Retirement Plans Specialist

  • Guideline
  • San Mateo, CA, USA
  • Sep 13, 2018
Full time Management

Job Description

Introduction
At Guideline, we’re helping Americans save for a better future. Guideline is the only 401(k) provider with a fee-free, full-stack 401(k) offering that automates plan administration and compliance with a platform that directly integrates with many of the most popular payroll providers. 
 
By building transparent and first-of-its-kind software, the Guideline team is combatting what’s unfortunately become the retirement industry status quo -- legacy providers have put profit over the interests of employees, abandoning the goal of the programs in the first place: to give employees the opportunity to save as much as possible for retirement. 
 
With over 3,000 clients and hundreds of millions of dollars in assets under management, in just a couple years of operations, we’re well on our way to making smart retirement planning easy for everyone. 
 
 
Job Description
Guideline is seeking a Retirement Plans Specialist to support our Client Development team in developing and acquiring business. In this internal role, you will focus on: 1.) consulting with team members on plan design and any related client requests, 2.) assisting the Senior Retirement Specialist with proposals and research, 3.) demonstrating independence and ownership of projects, 4.) exhibiting strong knowledge of defined contribution plan administration and compliance requirements while providing ongoing education to our team, 5.) participating in and continually offer knowledge that could be useful for distribution activities.
 
Our ideal candidate is experienced in the retirement plan and/or tax spaces. You have a strong background in 401(k) plans and can advise and strategize on general defined contribution plan issues. As an added bonus, you may have a deep understanding of tax laws. You are also a collaborative self-starter who is hands-on and driven to constantly increase output. Documentation and organization is important to you, while still having fun and being creative. Most importantly, you truly believe the retirement system is ripe for disruption and want to share in the Guideline story on how we will do it! 
 
Responsibilities
  • Develop, articulate and implement retirement plan design strategy to optimize client relationships
  • Work effectively as a member of the Client Development team and cross-functionally with Compliance and Operations
  • Use analytical tools and industry publications to gather information to be used in client communications and to think independently and proactively about how to best convey information
  • Assimilate and apply the high volume of information pertinent to the defined contribution industry, which includes industry trends, legislative and regulatory topics, administration and operations, participant communications strategies, and investments
 
Qualifications
  • 1-3 years relationship management experience
  • 1-5 years experience in financial services, with emphasis on 401(k) plans (experience with a variety of DC plans including 403(b), 457, etc. a plus) 
  • Demonstration of creative problem solving skills in previous positions
  • Demonstration of exceptional consultative skills in previous positions
  • Ability to pass a background check and credit check for employment
 
Bonus Points
  • FINRA Series 65  
  • Professional designations, such as ASPPA Certifications (QKA, QPA, CPC, QPFC), CFP®, CRPC®, CRPS®, CEBS®, or CPA 
  • JD or LLM