Job Posting Details

Life Insurance Specialist, Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union

Location:Salmon Arm, British Columbia
Posting Date:December 20, 2019
Closing Date:until filled
Employment Type:Full-time / Permanent

An amazing opportunity to apply your life insurance expertise with a dynamic employer in a stunning, natural setting.

Create your future at SASCU. We invite you to be part of a team where you can feel good about the work you do and the positive impact on the communities we serve in the Shuswap region: we are committed to corporate social responsibility. We also believe in fostering a work environment that is the perfect blend of friendliness, support and professionalism, not to mention, fun! Add in a competitive compensation package that emphasizes strong performance, reduced banking fees and spectacular natural scenery, and you’ll see why SASCU is an award-winning employer.

Reporting to the Manager SASCU Wealth, you will work with credit union members to proactively uncover their unique needs and recommend and implement financial strategies to help mitigate risks to their financial goals.  You will have a proven history of sales results through building trust-based relationships with members and branch staff.

Your key responsibilities will be to:  

  • Maintain an active pipeline of new business opportunities by proactively consulting with referral sources and members on personal and business risk management needs
  • Identify member needs and goals, analyze data on income, assets, liabilities and wealth transfer objectives and present appropriate solutions/strategies to meet those needs using financial planning tools
  • Recommend a wide array of insurance products (e.g., term, permanent, critical illness, disability, long-term care, annuities) and strategies for both the personal and business marketplaces
  • Build professional networks within the local community to refer to and source members. Identify legal, trust, estate or other specialists as needs are uncovered to support the advice services offered by SASCU
  • Act as the designated insurance nominee for SASCU Wealth
  • Liaise with SASCU’s Commercial team to develop referral opportunities and provide risk management solutions to small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) members including individual and group solutions
  • Process applications; conduct follow-up discussions with insurance vendors and/or contractors and/or medical professionals, as required, to assist with the processing of applications; set up and maintain accurate member files

You possess the following skills and experience:

  • Life License Qualification Program (LLQP)
  • At least 4 to 6 years’ directly related experience
  • Expert knowledge of personal and commercial insurance products and concepts
  • Solid understanding of financial planning products and services
  • Strong working knowledge of taxation for individuals and businesses
  • CFP, CLU, or other planning designations an asset

SASCU is a community-based, financial co-operative, which offers a full range of banking and financial services. As of November 2019, SASCU is owned by more than 19,000 members with total assets of over $800 million.

This is a full-time Monday to Friday position. To apply, please email a résumé to us at