Board Relations Specialist - Joint Venture

<strong>At Emergent Holdings, we&rsquo;re creating an innovative environment where our employees belong authentically, contribute meaningfully, and thrive intentionally &mdash; both personally and professionally.</strong>

Lansing, USA

Emergent Holdings

<h3><strong>Attention:</strong></h3> <p><strong>From Dec. 7, 2020 until Dec. 27, 2020, we will be undergoing a transition to a new recruitment technology platform. During that time, we will not be able to accept applications.</strong></p> <p><strong>We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.</strong></p> <p><strong>We appreciate your interest in joining our team, and would love for you to come back on Dec. 27 to apply.</strong></p> <p><strong>Thank you!</strong></p>

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Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

Overview: <br />Position directly supports the joint venture board and committee process by developing strong working relationships and proactive communication channels with all levels of executive leadership. The role requires effective communication skills and an understanding of corporate governance procedures and legal requirements of Joint Venture Board of Managers or similar groups. Responsibilities include meeting planning, preparation, agenda development, meeting materials, managing the board material review process, and coordinating travel arrangements.<br /><br /> Also responsible for specialized support functions of the joint venture board of managers and committees, serves as the primary point of contact for compliance, regulatory and licensing requirements, and special projects. Must be able to work effectively in a consensus-style and collaborative environment that expects and promotes teamwork. Possess the ability to work independently and collaboratively to prioritize and drive forward multiple simultaneous projects. Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, changing environment.<br /><br /><br /> <p><strong>WORKING CONDITIONS:</strong></p> <p>Work is performed in an office setting with no usual hazards. Work schedule can be irregular depending on the work necessary to complete. Travel is required with some overnight stays.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Responsibilities: <br /> <ul> <li>Manage joint venture board of managers and committee meeting material development, review, and approval process including collaboration with executive leadership and other key personnel.&nbsp;</li> <li>Manage joint venture board of managers and committee meeting preparation including collaboration with partner plans and departments across the enterprise.</li> <li>Manage, plan and develop activities that provide support to the joint venture board of managers and committees, including material preparation for the board chair and executive leadership.</li> <li>Manage annual member meetings.</li> <li>Edit executive leadership presentations to recommend changes to achieve business goals for agendas, assure grammatical accuracy and adherence to corporate style.</li> <li>Prepare joint venture board briefing meeting materials.</li> <li>Develop materials with the ability to craft messaging for multiple executive leadership audiences.</li> <li>Develop board presentations and reports on business topics that require board review and/or approval.</li> <li>Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously with professionalism, meeting tight deadlines in a high-pressure, fast-paced, and collaborative environment.</li> <li>Research, analyze and prepare appropriate documents, including draft minutes and summaries for the joint venture board of managers and committees, to provide required information necessary to respond to legal interrogatories, executive staff requests or other business purposes.</li> <li>Accurately interprets and communicates joint venture board and department protocols and state laws, rules and regulations.</li> <li>Lead department of insurance audit examinations and external auditor requests as it relates to joint venture board of managers and officers.</li> <li>Use initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines; develop and implement improved office procedures and technology; organize own work, set priorities and meet critical deadlines.</li> <li>Develop and maintain relationships with Emerging Markets leadership and joint venture partner plans to maintain alignment, stay informed of issues and business needs that require board review and/or action.</li> <li>Attend joint venture board of manager and/or committee meetings and functions and take initiative to engage in positive and effective communication with board managers and executive staff.</li> <li>Identify and analyze business problems and devise procedures and solutions to the problems.</li> <li>Oversee the maintenance of joint venture records; oversee annual reporting and verification of forms from board managers.</li> <li>Participate in developing department goals, objectives, processes, procedures and systems.</li> <li>Maintain confidentiality.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <br /> <p><strong>EDUCATION OR EQUIVALENT EXPERIENCE:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in business administration or related field is required.</li> <li>Combinations of relevant education and experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.</li> <li>Continuous learning, as defined by the Company&rsquo;s learning philosophy, is required.&nbsp;</li> <li>Certification or progress toward certification is highly preferred and encouraged.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>EXPERIENCE:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Minimum of five years of joint venture or board governance-related experience or seven years multi-faceted experience in the insurance industry or relevant experience that provides the necessary skills, knowledge, and abilities.</li> <li>Ability to demonstrate understanding of board governance practices and protocols.</li> <li>Three years experience in writing and editing presentation materials.</li> <li>Two years experience in recording minutes at corporate level meetings.</li> <li>Broad insurance experience and knowledge of organization, company, and departmental policy and procedures highly preferred.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES (SKA) REQUIRED:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Knowledge of corporate operations, organizational structure, and executive reporting relationships.</li> <li>Demonstrated confidence editing presentations and documents with the ability to diplomatically discuss changes with executive leadership and other personnel.</li> <li>Ability to capture and interpret key elements of discussion, requests for information, or undocumented motions during board and committee meetings.</li> <li>Thrives in challenging work environment, functions well under pressure, and with the ability to manage assignments with high expectations in short timeframes.</li> <li>Ability to work independently and with limited guidance.</li> <li>Excellent organizational and planning skills with ability to coordinate large volumes of materials and work to concurrent and/or conflicting deadlines.</li> <li>Highly flexible and able to respond to new tasks.</li> <li>Advanced verbal and written communication and superior interpersonal skills. Portrays the appropriate professional image.</li> <li>Strong critical and strategic thinking skills.</li> <li>Ability to take initiative, make competent decisions, work independently with limited guidance as well as function as a member of the team.</li> <li>Ability to interact with high-level individuals and establish exceptional working relationships with board managers and act as a point of contact on various matters.</li> <li>Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize work, handle numerous tasks simultaneously.</li> <li>Advanced user of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat, and preferably board portal software.</li> <li>Ability to perform assignments at locations outside the office.</li> <li>Ability to use diplomacy, discretion, and appropriate judgment.</li> <li>Ability to proofread documents for accuracy of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and format.</li> <li>Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.</li> <li>Ability to comprehend consequences of various situations and make appropriate individuals aware of it for decision-making.</li> <li>Ability to exchange information clearly, concisely and present ideas, report facts, and other information.</li> <li>Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.</li> </ul>