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Secretary of the Board of Trustees/Director of Stakeholder Relations

Marist College
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 7, 2022

Position Title:

Secretary of the Board of Trustees/Director of Stakeholder Relations


President's Office

Job Summary:

Marist College invites applications for the position of Secretary of the Board of Trustees/Director of Stakeholder Relations in the Office of the President. Reporting directly to the Vice President for Strategic Initiatives/Chief of Staff (VPSI COS), the Secretary of the Board of Trustee/Director of Stakeholder Relations acts as a strategic partner to the VPSI COS in supporting the work of both the President's Office and the Board of Trustees. This individual has primary responsibility for all institutional governance-related matters, as well as all matters pertaining to Trustee engagement. The Secretary of the Board of Trustees will also manage relationships with other key constituencies and will undertake, from time to time, additional projects or initiatives on behalf of the President and/or the Board.

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree and five years of related experience, with exposure to non-profit or higher-education governance preferred.

Essential Functions:
  • Works with the President, VPSI COS, vice presidents, and senior staff to develop agendas and supporting materials for standing committee meetings and full Board meetings
  • Drafts, publishes, and maintains written work product including minutes, resolutions, memos, reports, and correspondence on behalf of the VPSI COS, President, and/or Board Chair
  • Develops and coordinates a robust Board orientation and ongoing education program to foster Trustee engagement and growth
  • Functions as the primary point of contact for Board members as they interact with the College in connection with their institutional responsibilities
  • Oversees and maintains the permanent records of the Board, including the bylaws, institutional charter/amendments to the charter, Trustee terms, committee assignments, officer assignments, conflict of interest forms, etc.
  • Schedules and attends all Board-related meetings, assuring that notification of such meetings is provided and minutes are kept consistent with the Board's bylaws
  • Acts as a liaison between the Board, the President's Office, and a variety of internal and external constituents
  • Participates in departmental and College committees as a representative of the President’s Office
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Preferred Qualifications:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills. A demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and work independently to meet stated objectives. The ability to build and maintain relationships. A commitment to confidentiality. Strong project-management and organizational skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite/Office 365, videoconferencing software, and board portal software preferred.

Required Application Documents:

Resume, Cover Letter, & 3 Professional References

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #2 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit

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Work Schedule:

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; evenings and weekends on occasion

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Marist College Main Campus

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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.

Advertised: February 22, 2023 Eastern Standard Time
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