Volunteer Vacancies

Please note: All roles in working groups, practice committees, task forces, programs, boards and other committees/GROUPS are required to be advertised for applications.

Volunteer opportunities: Exam Marking

The Fellowship Education Program exam markers are needed for the following courses in Semester 1 2023:

  • LIRV – Life Insurance and Retirement Product Valuation
  • GIHV – General Insurance and Health Valuation
  • ERM – Enterprise Risk Management
  • LIA – Life Insurance Applications
  • SRA – Superannuation and Retirement Applications
  • DSA - Data Science Applications
  • GIA - General Insurance Applications

The Fellowship assessment structure includes an exam worth 80% of the assessment mark. The exam markers will be involved in assessing a pool of student exam submissions in a course. The role attracts a nominal payment.

The exam marking period for Semester 1 2023 will be May 1 – 25. 

If you are Fellow with three or more years post qualification experience in one of the areas indicated with an education volunteering background (optional) and are interested in contributing to the education program in this role or would like more information, please contact the Education Team  by Friday, 24 February. We look forward to working with you in the Education Program.

Volunteer opportunities: ASSIGNMENT MARKERS

Actuary Program Assignment Markers are needed for the following courses: 

ALM - Assist Liability Management

The ALM assessment structure includes a short answer assignment worth 10% of the assessment mark. The markers will be involved in marking a pool of student assignment submissions against a marking guide and providing feedback on assignment performance. The role attracts a nominal payment per submission marked (estimate 80 submissions, 20 hours).

CMP - Communication, Modelling and Professionalism

The CMP assessment structure has two parts, a written assignment worth 60% and a video presentation worth 40%. 

The assignment markers will be involved in marking a pool of student submissions against one portion of the marking rubric and providing feedback on performance. 

The presentation markers will watch the video submissions and mark each one against one portion of the marking rubric and provide feedback on performance 

The role attracts a nominal payment per submission marked (estimate 90-180 submissions, 15-30 hours).

We are also looking for assignment markers for the following Fellowship Education courses in Semester 1, 2023:

  • LIRV – Life Insurance and Retirement Product Valuation
  • GIHV – General Insurance and Health Valuation
  • ERM – Enterprise Risk Management
  • LIA – Life Insurance Applications
  • SRA – Superannuation and Retirement Applications
  • DSA - Data Science Applications
  • GIA - General Insurance Applications

The Fellowship assessment structure includes an assignment worth 20% of the assessment mark. The assignment markers will be involved in assessing a pool of student assignment submissions in a course and providing feedback on assignment performance. The role attracts a nominal payment.

The assignment marking period for Semester 1 2023 will be from March 13–27. The CMP presentation marking period will be 24 April-25 May. 

If you are Fellow with three or more years post qualification experience in one of the areas indicated with an education volunteering background (optional) and are interested in contributing to the education program in this role or would like more information, please contact the Education Team  by Friday, 24 February. We look forward to working with you in the Education Program.

Volunteers needed for Superannuation and Investments Practice Committee (SIPC) subcommittees.

Directly reporting to the SIPC, various subcommittees (including the newly branded IASC) are currently looking for volunteers to assist:

Legislation Subcommittee with Paul Shallue:

  • The Legislation Subcommittee monitors legislative developments that may impact on actuaries practising in superannuation and identifies issues that may merit a submission from the Institute and/or may require updates to existing professional guidance, or new guidance to be prepared. As a Committee Member, you can contribute in a number of ways such as impact analysis, drafting of submissions, drafting of guidance material, and helping keep other actuaries informed. 

  • Please contact Paul Shallue to find out more.

Superannuation Projections and Disclosure Subcommittee (SPD) with Estelle Liu

  • The SPD’s main objectives are to position the actuarial profession to be thought leaders in superannuation projections and disclosure issues, and to provide support for actuaries practicing in this area, especially relating to benefit projections and disclosure of fees, costs, and investment performance.

  • We specifically focus upon:
    • Benefit projections whether mandated, standardised, or voluntary.
    • Legislated or regulated disclosure for superannuation regarding fees, costs, investment performance, or projections.
    • League tables published by government bodies.
    • Comparisons of superannuation funds in the areas of member outcomes, including fees, costs, investment performance, and projected outcomes.
    • Professional Standards, Professional Guidance, Information Notes and Prudential Standards relevant to our main objectives.
  • There are currently 14 members, and we meet monthly. Our recent and current activities include:
    • Promoting Actuarial expertise in retirement income projections and calculators.
    • Led recent submission to ASIC CP351 on Superannuation forecasts and is currently working through implication of ASIC new Instrument 2022/603 and RG276.
    • Engagement with APRA, ASIC, Treasury, and major industry bodies on developing a long-term risk metric to be used alongside the standard risk metric.
    • Working cross-committee and contributing to key policy submissions including Quality of Advice Review, issues re ATO comparison tool, Your Future, Your Super and the formation of international good practice for pension projections.

  • Our new member will preferably have a background and current position in the superannuation industry, with an interest in retirement benefit modelling. Our current membership includes a variety of backgrounds: investments, superannuation consulting, research, and regulation. Please contact Estelle Liu if you would like to find out more.

Investments and Advice Subcommittee with Philip Chu

  • The Wealth Management Subcommittee has been official rebranded to the Investments and Advice Subcommittee (IASC). The rebranding aims to make it clearer the focus of the subcommittee, including its new aim to be more customer centric with a focus on investments and advice issues. Under this new direction, the SIPC believe the subcommittee will have broader appeal to members, rather than focusing on the being limited to those who practice wealth management.

  • The IASC is currently calling for volunteers. Should you wish to engage with the newly named IASC or learn more, please reach out to Philip Chu.

Call for Volunteers - Young Actuaries Linkedin Group

The Young Actuaries Actuaries Advisory Board are seeking interested volunteers to curate, create and manage the 'Young Actuaries' LinkedIn Group.

We have two roles available. Duties include;

  • Sourcing relevant articles, news, events and content to post in the group
  • Removing irrelevant and spam posts
  • Creating polls to generate engagement
  • Community management e.g. removing spam, approving new requests

You will receive training on all duties.

If you are interested, please contact the Comms team.

PS Don't forget to join the Young Actuaries Linkedin Group.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: PHONECALL SUPPORT SERVICE TO ISOLATED STUDENTS

Would you be available to assist students who may be isolated and could benefit from telephone call support for reassurance and wellbeing?

If this sounds of interest please email the Education Team for further information.


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