Data Analytics Working Group members – expressions of interest
The Data Analytics Working Group (DAWG) was first established in 2015 to support and promote Actuaries working in data analytics by providing lifelong learning opportunities, thought-leadership and promoting their expertise in data analytics to business and government leaders.
The Working group has four main areas of focus:
- Vision - Determine a strategic vision for Actuaries.
- Actuarial Community - Develop a community for Actuaries working in data analytics.
- Education - Investigate short, medium and long-term qualification and CPD requirements.
- Employer engagement - Better understand the needs of employers.
DAWG is looking to expand their membership and is seeking expressions of interest from members with a background and/or interest in data analytics to join.
This is an important role which will provide support in the creation of new opportunities to engage the broader actuarial community. The Working Group meets for 2 hours, 11 times a year.
The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in, and knowledge of, the data analytics sector, having worked within this area or a related consulting firm. The criteria that will be considered includes:
- a strong interest in promoting the profession and engagement with the broader actuarial community; and
- strong knowledge of and involvement in the data analytics sector.
If you are interested, please send your CV and a covering email or letter to Marcus.Sheather-Burton@actuaries.asn.au. The closing date for applications is COB Friday 9 November 2018.
INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT AND FINANCE EDUCATION FACULTY – EDUCATION VOLUNTEERS
The Education Faculties of the Actuaries Institute are in charged with the overall responsibility of delivering and assessing the Fellowship Part III education program. The Investment Management and Finance Education Faculty (IMFEF) is seeking vibrant volunteers to provide subject matter input into the design and delivery of the Part III Investment Management and Finance education program – see available roles:
Detailed Exam Reviewer (Semester 1 and 2 2019)
The Detailed Exam Reviewer will provide an independent, detailed and technical review of the Part III Investment Management and Finance (C5A and C5B) exam questions and solutions. This role will work very closely with the Exam Team in refining the questions and solutions. If interested, please see the C5A syllabus here and C5B syllabus here.
Subject Matter Expert (SME)
The SME will provide support to the Convenor and the rest of the IMFEF on its initiatives.
If you are an Investment Fellow with a keen interest in education, please send your expression of interest or questions to Karenna Chhoeung by COB Friday, 16 November 2018.
Assistant Examiner, Course 2A Life Insurance
We are seeking Fellows who are interested in joining the Life Insurance Education Faculty as an Assistant Examiner for Course 2A Life Insurance. The successful applicant will be appointed for Semester 1 2019. The term of the appointment is for one year.
The Assistant Examiner’s role is to assist the Chief Examiner in fulfilling their tasks. This includes:
- Working with the exam writers on exam development and providing feedback on drafts of the exam/assignment and marking guide;
- Attending BOE Meetings as a delegate of the Chief Examiner, when the Chief Examiner cannot attend;
- Working with the exam/assignment marking team during the marking period to finalise the results;
- Reviewing borderline candidates’ exam/assignment papers in accordance with the pass guidelines and recommending a pass or fail;
- Assisting the Chief Examiner with writing and/or reviewing the Chief Examiner’s Report;
- Carrying out the final sign-off of the exam/assignment with the Chief Examiner; and
- Providing support for students (such as guest speaking at one of the tutorials and conducting exam performance interviews).
If you are a Fellow of the Institute with three or more years of experience in Life Insurance, have previous education volunteering experience and are interested in the role or would like more information, including details regarding remuneration, please contact the Education Team, by COB Friday 23 November 2018.
Seeking Convenor for the Banking Practice Committee
The Convenor of the Banking Practice Committee has recently stepped down and the Institute is seeking expressions of interest from members to take over that role.
As Convenor of the committee, you will chair the monthly BPC meeting and provide leadership of the Banking Practice area. There are also quarterly meetings with the Convenors from other Practice Committees that require your participation. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in Banking having either worked for a bank or a consulting firm that serves the banking sector. They will have demonstrated ability to direct the work of the committee and align its goals to the strategic priorities of the Institute. The convenor will require the ability to build consensus around new ideas, and be eager to further strengthen this burgeoning practice area within the profession.
As a member of the committee you will have the opportunity to support the creation of new opportunities to engage the broader actuarial community both within and surrounding banking, as well as support development of a community of practice in this field. It is expected that members have several years relevant experience with respect to banking.
If you have an interest in pursuing these exciting opportunities please contact John McLenaghan firstname.lastname@example.org at the Actuaries Institute by COB Monday 26 November 2018.
Part III Education Program Vacancy: Course 3B General Insurance Course Leader – Forum Participation
We are seeking Fellows who are interested in joining the General Insurance Education Faculty as a Course 3B Course Leader for Forum Participation. The Course Leader will be supported in their role by an experienced Exam Team. The role involves but is not limited to:
- Monitoring the discussions forums regularly at least 3 times a week.
- Responding and providing feedback to students’ postings to support their learning.
- Reviewing and assessing discussion forum participation mark for inclusion in overall assessment.
- Adhering to the Forum Participation Mark Guidelines
If you are a Fellow of the Institute with three or more years of experience in General Insurance, have previous education volunteering experience and are interested in the role or would like more information, including details regarding remuneration, please contact the Education Team, by Friday 30 November 2018.
Part III Education Program Vacancy – Course 2B Life Insurance
Course Leader – Tutorials
We are seeking Fellows with 3+ years post qualification experience in Life Insurance who are interested in contributing to the Part III education program as a Course Leader in the role of Tutor. More detail on the role is provided below
Tutor – the role involves the preparation and delivery of three tutorials per semester to support the learning and exam preparation of students enrolled in Course 2B Life Insurance. The tutor is supported in their role through the guidance of Course 2B Chief Examiner.
If you are a Fellow in Life Insurance with previous education volunteering experience (preferable), and are interested in the role or would like more information, including details regarding remuneration, please contact the Education Team, by Friday 30 November 2018.
Part III Education Program: Assignment Writers in Semester 2 2019
We are seeking Fellows with 3+ years post qualification experience who are able to apply techniques, perform analysis and evaluate outcomes for the Part III education program as an Assignment Write for the following subjects:
C3A/3B – General Insurance
C5A/5B – Investment Management and Finance
C6A/6B – Global Retirement Income Systems
The role involves the following:
- collaborating with the Exam Team and Education Faculty on the assignment topic;
- writing the assignment and marking guide; and
- preparing the final question and marking guide based on feedback from Scrutineers and Examiners.
It is expected that the assignment will involve spreadsheet calculations to test a candidate’s knowledge, understanding and application of a technical area of the course. It is also expected that a component of the assignment will test the candidate’s written communication skills.
The Assignment Writer will be supported in their role by the Chief Examiner and Education Faculty for the subject concerned. Assignment development will need to be completed by February 2019.
If you are interested in the role or would like more information (including details regarding payments), please contact Krystel Rowe, by COB Wednesday 12 December 2018. Previous education volunteering experience will be highly regarded.
Part III Education Program: Exam Scrutineers required for Semester 1 2019
The Institute is seeking multiple Scrutineers for the following Part III subjects in Semester 1 2019.
C10 Life Insurance
C10 General Insurance
C10 Enterprise Risk Management
C2B Life Insurance
3x C3B General Insurance
2x C5A Investment Management & Finance
2x C6B Global Retirement Income Systems
The role involves providing feedback to the Chief Examiner about subject assessments, including: first sitting the relevant exam under exam conditions and completing the Scrutineers Review Form providing comments on time given and actual time taken, question suitability, marking guide (solutions), recommended pass mark, consistency between questions and the marking guide, clarity, coverage, difficulty and length of examination papers. Following this, the Scrutineer will be sent the draft exam solutions and asked to assess and comment on these.
The Semester 1 2019 scrutineering period is from early-March to mid-March. The ideal Scrutineer will need to be flexible around this period and should at least be a newly qualified Fellow.
Interested applicants should forward their year qualified, current employer, current position title, and number of post-qualification working experience years to Senior Officer - Professional Development Krystel Rowe along with any questions.
Part III Education Program: Assignment Scrutineers required for Semester 2 2019
The Institute is seeking multiple Scrutineers for the following Part III subjects in Semester 2 2019.
C2A Life Insurance
C3A General Insurance
C3B General Insurance
C5A Investment Management & Finance
C6B Global Retirement Income Systems
The Actuaries Institute will be introducing an assignment component (worth 10% of their overall mark) to the Part III Program. With this change we will need Scrutineers to scrutinise the assignment and provide feedback.
The assignments should take between 10 and 15 hours for a candidate to complete and should align with some parts of the syllabus. The role involves providing feedback to the Chief Examiner about subject assessments, including: first attempting the assignment and completing the Scrutineers Review Form providing comments on time, question suitability, marking guide (solutions), recommended pass mark, consistency of questions and the marking guide, clarity, coverage, difficulty and length of the assignment. Following this, the Scrutineer will be sent the draft assignment solutions and asked to assess and comment on these.
The Scrutineering period is from early-March to mid-March. The ideal Scrutineer will need to be flexible around this period and should at least be a newly qualified Fellow.
If you are interested in the role or would like more information (including details regarding payments), please contact Krystel Rowe.
high school volunteers
The Actuaries Institute's High School Program aims to nurture the interest of mathematically gifted high school students so they are able to consider the actuarial profession at an early stage. We organise school visits where volunteers will deliver a presentation on the profession, outline pathways and also engage in Q&A and share their personal journey to becoming an actuary.
We are looking to further expand and improve the program in 2018. If you are interested in becoming involved in the program or would like more information, please contact Jennifer Yu.
This page will be updated regularly with new and existing vacancies. In the meantime, please send any volunteering expressions of interest to volunteers@actuaries .asn.au