Reports to: Director of Professional Education and Research
CAS is a nonprofit, professional membership organization supporting over 7,500 highly educated, professional actuaries through the establishment and tracking of membership qualification standards and the provision of research and learning opportunities such as peer-reviewed publications and educational seminars. We are located in Ballston, Arlington, VA.
CAS has a rare opportunity and is looking for a Research Manager with an actuarial background to help us develop and project manage new research initiatives.
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Technical Content: Research and Application
Propose new areas of research and coordinate and participate in the development, support and timely completion of research projects to align with research and development volunteer and staff efforts.
May conduct actuarial research in a discipline particularly related to the Research Manager’s experience and education, where appropriate.
Review written research reports and related data tables of CAS-led research and provide feedback to researchers.
Provide research assistance on topics important to the work of CAS members and staff as needed.
Maintain and enhance the Database of Actuarial Research Enquiry in coordination with the Research Committees. Review, abstract, and categorize actuarial and insurance research articles published in CAS publications and other research journals. Regularly monitor accuracy of database records and the accurate and efficient functioning of database searches. Use and update research taxonomy as necessary. Audit and remove citations from the database as needed.
In coordination with the Web Department, oversee the maintenance and enhancement of Research Department Web pages as needed.
Manage staff support of the Research function of the CAS and oversee the day-to-day work of the Research Coordinator.
Assist in developing, supporting and facilitating the CAS’s research process (including research personnel practices, policies and procedures) and assist in creating processes that enhance tracking of research projects and overall research efficiency.
Serve as primary liaison with the Insurance Research Council and provide direct staff support for all assigned Research and Development Committees Typical duties include both administrative and project management tasks, such as setting up meetings/teleconferences, participating in meetings/teleconferences, recording minutes of meetings/teleconferences, managing online communities, and coordinating and supporting research projects sponsored by those Committees, like Requests for Proposals and Call Paper Programs.
Attend actuarial and industry meetings when relevant to current research projects and make presentations as needed on research project-related topics.
Required Experiences and Qualifications:
Fully accredited undergraduate degree (Bachelors) in an actuarial or related discipline, such as mathematics, statistics, or economics.
Having the ACAS, FCAS or related credential is desired.
Minimum of five years of work experience in:
Academic research in an actuarial or related discipline, e.g. mathematics, statistics, finance, or economics, or
As a practicing actuary, preferably in property & casualty.
Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to deliver presentations comfortably and effectively in a public setting are required along with experience in reviewing research reports and providing technical feedback to researchers.
Excellent service orientation, along with organizational, interpersonal and project management skills and the ability to work both independently or as part of a team.
Proficiency in using e-mail communications, Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and databases is essential.
CAS offers competitive salary, excellent benefits, flexible working including the opportunity to work remotely and metro location. Minimal travel may be required.
Additional Salary Information: CAS offers competitive salary, excellent benefits, flexible working and opportunity to work remotely and metro location. Minimal travel may be required.
For consideration please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CAS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law.