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Come join our Patrons Oxford team in our brand new Portland building.  Our awesome facility boasts a fitness center, subsidized meals, solar panels, sit stand desks, alternative work schedule options, free parking, convenient right off the interstate, walking paths, and outdoor picnic tables. 

Portland Maine, why not?!  Maine, as they say, is "the way life should be." Portland is Maine's largest city, but still has that small city feel with a population of 65,000.  Our way of life includes a dramatic rocky coast, breathtaking beaches, cobblestone streets, dozens of close-by ski resorts, island speckled Casco Bay, a lively food and craft brewery scene, and no one does lobster better! Maine isn't called vacation land for nothing.  

Current Jobs Available:
-Commercial Lines Junior Underwriter
-Junior Accountant


Commercial Lines Junior Underwriter

Job Description:

Looking to start an exciting career in the insurance industry?! Our mission here is to responsibly grow our business, our people, and our impact. We are a growing Maine company with stable roots back to 1877. Why Patrons? Opportunity for advancement, flexible work schedule options, collaborative work environment, support in continuing education, positive work culture, and financially sound with great health and retirement benefits.

Come join our Patrons Oxford team in our brand new award winning environmentally responsible building in Portland. Our facility boasts a fitness center, healthy vending, solar panels, sit stand desks, outdoor walking, running, and snow shoeing trails, free parking, and convenient right off the interstate.

Position Summary:

Works with company licensed agents in conjunction with an underwriter examining risks, accept/reject applications and determine rates and premium for commercial lines accounts using an established risk evaluation process. Gathers information to review, order reports, complete and mail legal notices in compliance with state insurance regulations, follow-up and complete requests for information, and processes correspondence. Demonstrates practical/technical skills by using required systems to quote, endorse, and issue policies. Contribute to team effort and company objectives by accomplishing related job responsibilities as needed.

  • Works under immediate supervision – Underwriter, Manager, or Vice President
  • Adhere to underwriting guidelines
  • Evaluates information presented to identify exposures and solicits additional information to base decision to accept or decline according to company policies and objectives
  • Classifies risks, determines individual risk pricing factors, assigns specific endorsements
  • Writes instructions to processing staff for policy issuance in a timely fashion
  • Secures additional information as needed from sources to include: agents, underwriting guides, inspections
  • Evaluates exposures to identify exposures to loss and secures reinsurance according to company objectives
  • Provides assistance to agents in such areas as providing optional quotations, alternative coverage options, explanations of coverages, as well as clarification of recommendations and suggested risk improvements
  • Maintains and develops relationships with assigned agents to achieve growth and profit objectives. Works with marketing representatives to establish any specific agency activities or visits. Participates in review of policies and procedures of the company.
  • Assists in training of new staff.
  • Contributes to company underwriting guidelines in identifying needs to underwriting vice president and working in assigned projects.
  • Underwrite and process new and renewal submissions, as assigned
  • Reviews and analyzes insurance applications, inspection reports and loss history

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION:

Bachelor's Degree

CPCU or other industry designation a plus

EXPERIENCE:

2-4 years in insurance underwriting department or courses to include completion of an underwriter training schedule.

SKILLS:

  • Ability to analyze applications and develop information to identify exposures, hazards, and controls.
  • Ability to analyze loss history to identify exposures or trends to apply to the acceptance, declination, and pricing decisions.
  • Ability to work with agencies in developing business relationship with courtesy, tact, and efficiency.
  • Decision making skills in applying underwriting knowledge and company policy.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in conversations and correspondence advising agents of underwriting decisions and company products.
  • Presentation and interpersonal skills in working with agents and in assisting other staff in analysis.
  • Recognizing work flow patterns and ability to identify downstream changes.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team environment.
  • Strong relationship skills

Benefits:

Patrons Oxford Insurance Company provides an outstanding compensation and benefit package.

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Group Term Life
  • AD&D Insurance
  • Long Term Care
  • Profit Sharing
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401(k)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program

Junior Accountant

Job Description:

Looking to start an exciting career in the insurance industry?! Our mission here is to responsibly grow our business, our people, and our impact. We are a growing Maine company with stable roots back to 1877. Why Patrons? Opportunity for advancement, flexible work schedule options, collaborative work environment, support in continuing education, positive work culture, and financially sound with great health and retirement benefits.

Come join our Patrons Oxford team in our brand new award winning environmentally responsible building in Portland. Our facility boasts a fitness center, healthy vending, solar panels, sit stand desks, outdoor walking, running, and snow shoeing trails, free parking, and convenient right off the interstate.

Position Summary:

  • Performs accounts receivable duties including automated remittance system and electronic payment methods
  • Data input
  • Communicates over the telephone in a courteous and pleasant manner, projecting confidence with a positive tone
  • Maintains self-control in difficult situations
  • Follows through on problems to a proper conclusion in a timely manner
  • Resolves problems that require judgment based on company guidelines and philosophies
  • Initiates changes and corrections based on customer requests
  • Researches and analyzes billing issues
  • Identifies trends and reports items to appropriate management
  • Applies knowledge of company processes to explain requirements to callers
  • Monthly bank reconciliation
  • Support Accounts Payable process
  • Support maintenance of Accounts Payable vendors (W-9 and 1099-M)
  • Support completion of accounts receivable reconciliation
  • Knowledge of several different software programs
  • Understands the need to exercise confidentiality of information
  • Performs Accountant's duties when necessary

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Two to three years of work experience related to functions listed under Positions Summary
  • Valid Driver's License

Skills:

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects
  • Ability to communicate (verbally/written) effectively in a confidential manner when required
  • Must have knowledge of MS Office, Windows operating system, and the internet

Benefits:

Patrons Oxford Insurance Company provides an outstanding compensation and benefit package.

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Group Term Life
  • AD&D Insurance
  • Long Term Care
  • Profit Sharing
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401(k)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program

Patrons Oxford Insurance Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Thank you for your interest in working for Patrons Oxford. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

Resumes and inquiries may be submitted:

via email to:

hr@patrons.com

via fax to:
207-783-7507

via mail to:
Patrons Oxford Insurance Company
Attn: Human Resources
P O Box 3820
Portland, ME  04104



Thank you for your interest in working for Patrons Oxford.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.