Board Liaison

Chico's FAS, Inc. Fort Myers, FL
Board Liaison Brand: Chico's FAS, Inc-Shared Services

Category: Legal

Location:

Fort Myers, FL

POSITION OBJECTIVE:

This position is responsible for connecting the Board of Directors with senior management at Chico's FAS. This position will also serve as a focal point for investor communication and engagement on corporate governance issues. This is a highly visible role within the corporate function.

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Provides ongoing support for all Board and Committee related activities:

* Coordinates, including logistics, and attends board and committee meetings

* Prepares materials for Board of Directors, Board Committee and Management Committee meetings

* Produces data/content that is of high quality and is timely

* Drafts comprehensive meeting minutes

* Securely distributes Board Materials through electronic or hard-copy delivery

* Reviews Board materials prior to distribution for accuracy and adherence to document retention standards

* Addresses outstanding Board meeting action items in the Board Meeting (from prior meetings)

* Ensures draft documents are easily discerned from final versions and adhere to document retention standards.

* Ensures that all Committee/Board charters are maintained and adhered to.

* Maintains key corporate documents and records.

* Assists with the assessment of the Board's governance practices. Shares information with the Board on its roles and responsibilities.

* Shows sensitivity and is intuitive to the demands of the Board.

* Builds collaborative relationships and fosters trust by involving others in decision-making.

* Drives and continuously improves Board related processes for the organization, establishing and maintaining high quality output, as well as efficient best practice processes and systems.

* Maintains a broad and deep understanding of industry dynamics, including competitors.

* Drives creation and facilitation of content used in presentations to the Board of Directors used in collaboration with all members of the leadership team as needed. Ensures leadership team is set up for success going into these discussions.

* Facilitates orientation of new directors and annual Board and Committee self-assessments.

* Manages process for annual shareholder meeting.

QUALIFICATIONS:

* BS/BA required, JD Degree preferred

* 3+ years of substantive experience, Board Corporate Secretary experience preferred

* Familiarity with SEC and NYSE public company rules and requirements, including those in the 1933 and 1934 Securities Exchange Acts and the NYSE Listing Standards, including preparation and review of public filings and disclosures

* Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

* Proven presentation and training skills

* Ability to resolve complex, highly sensitive work-related issues.

* Ability to effectively coach and leverage internal resources, outside counsel and subordinates

* Exceptional project management skills

* Ability to develop positive partnerships and influence at the highest levels and throughout the organization

* Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Google suite)

* Experience with a corporate legal department or a nationally recognized law firm preferred

* Experience in executive compensation or compensation and benefits preferred

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