Position Title: Governance and Corporate Affairs Manager
Department: Legal and Compliance and Corporate Secretary
Reports to: Head of Legal
Position based in: Concacaf Headquarters, Miami
We are The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football, one of six continental confederations of FIFA. Concacaf serves as the governing body of football in this part of the world. It is composed of 41 national associations united by the passion for football, from Canada in the north to Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana in the south.
Concacaf is committed to develop, promote, and manage football throughout the region.
The Governance manager is responsible for managing a variety of day-to-day governance and legal activities in coordination with the Legal department, General Secretary office, Concacaf staff, Board of Directors, Congress and Committees of the Confederation. This position is responsible for ensuring the organization complies with local and regulatory matters within its region, including corporate filings, trademark registrations, renewals of insurance policies, record keeping, and corporate secretary functions. This role also ensures that appropriate notices and materials have been created and provided for every Congress, Board of Directors and Committee meetings on a timely basis.
- Manage preparations for and execution of board meetings, member association congresses and committee meetings and events consistent with corporate requirements in the Statutes.
- Work with committee chairs and responsible Concacaf business units to prepare agendas, materials and other necessary items for committees to fulfill their governance functions.
- Maintains and updates the Confederation’s governance framework, including developing, updating, and reviewing governance documents and policies, and monitoring compliance.
- Design and procure governance related training to elected and appointed officials and to appropriate Concacaf staff.
- Attend board meetings and committee meetings and preparing minutes, following up as necessary with committee members and responsible Concacaf staff
- Overseeing meetings and event logistics in cooperation with Concacaf Event and Travel Services department.
- Managing all technology necessary to support meetings, including arranging for simultaneous interpretation and ensuring that content is included in the applicable electronic board books for such meeting.
- Directly supervise and manage in-house translators.
- Responsible for fulfilling corporate secretary responsibilities, including annual filings, state and local filings. Supporting Finance department with respect to audit and financial local compliance matter.
- Trademark filings and registrations, with the support of outside counsel, and insurance policy renewals (including potential RFP for broker), with the support of current broker.
- Record keeping and corporate secretary functions, including partnering with other departments.
- Acts as a liaison to the Governance Committee.
- Perform other projects as needed.
SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that s/he can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
- Juris Doctor or Law degree.
- +5 years of relevant experience in related positions advising executive management, board of directors and senior leaders on corporate matters and meetings.
- Proven track record of effectively working cross-functionally and cross-culturally with partners at all levels, including executive management and other senior leaders.
- Team focused - collaborate and partner effectively across expertise areas to provide strong client service in a high volume and fast-paced environment.
- Experience working with confidential and sensitive matters.
- Sense of urgency, able to identify and articulate issues, offer solutions and follow-through to resolution.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills.
- Fluent in English and Spanish / proficiency in French or Dutch is a plus.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) is required.
- Flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm and able to operate in a fast-paced environment.
- Able to work independently with limited supervision, and as a part of a team.
- Acute attention to details and commitment to excellence and high standards.
- Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; able to manage priorities and workflow.
- Candidate must have the flexibility to travel nationally and internationally for the performance of his/her duties. Approximate travel requirement: 20%
Due to the cyclical nature of the sports and entertainment industry, the employee may be required to work varying schedules including game nights to reflect the business needs of the company.
This job description in no way implies that the duties listed here are the only ones the employee can be required to perform. The employee is expected to perform other tasks, duties and training as dictated by their supervisor.
Concacaf provides comprehensive benefits offerings to all full-time employees. Our benefits are competitive according to market.
Concacaf is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, sex, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other classification protected by law.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send an updated CV to Jobs@Concacaf.org
All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and will be required to submit proof of such eligibility.