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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:

2021 Summer Internship Program (Paid)

Executive Assistant & HR Coordinator    

Technical Support Specialist


2021 Summer Internship Program (Paid)

Patrons Oxford Insurance

Our mission is to responsibly grow our business, our people, and our impact. We are a growing Maine company with stable roots back to 1877.  Come join our Patrons Oxford team in our brand new award winning environmentally responsible building in Portland. Our facility boasts solar panels, sit stand desks, outdoor walking, running, and snow shoeing trails that connect to our building, free parking, and convenient location right off the interstate.  In office and remote work required.

Position Summary:

The Patrons Oxford Internship Program offers undergraduate college students an opportunity to gain exposure to the inner workings of the Insurance Industry. Students selected for the program will participate in our comprehensive remote rotation program where they will receive training, and develop their skills and knowledge under the guidance of experienced professionals at Patrons Oxford.

The purpose of the program is to provide an introduction to each of the Company’s departments with a central focus on underwriting and claims.

Our Summer Internship will offer you:

  • Rotations in our different departments such as Accounting, Marketing, Claims, Underwriting, IT, Actuarial and others.
  • On the job training
  • Real work exposure
  • Professional development
  • Mentoring & guidance

Eligibility & Program Details:

  • College Students in an undergraduate program are invited to apply
  • Approximate Program Dates: June 7, 2021 – July 30, 2021
  • Length of the Program: 8 weeks
  • Full-Time Paid Experience (37.5 hours per week) / No credits offered
  • Internship will be a combination of in office and remote work.
  • Office Location: 97 Technology Park Drive, Portland ME
  • Application Deadline for the Summer Program is Friday, March 12th, 2021.
  • Interviews in Mid-March/ Beginning-April
  • This position requires the student to be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship

Are you a good fit for the Summer Internship Program?

To be considered for the Summer Program at Patrons Oxford Insurance, the candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • All majors welcome
  • Strong GPA
  • Interested and enthusiastic in learning about the Insurance Industry
  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
  • Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking
  • Dedicated: Committed to a task or purpose with loyalty and integrity
  • Goal and Delivery Focused: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks
  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization
  • Strong oral and written English communication skills

What You Need to Apply

  • Cover Letter (expressing interest in Patrons Oxford & the insurance industry)
  • Professional Resume

Benefits:

Paid Time Off

Professional Development Assistance

Onsite Fitness Center

Healthy Vending Options

Patrons Oxford Insurance Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Executive Assistant & HR Coordinator    

Department: HR

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 solar panels, sit stand desks, outdoor walking, running, and snow shoeing trails that connect to our building, free parking, and convenient location right off the interstate.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Executive Assistant  and HR Coordinator provides high level support to the CEO, and other executives; and promotes the professional corporate image of the Company by representing the executive team internally and externally; providing liaison between the executives, employees, insurance agencies and vendors.  The position also works closely with corporate Human Resources and facilitates certain HR processes and programs on a local level.  This is an executive level administrative position with significant responsibilities requiring a high degree of confidentiality as well as personal judgment and discretion.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Supporting the Executive Team:
    • Represents the president and executive team by welcoming visitors, board members, arranging marketing and other corporate functions
    • Ability to draft or prepare official documents that are grammatically correct, with ability to edit and proof read
    • Calendar coordination and meeting scheduling
    • Plan and maintain travel schedules and arrangements
    • Enhances executives’ and the corporation’s reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests: exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
  • Marketing Support:
    • Administrative responsibilities require independent judgment in the development of operating practices in the Marketing Department license area
    • Will coordinate the development of agency communication strategies utilizing current and potential new applications, researching alternatives and providing implementation recommendations
    • Insurance agency event planning
    • Assure compliance with various state insurance regulations relating to agency licensing, communication with agents and outside marketing representatives
  • HR Support:
    • Interact with a variety of professional staff at all levels in a professional and tactful manner
    • Manage employee inquiries regarding benefits, policies and process appropriately escalating issues to management or corporate HR
    • Process and monitor recruitment/hiring procedure, assist with wellness and engagement programs
    • Maintain compliant HR records
    • Partner with corporate HR on company-wide initiatives including launching certain corporate HR programs on a local level
  • General
    • Exercise judgment, initiative, diplomacy and tact to ensure the confidentiality of sensitive matters
    • Ability to multi-task duties and projects
    • Demonstrates a high level of professionalism in all situations
    • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business Administration or related field or two year degree with ten years related work experience
  • Property and Casualty Insurance Courses a strong plus

EXPERIENCE:

Minimum 5 years of equivalent professional experience.

SKILLS:

  • Marketing / Employee event planning
  • Must have expert knowledge of MS Office suite (MS Office, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint), Windows operating systems and the Internet
  • Ability to learn internal systems and external software and/or web based programs
  • Needs to be organized, detail oriented, and deadline driven
  • Excellent oral written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

Knowledge of HR law, Federal and Maine State, and general compliance

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

Onsite Fitness Center

Healthy Vending Options

Patrons Oxford Insurance Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Technical Support Specialist

Department: IT

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 solar panels, sit stand desks, outdoor walking, running, and snow shoeing trails that connect to our building, free parking, and convenient location right off the interstate.

Position Summary

Employee is responsible for installing, maintaining and troubleshooting desktop computer hardware and software within the primarily Windows based organization. Working either over the phone or face to face with employees, they answer Tier-1 helpdesk technical questions of all end users, escalating them to a higher level of support personnel if required. Additionally, they also provide support of the phone system, floor printers and any other technology implemented in the office.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Basic Maintenance of office equipment
  • Assist in regular report and query tasks
  • Imaging and deployment of office PCs
  • IP Phone deployment and support
  • Moving of employee PCs and IP Phones during seating changes
  • Tier-1 Support of Office Staff and Agencies using our systems via phone, virtual meeting or in person as needed
  • Basic user account support using Active Directory
  • Maintain basic security tools such as Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware
  • Basic network infrastructure support
  • Maintain documentation of basic procedures associated with support of computer and phone systems
  • Train and communicate with staff on new technology and security topics
  • Assist other staff in various projects as needed

Education

  • Bachelor Degree preferred or equivalent work experience.

Experience:

  • At least 1 year Helpdesk experience in a Windows environment preferred

Skills

  • Ability to communicate and support end users calmly, effectively and professionally
  • Ability to support users via phone, email, virtual meeting, or in person
  • Experience with supporting Windows based environments
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to manage priorities and to meet deadlines effectively
  • Experience Problem solving Technical Issues
  • Experience in PC Desktop Imaging

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.


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.
 

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