Chief of Staff | Actuarial Department

New York, NY
Apr 14, 2024
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The Job Description

At Equitable, our power is in our people.

We're individuals from different cultures and backgrounds. Those differences make us stronger as a team and a force for good in our communities. Here, you'll work with dynamic individuals, build your skills, and unleash new ways of working and thinking. Are you ready to join an organization that will help unlock your potential?

Led by our Chief Actuary, the Center of Excellence encompasses corporate actuaries working on valuation, model development, assumption setting, projections and financial reporting.

The Chief of Staff is a critical part of New Ways of Working at Equitable, reporting to the Chief Actuary. This is a complex role that involves aspects of human capital management, program management, budgeting and communications. A successful candidate must be skilled at working in a matrixed organization and have a strong track record for developing and improving processes.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Plan, coordinate and execute Chief Actuary strategy, driving key strategic initiatives on behalf of the Chief Actuary
  • Prepared executive for day-to-day activities and manages key initiatives designed to achieve stated business objectives and enhance operational efficiencies
  • Broadly responsible for multiple projects and initiatives but may not have direct ownership or accountability. Manages issues as they arise with various projects
  • Responsible for planning and developing content for meetings with the executive's business area
  • Provides effective, specialized advice in a host of areas including project management, human resources, budget, logistics and administration
  • Analyzes complex data to inform recommendations
  • May be involved in annual budget preparation
  • Acts as a point of contact between top management and employees or other stakeholders
  • Coordinates with Performance Leads in other areas to drive engagement across teams
  • Passion to challenge the status quo and find new solutions that drive out of the box ideas – appreciate and embraces change
  • Belief in a non-hierarchical culture of collaboration, transparency, safety, and trust
  • Willingness to “roll up the sleeves” and to go outside comfort zone to learn, ability to push teams to do the same
  • Ability to synthesize details of day-to-day work with overall departmental vision

The base salary range for this position is $87,000-$153,000. Actual base salaries vary based on skills, experience, and geographical location. In addition to base pay, Equitable provides compensation to reward performance with base salary increases, spot bonuses, and short-term incentive compensation opportunities. Eligibility for these programs depends on level and functional area of responsibility.

For eligible employees, Equitable provides a full range of benefits. This includes medical, dental, vision, a 401(k) plan, and paid time off. For detailed descriptions of these benefits, please reference the link below.

Equitable Pay and Benefits: Equitable Total Rewards Program

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years of work experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Self-starter with the ability to plan and organize with and through people at all levels of the organization is critical to success.
  • Being pro-active, anticipating needs and staying out ahead of them.
  • Ability to formulate clear and concise executive messages to internal and external audiences on complex topics
  • Able to facilitate meetings and enable discussion that leads to resolution and communicate results to management.
  • Must be flexible and have a comfort level with working in an often-ambiguous environment.
  • Belief in a non-hierarchical culture of collaboration, transparency, safety, and trust
  • Readiness to empower others to fail, learn and grow
  • Willingness to “roll up the sleeves” and to go outside comfort zone to learn and ability to push teams to do the same
  • Actuarial or Risk Management experience.


  • Communicating Complex Concepts: Ability to use summarization and simplification techniques to explain complex technical concepts in simple, clear language appropriate to the audience.
  • Problem Solving: Analyzes and synthesizes information and devises alternative resolution strategies. Develops successful resolutions to critical or wide-impact problems.
  • Accuracy and Attention to Detail: Understanding the necessity and value of accuracy; ability to complete tasks with high levels of precision.
  • Coaching Others: Knowledge of coaching and mentoring concepts and methods; ability to encourage, motivate, and guide individuals in learning and improving effectiveness.
  • Data Gathering and Analysis: Knowledge of data gathering and analysis tools, techniques and processes; ability to gather and analyze data on the learning needs of a target population.
  • Decision Making and Critical Thinking: Knowledge of the decision-making process and associated tools and techniques; ability to accurately analyze situations and reach productive decisions based on informed judgment.
  • Planning: Tactical, Strategic: Knowledge of effective planning techniques and ability to contribute to operational (short term), tactical (1-2 years) and strategic (3-5 years) planning in support of the overall business plan.
  • Storytelling: Knowledge of concepts and ability to plan, create and present business proposals, initiatives and ideas by storytelling actual business scenarios that are situation-specific, engaging, memorable and persuasive as compared to one-way, fact-based presentations.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Demonstrates a commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by treating everyone with respect and dignity, ensuring all voices are heard and advocating for change.

About Equitable

At Equitable, we’re a team of over ten thousand strong; committed to helping our clients secure their financial well-being so that they can pursue long and fulfilling lives.

We turn challenges into opportunities by thinking, working, and leading differently – where everyone is a leader. We encourage every employee to leverage their unique talents to become a force for good at Equitable and in their local communities.

We are continuously investing in our people by offering growth, internal mobility, comprehensive compensation and benefits to support overall well-being, flexibility, and a culture of collaboration and teamwork.

We are looking for talented, dedicated, purposeful people who want to make an impact. Join Equitable and pursue a career with purpose.

Equitable is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to our employees, applicants and candidates based on individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disabilities, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information or any other class protected by federal, state and local laws.

NOTE: Equitable participates in the E-Verify program.

If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process or to perform the essential job functions of this position, please contact Human Resources at (212) 314-2211 or email us at TalentAcquisition@equitable.com.

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