John Hancock Administrative Assistant in Savoy, Illinois61874

Hancock Natural Resource Group (HNRG) was founded in 1985 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts. Hancock Agricultural Investment Group (HAIG) is a division of HNRG and develops and manages diversified farmland portfolios for a global client base, and is one of the world’s largest farmland investment management organization. As of March 31, 2017 the Hancock Agricultural Investment Group (HAIG) manages $2.7 billion of agricultural farmland assets on behalf of its institutional investors, including public and private plans. HNRG is a registered investment adviser and wholly owned subsidiary of Manulife Financial.


This position is responsible for providing support to the Acquisitions and Dispositions Teams in the execution of their responsibilities by effectively coordinating and managing tasks and activities. Ultimate responsibility will be managing the administrative functions, establishing administrative procedures and guidelines and supporting teams.

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  • Perform advanced and diversified administrative support

  • Professionally communicate with personnel inside and outside of the Company to plan and coordinate meetings

o Lead effort in coordinating Pipeline, Investment Committee and Quarterly strategy and execution planning meetings. Act as scribe preparing and circulating pre meeting agenda’s and post meeting minutes.

  • Organize quarterly off-site Acquisitions/Dispositions Team meetings and semi annual Company meetings. Negotiate hotel contracts, carry out organization of materials, presentations, reservations, travel, audio visual, and all other materials and arrangements as needed, including oversight of budget. In certain instances, attend meetings and act as on-site key contact and scribe.

  • Assist in the drafting, dissemination and saving of legal documents in the areas of agricultural real estate transactions, acquisitions and dispositions, licensing and business filings, corporate records, real estate transactions, environmental regulatory and other issues under the guidance of the Director and both in house and outside counsel

  • Research, compose, edit and/or proofread various correspondence and documentation, including but not limited to Due Diligence reports, Due Diligence Summaries, IC Memo, NRIC Memo, Target Marketing materials., etc.

  • Prepare presentations and reports

  • Maintain contact databases, background research and company and individual due diligence

  • Coordinate marketing efforts and follow up activities

  • Management and organization of documents and materials from acquisitions and dispositions for efficient record keeping, including but not limited to Letters of Intent, Real Estate Purchase Agreements, Listing Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, etc.

  • Organize and maintain Team calendar, budgets, files and filing system,

  • Reconcil Pipeline data, as coordinated with accounting

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  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Five plus years’ experience

  • Proficient in MS Office applications – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project

  • Proficient in Adobe and Lotus Notes

  • The ability to respond professionally to routine inquiries or requests for information, requiring basic understanding of work done

  • Excellent administrative skills

  • Detail Oriented

  • Ability to multi-task efficiently and effectively

  • Solid interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with people at all levels

  • Ability to work independently and take the initiative when the situation warrants

  • A team-oriented style - assisting peers on an as-needed basis to smooth out workloads

  • Must be able to work under pressure, rearranging priorities as required

  • Understanding of the agriculture and real estate industry

  • Familiarity with financial and investment terms

  • Flexible work attitude

Hancock Natural Resource Group offers a competitive compensation and benefit package, a team oriented work environment and growth opportunities for its employees.

Hancock Natural Resource Group is an equal opportunity employer.

Organization: *PAM Front Office

Title: Administrative Assistant

Location: IL-Savoy

Requisition ID: 1706398