As the Casualty Policy Analyst for The American Academy of Actuaries (the Academy), you will oversee a portfolio of issues related to property/casualty insurance public policy and regulation at the state and federal levels. Your ability to professionally and confidently engage and build relationships with policymakers and regulators will assist the Academy to increase recognition of the U.S. actuarial profession’s value. We will rely on you to support the Casualty Practice Council, the Academy’s property/casualty policy steering committee on legislative and regulatory issues of importance to Academy members and the U.S. actuarial profession. You will assist the committees of volunteers in developing and producing public policy statements, including issue briefs, comment letters, and practice notes as well as a year-end seminar and periodic webinars.
In this role, you will spend approximately half of your time working with our Casualty Practice Council, committees, subcommittees, task forces, and workgroups providing staff support to plan meeting agendas, drive for consensus, and manage the flow of action items to ensure efficient committee operations. You will also represent the Academy on property/casualty issues, coordinating with public policy decision-makers including at the federal level with congressional staff and committees and executive branch agencies and at the state level with state legislators and regulators with state departments of insurance. You will be facilitating volunteers’ interactions with these stakeholders through presentations and briefings, and providing comment letters and analysis. The remainder of your time will be spent on strategic planning in conjunction with the internal public policy team about proactive projects, research initiatives and developing relationships with key stakeholder organizations to determine where the Academy can add value to strengthen its profile in property/casualty public policy.
In this high visibility position, you will work on a wide range of issue areas pertaining to automobile insurance, cyber risk, climate risk, and flood insurance among many others. We are an objective, independent, nonpartisan organization that works on behalf of the profession for the formulation of sound public policy. We are a balanced and objective organization, allowing our analyses to lead to the conclusions.
The Academy is a D.C.-based 19,500+ member professional association whose mission is to serve the public and the U.S. actuarial profession. Academy members include consultants, corporate executives and staff, regulators, government officials, academicians, and retired actuaries. Their areas of practice cover pensions, life insurance, casualty insurance, health insurance, financial reporting, risk management, and more.
The Academy assists public policymakers on all levels by providing leadership, objective expertise, and actuarial advice on risk and financial security issues. The Academy also sets qualification, practice, and professionalism standards for actuaries credentialed by one or more of the five U.S.-based actuarial organizations in the United States.
Many of today's most pressing public policy issues require the sound application of actuarial principles. The Academy provides actuarial expertise and advice to public policy decision-makers on a wide array of issues that require the special set of skills and qualifications that actuaries offer. It also advocates on behalf of the profession and promotes the use of actuaries in non-traditional industries.
Assist members of the Casualty Practice Council and its committees, workgroups, and task forces in the development of public policy statements.
Provide staff support for the administration of the operations of the Casualty Practice Council and related committees, workgroups, and task forces, including drafting meeting minutes, maintaining records, developing agendas, tracking projects, and coordinating members’ efforts.
Monitor relevant property/casualty insurance legislation and regulations of importance to the Academy’s members and the actuarial profession.
Build relationships with public policy decision-makers to increase awareness of the Academy’s role as a source of independent analysis and actuarial expertise.
Work to increase recognition of the actuarial profession’s value by policymakers and suggest initiatives to increase the effectiveness of the Academy’s policy efforts.
Work with the Assistant Director for Research to identify timely research needs on public policy issues and actively disseminate research results.
Develop contacts with other actuarial and related organizations.
Interact collegially with other Academy staff to coordinate efforts of mutual interest.
Work with Director of Public Policy, Deputy Director, and Senior Casualty Fellow to coordinate the activities under the purview of the Casualty Practice Council.
Bachelor’s degree required and a minimum of four years of association and/or legislative/regulatory experience is desired.
Knowledge/experience in property/casualty policy relevant to U.S. insurance/regulatory issues is desired. Experience working with actuaries is a plus.
Ability to travel domestically several times per year to industry conferences and events.
Excellent communication skills. You like learning new things and collecting and sharing information. You can distill and deliver critical and complex information to a variety of audiences in a credible and presentable way.
Self-driven and proactive. You ask questions and come up to speed quickly. You are hands-on. You dive in and take initiative without being asked.
Relationship-focused. Our stakeholders have a lot happening and things change for them daily. You keep track of how one change impacts the other, making sure you’re well-informed. You expertly use this skill to keep others informed and all on track.
Organized. You have effective time management and organization skill. You take delight in running a highly organized function.
Skilled project manager. Whether it’s something that requires a quick turnaround or a long-term commitment, you take full responsibility from start to finish. When you say you’ll get back to someone, you do. You bring order to competing priorities and keep things running smoothly.
What’s Attractive to the Right Candidate?
The Academy is a collaborative organization with a high degree of communication, trust, and mutual respect among employees, where individuals are recognized and rewarded for their work and accomplishments.
You will be empowered to take ownership of your role, be creative, and use initiative.
You will make a difference. Your work is important to our staff, members, and the public. Sound and well-informed public policy make life better for all Americans.
This role will give you a unique perspective of the many facets of the Academy, as you will interact with volunteers and colleagues across the organization.
Our organization is financially stable. We offer competitive salary, excellent work-life balance, and a generous benefits package that includes health/dental insurance; long-term and short-term disability insurance; life insurance; workers’ compensation insurance and private pension benefits; and leave benefits to include annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and bereavement leave. Supplemental benefits include flexible spending accounts program, transit benefits, and professional development.
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