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Market Trust Director

Florham Park, New Jersey;

Job Description:

At Bank of America, we are guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better through the power of every connection. Responsible Growth is how we run our company and how we deliver for our clients, teammates, communities and shareholders every day.

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Working at Bank of America will give you a great career with opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact, along with the power to make a difference. Join us!

Job Description:

 Market Trust Director (MTD) is an experienced and skilled fiduciary professional. This position is a MTD role serving clients of Merrill Advisors as part of Bank of America’s National Trust Services group. In this capacity the MTD will partner with Merrill Advisory stakeholders such as Financial Advisor (FA) and Private Wealth Advisor (PWA) teams, Market Executives and Wealth Strategists to provide fiduciary oversight and trust administration to complex and sensitive client relationships.  In addition, the MTD will participate in the review and approval of new fiduciary business as well as discretionary requests.  The MTD will provide mentorship and guidance to Trust Officers and Trust Senior Associates.

Key Responsibilities

  • Engage in high level fiduciary oversight, proactively identify issues and coordinate all trust administrative activities by partnering with internal groups, such as Office of Chief Fiduciary, Portfolio Oversight Group, Tax Services and others.
  • Meet with clients periodically to deepen relationships, address issues, develop new business opportunities, and/or provide trust, estate, and wealth transfer planning insight.
  • Partner with a Trust Senior Associate (TSA) to deliver a high level of service and responsiveness to Merrill advisors and clients while executing fiduciary responsibilities within the Bank of America’s established policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Review and approve new fiduciary appointments
  • Review and approve matters involving trustee discretion
  • Partner with Market Trust Executive (MTE) on office leadership activities

Desired Qualifications and skills:

  • 5 + years of technical expertise in the areas of trust administration, fiduciary law, and/or estate and wealth transfer planning.
  • Ability to balance sense of urgency and responsiveness with adherence to policies and procedures, as well as issue identification and resolution within the enterprise risk profile.
  • Aptitude to effectively build partnerships with internal stakeholders and external advisors to drive business development.
  • Effective written and verbal communicator, relationship builder, self-starter who can partner effectively with TSA to maintain efficient and organized day-to-day business practices


Critical Thinking

Issue Management


Relationship Building

Written Communications

Conflict Management

Customer and Client Focus

Decision Making

Drives Engagement

Inclusive Leadership

Attention to Detail

Interpret Relevant Laws, Rules, and Regulations


Risk Management

Wealth Planning


1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: 


Learn more about this role

Full time


Manages People: No

Travel: Yes, 10% of the time

New York pay and benefits information

New York pay range:

$126,900 - $165,300 annualized salary, offers to be determined based on experience, education and skill set.

Discretionary incentive eligible

This role is eligible to participate in the annual discretionary plan. Employees are eligible for an annual discretionary award based on their overall individual performance results and behaviors, the performance and contributions of their line of business and/or group; and the overall success of the Company.


This role is currently benefits eligible. We provide industry-leading benefits, access to paid time off, resources and support to our employees so they can make a genuine impact and contribute to the sustainable growth of our business and the communities we serve.