Senior Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Corporate Controller (AA3)
New York , New York
October 26, 2016

New York Life Insurance Company (“New York Life” or “the company”) is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States*. Founded in 1845, New York Life is headquartered in New York City, maintains offices in all fifty states, and owns Seguros Monterrey New York Life in Mexico.


New York Life is one of the most financially strong and highly capitalized insurers in the business. The company reported 2015 operating earnings of $1.875 billion. Total assets under management at year end 2015, with affiliates, totaled $528 billion. New York Life holds the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major ratings agencies: A.M. Best, A++; Fitch AAA; Moody’s Aaa; Standard & Poor’s AA+. (Source: Individual Third Party Ratings Report as of 8/11/15).


Financial strength, integrity and humanity—the values upon which New York Life was founded—have guided the company’s decisions and actions for over 170 years.


This challenging role as a Senior Administrative Assistant will support the Assistant Corporate Controller of New York Life Insurance and the overall team, as applicable.  The qualified candidate will work well in a team-environment while providing total support to the executive in all aspects of their role.  The role requires a high attention to details as well as exposure to confidential information.

  • Maintain overall support of the executive, including high volume phone coverage, complex business calendar maintenance and correspondence in a timely and professional manner
  • Keep track of daily agenda ensuring executives attendance and punctuality for meetings
  • Prepare and ensure timely delivery or distribution of meeting materials
  • Maintain and track high volume of approval and signature documents
  • Handle registration and coordination of company representation for the Vice President and his staff for business travel, including international coordination
  • Coordinate meetings, conference calls, video conferencing and travel arrangements with high attention to detail and follow-up.
  • Coordinate Team All Hands Meetings and Special Events
  • Support  with the creation of presentation packages and speaker notes
  • Assist HR all team managers with on-boarding for new employees
  • Handle expense reports, invoicing and procurement, tracking and reporting
  • Liaise within the department, across the organization and with external partners/vendors/associations
  • Assist with on-boarding for department as needed
  • Maintain email, files and documentation as needed
  • Maintain organization charts and floor plan
  • Maintain attendance records on SAP for executive
  • Orders office supplies as necessary
  • Reviews and distribute mail as appropriate
  • Handles Ad-hoc projects and assignments as the business dictates


  • Capable of interacting and effectively working with senior executives, team members within the department, with employees throughout New York Life, as well as with external business partners/contacts in a positive, professional and engaging manner
  • This individual will be empowered to act on behalf of the executive(s) and will truly be a partner on all day-to-day operations.


  • High School Diploma, Bachelors Degree preferred
  • 5-10+ years as an administrative assistant in a corporate environment
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with a high attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask and set priorities
  • Proactive, detail oriented with strong follow-up skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Flexibility in a fast-paced corporate environment
  • Ability to handle sensitive information and keep information confidential
  • Team player with the ability to work independently, demonstrate initiative and exercise good judgment
  • Able to collaborate and establish strong relationships with all levels of the organization
  • A willingness to work overtime, as necessary
  • Solid proficiency with Microsoft Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Lotus Notes and Visio






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*Based on revenue as reported by “Fortune 500, Ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual),” Fortune Magazine, June 15, 2015.  See  for methodology.

1. Operating earnings is the key measure use by management to track Company’s profitability from ongoing operations and underlying profitability of the business. This indicator is based on generally accepted accounting principles in the US(GAAP), with certain adjustments Company believes to be appropriate as a measurement approach ( non GAAP), primarily the removal of gains or losses on investments and related adjustments.

2. Assets under management represent Consolidated Domestic and International insurance Company Statutory assets (cash and invested assets and separate account assets) and third party assets principally managed by New York Life Investment management Holdings LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company.

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