Underwriting Director - Acadia Advantage

Location Name ME, Westbrook
Date Posted
3 weeks ago(11/15/2023 1:56 PM)
Acadia Insurance
Primary Location

Company Details

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Acadia Insurance is a regional property casualty insurer with offices throughout the Northeast.  As a member of W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: WRB), one of the largest property casualty insurance holding companies in the United States, our financial strength and integrity are two of the main reasons why Independent Agents place business with us.  Acadia is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best, with an A+ claim paying ability rating by Standard & Poor’s.  


At Acadia, we value our employees, our customers and our communities.  Employees at Acadia are part of a progressive company where everyone can make a difference.  We promote an inclusive environment which encourages continuous learning and the chance to grow and develop. 


The Underwriting Director - Acadia Advantage will be directly responsible for the supervision, training and development of Acadia Advantage underwriting staff to ensure that Profit Center business goals and objectives are successfully achieved.


Key functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Supervise underwriting staff.  Hire, train and mentor underwriters and underwriter team leaders.  Conduct performance and salary reviews.
  • Conduct quality reviews.  Assist Home office quality review team as needed.
  • Assign underwriters to agencies, and assign staff to underwriting teams.
  • Act as referral source for all underwriters.  Refer as required to branch manager/home office.
  • Monitor unit performance in regard to growth, loss ratio and pricing.  Take corrective action as needed.
  • Maintain positive agency relationships through agency visitations to articulate Acadia Insurance Company underwriting philosophy and to resolve Agency underwriting issues.
  • Contributes to Acadia's success by developing departmental and individual staff goals; measuring results, rewarding achievements or taking corrective action, as necessary.
  • Develops employees through coaching, training, providing ongoing and constructive feedback, and through regular performance and salary reviews.
  • Retains staff by managing responsibly and creating a positive work environment.
  • Keeps abreast of industry developments, particularly those which impact his or her area(s) of responsibility. 
  • Understands Acadia's business and the factors that affect its success.  Will also work with other Berkley companies to offer a total solution to our customers.
  • Communicates regularly and effectively with staff, both as a team and individually.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Will work with Actuarial Team on various projects, including rate reviews for each State.
  • Monitor flash and risk reports – properly underwriting the book for profitable growth
  • Work with Home Office on appetite, providing clear guidelines to the team.


  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.)
  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Must have at least 2 years of supervisory experience.

Additional Company Details

We do not accept unsolicited resumes from third party recruiting agencies or firms.

The company offers a competitive compensation plan and robust benefits package for full time regular employees.

Sponsorship Details

Sponsorship not Offered for this Role


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