Are you an accomplished attorney ready to move to the next stage in your career? Homesteaders Life Company has an excellent opportunity for a Director, Staff Counsel in their West Des Moines office.
As Staff Counsel, you will be integral to the legal and compliance functions of the organization. Working with the Executive Vice President/General Counsel and the VP of Compliance, you will be involved in all aspects of a growing and dynamic mutual life insurance company. The ability to evaluate and draft contracts, review risk, oversee state filings, interpret regulatory changes and provide strategic planning are all a part of this exciting opportunity.
Homesteaders provides consumer friendly insurance products for prearranged funerals. As a mutual life insurance company we exist to serve our policy holders. We act with the highest level of integrity to promote the value of funeral service. Homesteaders is a leader in the industry and this pride and dedication starts with our employees!
Company-sponsored group medical and dental insurance
Company-provided life insurance
Company-matched 401(k) plan
Annual incentive award compensation program
Great work schedule - 4.5-day work week year-round. (Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and until 1 p.m. on Friday)
Paid vacation and sick leave
Company-supported training and development
Beautiful facilities including a full-service cafeteria, walking trail and fitness center
Excellent starting pay
To be considered, candidates must possess a Juris Doctorate degree with a minimum of five years of in-house corporate counsel experience, preferably with an insurance company and be a member of the Iowa Bar. Other competencies required to ensure success:
Demonstrated experience in analyzing, drafting, and negotiating insurance and/or annuity contracts.
Excellent verbal and written skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization.
Strong research capabilities with familiarity with LexisNexis, Westlaw and other legal research tools.
Ability to define problems, analyze data, and draw valid conclusions on a wide variety of subject related to the insurance regulatory environment.
Homesteaders Life Company provides funeral funding for families who demand and deserve long-term security for their funded advance funeral plans. Our funeral insurance and trust products are offered through select funeral homes by more than 8,000 funeral home owners, funeral directors and prearrangement professionals.