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Associate, Governance & Project Management


New York

Job description

Position:  Associate

Reports to:  Chief Operating Officer

Date Created:  3/2021

Position summary:  The Governance & Project Management Associate will play an integral role and have direct impact on the lifecycle of multiple, concurrent business impact projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:


Policy and Procedure Review Management

  • Assist with the scheduling and maintenance of effective annual policy reviews which ensure that all policies remain current
  • Execute follow up action to ensure updated policies are communicated to relevant stakeholders

User Access Management

  • Upon employee termination, assist with notifying the application owners until the employee’s access rights are deactivated and notify Human Resources
  • Ensure Tier-1 Application Owners complete the annual access reviews
  • Assist with semi-annual reviews of the User Access Database with list of terminated employees
  • Upon new critical application onboarding, create a new profile for the application in the user access database and add the applicable users

Committee Management

  • Participate in the scheduling and maintenance of annual committee charter reviews and collecting and centralizing all committee minutes
  • Ensure the list of committee members are current on the intranet, charter and/or relevant system

Corporate Authorized Persons

  • Assist with maintaining the list of authorized persons for banks, custodians and brokers
  • Track outstanding authorized memos to ensure completion
  • Assist with the periodic review of authorized persons

Entity Central Resource

  • Provide critical support to Entity Central’s obligations

Project Management

Project Coordination

  • Collaborate with the Project Manager on key initiatives across the firm through coordination efforts, administrative details, follow-up, report creation and development of tracking application

Intranet Co-Management

  • Participates in the management of the firm’s central resource for news and other key information. The role would require both assistance in the maintenance and updates of the intranet, as well as, partnering on the creative vision and ways to increasingly engage the firm

Wafra University Event Coordination

  • Act as an active member of the Wafra University group and participate in delivering initiatives geared towards enhancing information sharing across the firm; providing training in various disciplines; supporting professional development; and increasing employee engagement


  • Bachelor’s degree, potentially Master’s degree
  • 3 plus years of experience in governance, project management or similar role, preferably at top-tier private equity, venture capital, investment banking and/or management consulting firms
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities in a complex and dynamic environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively with senior leaders and program sponsors
  • Self-motivated with the ability to make decisions in the absence of detailed instructions
  • Abstract critical thinking and problem solving
  • Superior academic achievement at a top-tier undergraduate university

Please send your resume to with the subject line “Associate”.

Wafra Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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