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Director, Life Underwriting

Company: Guardian Life
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Do you want to be part of a collaborative Underwriting team? Do you possess superior risk selection knowledge and expertise, with the ability to lead and inspire others? Are you an experienced individual life underwriter with excellent medical and financial underwriting skills? Are you able to build strong relationships with field leaders and producers with the ability to make tough calls, deliver difficult messages effectively and influence behavior while maintaining respect and enabling on-going dialogue? Do you think big and grow, accelerate impact and lead change? Is a culture where "People Count," "We Do the Right Thing," and "We Hold Ourselves to Very High Standards" important to you? If so, Guardian is seeking a Director of Life Underwriting.

As Director, Life Underwriting, you will use your expertise to coach and mentor less experienced colleagues. You will work in partnership with our field force to enable producers to place complex cases. You will be part of a collaborative underwriting team striving to reimagine how we do business.

You are

An experienced underwriting professional who is a strong leader, develops collaborative professional relationships with producers, and gains satisfaction from mentoring and developing others.

You have

  • 15 years of life underwriting experience
  • 5 years in an underwriting management role
  • Experience handling large face amount cases with an approval authority of $10 million plus
  • Working knowledge of reinsurance treaties and arrangements including the application of autobind and jumbo limits
  • The ability to accelerate impact and lead change

You will

  • Develop, coach, and manage underwriting staff
  • Underwrite large face amount and complex cases
  • Act as a go to person and problem solver for our producers
  • Participate in the formulation of underwriting policy, practices and procedures
  • Identify, plan and implement technology enhancements related to the underwriting process


  • Bethlehem, PA with work from home flexibility

Our promise

  • Through skill-building, leadership development and philanthropic opportunities, we provide opportunities to build communities and grow your career, surrounded by diverse colleagues with high ethical standards

We offer

  • Meaningful and challenging work opportunities to accelerate innovation in a secure and compliant way.
  • Competitive compensation package.
  • Excellent medical, dental, supplemental health, life and vision coverage for you and your dependents with no wait period.
  • Life and disability insurance.
  • A great 401(k) with company match.
  • Tuition assistance, paid parental leave and backup family care.
  • Dynamic, modern work environments that promote collaboration and creativity to develop and empower talent.
  • Flexible time off, dress code, and work location policies to balance your work and life in the ways that suit you best.
  • Employee Resource Groups that advocate for inclusion and diversity in all that we do.
  • Social responsibility in all aspects of our work. We volunteer within our local communities, create educational alliances with colleges, drive a variety of initiatives in sustainability.

About Guardian

Guardian has been helping people protect their futures and secure their lives for 160 years. Every day, we serve approximately 29 million people through a range of insurance and financial products. We help people and their families pursue financial security and well-being in life, health, and wealth. We help companies take care of their employees. And we help people recover and thrive after unexpected loss.

From our founding in 1860, when a community of immigrants joined together to insure and protect their businesses and families, doing the right thing for our policyholders and customers has guided everything we do. Our dedication to customers has helped us remain one of the most highly rated in client satisfaction and financial strength. And as one of the largest mutual insurance companies, we know what matters most: putting the needs of our customers first. Because everyone deserves a Guardian. Learn more about Guardian at

Copyright 2020 The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York, NY

Equal Employment Opportunity

Guardian is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Keywords: Guardian Life, Bethlehem , Director, Life Underwriting, Other , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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