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Career Opportunity: Crop Insurance Associate

Badgerland Financial is part of the Farm Credit System, nationwide network of cooperative lending institutions that provide credit and related financial services to farmers, ranchers, rural residents and agribusinesses. Headquartered in Baraboo, Wisconsin Badgerland Financial has 17 branch offices located throughout the 33 counties in southern Wisconsin it is chartered to serve. Badgerland Financial has a $2 billion loan portfolio and it's 320+ employees work with more than 8,000 customer/members and provide an array of products and services. These products and services include: operating and installment loans; real estate loans; home loans; leasing services; tax preparation, planning and counseling; estate and succession planning; farm accounting, consulting and analysis; crop insurance; livestock insurance; life insurance; electronic banking; and appraisals.

Job Title
Crop Insurance Associate
Organization
Badgerland Financial, ACA
Location
Dodgeville, Wisconsin
Department
Insurance
Experience Level
Entry Level (1-4 years)
Supervisor's Title
Assistant Director
Employment Type
Full-Time
Salary Range
DOE , depending on experience
Posted Date
5/6/2013
Closing Date
5/24/2013
Job Description

customers; and providing insurance sales/marketing and servicing assistance to Badgerland staff. Enhance the quality of Badgerland insurance services by maintaining a thorough understanding of insurance programs and providing service that exceeds customer expectations. Support the efficient and effective delivery of insurance services to Badgerland customers.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE An associate’s degree in agriculture or a business related field. Specific insurance industry work experience may substitute for the academic degree. Other skills include communication, interpersonal relations, public speaking and presentation skills. Having a working knowledge of farm operations, the agriculture industry, accounting practices, insurance processing and servicing is preferred. The incumbent must acquire and maintain all applicable licenses to sell offered insurance products and services.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

1. Develop and maintain expertise in insurance products available through Badgerland. (20%)

2. Communicate clearly to customers how risk management products and optional coverage's meet their particular needs and package Badgerland’s products that satisfy those specific customer needs. (20%)

3. Maintain the customer relationship management and document management software to track sales, claims, settlements, cancellations, and premiums; process mailings, newsletters, acreage reports, and production certifications in support of the sales process. (5%)

4. Provide direct support to regional staff in meeting insurance sales goals by assisting with sales and service of Badgerland products to new and existing customers. (10%)

5. Provide product knowledge and training to Badgerland staff. (5%)

6. Enhance Badgerland’s image and reputation as a responsive, professional, quality provider of risk management services through positive member and public relations and effective, efficient customer service. (20%)

7. Dependent on workload, provide support to Assistant with day-to-day tasks such as mailings, data entry, filing, etc. Support workload will depending on Associate location and office needs. (5%)

8. Manage all stand alone Crop hail policies for assigned territories. (15%)

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

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