Houston, Texas

Who We Are

Newport, an Ascensus company, helps employers offer their associates a more secure financial future through retirement plansinsurance and consulting services. Newport offers comprehensive plan solutions and consulting expertise to plan sponsors and the advisors who serve them. As a provider and partner, Newport is independent, experienced, and responsive.

  

Job Description

Provides pro-active service and communications to retirement plan clients. This includes providing client support, documentation and record keeping, preparation of plan statements, communication of plan information to client, and assists with the modification and enhancement of plan administration processes, within the limits of established policy.

Essential Functions Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Provides support to clients through a number of channels including phone, letters and emails to quickly resolve the request
  • Acts in a pro-active manner with assigned clients and advisors to ensure retention as well as inspire client dedication and engagement to develop positive relationships
  • Responsible for interpreting plan documents for client plan administration. 
  • Provides calculations and amounts to plan sponsors, communicates fund actions, consults with clients to answer inquiries, researches and resolves issues, provides legal updates, and responds to requests for specialized reports
  • Assists plan sponsor and intermediaries on the utilization of web-based applications and delivers web demonstrations for financial advisors and plan sponsors.
  • Works with clients to correct and fund payroll items and manages distribution requests.
  • Coordinates plan compliance testing with the compliance team.
  • Participates in sales finals presentations and promotes cross-sell opportunities as needed

Supervisory Responsibilities (none)

 

Required Education, Experience and Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • 3-5 years of total experience in Retirement Services, with emphasis in the daily 401(k) environment, 403b or IRA areas
  • Bachelor’s degree in business related filed or combination of education and industry experience
  • Strong MS Office Skills with an emphasis in Excel

Preferred (but not required) education or skills for this role are

  • Preferred ASPPA or CEBS

Competencies

  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Embraces personal growth and wants to be challenged in deadline-driven and multi-component environment
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Builds collaborative relationships
  • Effective time management and organization skills
  • Demonstrates initiative
  • Forward thinking
  • Fosters teamwork
  • Results drive/oriented

TRAVEL:  10%.

 

OTHER DUTIES

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


At Ascensus, we aspire to make a difference for others. We are a technology-enabled services company that helps people save for retirement, education, and healthcare through our network of institutional, financial advisor, and state partners. Our culture is guided by sound principles, is committed to high standards, operates with transparency, and welcomes diversity—housed within our Core Values: People Matter. Quality First. Integrity Always.®

As a leading independent recordkeeping services partner, retirement plan third-party administrator, and government savings facilitator, we aim to hire associates who find pride in going to work every day knowing that they help more than 12 million people save for what matters.

 

Ascensus provides equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to ancestry, race, color, religion, sex, (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, criminal conviction record or any other protected category in accordance with applicable federal, state, or local laws (“Protected Status”). 
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Houston, Texas

Ascensus helps millions of people save for what matters—retirement, education, and healthcare. We’re also one of the savings plan industry’s leading providers of outsourced services. Our technology, market insights, and business knowledge enhance the growth and success of our partners, their clients, and savers. Ascensus is the largest independent recordkeeping services provider, third-party administrator, and government savings facilitator in the United States. For more information, visit ascensus.com.

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