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Vice President, Risk Management

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Employer Provided Salary: $280,000-$305,000 Annually
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Who We Are

At Justworks, you’ll enjoy a welcoming and casual environment, great benefits, wellness program offerings, company retreats, and the ability to interact with and learn from leaders in the startup community. We work hard and care about our most prized asset - our people.

We’re helping businesses get off the ground by enabling them to focus on running their business. We solve HR issues. We’re data-driven and never stop iterating. If you’d like to work in a supportive, entrepreneurial environment, are interested in building something meaningful and having fun while doing it, we’d love to hear from you.

We're united by shared goals and shared motivations at Justworks. These are best summed up in our company values, which are reflected in our product and in our team.

Our Values

If this sounds like you, you’ll fit right in.

Who You Are

As the Vice President, Risk Management at Justworks, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing and implementing broad risk management strategies within our company. You will be responsible for identifying, assessing, and mitigating risks associated with various aspects of our workers’ compensation, employment practices liability, and corporate insurance operations, ensuring the company's long-term sustainability and compliance with industry regulations. This leadership position requires a seasoned professional with extensive experience in risk management.  

Your Success ProfileWhat You Will Work On

  • Collaborate cross-functionally with the teams to assess and understand customer-specific workers’ compensation, employment practices liability (EPL), corporate and financial related risks.  Advise customers on risk mitigation strategies and best practices.  And ensure the implementation of risk management measures tailored to individual customer needs.
  • Develop and implement a broad insurance risk management strategy aligned with the company's overall objectives.  Conduct thorough risk assessments to identify potential risks relevant to our customers and industry dynamics.
  • Stay abreast of industry regulations and ensure the company's compliance with relevant laws and standards.  Develop and maintain policies and procedures that align with regulatory requirements.  Serve as a subject matter expert on regulatory matters related to PEO operations.
  • Oversee the development and management of insurance programs to adequately cover identified risks.  Includes underwriting strategy, policy structure and applicable limits of, General Liability, Workers’ Compensation, Employment Practices Liability (EPL), Property, Fiduciary Liability, Foreign, Cyber, and General Liability.
  • Establish and maintain efficient claims management and reporting processes, working closely with internal stakeholders and external partners.  Analyze claim trends and patterns to identify areas for improvement and risk reduction.  Collaborate with legal counsel in the resolution of complex claims.
  • Develop and implement training programs to enhance risk awareness among customers and members.  Foster a culture of risk management and compliance throughout the organization.
  • Utilize data analytics to identify trends and potential areas of risk exposure.  Prepare and present regular reports to executive leadership on the status of risk management initiatives.
  • Participate in a firm-wide enterprise risk management committee, including regular risk assessments and scenario planning.
  • People Leadership: Develop and maintain highstandards for recruiting, hiring, and performance management; attract and retain world-class talent, building a high-performing organization. Cultivate an environment where people can do their best work, develop deep subject matter expertise, and grow their leadership skills.

How You Will Do Your Work

As a Vice President, Risk Management, how results are achieved is paramount for your success and ultimately results in our success as an organization. In this role, your foundational knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal attributes are anchored in the following:

  • Strategic Mindset - Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies
  • Instills Trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, inclusion, and authenticity
  • Influence & Leadership - Fostering a community of knowledge-sharing, collaboration, mentorship, and forward-thinking.
  • Detail-Oriented - exercises extreme attention to detail; is thorough, accurate, organized, and productive and seeks to understand both the cause and effect of a situation.

In addition, all Justworkers focus on aligning their behaviors to our core values known as COGIS. It stands for:

  • Camaraderie - Day to day, you can be seen working together toward a higher purpose. You like to have fun. You’re an active listener, treat people respectfully, and have a strong desire to know and help others.
  • Openness - Your default is to be open. You're willing to share information, understand other perspectives, and consider new possibilities. You’re curious, ask open questions, and are receptive to thoughts and feedback from others.
  • Grit - You demonstrate grit by having the courage to commit and persevere. You’re committed, earnest, and dive in to get the job done well with a positive attitude.
  • Integrity - Simply put, do what you say and say what you'll do. You’re honest and forthright, have a strong moral compass, and strive to match your words with your actions while leading by example. 
  • Simplicity - Be like Einstein: “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.”


  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in risk management, with at least 10 years of experience leading a team.
  • In-depth experience with workers’ compensation, employment practices liability, and common corporate insurance lines. 
  • In-depth knowledge of PEO operations, industry regulations, and risk management best practices.
  • Strong commitment to maintaining high ethical standards and ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and strategic thinking skills.
  • Expertise in designing and setting up the underwriting policy and monitoring compliance.
  • Professional certifications/designations such as Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Certified Risk Manager (CRM), or Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) are a plus.
  • Exceptional leadership and team management skills.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and client relationship management skills.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Risk Management, or a related field. Master's degree preferred.
  • Experience within a Professional Employer Organization (PEO), Temporary Staffing, or other similar industry

The base wage range for this position based in our New York City Office is targeted at $280,000.00 to $305,000.00 per year.



Actual compensation is based on multiple factors that are unique to each candidate, including and not limited to skill set, level of relevant experience, and specific work location.  Salary ranges for positions based in other locations may differ based on the cost of labor in that location. 

For more information about Justworks’ Total Reward Philosophy, including all of the perks and benefits we are proud to offer our team members, please visit Total Rewards @ Justworks

Diversity At Justworks

Justworks is committed to maintaining a workplace where diversity of identity, culture, and life experience is the norm and is celebrated authentically and respected consistently. Diversity in our work, our people, and our product drives creativity and innovation, entrepreneurial leadership and integrity, competitiveness, and collaboration throughout our business and in the market. We depend on our differences to make our team stronger, our workplace more dynamic, and our product accessible to all of our customers.

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or familial status, disability, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

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What are Justworks Perks + Benefits

Justworks Benefits Overview

People are our most prized asset. We do hard work, and we’ll always work hard to take care of you.

Volunteer in local community
Whether it's through Justworks-sponsored initiatives or in pursuit of a cause that matters to you, get paid while you're giving back. All Justworks’ employees get up to five fully-paid volunteer day
Partners with nonprofits
Justworks.org is creating equitable access to entrepreneurship for early-stage minority- and women-owned businesses through its annual grant program.
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Justworks’ dedicated program manager for Diversity and Inclusion (D+I) oversees the company’s formal practices and policies.
Highly diverse management team
Justworks is committed to constantly improving our diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives across the entire company.
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
At Justworks, we believe it takes diversity of identity, culture, and life experience to create a world in which starting, running, and joining a growing business is an accessible option for all.
Diversity employee resource groups
Justworks has eight Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that are all committed to making the company's work culture more diverse and inclusive.
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Justworks employees can contribute up to $2,500 annually to their FSA.
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Justworks offers its employees multiple wellness perks including access to Talkspace, Classpass, Gympass, and a complimentary membership to Headspace.
Mental health benefits
Justworks offers employees access to Talkspace and an annual complimentary membership to Headspace.
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Justworks will match up to $1,000 of your 401k contributions dollar for dollar per year.
Company equity
As a Justworker, you have a stake in the company you work every day to build. All Justworks offer letters include equity and Justworkers can continue to earn more over time with promotions and tenure.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Justworks Family Matters Employee Resource Group hosts events throughout the year for employees and their families to participate.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) (within reason, of course) 10 Public Holidays 7 Sick Days 5 Volunteer Days
Paid volunteer time
5 PTO Volunteer Days
Employees continually employed by Justworks for at least five years are eligible for a sabbatical leave of up to six weeks.
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
7 PTO Sick Days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Pet friendly
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Enjoy access to top-notch medical, dental, and vision insurance with the options you need to feel secure and take care of yourself, your way. Justworks offers plans with 100% covered premiums for individuals and 90%+ covered premiums for families.

Taking care of yourself doesn't end with having good health insurance, especially when it comes to dealing with stress or issues in your life outside of work. Get free access to Talkspace, the leader in anonymous, accessible, and professional online therapy. Plus, with Health Advocate, you’ll have legal, financial, and medical bill resources at the ready.

We carefully vet the benefits and perks we offer in Justworks. That means you get access to all the same great options as our customers, plus everything that’s still in beta — all while helping to make our product even better.

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