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Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Boston Mutual Life Insurance Canton, MA Salary, Varies

All Boston Mutual employees who interact with our policyholders, our producers, and our BML associates embrace the principles of our brand and service philosophy. We are all brand ambassadors. Both our words and our behaviors matter. We share a common service philosophy and pride ourselves in living the BML brand promises every day, one interaction at a time.   


The following statements represent what Boston Mutual stands “FOR” – it is what makes us different and better in the market we serve.  

  • We are FOR being a progressive life insurance company offering financial peace of mind to working Americans and their families.
  • We are FOR providing practical and affordable products designed for those we serve. 
  • We are FOR making it easy to secure a level of financial protection with a portfolio of products – beginning with life insurance.
  • We are FOR providing a personalized customer experience to our policyholders and producers.
  • We are FOR acting in the best interests of our policyholders, producers, employees and the communities in which we live and serve – representing the goodness of mutuality in all we do.


We do our best to: 

  • Demonstrate a desire to assist
  • Listen for understanding and respond empathetically
  • Explain things in a manner that is easy to understand
  • Be knowledgeable students of our business
  • Take full ownership to resolve questions and issues
  • Be professional, polite and courteous
  • Leave our customers and associates “better than where we found them”


The VP, General Counsel and Secretary reports to the Chairman, CEO & President and is responsible for leading Legal, and Compliance departments, and serves as the chief legal advisor of the company.

The position is a member of the Executive Team and Senior Leadership. The VP is responsible for managing customer relationships (internal and external), working as a business partner by identifying strategic advantages where possible, and assessing legal and compliance risk.

The VP – General Counsel and Secretary is expected to:

  • Develop and implement strategy and thought leadership.
  • Actively contribute as a key member of the Executive Leadership Team. 
  • Collaborate on company-wide strategies and initiatives with peers and reporting teams to instill a culture of communication and transparency focused on employee engagement and attaining results.
  • Serves as Corporate Secretary. In this role, works with Chair of Board to advise on agenda items and presentations. Prepares and records meeting minutes. In addition, advises Board and Committees on various governance matters
  • Ensure departments compliant with company policies, procedures and corporate compliance as well as federal and state regulations. Involved in complex case decisions and resolving issues that may arise. 
  • Works closely with other departments on new initiatives and changes to existing products and/or processes. 
  • Foster a growth-oriented, positive and encouraging environment while keeping employees and management accountable to company policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Provide the team guidance as needed to ensure the team maintains a high level of delivery excellence while following streamlined processes.
  • Maximize performance in teams, oversight of team coaching, accountability and development.
  • Provide Counsels company-wide management on the legal implications of all company activities, provides legal services as required in judicial proceedings, and keeps abreast of legislative and administrative regulatory developments and problems.
  • Obtains the services of outside counsel as required to complement available internal legal resources.
  • Be an active participant in industry organizations, such as ACLI and/or state based industry associations
  • Foster a culture that reflects the Boston Mutual Brand – provide positive and proactive support to employees and internal and external customers.



  • JD required


  • Appropriate legal and management experience for the position.
  • Experience relevant to the key responsibilities of the position. 
  • Experience developing, leading and managing teams preferred.  Ability to attract, develop and maintain high performers. Experience working directly with senior leadership. .
  • Self-driven, highly organized and very effective time management skills.

Other Requirements: 

  • An active and engaged participant of Executive Leadership Team.  Ability to contribute at a strategic level.
  • A dynamic leader and effective team player possessing the ability to motivate others and invest time and resources into the personal development of the entire team.
  • Strong belief in accountability for themselves and the entire team to create performance standards and goals.
  • Strong communicator with proven skills in the areas of presentation, facilitation, written and verbal communications.
  • Results-focused with the demonstrated ability to execute business strategies into actionable goals and objectives.
  • Ability to execute under challenging circumstances and deliver targeted outcomes.
  • Ability to prioritize competing priorities and multi-task a variety of requests simultaneously in a fast paced sales environment.
  • Natural inclination to approach all interactions with high trust and assuming positive intent.
  • Natural curiosity and learning mindset that looks for and identifies ways to drive continuous improvement.
  • Excellent business acumen.
  • Ability to work in a discrete manner maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Demonstrated record of accomplishment in regards to professional integrity and sound business ethics.


Hybrid Work Model

At our Canton location, employees will be onsite 4 days per week, Monday - Thursday, starting 5/1/23.


Boston Mutual is an equal opportunity employer. Boston Mutual is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, military service, veteran status, family status, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state laws. Boston Mutual is a drug-free workplace, and any offer extended will be contingent upon appropriate results of a drug test.

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Full-time Employee
Date Posted May 23, 2023
Date Closes June 22, 2023
Start Date May 1, 2023
Located In Canton, MA
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, Varies
Shift Custom
SOC Category 11-1011.00 Chief Executives
Zipcode 02021
Name Kerianne Gallagher
Address 18135 Burke Street, Ste 120
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68022
Phone 781-770-0373

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