Current Opportunities

For a prospective hire, a company’s culture, reputation, profitability, product innovation, and benefits are among the many factors to consider when it comes to choosing the right company to work for. And, if selling life insurance is a passion, then there’s no better place to work than the Des Moines General Office. When an agent becomes one of our Financial Professionals, they're part of an extensive career agency system. That means we provide agents with all the guidance, support, and resources they'll need to do what they do best: serving their clients’ needs. From our outstanding training program to our robust compensation package, there are so many reasons to join New York Life’s team of Financial Professionals at the Des Moines General Office.

Listed below are career opportunities available at our office.

College Agent Internship

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Entry Level Agent

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Experienced Agent

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Fast Track

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Management

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College Agent Internship

We are seeking full-time, U.S. based students who are / have

  • Juniors (second semester), Seniors and Graduate Students with no break in study with at least 12 credits remaining
  • A GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Interested in being an entrepreneur
  • Involved on campus in student organizations, athletics or involved in their communities

Here's what we ask of you:

  • Time: 10 to 20 hours per week, schedule permitting
  • Positive Attitude: A willingness to learn and a desire to excel
  • Integrity: Respect a tradition that has existed since 1845
  • Reliability: Attend all scheduled meeting and training sessions

The rewards are more fulfilling than you could imagine – it's more than an experience and earning commissions.

As a licensed College Agent, you will have the ability to make a lasting impact on your client's lives by helping them set and reach their important financial goals.

You may help...

  • …young parents provide financial security for their children should something happen to them unexpectedly.
  • …business owners save for retirement and protect the business they have spent a lifetime building.
  • …people like your parents plan for the likelihood of extended care for an illness, while protecting the assets they have worked so hard to accumulate.

You will make this impact by:

  • Scheduling appointments and meeting with potential clients
  • Analyzing the information you gather
  • Making product recommendations/sales to help them meet their insurance and financial goals

Most important, you will provide ongoing service and support to these policyholders. As your client's needs and goals change, you'll help them adjust their financial goals to meet these changing needs.

Experienced Agent

We’re looking for experienced financial professionals to join our team. Whether you’re looking for a change or seeking to align with a stable, dependable firm, and you have a passion for insurance and investments, then there’s no better place to work than New York Life Insurance Company. So if you’re interested in new market opportunities, expanding your products and services, or giving your clients greater peace of mind, we can help.

Job description
New York Life and its affiliates are dedicated to prudent financial management, high-quality products, and impeccable service. Our financial professionals help clients develop a long-term financial strategy to achieve their financial goals using a comprehensive array of financial products and services, including life insurance, investments, annuities, and mutual funds.

As a financial professional with New York Life, you will be able to build your practice and help those in your community plan for their financial futures. We’re looking for people who possess the following characteristics:

  • Highly self-motivated and self-disciplined with the ability to work effectively and independently
  • Outgoing personality with the ability to develop relationships (i.e., “People Person") and a sincere desire to help others
  • Fearless, positive attitude and willingness to be accountable for results
  • Organized, detail-oriented and excellent time-management skills
  • Desire for continuous learning
  • Good communicator—excellent listening skills and ability to explain complex information in a simple and concise manner

Why New York Life?

From quality training programs to a competitive compensation package, New York Life offers tremendous support and benefits to our financial professionals. Our dedicated teams at the General Office and the corporate office support our agents and help them impact their customers and communities.

Our extensive, agent-focused resources include:

  • Our NYLIC University training program, designed to provide career-long support and growth including specialized training for those interested in the management career path
  • The Professional Alliance Program, which helps you strengthen existing relationships with attorneys, accountants, and other financial professionals by being able to share commissions on client referrals that lead to sales
  • Our Advanced Planning Group, Eagle Strategies for qualifying agents who are also Registered Representatives, and the Nautilus Group for qualifying agents who pay a monthly subscription fee, are three highly-skilled teams providing advanced markets support
  • Dedicated underwriters who work diligently on cases
  • Committed managers who don’t sell; instead they’re dedicated to helping you succeed
  • A team of highly-trained, experienced product consultants to support your client acquisition needs
  • Significant income potential
  • Competitive l benefits, including a defined benefit pension plan and 401k

Entry Level Agent

The Financial Professional position is a client-based role where you run your own practice, but have the support of a Fortune 100 company. As a Financial Professional with New York life you will guide individuals, families and businesses alike into the financial future they desire by utilizing our expansive insurance and financial product lines. You'll help solidify your own future as well because you’ll have the opportunity to own your career, while being aligned with a company where hard work is valued and rewarded.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 4-year College Degree
  • Candidate must be an accomplished communicator with strong verbal and written skills
  • Prior sales and/or business experience preferred
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Strong desire to help others

It is also a plus if you have strong interpersonal management skills, are a self-starter, and capable of working individually as well as in a team environment

Training, Development & Benefits

Our new, blended training and development program is designed to work with your schedule, and in this type of role, that can make all the difference. The multifaceted system includes:

  • In conjunction with in office trainings, we’ve created a comprehensive and user-friendly learning experience within New York Life’s online portal system that is accessible anytime, anywhere and from any device. Learn when and how you want!
  • You can read in full about all benefits for our Financial Professional role here: https://www.nylbenefits.com/agents
  • We have Fast Track to Management opportunities for qualified professionals once established in the career.

As a mutual company, with no investors or outside owners, New York Life is uniquely aligned with our clients’ interest and priorities. We had over 170 years of industry success. Some of our accolades include:

  • A promise to work with you to build a strong financial future for both you and your clients
  • #71 on Fortune 100 in 2019
  • Most MDRT2 members in any United States Mutual company 2019
  • Highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer: Standard & Poor’s (AA+); A.M. Best (A++); Moody’s (Aaa); and Fitch (AAA) as of 7/30/18

Management

The Opportunity: Being considered for a direct path to Partner is only available to those individuals with peer companies in the financial services industry. We are looking for someone who is currently serving in a role where their primary function is attract, select, develop and retain quality agents in their life insurance/financial services firm. The true opportunity here is to begin a leadership career where the requirements for each promotion opportunity are documented and objective. While staying located here in Des Moines, there is a clear path to being promoted to Senior Partner and Executive Partner.

Description of Activities and Responsibilities: As a Partner, we build on existing industry experience with robust training. Partners attract, select, develop and retain 8-12 new advisors a year. They must build systems to generate strong candidate pipelines to support agency growth. Partners must have expertise in conducting joint sales appointments with their advisors, as well as coaching skills to help their advisors grow in their careers.

Requirements: Partner candidates must have a successful track record of recruiting, developing and retaining advisors. We look for candidates that have shown the capacity to build an agency and drive premium growth through recruiting and retention. We look for professionals with a track record of modeling our corporate values of Integrity, Financial Strength and Humanity.

Training: At New York Life, we take training seriously. We offer state of the art marketing support and extensive ongoing training through NYLIC University. Not only will management be trained through our NYLIC University program, but also through local Managers and full-time Trainers who are extremely proficient in teaching the knowledge and skills needed to get off to a fast start. In addition to Agent training, our Partners participate in comprehensive Management and Leadership Development programs which are career-long. We also encourage Partners to obtain their professional designations through our partnership with the American College.

Fast Track

The Opportunity: For those who have previously had documented earnings of at least $75,000 a year and demonstrated management/leadership experience in a different industry, you may be eligible for consideration into New York Life Des Moines' Fast Track to Leadership program. If qualified, New York Life sets shorter parameters on time spent producing as an agent before qualifying to become a full Partner with our firm. From there, New York Life offers a comprehensive Management Career Path that will be fully described and documented during our interview process. (The Partner role is briefly described below).

Description of Activities and Responsibilities: As a licensed agent, you will be responsible for scheduling appointments, meeting with clients, analyzing clients’ information, making product recommendations and providing ongoing service. Agents work in the personal and business markets. They can help clients meet their insurance, estate, retirement and benefit needs through the insurance and financial products they offer. However, in the Fast Track program, we also introduce elements of the Management Orientation Program into your training in year 1 in preparation for assuming the Partner role, once all program requirements are met.

Requirements: This program require documented earnings of at least $75,000 a year and demonstrated management/leadership experience in a different industry We have a preference for individuals who are bi- or tri-lingual, as well as those with a 4-year college degree (not necessarily in business, marketing or insurance). Our top-tier Fast Track candidates may also have their MBA, but this is not required.

Training: At New York Life, we take your training seriously. We offer state of the art marketing support and extensive ongoing training through NYLIC University. Not only will you be trained through our NYLIC University program, but also through local Managers and full-time Trainers who are extremely proficient in teaching the knowledge and skills needed to get off to a fast start. In addition to Agent training, the Fast Track candidate also participates in our robust Management Orientation Program in preparation for assuming the Partner role.

New York Life is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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PEA

Under this contract experienced agents are eligible for 50% allowance based off their commission.

*Eligibility based on performance

 
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TEA

Under this contract experience agents are eligible for 30% allowance based off their commission.

*Eligibility based on performance