Call for editors - Actuaries Digital
The Actuaries Digital Editorial Team is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from Members who would like to join the team. They are particularly interested in recruiting a Student Editor, and an Editor to cover international affairs, especially in Asia. You must be willing to:
- use your network to source and follow up authors; and
- arrange, and interview talent on podcasts and videos (with support from HQ Editors)
The role includes a lively Editorial Team meeting once a month at the Actuaries Institute (with lunch provided if based in Sydney); and one-two hours a week working on articles.
With a brand-new website launched last month, this is an exciting time to be a part of the profession’s leading publication in Australia.
If you are passionate about current issues, want to expand your skills and profile, and can commit to this important Editor role, please get in touch with Angat Sandhu (Chief Editor) or Stephanie Quine (HQ Editor) with your EOI.
Health Practice Committee Members
Following review of its 2019 objectives the Health Practice Committee (HPC) is seeking expressions of interest to fill two vacancies on the committee.
The HPC meets nine times a year and members should expect to contribute at least 30 hours to the committee each year, providing leadership in their nominated service area and recruiting volunteers to assist as required.
The objectives of the HPC are:
- contribute to the strategic direction of the Institute;
- support the development of actuarial practice throughout the health sector; and
- identify and promote opportunities for members and facilitate communication among members.
The Presidential Committee approves new members based on a recommendation from the HPC. The criteria that will be considered include:
- experience in health advisory and/or health insurance;
- the applicant’s intended contribution to HPC (applicants are asked to nominate a leadership area they intend to make their primary volunteer contribution in); and
- how the applicant adds to the diversity of thought within HPC.
If you are interested, please contact the HPC Convenor, Nick Stolk by Friday, 25 January 2019.
Hands-on Data Analytics Tech Session – Call for Volunteers
We are seeking a combination of young and senior members of the profession to help organise and facilitate a ‘data analytics case study session’ being run jointly by the Young Actuaries Program (YAP), Data Analytics Working Group (DAWG) and Young Data Analytics Working Group (YDAWG). We will start work in Jan 2019, with the event scheduled to take place in mid-late March 2019.
We are looking for two types of assistance:
- Three volunteers (any location) to create the case study we will run during the event. The work will occur in Jan-Feb 2019.
- Five volunteers in Sydney to act as ‘mentors’ for teams during the event in March 2019. We are seeking experienced professionals who can guide the teams through the data analytics / problem solving lifecycle.
If you would be interested in joining the organising committee or would like any further information, please contact Jonathan Shen by Friday 25 January 2019. Please include some short information about yourself, your experience and why you would like to get involved.
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:
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 25 January 2019.
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.
C5B Investment Management & Finance
C6A Global Retirement Income Systems
C10 Commercial Actuarial Practice
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 Monday, 11 February – Monday, 25 February 2019. 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 Krystel Rowe along with any questions.
Fellowship Program Assignment Markers needed
Fellowship Education Program assignment markers are needed for 2019 for the following courses
LIRV – Life Insurance and Retirement Valuation
Course 2A and B Life Insurance
Course 3A and B General Insurance
Course 5A and B Investment, Management and Finance
and Course 6A and B Global Retirement Income Systems.
In 2019, the Fellowship assessment structure will include an assignment worth 10% of the assessment mark. The assignment markers will be involved in assessing a pool of student assignment
s submissions (not more than 20) in a course and providing feedback on assignment performance. The role attracts a nominal payment.
The assignment marking period for 2019 will be in March and August/September.
If you are Fellow with three or more years post qualification experience and an education volunteering background (optional) and are interested in contributing to the education programin this role or would like more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send expressions of interest by Friday 8 February. We look forward to working with you in the Education Program.
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 Writer for the following subjects:
C5A/5B – Investment Management and Finance
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 Friday 25 January 2019. Previous education volunteering experience will be highly regarded.
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 2019. 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