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Illinois Mutual is looking for enthusiastic, results-oriented talent. We recognize that our organization’s success is a direct outcome of the quality services provided by all of our employees. If one of our current openings aligns with your skills and career goals, apply today! Simply download, complete and submit an employment application to our Human Resources department, along with a copy of your current resume.


Reach Your Potential

We offer a number of exciting career possibilities. We encourage and support the continued growth and development of employees by offering a variety of continuing education opportunities to enhance both insurance industry and job-related knowledge. Through company-supported learning paths, employees have the opportunity to invest in their own personal and professional development and enhance their contributions to drive Illinois Mutual toward continued success.


Beyond Our Office

Illinois Mutual recognizes the importance of community support. We proudly participate in fundraising campaigns, engage in volunteer work and even sponsor some non-profit events – through organizations such as Heart of Illinois United Way, Susan G. Komen Foundation, The Salvation Army and American Cancer Society – to assist the Peoria community and all its residents. Please visit our Community Relations section under the About Us page for more details.


Benefits

To ensure that our employees are successful both professionally and personally, Illinois Mutual provides a comprehensive benefit and discount package to meet a variety of needs. Some of our most admired benefits include:

  • Compressed 4 ½-day work week
  • No monthly premium cost for employee medical, life and disability coverage
  • Generous paid time-off accrual
  • Discounted on-site employee cafeteria
  • On-site exercise facility and company-provided exercise time
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Competitive 401K plan with immediate vesting on company contributions

 

Assistant Vice President, Life Underwriting


Job Summary

The Assistant Vice President of Life Underwriting assists the Vice President of Underwriting and is responsible for actively overseeing and operating a successful Life Underwriting Team according to established goals and objectives.

The Assistant Vice President of Life Underwriting works with the Underwriting Management Team to develop and implement sound strategic plans to achieve and maintain the highest level of customer service, effectiveness and efficiencies in the Underwriting Department.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Facilitate the sales process by ensuring reasonable and timely underwriting decisions in accordance with Company practices, standards and guidelines.
  • Recruit, develop and manage a self-sufficient, flexible and knowledgeable life underwriting staff.
  • Complete semi-annual performance reviews and annual salary increases.
  • Review/audit underwriting cases to ensure: timely and effective risk assessment; compliance with established rules, procedures, regulations and laws; adherence to caseload management objectives.
  • Discuss and/or review cases with Underwriters and Coordinators as needed.
  • Review productivity, performance and time service using data available on Underwriting Management screens.
  • Foster communication by holding monthly section meetings and attending departmental meetings, departmental management meetings and Officer/Manager meetings.
  • Provide prompt and quality service to all customers, including agents, Sales Managers and other Home Office employees.
  • Ensure compliance with MIB rules and perform MIB transactions to include requests for code details, disclosure, disputed accuracy, self-audits and follow-up MIB hits.
  • Promote changes as necessary for prompt, accurate and cost effective processing of business.
  • Enhance and maintain life underwriting practices and procedures manual.
  • Manage relationships with our Reinsurers.
  • Update Reinsurance administration system to accommodate new products and work with Reinsurance Technician to resolve any necessary issues and implement changes to enhance the automatic processing systems.
  • Recommend, manage and handle special projects as needed.
  • Consult with management of other departments to ensure proper compliance with regulations and processes, in addition to outlining underwriting practices during development of new products.
  • Attend industry meetings/seminars and continuing education programs as appropriate.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as needed in the absence of underwriting management and/or team coordinators.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree* required – preferably in Insurance, business or similar discipline
  • Four or more years of leadership experience in the insurance industry required
  • Four or more years of progressive insurance industry experience preferably within life insurance
  • Industry education designation (FLMI, FALU, CLU etc.) or course work completion preferred
  • In depth knowledge of underwriting procedures, systems and risk assessment
  • Excellent leadership, communication, analytical, organizational and problem solving skills
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate reliability, accountability, integrity and professionalism
  • Ability to multi-task and effectively meet deadlines
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook)

*College or university must be sufficiently accredited and listed in the U.S. Department of Education Accreditation Directory.

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Food Service Assistant


Job Summary

The Food Service Assistant will complete routine food service tasks under general supervision or instruction. Further, the Food Service Assistant will be responsible for food preparation and distribution, cash register operation, and washing and cleaning equipment as assigned.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Following proper health department regulations and procedures:
    • Assists in the hot and cold food preparation of breakfast and lunch to include preparation of food service area and set up of food items
    • Operates food production equipment to include steamer, stove, oven, slicers, choppers, dicers, mixers, and other processing equipment
    • Cook/bake lunch entrée and side dishes
    • Assembles and replenishes food, supplies, and equipment as required
    • Takes orders and serves food to employees with a positive attitude and focus on good customer service
    • Cleans assigned area to include dishes, equipment, counters, work and dining tables, chairs, refrigerators, utensils, and dispensers
  • Operate cash register, run register tape, and balance register

Qualifications

  • Holds the Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification through the Peoria County Health Department, or the ability to complete the certification within 30 days of beginning work; ability to complete Peoria County refresher course and exam every five years
  • Experience or knowledge of food preparation/service or equivalent
  • Work requires the ability to pay attention to details, read and follow instructions normally acquired through a high school education
  • Understanding of proper sanitation procedures
  • Good communication skills and ability to follow instructions
  • Ability to operate various cooking equipment
  • Flexible and able to adapt to unexpected changes due to menu or equipment updates/changes
  • Ability to apply basic computer skills in Word or Excel to maintain menus and other records

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Manual dexterity necessary to operate food preparation equipment and perform necessary cleaning

Environmental Conditions

  • Working conditions sometimes involve exposure to excessive heat and cold associated with kitchen environment or equipment
  • Exposure to various foods, cleaning chemicals, sharp utensils, and hazardous food preparation equipment


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Graphics and Production Technician


Job Summary

As a member of the Marketing Communications and Research (MCR) department, the Graphics and Production Technician assists with the production of Company marketing collateral and other in-house print projects. Daily tasks include preparing projects for print and finishing printed pieces using in-house bindery equipment to prepare pieces for distribution. Once the project is finished, the Graphics and Production Technician helps close the job by making sure proper files are kept for compliance purposes per department and Company procedures. This individual will also assist with facilitating the bidding process for external print jobs to gain necessary information from possible vendors.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintain tradeshow/sales meeting materials and orders
  • Maintain merchandise inventory and orders as well as research and provide suggestions for new items for the merchandise store
  • Order supplies and checking in received orders
  • Print daily on-demand print requests
  • Work closely with Print Shop Production Coordinator (press operator) and graphic design team to prepare and finish production of print materials
  • Create and review print order forms with graphic designer
  • Work with external printers and vendors to request and compare print bids for external print jobs
  • Burn (set-up) print plates for in-house print projects
  • Material bindery such as folding, collating, hole drilling, cutting etc.
  • Maintain print shop cleanliness and all equipment within, as well as the department's warehouse area
  • Safely operate printing and publishing equipment including, but not limited to:
    • Copybinder 24 collator/stitcher/folder/trimmer
    • Baum 2015 folder/perforator/scorer
    • Presstek Vector T52 plate imaging equipment
    • Baum 52 paper cutter
    • Paper drill and padding equipment
    • Cannon Image Runner Advanced C9065 and Fiery software
    • Any graphic arts equipment that may obtained in the future

Additional Responsibilities

  • Place and distribute company paper orders as needed
  • Data entry and filing support
  • Provide backup support for company front lobby receptionist
  • Assist with other tasks in the MCR department, as assigned and/or within other departments throughout the building on an as-needed basis and/or as it coordinates with print shop duties

Qualifications

  • High school diploma required. Some college a plus.
  • Basic computer skills specifically in using MS Word and MS Excel required
  • Graphic arts knowledge and knowledge of Mac computers preferred
  • Previous print shop experience a plus
  • Detail oriented and accurate in all work areas
  • Willingness and ability to operate print shop equipment safely
  • Willingness and ability to spend a majority of the workday standing, and to perform physically demanding duties such as lifting, climbing, bending and handling of heavy boxes
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Time management skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as contribute to a team environment


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