Careers

Insurance Agent
Are you looking for an opportunity and not just a job? Farmers Union Insurance is expanding and looking for qualified candidates to fill existing and scratch agencies.
Farmers Union Insurance is focused on fulfilling the needs of our customers and creating success for our team. We seek an energetic professional interested in helping our business grow through value-based conversations and exceptional customer experience. If you are a motivated self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment, then this may be your opportunity for a rewarding career as a self-employed agent with excellent income and growth potential.
For more information contact kevin.ressler@https://fumic.com/nd
Part-Time Tour Guide

North Dakota Farmers Union is seeking friendly and professional Part-Time Tour Guides to provide our guests with an exceptional experience while on our tours. In this role, you will be responsible for engaging travelers for the duration of the tour, sharing interesting facts about the tour destination, history of our organization and answering any questions they may have. The successful candidate will also provide helpful tips on other attractions or restaurants in the area that are popular among tourists to help ensure our guests enjoy their stay.

Please email resume to Lisa at lisa.severson@https://fumic.com/nd

 

Legislative Specialist

Job Purpose:

The Legislative Specialist works to enhance NDFUs efforts to influence policymaking as guided through the NDFU Policy & Action. This involves conducting research on current and emerging issues, evaluating the effects of proposed legislation, and coordinating communication of NDFUs advocacy efforts.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Reviewing Organizational Policy, State Legislation and Rulemaking
    • Review and evaluates state and federal policies and legislation to determine the benefits and impact of any changes that may occur.
  • Conduct research on new and emerging policy issues and economic trends. The Legislative Specialist works with the Legislative Committee and coordinates educational opportunities to inform the committee and membership on current issue areas.
  • Stay abreast of developments and changes in government and budget processes. This is usually accomplished through conducting research, attending conferences, meetings and seminars, and traveling to program sites when necessary.
    • Assist the Government Relations Director with drafting memos, regulatory comments, letters and correspondence with elected officials and state and federal agencies.
  • Gathering and Synthesizing Data
    • Work closely with the President, Government Relations Director, and Communications Director to gather and anlalyze pertinent data to support NDFUs policy positions.
    • Synthesize data and create relevant charts and graphs for use in NDFUs communications with members and the public.
    • Collaborate with fellow staff members and member leaders in order to achieve a common goal, helping set the priorities through member driven initiatives and providing them with data to support positions
  • Communicating internally, externally, and with membership
    • Act as a liaison between the Legislative Team and Communications Team to effectively share information about the policies that the grassroots membership has adopted.
    • Coordinate the development of the biweekly legislative newsletter and assist Communications Team in developing social media posts and other communications relevant to legislative initiatives.
    • Attend meetings with elected officials to help provide the information needed to emphasize the memberships position on legislative initiatives
    • Advise on when issues need the help of other NDFU departments, and help convene meetings of those departments.
    • Assist the Member Operations department on appropriate responses to current events and to encourage member engagement.
  • Other Duties as assigned
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Strong oral and writing skills required.
    • Strong analytical and research skills. Working knowledge of economics preferred.
    • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, decision-oriented environment.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Education and Experience Required:

Bachelors Degree in political science, public policy, public affairs, or related field and experience working with agriculture and/or public policy preferred.

 

Part Time Motor Coach Operator

Responsibilities would include driving a 56 passenger motor coach and maintaining all the necessary regulatory driver reports. Duties also include transporting children to our summer camps.

A CDL with P and Air Brake endorsement are required – must currently have or have the ability to obtain.

Experience in the transportation industry would be preferred. On the job training may be available to qualified applicant.

Those interested in should submit a resume to lisa.severson@https://fumic.com/nd.

Applicants can contact Jeff Willer 701-952-9111 if they have specific questions about the position.

 

Commercial Lines Underwriting Assistant

Job Purpose:
This primary responsibility for the Commercial Lines Underwriting Assistant is to analyze, appraise and determine exposure and acceptable risks for business and to determine coverage and premium that are both adequate and competitive. The positions focus is to build strong relationships with key commercial lines agents to identify and write new commercial lines accounts, as well as to retain profitable renewal business

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes exposure based on risk, collects underwriting information when needed, evaluates and prices quotes submitted by agents to select risks that are acceptable according to Risk Guidelines.
  • Underwrites and prices renewals, new business and mid-term changes.
  • Reviews and revises coverage forms when appropriate and acts as an insurance resource for assigned agents.
  • Participates on a team consisting of underwriting, claims, risk evaluation and accounting to service assigned agents
  • Negotiates pricing and coverage options with agents.
  • Builds successful relationships with agents, helping them retain and write acceptable and profitable business.
  • Works with AIC staff to ensure quote and policy information is entered correctly into the system.
  • Works on special projects as needed, including the testing, and analyzing of the compatibility of a new computer system.
  • Maintain written procedures for various job functions.
  • Ensure security, integrity and confidentiality of data.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to pay attention to details.
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion.
  • Good oral and written communication skills required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • CPCU or IIA certifications preferred.
  • Ability to become familiar with and demonstrate an understanding of additional underwriting resource material such as ISO manual, IRMI and Best Hazard Guide and other insurance referral publications.
  • Proficient in MS Office Product.

 

Education and Experience Required:

  • Minimum of one-year commercial underwriting experience preferred, but willing to train.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or comparable industry experience.

 

Facility Maintenance Supervisor

Purpose of the Role: The Facility Maintenance Specialist provides the responsibility of on-site personnel to maintain a clean,attractive and safe environment for all users of Farmers Union Camp. Associated duties will include accepting supplies,maintaining inventories and required record keeping. North Dakota Farmers Union requires the Facility MaintenanceSpecialist to maintain acceptable levels of neatness and cleanliness of all buildings, assigned residence and assigned vehicles.The Facility Maintenance Specialist will be a good ambassador for the Farmers Union Educational program at all times.

Supervision: The Camp Facility Maintenance Specialist will be under direct supervision of the Education Director. The YouthEducation Director is responsible for all facility management and operating procedures at Camp.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide seasonal maintenance for the entire camp in an orderly and efficient manner
  • Operate and maintain camp water and septic system
  • Establish good relations with all youth members, staff and vendors associated with camp and promote theeducation program whenever appropriate
  • Maintain records and inventories of camp equipment and supplies
  • Replacements and/or repairs will be completed as needed
  • Identify health, fire and safety hazards; inform direct supervisor, summer staff senior director and properauthorities
  • Act on hazards and take necessary remedial actions immediately
  • Keep all equipment clean and in good working condition, properly stored and used only for the intended purposes
  • Maintain the grounds by keeping grass neatly mowed and trimmed and sprayed for bugs and weeds
  • Remove trash and any downed trees and branches
  • Breakdown boxes, collect all recycling and transport to recycling center
  • Practice energy conservation for the residence and camp facilities
  • Keep all buildings and furnishings in good repair. Emphasis will be placed on:
    • Dorms, toilet and shower areas
    • Floors, walls, windows, doors and
    • Roof
    • Light fixtures, heating and aircontrols
    • Filter replacements, salt watermonitoring
    • Walkways and porches
    • Kitchen and dining hall
    • Minor plumbing and carpentryrepairs will be performed asdirected
    • Septic and well maintenance
    • Campfire preparation and cleanup
  • Ensure security, integrity and confidentiality of data and information
  • Occasionally work with members of the summer staff on specific tasks regarding the general operation of camp
  • Required to submit required weekly reports and time sheets
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be experienced in general maintenance duties
  • Must have the ability to operate and maintain motorized equipment and power tools
  • Possess effective written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and provide weekly updates
  • Participation in staff training, including Leadership TrainingCamp is required and compensated

Educational Requirements:

  • FMS shall have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • FMS is required to obtain CPR and First Aid
  • FMS must maintain a valid U.S. driver license
  • Participation in staff training and compensated

Working Conditions:

  • Occasional travel
  • Strict seasonal schedule; day, evening and week-end work
  • Housing and meals included onsite

Send resume to lisa.severson@fumic.com

 

Property Risk Specialist

Location: Minot

Job purpose:

The property Risk Specialist is responsible for handling insurance claims filed by the policyholders. This position plans and schedules work needed to process claims, interviews claimants and witnesses, and will investigate all aspects of the claim. This position also performs risk analysis inspections.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Must be able to carry and climb a ladder, going onto roofs and other high places
  • Must be able to crawl into crawl spaces and other tight confined areas
  • Must have a valid drivers license and the ability to drive to investigate claims
  • Inspects properties to analyze risk on new applications and rewritten properties
  • Investigate and process insurance claims filed by policy holders
  • Interview claimants and witnesses to gather pertinent information
  • Handle and process farm, commercial and home insurance claims
  • Handle property claims involving damage to buildings and structures, or personal property
  • Inspect property damage to determine extent of damages
  • Verify that coverage applies through an insurance policy
  • Evaluate damages to ascertain compensation amount and consult with various personnel to get expert evaluation
  • Examine all written, audio and visual documents to determine how claim should be handled
  • Negotiate with claimant to settle claim and issue payout amounts
  • Maintain accurate and updated insurance files
  • Maintain written procedures for various job functions.
  • Other Duties as Assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient in MS Office Product.
  • Teamwork and collaboration.
  • Understanding of insurance policies, practices and terminology.
  • Good communication skills – written and verbal.
  • Detail oriented and good organizational skills.
  • Works with all skill types and levels of personnel.
  • Must at all times adhere to company culture and strive for customer service excellence.

Educational Requirements:

Associate degree or equivalent work experience, Bachelors degree preferred

 

Member Relations Specialist

North Dakota Farmers Union (NDFU) is seeking a professional, energetic, resourceful, self-starting candidate for full-time home-based Member Relations Specialist. The ideal candidate for this position would be centrally located in ND and be available for some weekends and nights, and day hours, with some travel statewide as needed.

The successful candidate will work directly with members, Farmers Union elected officers, Farmers Union insurance agents and affiliated cooperatives and organizations of North Dakota Farmers Union. This position specializes in organizational development through cooperation, legislation, and education, emphasizing on member recruitment, engagement and support. The ideal candidate would have a BA/BS degree and strong skills in oral, written, and interpersonal communications with public speaking ability, but willing to train.

NDFU offers a competitive salary and benefits, on-the-job training and opportunities for growth. NDFU is an equal employment opportunity employer. Please send cover letter and resume to lisa.severson@fumic.com
For questions please contact Lisa at 701-952-2169