governance experience inclusive of the board of director/trustee support, executive support, and corporate policy work
- Ability to coordinate complex tasks with multiple stakeholders
- The ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing, to both technical and non-technical audiences, and present to large groups is required
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and SharePoint
- Ability to travel (when necessary)
- Management experience
- This position requires a Top-Secret clearance and the ability to obtain SCI access. This is issued by the US government and US citizenship is required.
- Nonprofit board and governance specific experience a plus
- Held position as Secretary or Assistant Secretary of a non-profit or for-profit corporation responsible for managing engagements with parent company board of directors/trustees
- Superior organization skills and attention to detail
- Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a strong focus on collaboration