2024 Graduate Opportunity: Internal Sales Associate

2024 Graduate Opportunity: Internal Sales Associate

location1 National Life Dr Unit 9000, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
PublishedPublished: 2/23/2024
Full Time

2024 Graduate Opportunity: Internal Sales Associate

National Life Group: Our people are the most important assets we have. Our team is passionate about empowering our team members to grow both personally and professionally. We believe that investing in our employees' development benefits them individually and contributes to our collective success. 

The Internal Sales Associate position is targeted at driven graduates that are looking for a career in financial services. We’ll provide onsite training on our products as you work directly with financial professionals and our National Life Group sales team. Growth opportunities in this role include but are not limited to: external field leadership, operations, training, marketing and management roles.

You’re encouraged to apply if you are:

Energetic and Passionate: Use your knowledge and energetic work ethic to support financial professionals and Field Leaders who sell our life and annuity products.

Competitive go-getter: Ready to earn a base salary plus a quarterly variable bonus? You will have the chance to engage in friendly team competitions to win rewards and recognition. 

People Person: Put that emotional and social intelligence to good use by helping financial professionals grow their business with National Life through providing solutions and business development opportunities.

Relationship Builder: You’ll carry out the Sales Desk mission of earning the sale by building relationships based on authenticity, seamless service and acting with a sense of urgency. 

Growth Driven: The Sales Desk is the farm team for the organization. Your drive and performance can lead to opportunities to move into an External Field Leader role or to other Home Office positions. We are committed to developing internal talent – our people are our secret sauce. 

 What You’ll Find at National Life Group

  • Competitive pay and outstanding health, wellness, and insurance benefits
  • Formalized training program to position you for success
  • Genuine opportunities for growth and career advancement
  • Over $5K in annual tuition reimbursement, including full tuition sponsorship for completing your undergraduate and graduate degrees with University of Arizona World Campus
  • Generous paid time off and holidays
  • 40 hours of community service hours annually
  • A culture committed to inclusion and diversity

Key Responsibilities:

Consult with financial professionals on the right products and solutions to meet the needs of customers through webinars and inbound/outbound calls. This includes:

  • Provide sales support for an external wholesaler (Field Leader).
  • Promote Life and Annuity products to financial professionals through webinars and inbound/outbound calls.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in sales skills, identifying sales opportunities, and cross-selling skills with financial professionals
  • Capture all activity and agent profile information into
  • Perform other duties as required


  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to adapt to the interests of the audience as well as use technical skills and people skills, on the phone and in person, to build relationships and help grow sales
  • Interpersonal Flexibility
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team oriented environment
  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred)

Who we are:

Come join one of America’s fastest growing insurance companies. For more than 175 years, National Life Group has aimed to keep its promises to provide families stability in good times and in bad. Throughout our 175 plus years, we have provided peace of mind to those families as they plan their futures. As a mission-driven business, our promises are as important as the products we sell.

In addition to base salary, other rewards may include an annual bonus, quarterly bonuses, commissions, and other long-term incentive compensation, depending on the position.  National Life offers a competitive total rewards package which includes: a 401(k) retirement plan match; medical, dental, and vision insurance; a company funded wellness account for director and below employees; 10 paid holidays; a generous paid time off plan (22 days of combined time-off for non-exempt employees and exempt employees have discretion in managing their time, including scheduling time off in the normal course of business, but in no event will exempt employees receive less sick time than required by state or local law); 6 weeks of paid parental leave; and 6 weeks of paid family leave after a year of full-time employment
National Life is accepting applications for this role on an ongoing basis and the role remains open until filled.   
National Life Group® is a trade name of National Life Insurance Company, Montpelier, VT – founded in 1848, Life Insurance Company of the Southwest, Addison, TX – chartered in 1955, and their affiliates. Each company of National Life Group is solely responsible for its own financial condition and contractual obligations. Life Insurance Company of the Southwest is not an authorized insurer in New York and does not conduct insurance business in New York. Equity Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC, is a Broker/Dealer and Registered Investment Adviser affiliate of National Life Insurance Company. All other entities are independent of the companies of National Life Group.
Fortune 1000 status is based on the consolidated financial results of all National Life Group companies. 
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Montpelier, VT 05604
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