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Legal - Proxy Voting Co-op (January 2020)
MFS Investments | Boston, Massachusetts
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Job Description

Whether you're an investment professional, an expert in sales or a technology specialist, you'll find a culture at MFS that supports you in doing what you do best. Our employees work together to reach better outcomes, always favoring the strongest idea over the strongest individual. We put people first and show care and compassion for our community and each other. Because what we do matters - to us as valued professionals and to the millions of people and institutions who rely on us to help them build more secure and prosperous futures.

Job Description

MFS is a premier investment management firm with a rich history and a growing global reputation. Since 1924, when our founders invented the mutual fund, collaboration and innovation have fueled our success. When you join our team, you will be challenged by the work you do, and you will share your talents with a vibrant network of vested individuals to create an elite organization and build a rewarding career.

This Co-op experience provides participants with a meaningful, relevant work experience as part of their academic studies. In addition to daily responsibilities, participants will have the opportunity to participate in a series of structured activities designed to enhance their learning experience including:

* Co-Op New Hire Orientation
* Senior Leadership Speaker Series
* Social & Networking Events
* Presentation Challenges

At the conclusion of this position, co-ops will have increased their knowledge of investing, the mutual fund industry, employee engagement, and a firm understanding of how the legal department works at an asset management company.

MFS co-op positions are a 6-month commitment (January 7, 2020- June 26, 2020), working Monday - Friday and work between 35-40 hours. Our program is designed for undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in a co-op program through their college or university and can meet our requirements.

About the Proxy Voting Co-op

In this position, you will be responsible for assisting the Proxy Voting Team within the Legal Department in a variety of daily processes and project related tasks.

Principal Responsibilities

* Assist the Proxy Voting Team in the day-to-day application of the Proxy Voting Policies as well as the Team's monitoring of the application of the Proxy Voting Policies and the voting of certain proxies ("Standard Proxy Items") by the proxy administration firm that performs various proxy voting-related administrative services for MFS (the "Proxy Administrator").
* Assist the Team with client communications regarding the Proxy Voting Policies and the proxy voting records of a client.
* Assist the Team in the preparation of materials for meetings of the MFS Proxy Voting Committee and other internal committees and working groups.
* Input and update multiple data fields in spreadsheets and status/recordkeeping charts relating to our proxy voting activities.
* Prepare records for scanning, filing, disposition or archive.
* Attend meetings to learn about topics related to proxy voting as well as meetings to learn about other Legal topics and projects.
* Assist in setting up meetings with internal and external business partners.
* Other tasks/projects as requested.


* Strong attention to detail.
* Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
* Ability to complete multiple tasks timely and efficiently.
* Proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and able to develop proficiency in MFS systems as required to perform the duties of the position.
* Coursework in paralegal studies and/or business law preferred.

If any applicant is unable to complete an application or respond to a job opening because of a disability, please contact MFS at 617-954-5000 or email talent_acquisition@mfs.com for assistance.

MFS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws. Employees and applicants of MFS will not be subject to harassment on the basis of their status. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited. "Click here to view the 'EEO is the Law' poster and supplement."

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