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Requisition Number 18-0028
Post Date 12/17/2018
Title Senior Counsel
City Rock Island
State IL
Description Organizational Overview:
Royal Neighbors is not an ordinary insurance firm. Since 1895, we have held true to our mission to support women and those they care about by offering opportunities that other companies don’t. Our members receive competitive coverage, member benefits such as scholarships, disaster aid, health discounts, and the opportunity to volunteer and give back to their communities.

Employment with a Difference is what you will have as a Royal Neighbors of America employee. At Royal Neighbors of America, our culture and values define who we are. With over a century of proud history working to empower the lives of women and their families, we share basic beliefs and attitudes that enable our employees to thrive in a high-quality and rewarding work environment.

Summary of Role:
Royal Neighbors of America is searching for a Senior Counsel with experience in the Life Insurance Industry. This role provides legal advice and services regarding vendor contracts, agent conduct and contracting, legislation, compliance, and other matters as assigned by the General Counsel.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•Tracks and analyses relevant legislation, rules, and case law.
•Provides legal assistance in the handling of compliance matters to ensure the Society is in compliance with all regulatory requirements, statutes, rules, and regulations.
•Works with management in drafting, reviewing, advising and assisting in negotiations for vendor contracts and provides advice regarding contract disputes and administrative matters and advises and assists in the handling of contract dispute resolution and/or litigation, as assigned.
•Performs other duties and administers other legal matters as assigned by the General Counsel.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from an accredited four-year college or university; Law degree from an accredited law school, and one to three years related experience, preferably with experience working as in- house counsel for a life insurance organization.

Entry, Basic, Mid, and Advanced -level Life Office Management Association (LOMA) courses will be required upon acceptance of position.

Certificates, Licenses, Designations, Registrations:
LOMA Level 1 certificate required. License to practice law in Illinois, the Society's domicile. Additional license to practice law in Arizona desirable. Associate, Insurance Regulatory Compliance (AIRC) and Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI) preferred.

Core Competencies:
Communicates Clearly and Effectively, Knows the Job, Achieves Results, Builds Partnerships, Adapts to and Promotes Change, Makes Decisions.

Technical Competencies:
Consultation, research and analysis, drafting contracts

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Internet software; Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.

Industry Competencies:
Life insurance and annuities compliance and regulations.

Language Skills:
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, select strategies, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Royal Neighbors offers a competitive benefits package including an annual bonus, medical, dental, vision, health savings account with annual employer contribution up to $1,000, excellent 401K plan with up to 9% employer contribution and immediate vesting, short and long term disability, company paid term life insurance, 11 paid holidays, generous PTO program, education assistance with reimbursement up to 100%, company paid insurance and related courses for life insurance designation, insurance products discount, and much, much more.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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