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Administrative Assistant IV - Individual Life New Business Underwriting (Des Moines, IA) - #220566 more...
Location:Des Moines, IA
Company:Principal Financial
First posted:June 13, 2017

Job Area: Clerical/Administrative
Business Area: Individual Life
Location: IA - Des Moines
Career Category: Experienced Professional
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Date Posted: 2017-06-12

Its not what we do. Its who we are.

At Principal, every role supports a greater purpose to help people live their best lives. And after more than 130 years, weve never had a more vibrant and dynamic global team united in our purpose. Through community involvement, innovative financial solutions, and dedication to career development, we make a difference in millions of lives every day, including our employees.  And now is the time to make your mark.


Join our team today!  


Under limited supervision, deliver a full range of administrative services to leaders or key staff members in a department. Within general guidelines make independent decisions about planning, organizing and scheduling of own work. This role may also direct the work of other administrative assistants. Judgment is required to resolve problems and make recommendations for solutions and actions. Typically receive no instructions for routine work and general instructions for new assignments.


  • High school diploma required and 6+ years of experience (previous administrative assistance experience in financial services industry strongly preferred).
  • Bachelor's degree preferred. 
  • Must be able to type 45-55 cwpm.
  • Must have excellent grammar, spelling, and intermediate math skills.
  • Position requires tact, ability to maintain confidentiality and good interpersonal skills.
  • Principal experience and an in-depth knowledge of company and department policies and procedures and business vocabulary preferred.
  • Proficient use of PowerPoint, advanced word processing, and spreadsheet software required.

Visa Sponsorship

This position is not eligible for sponsorship for work authorization by Principal. Therefore, if you will require sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, we cannot consider your application at this time.


This position will be based in our Des Moines, IA home office location. 

Background Check Requirements

Employment at Principal is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.


Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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