50% 1. Independently manages small or routine projects (e.g., annual enterprise risk management (ERM) projects, annual rating agency meeting preparation, small projects with in a project program, annual budget preparation, ad hoc small projects). Drives decisions related to the project planning, execution, and closure.
- Utilizes sound judgement to interpret decisions related to project initiation, planning, and resource utilization, by understanding the project sponsor’s goals and reconciling them with input from the project team.
- Develops and maintains the project plan. Identifies and schedules project deliverables, milestones, and required tasks. Balances considerations of scope, quality, time, and cost.
- Builds strong relationships with project participants to help navigate through problems, decisions and related implications. Maintains a deliberate focus on the business customer of a project, representing their needs and concerns when appropriate.
- Assembles and leads team through each phase of the project. Ensures project quality, timelines, and budgets are met. Manages/executes the project according to the project plan; accountable for completion of the project on time, within scope and within budget.
- Executes the project communication plan, including reporting progress to the project sponsor, management, business partners, vendors and other stakeholders.
- Identifies, analyzes, prioritizes, mitigates, and communicates project risks.
- Identifies and resolves project issues, escalating with proposed solutions to the project sponsor, as needed.
- Works with the project sponsor or key management if plan modifications become necessary to determine choices, options and a recommended approach.
- Drives the projects to completion, prepares summaries, and ensures project closure activities are completed.
25% 2. For large project programs and ongoing operational programs (e.g., the Derivatives Program, ERM governance, Securian’s Actuarial Program, etc.), coordinates meetings, data gathering, documentation, and reporting. Responsibilities may include:
- Pulls, consolidates and reports on data for a variety of needs
- Coordinates preparations for quarterly Board meetings
- Tracks program meeting agendas, presenters, and advance material preparation
- Supports project program status reporting and dashboard updates
- Supports project program staffing and resource management processes
- Schedules and coordinates meetings and events
25% 3. Provides admistrative support to assigned associates. . Responsibilities may include:
- Helps managers stay on track with deadlines
- Provides back up to the other Corporate Actuarial Project Coordinators
- Provides general admistrative support
4. Performs related activities as directed, and manages personal self-development to prepare for new responsibilities and challenges in a changing environment.
- Entry-level project management skills, with a strong desire to continue to expand this skill set.
- Organization and planning skills to prioritize workload, adjust to changing priorities and meet established deadlines.
- Flexibility with change, conforming to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
- Highly proficient with MicroSoft Office Suite products and able to quickly learn new technology
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to interpret information and communicate business needs, schedules, project status, issues, risks, etc. to a wide audience. Strong spelling, grammar, proofreading, editing and formatting skills.
- Able work accurately with numbers and detailed information.
- Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills, with experience working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
- Developing knowledge and understanding of business needs, with the ability to appreciate client expectations.
- Understanding of assigned staff’s responsibilities and priorities to organize and control as many activities as possible.
- Self-directed and disciplined in order to work independently with minimal supervision.
- Able to use discretion when working with sensitive and confidential information.