Corporate Administrator
Summary:  The Corporate Administrator is responsible for managing the key corporate documents and for managing the provision of legal advice to the organisation on major issues in consultation with corporate legal counsel and the executive leadership of the organisation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Include But Not Limited To)                         

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Manage the corporate document system to ensure key corporate documents are current, valid, accessible and secure, in both printed and electronic formats.
  • Assist in drafting key corporate documents.
  • Assist in the full and final execution of key corporate documents.
  • Manage the working relationships with various external professional consultative services, including legal counsel, to ensure the most effective resources are available to the organization when needed.
  • Manage the performance of work by any external professional consultative service engaged for a specific work product to a satisfactory conclusion.
  • Conduct legal research on various concerns of the organization, as requested by a member of the executive leadership, in order to identify the issues most relevant to the organization and to recommend actions as warranted.
  • Serve as a member of the Legal Review Group.

 Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Requirements)

  • Knowledgeable in corporate governance of non-profit (not-for-profit, charity) corporations in various legal jurisdictions.
  • Proficient in contemporary business technology applications.
  • Able to read and understand legal documents, articles and reference materials.
  • Able to think systematically, to recognize and define business processes, and to identify areas for improvement.
  • Able to travel internationally for periods of several weeks at a time.
  • Clear background records check with no evidence of any criminal record.
  • Supportive of Mercy Ships mission and vision, and committed to its core values.
  • Understand and apply servant leadership, work collaboratively with integrity and demonstrate accountability.

 Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in law or international business management or other relevant field.
  • Experience in corporate legal governance or a similar field.
  • Successful completion of Mercy Ships Entry Training within the first year.