NACD is deeply committed to ensuring that corporate boards advance their performance by mastering the foundations of good governance and becoming proficient in frontier issues The Associate Director, Inclusive Governance Content is responsible for the development of NACD’s intellectual capital and education on traditional governance matters as well as the growing DEI board mandate, with an emphasis on creating original content and learning experiences that are insightful, practical, and actionable for corporate directors and boards. This role will also act as the leading NACD voice externally on these matters, working closely with our major stakeholders, engaging with media and directing several initiatives on board governance and DEI. The individual works closely with the Senior Director, Content and Thought Leadership in the development and execution of NACD’s content strategy.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Creates high-quality short-form content for members (research papers, blogs, articles, etc.), in addition to longer-form content, such as handbooks, on core governance issues (such as board operations, financial reporting, CEO succession planning and executive compensation) as well as board oversight of DEI.
Will contribute to NACD’s initiatives on both advancing board performance and the state of diversity and inclusion in the boardroom, generating original ideas in collaboration with members and other stakeholders that (gradually) set the new standard for board performance and DEI
Speaks on behalf of NACD at our own programs, both at the national and chapter-level, as well as external events (including participation in panels) and, when needed, engages media.
Will direct the creation of education, both in-person and e-learning, on core governance issues, working closely with the content experience team and our certification group.
Contributes subject matter expertise to the design and delivery of major educational programs on governance -related topics for corporate directors.
Identifies and pursues opportunities for product innovation (both existing and new products), including how we present our content across digital platforms.
Engage other groups, including storytelling, chapters and analytics, about the direction of our governance content & thought leadership and how they can contribute to amplifying/deepening our message: contributes to the production of our NACD “Future Fluency” podcast as part of our storytelling approach.
Develops and maintains relationships with key stakeholders in the governance/DEI community, including institutional investors, regulators, affinity groups, sponsors and other influential business associations.
Develops deep, mutually beneficial relationships with specific NACD members and partners.
Directly supports commercial efforts by joining and contributing to sales and retention discussions.
Represents the content team, when needed, in discussions with the senior team and the NACD Board.
Refines content of other content team members by editing and reviewing content.
Identifies and develops ideas for content based on member and industry insight.
Manages content calendar and communicates calendar to internal stakeholders, including the marketing and member services teams.
Liaises with Chapter Advancement team to infuse NACD intellectual capital into chapter-level programming/events for the director community.
Collaborates with NACD Strategic Content Partner organizations (our sponsors) to produce content for corporate governance community.
Oversees professional development of a team of:
Manager, Digital & Cybersecurity Content
Senior Analyst, Content
Senior Analyst, Content
Manager, Copy Editing and Knowledge Management
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in business, finance, communications, English, history, social sciences, or another related field is required; master’s degree preferred. Must have at least eight years of experience in research and/or content development. Demonstrated ability to manage several short- and long-term projects simultaneously, while also coaching junior-level staff. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of an organization.
Prior knowledge of ESG/corporate governance issues is a requirement. Strong oral and written communications skills required. Quantitative skill set is a plus. Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines. Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Office environment, including Word, Outlook, and Excel. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and content management systems is helpful, but not required.
About National Association of Corporate Directors
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) empowers more than 21,000+ directors to lead with confidence in the boardroom, helping world-class public, private, and nonprofit companies to navigate an increasingly complex business environment. NACD cultivates the professional development of its members through educational courses and events, published research, briefings on current and emerging issues, and strategic advisory services.