Who We Are

At Justworks, you’ll enjoy a welcoming and casual environment, great benefits, wellness program offerings, company retreats, and the ability to interact with and learn from leaders in the startup community. We work hard and care about our most prized asset - our people.

We’re helping businesses get off the ground by enabling them to focus on running their business. We solve HR issues. We’re data-driven and never stop iterating. If you’d like to work in a supportive, entrepreneurial environment, are interested in building something meaningful and having fun while doing it, we’d love to hear from you.

We're united by shared goals and shared motivations at Justworks. These are best summed up in our company values, which are reflected in our product and in our team.

Our Values

If this sounds like you, you’ll fit right in.

Who You Are

Every business, regardless of where they are based, has specific commercial insurance needs (sometimes statutorily required) to help prevent financial losses during unexpected events.  However 90% of SMB owners lack the confidence that they have adequate insurance protection and over half of SMB owners said they didn’t even know where to start, making it a significant pain point for small businesses trying to get off the ground.  This is where you come in.  You are an expert in commercial insurance programs.  Your team’s work will allow Justworks to serve as a trusted partner to our customers.  By providing strategic risk management solutions your team will empower businesses to embrace opportunities and overcome challenges with resilience.

Your Success Profile

What You Will Work On

  • Develop and execute strategic plans to achieve business objectives, including revenue targets, market expansion, and product enhancements.
  • Lead the development, pricing, and management of commercial business insurance products, specifically workers compensation and employers practices liability (EPLI)
  • Provide guidance and support to underwriting teams, ensuring consistent underwriting practices, adherence to risk management guidelines, and profitability of underwritten business.
  • Implementing effective loss prevention strategies, conducting risk assessments, and managing claims efficiently to mitigate financial loss and ensure prompt and accurate payment to policyholders.
  • Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) and financial metrics to assess the performance of commercial business insurance products and make data-driven decisions to optimize results.
  • Deliver commercial insurance solutions to our customers with an initial focus on workers compensation and employers liability (EPL).
  • Oversee the underwriting/pricing, claims payment, and loss control strategies that are delivered across Justworks suite of products.
  • Design comprehensive corporate insurance programs, negotiate complex insurance contracts, and provide strategic risk management advice to mitigate potential liabilities and safeguard corporate assets.
  • Stay abreast of industry regulations and ensure the company's compliance with relevant laws and standards.  Develop and maintain policies and procedures that align with regulatory requirements.  Serve as a subject matter expert on regulatory matters related to PEO operations.
  • Utilize data analytics to identify trends and potential areas of risk exposure.  Prepare and present regular reports to executive leadership on the status of risk management initiatives.
  • Participate in a firm-wide enterprise risk management committee, including regular risk assessments and scenario planning.
  • People Leadership: Develop and maintain high standards for recruiting, hiring, and performance management; attract and retain world-class talent, building a high-performing organization. Cultivate an environment where people can do their best work, develop deep subject matter expertise, and grow their leadership skills.

How You Will Do Your Work

As a Vice President, Risk Programs, how results are achieved is paramount for your success and ultimately results in our success as an organization. In this role, your foundational knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal attributes are anchored in the following:

  • Strategic Mindset - Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies
  • Instills Trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, inclusion, and authenticity
  • Influence & Leadership - Fostering a community of knowledge-sharing, collaboration, mentorship, and forward-thinking.
  • Detail-Oriented - exercises extreme attention to detail; is thorough, accurate, organized, and productive and seeks to understand both the cause and effect of a situation.

In addition, all Justworkers focus on aligning their behaviors to our core values known as COGIS. It stands for:

  • Camaraderie - Day to day, you can be seen working together toward a higher purpose. You like to have fun. You’re an active listener, treat people respectfully, and have a strong desire to know and help others.
  • Openness - Your default is to be open. You're willing to share information, understand other perspectives, and consider new possibilities. You’re curious, ask open questions, and are receptive to thoughts and feedback from others.
  • Grit - You demonstrate grit by having the courage to commit and persevere. You’re committed, earnest, and dive in to get the job done well with a positive attitude.
  • Integrity - Simply put, do what you say and say what you'll do. You’re honest and forthright, have a strong moral compass, and strive to match your words with your actions while leading by example. 
  • Simplicity - Be like Einstein: “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.”

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in commercial insurance, with at least 10 years of experience leading a team.
  • In-depth experience with workers’ compensation, employment practices liability, and common corporate insurance lines. 
  • Strong commitment to maintaining high ethical standards and ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and strategic thinking skills.
  • Expertise in designing and setting up the underwriting policy and monitoring compliance.
  • Experience within a Professional Employer Organization (PEO), Temporary Staffing, or other similar industry, a plus.
  • Professional certifications/designations such as Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Certified Risk Manager (CRM), or Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) are a plus.
  • Exceptional leadership and team management skills.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and client relationship management skills.

The base wage range for this position based in our New York City Office is targeted at $285,000.00 to $305,000.00 per year.

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Actual compensation is based on multiple factors that are unique to each candidate, including and not limited to skill set, level of relevant experience, and specific work location.  Salary ranges for positions based in other locations may differ based on the cost of labor in that location. 

For more information about Justworks’ Total Reward Philosophy, including all of the perks and benefits we are proud to offer our team members, please visit Total Rewards @ Justworks

Diversity At Justworks

Justworks is committed to maintaining a workplace where diversity of identity, culture, and life experience is the norm and is celebrated authentically and respected consistently. Diversity in our work, our people, and our product drives creativity and innovation, entrepreneurial leadership and integrity, competitiveness, and collaboration throughout our business and in the market. We depend on our differences to make our team stronger, our workplace more dynamic, and our product accessible to all of our customers.

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or familial status, disability, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. Justworks is fully dedicated to providing necessary support to candidates with disabilities who may require reasonable accommodations. We also provide reasonable accommodations to employees based on their sincerely held religious beliefs, as well as for other covered reasons consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. If you're in need of a reasonable accommodation, please reach out to us at accommodations@justworks.com. Your comfort and success matter to us, and we're here to ensure an inclusive experience.

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