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At Socium Advisors, we are proud to have a multigenerational team of experts who are growth-minded and passionate about making an impact in the lives of others. If you’re looking for a collaborative environment to sow your talents into, please submit a resume and letter of interest to [email protected]

Our Values are important to us. At Socium our culture is based off of our Core Values:

Intense Momentum | Personal Responsibility | Client-Centric | Continual Innovation | Collaborative Engagement



At Socium Advisors, we build a true partnership with our clients. Through outcome-based planning and focus on the long-term goals of our clients, we carve a path together and hold one another accountable along the way. Socium Advisors operates within the Northwestern Mutual framework uniquely offering the advantages of both a large established company and small entrepreneurial firm. Though working with other financial representatives within the Northwestern system, Socium Advisors is a growing team focused on delivering custom plans and excellent client service.

Job Description

As an Associate Advisor, you will work closely with the Senior Wealth Advisors and clients to deliver financial planning solutions and maintain & build client relationships. The Associate Advisor is involved throughout the process of onboarding new clients but does not have direct sales responsibilities. Instead the value that Associate Advisor brings is understanding the recommendations of the Senior Wealth Advisor, being able to document & implement the plans, and acting as a liaison for the senior Wealth Advisors in fielding calls and proactively communicating with clients on any and all issues of concern. Additionally, the Associate Advisor oversees the execution of all task related to her or his client base across the team ensuring a timely and consistent experience.

This is a role with a high level of client interaction, primarily over the phone and email. The ideal candidate is an effective communicator with deep financial planning knowledge. In this role, you will assist the team in servicing existing client relationships by becoming intimately familiar with each client’s financial circumstances, needs, and objectives. You’ll develop a deep understanding of Socium Advisors’ planning philosophy, be able to make recommendations for planning solutions, and become a key person both for clients and the team.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years financial planning experience
  • Securities licensing: Series 7 (obtain within 5 months of start date) and Series 6 or 63 (obtain within 90 days of start date)
  • Insurance licensing: Missouri Life & Health licensed (obtain within 30 day of start date)
  • Entrepreneurial spirit – passionate, optimistic, and willing to execute
  • Extremely strong communication and presentation skills with the ability to explain complex information clearly and simply
  • Ability to work with limited guidance and demonstrate problem solving capabilities
  • High attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and thrives in a fast paced, high volume environment
  • Ability to work under pressure in a dynamic and professional business setting
  • Passion for learning
  • Comfort and ability working in a collaborative, cross functional, team-based environment

This is a full-time position with substantial opportunity for personal and professional growth. Competitive benefits package includes insurance (medical, dental, vision, and disability), paid time off, retirement savings plan with employer match, and paid sabbatical.


St. Louis, MO and McLean, VA

Northwestern Mutual Description

Northwestern Mutual is a financial services company that offers a variety of insurance and investment solutions. Since our founding in 1857, through every recession and every economic boom, we’ve kept our focus on the long term, delivering our clients and policy owners consistent financial strength year after year. Our financial representatives build lifelong relationships to help clients identify their unique needs in order to provide long-term solutions. To learn more, go to

As a Portfolio Manager, you will work closely with all members of the Portfolio Management team as well as Wealth Management Advisors and Client Service team of a rapidly growing financial planning practice. This role supports the firm’s trading and investment activities as well as provides governance across Portfolio team.

Core Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute the client’s investment plan based on the defined investment philosophy of the practice (including account trading and rebalancing to target parameters)
  • Prepare materials for client reviews (e.g. performance analysis, transition plans, account activity)
  • Prepare materials to support advisors in the sales process (e.g. presentations, holding analysis)
  • Develop and refine firm’s trading alert (e.g. asset allocation drift, high cash, concentrated positions)
  • Act as the primary point of contact for the Portfolio team with Compliance
  • Become an expert on our trading platform and share best practices with the team
  • Monitor account funding status; expedite any additional transfer requirements
  • Communicate with home office, as needed, to supply or obtain information
  • Serve as the liaison for the Portfolio team with the Operations team on all process and procedures

Position Overview and Purpose

The Client Service Associate is an entry-mid level position that is extremely analytical and detail-oriented to support our team of financial advisors. The primary function of this role is to assist Lead Advisors and Associate Advisors by providing support in the service and sales cycle for both insurance and investment clients. This role will work closely with all facets of the team and is client facing. Individuals in this role will serve as the liaison between the Network and Home Office, advisors, and clients. This position will consistently follow high standards of business and professional ethics and legal and regulatory requirements when dealing with others and/or performing work activities.

Job Responsibilities / Principal Responsibilities

  • Communicate with clients to complete insurance and investment-related paperwork
  • Submit and manage the underwriting and account opening process for all applications
  • Maintain contact with clients to provide or obtain updated information
  • Review client-submitted paperwork for completeness and accuracy
  • Arrange medical, paramedical and any other exams necessary for underwriting
  • Completes client service requests in insurance and investment systems
  • Contact and advise clients regarding late payments and other service-related issues
  • Process incoming insurance service requests from clients: process address changes, bank change information, loan requests and ISA service inquiries
  • Correspond with clients to complete new account opening documents, coordinate asset transfers and document workflow throughout the process
  • Process incoming securities-related requests from clients: account registration changes, provide account information (statements / tax documents), and account activity clarifications
  • Generate and / or review paperwork to be sent to clients
  • Conduct rollover calls between clients and current 401(k) plan administrator

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or a related field
  • Minimum of 2-5 years of experience in financial planning, wealth management, insurance or related field
  • Insurance licensing: Missouri Life & Health
  • Securities licensing: Series 6 or 63 (obtain within 90 days of start date)
  • Public Notary Certificate, obtain within 90 days of hire
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Knowledge of financial planning regulations, compliance requirements, and industry best practices preferred
  • Detail-oriented, accurate, organized, able to set priorities autonomously
  • Extremely strong communication and presentation skills with the ability to explain complex information clearly and simply
  • Microsoft 365 proficiency (Excel, CRM, etc.)

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to remain in stationary position 85% of the time; often standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time
  • Occasionally move throughout the office to attend meetings, access office machinery, and other office equipment
  • Constantly operate a computer and other office machinery such as a calculator, copy machine and printer
  • Frequently communicate with coworkers and clients and exchange accurate information.
  • Constant repetitive motions that may include wrists, hands, and/or fingers

Additional Requirements

  • Pass an extensive FINRA background screening which may include, but is not limited to, criminal background checks (local, state, and federal), credit check, education verification, drug tests, skills assessments, interviews, and personality profile (behavioral assessment)
  • Must be at least 21 years of age of older
  • Legal authorized to work in the United States