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Horace Mann was founded in 1945 by two teachers who saw the need for quality, affordable auto insurance for teachers. Since then, we've broadened our mission to helping all educators protect what they have today and prepare for a successful tomorrow. And with our broadened mission has come corporate growth: We serve more than 4,000 school districts nationwide, we're publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: HMN).
As a leading insurance and financial services company focused on meeting the evolving need of public K-12 teachers, we are growing rapidly and have a number of exciting positions available right now, including an Assistant General Counsel position within the Office of the General Counsel, Law Division located in Springfield, IL.
Reporting to the Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, the Assistant General Counsel will have a thorough understanding of company policies and objectives and under general supervision will manage responsibilities of the Law Division as assigned. His or her work generally involves handling or directing matters of importance and impact on the organization and providing assistance on matters of significance. This position is for an experienced attorney with thorough competence in several legal areas of concentration and broad-based experience, maturity, and sound judgment.
Providing legal counsel and support for the Property and Casualty Division by utilizing legal expertise and strategic thinking to assess risk and recommend effective and appropriate solutions
Providing legal counsel and support for human resources business partners and advice and counseling to other cross-functional partners, leading and directing employment litigation matters, working as a collaborative partner with outside counsel retained to represent Horace Mann and its affiliates, evaluating employee complaints and, where appropriate, initiating and/or providing employment law support for all HR internal investigations
Providing legal counsel and support to the Horace Mann Marketing Department on all Agent matters, and leading and directing agent litigation matters, working as a collaborative partner with outside counsel retained to represent Horace Mann and its affiliates
Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a variety of agreements encountered in a corporate transactional and commercial context, including agency and technology agreements
Providing legal counsel and support on Corporate Compliance and Privacy matters
Effectively managing resources by anticipating expenditures and accurately forecasting resource needs/costs
Creating a positive environment by modeling cultural expectations and guiding leaders to reward performance, accountability, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, continuous improvement, collaboration, and creativity
Advising the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer and other members of executive management with respect to the duties and responsibilities outlined above.
Juris Doctor from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association
Admitted to practice law by a State Bar and be eligible to register as an In-House Counsel in the State of Illinois
Five (5) years broad-based, relevant legal experience with a mid-size to large law firm, corporation, or regulatory agency
Meaningful experience relating to Property and Casualty insurance matters
A strong desire to learn and assume ownership of highly complex, sometimes novel, legal issues
Strong academic credentials
Excellent analytical, organizational, detail-oriented, verbal and written communication skills
Ability to provide top-quality, proactive, accurate and effective legal support in a fast moving environment.
Ability to effectively work with management and other personnel
In-house legal department experience with a public corporation.
The duties listed in this job description do not limit the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the duties normally to be performed in the position or those occasionally assigned outside an employee's normal duties.
EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
About Horace Mann Companies
ABOUT HORACE MANN
Horace Mann was founded in 1945 by two Springfield, Illinois, teachers who saw a need for quality, affordable auto insurance for teachers. Since then, we've broadened our mission to helping all educators protect what they have today and prepare for a successful tomorrow. And with our broadened mission has come corporate growth: We serve more than 4,100 school districts nationwide, we're publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: HMN) and we have nearly $10 billion in assets.
We're motivated by the fact that educators take care of our children's future, and we believe they deserve someone to look after theirs. We help educators identify their financial goals and develop plans to achieve them. This includes insurance to protect what they have today and financial products to help them prepare for their future. Our tailored offerings include special rates and benefits for educators.
Founded by Educators for Educators®, we're proud to serve all school employees!