Decision Making & Communications (DMAC) Module Assessment Grader

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Starts: 01-18-2024


How does this role benefit the work of the organization and the profession?
This role supports the education and credentialing activities of the SOA, in particular the grading for the Decision Making and Communications Module Assessment, to ensure the integrity of the SOA’s credentials.
Responsibilities & Duties
● Demonstrates complete knowledge and understanding of the goals, tasks and solutions (as appropriate) for assigned assessment.
● Grades each assessment submission within approximately 72 hours of accepting it into their queue
● Maintains confidentiality in accordance with the SOA Education Confidentiality Agreement.
● Liaise and interface with: FSA Module Chairperson & SOA Staff
● Special virtual grading sessions (approximately 4x per year)
● One conference call per year (approximately one hour)
Time Commitment/Hours
11-20 hours
Time Commitment - Description *
This opportunity is primarily for virtual grading, with one travel opportunity. We offer flexibility in this position as DMAC grading is required on a consistent basis, with some heavy submission cycles that work with the Fellowship Admissions Course (FAC) schedule. Graders may assist as much as they wish, when their schedule allows it.
Experience Required - Designation
Member ASA or FSA
Experience Required - Description
The DMAC Grader is an FSA who demonstrates proficiency in each of the eight core competency areas listed below with specific focus on effective communication (writing, in particular), relationship management and interpersonal collaboration (teamwork, project management), external forces and industry knowledge (to ensure relevant and up-to-date content) , technical skills and analytical problem solving (to ensure content accuracy), professional values.
1. Professional Values: Maintain current and thorough understanding of the subject matter; act in accordance with volunteer confidentiality agreement.
2. Communication: Demonstrate effective listening, writing and speaking skills in informal and formal volunteer settings. 
3. External forces and industry knowledge: Respond to changes in the environment (cultural/social values, demographics, governmental influences, economic/business environments, other) by identifying and incorporating the implications of the changes into content or assessments.
4. Leadership: Meet commitments; initiate and inspire other volunteers; mentor and coach volunteer direct reports.
5. Relationship management and interpersonal collaboration: Be an active member of the team; understand varying work styles and preferences; work together towards common goal.
6. Technical skills and analytic problem solving: Apply actuarial knowledge, skills and judgment to develop and deliver accurate content/assessments/grades.
7. Strategic insight and integration: Proactively contribute to continued evolution of ASA and FSA e-Learning; understand and respond to stakeholder (candidate, member, employer, volunteer) needs; anticipate trends and how to apply to content/assessments/grading.
8. Results-oriented solutions: Participate in e-Learning decision making; implement recommendations.
Opportunity Location
Opportunity Location
Global - this is primarily
Travel Required
Optional one in-person Meeting per year (US & Canadian volunteers only)
SOA Training Required
None, training will be provided.
Primary Area of Practice
Not Applicable
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