COMPANY OVERVIEW

Careers

Are you driven to give your all for your team?

At Financial Advocates we support hundreds of independent financial advisors striving every day to do what is best for their clients.  By focusing on doing our best for them, we empower them to be their best.  Together we are better.

If you are a go-getter who enjoys working in a highly collaborative team-environment, we invite you to explore our open positions.

Current Opportunities

 

Marketing Coordinator - Olympia, WA - $50,000-$70,000

Financial Advocates is looking for an experienced Marketing Coordinator responsible for creating and distributing digital and physical marketing content based on the department’s marketing efforts, strategy development, and implementation. Responsibilities include supporting the organizations marketing efforts across all channels including, websites, blogs, social media channels, and print. The Marketing Coordinator must have strong organizational skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to manage a variety of projects at one time and meet tight deadlines.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Write, produce, and copyedit a variety of content for various marketing channels (emails, social media, blog posts, websites, etc.) for target audiences of both advisors and end investors
  • Support the maintenance and development of internal tools, including a directory and inventory of support materials, ensuring all resources are current and accurate in content
  • Provide graphic design services (logo design, print design, etc.) for both internal use and to Financial Advocates advisors
  • Assist in the building and editing of websites on various drag-and-drop website host platforms
  • Ensure appropriate brand image and messaging of Financial Advocates across both printed and electronic materials
  • Support development projects as assigned, such as virtual events, in-person events and conferences, recruiting initiatives, and other marketing campaigns
  • Collaborate with senior management to achieve the firm’s long- and short-term marketing, communication, and public relations goals and objectives
  • Stay informed of developments in the fields of marketing, public relations, communication, and financial services, and use this information to help Financial Advocates operate with initiative and innovation
  • Ensure Financial Advocates’ philosophy, mission, and vision are practiced throughout the organization and in all communications
  • Maintain strong working relationships with other members of the marketing team as well as Financial Advocates’ internal and external clients and team members

 

Qualifications and Competencies

To perform the job successfully, you should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge, and experience in the design and execution of marketing, communication, and public relations activities
  • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational, and relationship skills
  • Knowledge of traditional and digital marketing and social media marketing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate and coordinate projects successfully within a team setting
  • Ability to work alone or within a team setting
  • Experience overseeing the design and production of print materials and publications
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop), and WordPress or other drag-and-drop website builders
  • Commitment to working with shared leadership and in cross-functional teams
  • Ability to manage multiple projects on budget and on time

 

 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in fine arts with a focus in graphic design, digital media, or related field preferred
  • Two years of graphic design experience preferred
  • Five years of experience OR any combination of relevant education, training, and experience indicating successful performance of the position’s essential functions
  • Financial services marketing experience or knowledge of investments, financial operations, insurance, and business practices is preferred

 

About Financial Advocates

Financial Advocates serves as a financial advisor’s primary ally through the transition, growth, and ongoing management of an independent practice. Since 1996, we have been providing advice and support to advisors working independently and within financial institutions—people dedicated to their professions and meeting the needs of their clients. Financial Advocates’ experienced and diverse staff effectively assists advisors in key areas, removing the obstacles advisors encounter when managing an independent practice.

At Financial Advocates, we offer an entrepreneurial environment and a comprehensive benefits package to include health, dental, and vision care, 401k, life insurance, and paid time off.

Financial Advocates is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To learn more, visit https://financialadvocates.com

 

How to Apply

If this sounds like a position in which you would excel and would like to join a dynamic team, please send us your resume and cover letter (attached as Word Documents) to the attention of Boyd at careers@financialadvocates.com. Also, please use your last name somewhere in your resume’s file name.

If you are a qualified candidate, we will respond to your submission by phone or email. Please note that emails from us may go into your spam/junk folder. Please check them regularly.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Internal Sales Associate - Olympia, WA or Tacoma, WA - $50,000-$90,000

Job Description

Financial Advocates is currently seeking an Internal Sales Associate. The primary responsibility of this role is to work closely with the Senior Vice President of Business Development, partnering to recruit financial advisors into the business model and programs. The Internal Sales Associate provides a high quality, value-add sales and service experience. This is a unique opportunity to join the team to provide world-class prospecting for our registered investment advisory business, broker-dealer (LPL Financial), and our partner financial institutions across the country.

 

Duties

Include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Prospecting through a variety of methods, including the use of online job boards, social media, searching multiple databases and conducting outbound phone calls
  • Serve as the first point of contact with prospective advisors
  • Articulate and sell our business model and the benefits of affiliating with Financial Advocates and our programs
  • Screen advisors, by conducting phone interviews, based on financial institution’s needs
  • Partner with, and communicate directly with our various financial institutions, regarding their hiring needs, prospective advisors and conduct timely follow-ups
  • Consistently enter all sales progress, meeting notes and client contact into CRM
  • Setting appointments and onsite visit coordination and support
  • Work with the VP of Branch Development and Business Development Consultants to assist with current advisor succession and recruiting needs
  • Partner with the VP of Branch Development and Director of Marketing in achieving their goals through various duties, included but not limited to events, emailing, mailers, phone calls, meetings, etc.

 

Competencies

To perform the job successfully, the following competencies are required:

  • Strong prospecting skills
  • Understanding of sales techniques
  • Team player, yet a self-starter, with a proactive approach in sourcing candidates
  • Ability to learn quickly and multi-task effectively
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Energetic and results-oriented
  • Excellent phone skills
  • Attention to detail and high level of follow-through

 

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Finance, Economics, or related field of study
  • Series 6, 7, 63, 65 and/or 66 licensing preferred
  • 1+ years related work experience within financial services
  • 1+ years of experience within a sales environment
  • Prior experience with CRM’s systems
  • Prior experience working within a team environment and with co-workers who work remotely

 

Benefits

At Financial Advocates, we offer an entrepreneurial environment and comprehensive benefits package, which includes health, dental and vision care, 401k, life insurance and paid time off.  Financial Advocates is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

How to apply

If this sounds like a position in which you would excel, please send us your resume (attached as a Word Document) with a cover email to the attention of Sonya to careers @ financialadvocates.com — please do not attach your cover letter as a Word Document to the email. Also, please use your last name somewhere in your resume’s file name.  Please be aware that we will initially be responding to your submission by email, so please watch for an email from financialadvocates.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Compliance and Operations Associate - Tacoma, WA or Olympia, WA - $50,000-$70,000

Job Title:             Compliance and Operations Associate

Location:             Tacoma, WA or Olympia, WA

 

The Compliance and Operations Associate plays an integral part in supporting the firm’s efforts to maintain compliance and operational efficiency across various aspects of its business.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Contribute to the administration of the compliance and operations functions of the firm.
  • Support audits, surveillance and other testing activities.
  • Assist in the maintenance of Form ADV and other regulatory reports and filings.
  • Liaise with custodians and other service providers.
  • Research and develop knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and rules.
  • Help to develop training for employees and financial advisors.
  • Assist with the maintenance of written compliance policies and procedures.
  • Support other operational functions of the firm, including, but not limited to, quarterly billing, trading, advisor transitions, due diligence of third-party service providers, etc.
  • Other responsibilities and projects as assigned.

 

Qualifications and Competencies

To perform the job successfully, you should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Client service mentality and professional demeanor.
  • Results oriented approach to work.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to establish rapport and trust.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Detail oriented with strong decision making and analytical skills.
  • Ability to exercise balanced, thoughtful judgement.
  • Advanced organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor or Associate degree preferred.
  • At least 1-3 years of compliance and/or operations experience within a financial services/investment management company.

 

How to Apply

If this sounds like a position in which you would excel and would like to join a dynamic team, please send us your resume and cover letter (attached as Word Documents) to the attention of Claire at careers@financialadvocates.com.  Also, please use your last name somewhere in your resume’s file name.

If you are a qualified candidate, we will respond to your submission by phone or email. Please note, emails from us may go into your spam/junk folder, please check them regularly.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Client Care Specialist - Olympia, WA or Tacoma, WA - $40,000-$55,000

Job Title: Client Care Specialist / Financial Services

Located: Olympia, Tacoma WA

 

Job Description:

Financial Advocates has an opportunity for a Client Care Specialist to join the team.  The Client Care Specialist is responsible for supporting multiple remote financial advisors in all facets of office support.  To be successful in this role, an individual must have a base knowledge of the investment advisory industry and duties, perform each essential duty with a focus on accuracy and detail, proficient time management, organization skills, superior client service skills, ability to build strong relationships within the organization and with clients in a fast-paced environment.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Paperwork processing and electronic filing
  • Prepare and process new account paperwork for advisors
  • Prepare any additional follow up forms for clients per advisor’s requests
  • Create, edit, reset, and delete account view profiles for clients
  • Follow through with all paperwork to ensure it is in good order
  • Handle forwarded calls for advisors
  • Mail agreements, brochures, and other client account paperwork to clients
  • Research and resolve account issues or miscellaneous questions for advisors
  • Other tasks and projects as needed

 

Competencies:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner
  • Intuitive and resourceful to gather, analyze and resolve complicated issues
  • Responds promptly and accurately to client questions and needs
  • Meets commitments and maintains confidentiality
  • Balances team and individual responsibilities
  • Exhibits sound and accurate judgment
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
  • Monitors own work to ensure quality
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong time managements skills
  • Excellent analytical, presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Act as subject matter expert and drive process improvement
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with internal and external clients
  • Contributes to building a positive team culture
  • Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position

 

Education and/or Experience:

Associate degree or higher in Business, Finance, Economics, Administration, or equivalent related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.  Series 7, 63, 65 and/or 66 is preferred but not required.  Knowledge of investment advisor field preferred.

Office Intern - Olympia, WA - $18/hr

Job Title: Office Intern – Paid
Location: Olympia, WA
Hours: Full time

Job Description
Financial Advocates is seeking a motivated Intern looking to explore and seek a better understanding of the Financial Advisor industry. This is an opportunity to gain practical experience, develop professional skills, test career interests, and participate in the culture of a growing organization. To be successful in this role, you must have basic knowledge and interest in the financial services industry. Each essential task will require a focus on accuracy, detail, time management and organization skills.

Duties:
Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Data analysis
  • Electronic data entry and client documentation
  • Reporting
  • Office administration
  • Special projects

 

Competencies:
To perform the job successfully, you should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the desire and ability to work will all levels of the organization
  • Work independently and as a member of a team
  • Experience using common software and proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Meet challenges with resourcefulness
  • Approach responsibility with enthusiasm
  • Maintain confidentiality

 

Education and/or Experience
This internship is being offered to Senior undergraduate students progressing towards a bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, or business. Must be a student in a good standing with college/university.
Minimum GPA of 3.0

About Financial Advocates
Financial Advocates serves as a financial advisor’s primary ally through the transition, growth, and ongoing management of an independent practice. Since 1996, we have been providing advice and support to advisors working independently and within financial institutions—people dedicated to their professions meeting the needs of their clients. Financial Advocates experienced and diverse staff effectively assists advisors in several key areas, removing the obstacles advisors encounter when managing an independent practice.

This is a paid internship. 8-5 Monday – Friday.
Financial Advocates is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to apply
If this sounds like a position in which you would excel and would like to join a dynamic team, please send us your resume and cover letter as a Word document to the attention of INDIGO at careers@financialadvocates.com. Please use your last name somewhere in your resume’s file name. If you are a qualified candidate, we will respond to your submission by phone or email. Please note, emails from us may go into your spam/junk folder.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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