Counsel & Assistant Corporate Secretary

  • Company: TIAA
  • Location: New York, New York
  • Posted: October 17, 2017
  • Reference ID: 1710754
Job Description



Since 1918, it has been TIAA’s mission to serve, our ability to perform and the values we embrace that make us a different kind of financial services organization. We’re dedicated to serving the financial needs of those in the academic, medical, cultural, governmental and research fields, and committed to helping make lifetime financial well-being possible for them.


By building a culture that allows all employees to contribute their unique talents and skills, we’re able to provide our customers with fresh ideas and distinct perspectives to help them achieve their goals.  We believe a diverse and inclusive workforce is one of our greatest strengths and a key measure of our success*.


For more information about TIAA, visit our website.




This position requires a high level of expertise in the management of corporate boards, subsidiary management and in the area of corporate governance, generally. 




·   Support for all operational aspects of preparation for board and committee meetings including logistics, monitoring attendance, mailing and electronic delivery of board materials, managing board and committee agenda review processes, and working with committee administrators to facilitate oversight of board committee processes

·   Subsidiary management and governance

·   Attendance at board and committee meetings and the preparation of minutes

·   Ensure compliance and fulfillment of board governance principles, committee charters and legal matrices

·   Evaluate board governance documents for compliance with applicable regulatory requirements and best practices

·    Ongoing assessment of board governance practices and opportunities for continuous improvement

·   Oversight of the preservation of board, committee and subsidiary materials and minutes, and support of the document retention policy for the corporate secretary's office

·    Analysis of board member independence and conflict of interest questionnaires;

·    Preparation of resolutions, written consents and governance-related board materials;

·    Support of processes for new board member searches;

·    Facilitate the orientation of new board members and committee chairs;

·    Update board and committee evaluation forms and facilitate board and committee evaluations

·      Support the planning and organization of annual meetings of shareholders/participants.





  • Law Degree and demonstrated experience in the area of management of corporate and subsidiary boards, corporate law and knowledge of corporate governance is required; 5-7 years of experience is preferred.

  • Financial Services experience strongly preferred.

  • Knowledge of NYSE and Sarbanes-Oxley Independence and Governance requirements, a plus.



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