TIAA Financial Consultant in Chicago, United States
The Financial Consultant is a position that provides counseling for all participants, new entrants, prospects, beneficiaries and their legal and financial representatives on the complete spectrum of TIAA products and services. During your initial period of employment, you will receive training on TIAA’s products and the role will be non-exempt – meaning you will be paid on an hourly basis and eligible for overtime pay. After the training period has concluded, based on the client-facing duties of the position, the role will be exempt and you will be paid on a salaried basis at the same rate (i.e., your weekly salary will be equal to your hourly rate multiplied by 40) and you will no longer be eligible for overtime pay.
Key Responsibilities and Duties
Counsels participants on their pension plans, tax deferred annuities and other available investment options in order to help clients retain and increase assets.
Educates, recommends and facilitates new product purchases (including retail mutual finds, annuities, IRAs, 529 and 403b, bank products, life insurance and others) and provides authoritative information upon which important personal financial planning decisions are based.
Interacts with retirement plan participants to provide exceptional customer service and execute transaction and service requests.
Utilizes knowledge of tax and investment strategies to inform financial advice based on clients' financial needs and objectives.
Communicates internally with cross-business partnerships to develop and implement TIAA products and services to support clients and company initiatives.
Develops and maintains strong relationship with Institutional Plan Sponsors.
- University (Degree) Preferred
- 3 Years Required; 5 Years Preferred
- SRC Indicator: Series 7; Series 63
- Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work
3+ years of client service or financial sales experience
FINRA Series 7 and 63 required at time application
5+ years of client service or financial sales experience
State Insurance Licensing (required within 120 days of start date)
Professional designation strongly desired: CLU, ChFC, etc.
Expert knowledge of financial planning concepts; including a broad knowledge of TIAA products
Must be highly organized and capable of proficiently handling multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
Excellent communication and sales skills, including experience presenting to large audiences
Agility in determining and managing priorities
Key traits: integrity, understanding, team player, results-driven, personal excellence, embodies an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit
Potential Salary: $41.35 USD
Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location. In addition to base salary, the competitive compensation package may include, depending on the role, participation in an incentive program linked to performance (for example, annual discretionary incentive programs, non-annual sales incentive plans, or other non-annual incentive plans).
TIAA is the leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and government fields. We offer a wide range of financial solutions, including investing, banking, advice and education, and retirement services.
Benefits and Total Rewards
The organization is committed to making financial well-being possible for its clients, and is equally committed to the well-being of our associates. That’s why we offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package designed to make a positive difference in the lives of our associates and their loved ones. Our benefits include a superior retirement program and highly competitive health, wellness and work life offerings that can help you achieve and maintain your best possible physical, emotional and financial well-being. To learn more about your benefits, please review our Benefits Summary (https://www.tiaa.org/public/pdf/benefits-at-a-glance.pdf) .
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TIAA started out over 100 years ago to help ensure teachers could retire with dignity. Today, many people who work at not-for-profits rely on our wide range of financial products and services to support and strengthen their financial well-being.