AVP, State Affairs

01 Nov, 2022


AVP, State Affairs

Schaumburg, IL

Zurich is currently seeking a AVP, State Affairs to join the Government and Regulatory Relations team out of our North American headquarters in Schaumburg, IL, but will consider a virtual setting for job seekers sitting outside the Chicagoland territory.


Zurich’s North America Government and Regulatory Relations unit is an integral component to implement Zurich’s strategic and tactical public policy objectives consistently across the enterprise and seeks to anticipate changing trends, define and prioritize public policy issues and establish Zurich as a thought leader.


At direction of the Head of State Affairs, the AVP will be tasked with implementing strategic and tactical objectives as they relate to Zurich’s public policy positions at the state level with legislatures, governors and agencies.  This person will oversee specific region(s) of states representing Zurich’s efforts in influencing proposed regulations and legislation in those states, while working with relevant trade associations (e.g. the American Property Casualty Insurance Association).  The AVP will also work with the impacted business units in determining Zurich’s public policy positions.


Another large part of the position will be assisting the business units with any Zurich-specific regulatory issues they may be facing, be it rate and form filing issues or compliance issues.  The successful candidate will be Zurich’s intermediary, working with the various Departments of Insurance or Workers’ Compensation Boards to facilitate the resolution of issues facing the company.


Other responsibilities will include attending political functions to advance Zurich’s visibility among lawmakers and making recommendations on outside consultant support, while overseeing cross-team initiatives as needed.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Law or Political Science and 7 or more years of experience in the Legislative Advocacy and Policy Development area


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 9 or more years of experience in the Legislative Advocacy and Policy Development area


  • Experience working in government or political operation and/or corporate government affairs


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Law or Juris Doctor
  • Experience synthesizing, summarizing, and presenting complex information in a way that provides clarity and interest
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking and presentations
  • Demonstrated experience in building collaborative relationships with staff and peers
  • Demonstrated experience successfully applying independent discretion in a fast-paced environment


Applicable Only to Jobs to be Performed [Remotely in any US State, in Colorado or in New York City]


The salary range for this role in Colorado is $94,600 – $157,700.00. The salary range for this role in New York City is $118,250-$197,125.00. This is the range Zurich NA in good faith believes is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of the posting. This range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in Colorado and/or in New York City. Base pay offered may vary depending on, but not limited to education, experience, skills, geographic location, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, and business needs. This range may be modified in the future. This job is also bonus eligible. No amount is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable.

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols (https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq), including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or a negative COVID test result when applicable, to a third-party vendor. These protocols are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time.

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Job posted: 2022-11-01