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Director of Investment Operations

Ark Wealth Partners
Lombard, IL. with hybrid component after initial period.
90,000-100,000 compensation based on experience and credentials.
Closing date
Jan 26, 2023

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Job Role
Wealth Management
Employment Type
Full Time
Experience Level
5 to 9 years
CFP® Certification
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Full Job Description

Ark Wealth Partners, an established advisory team within Northwestern Mutual is seeking an Investment Operations Director responsible for managing the onboarding process for all new investment business.

Hybrid work schedule available after 90 days.

Primary duties include maintaining investment onboarding workflow, processing client investment trades and facilitation of client service requests.

Job responsibilities:

  • Oversee and ensure accurate preparation of necessary paperwork to implement recommendations
  • Process and track all new investment accounts
  • Coordinate execution of trades for brokerage advisory accounts, and proactively manage asset movement
  • Monitor trades and verify funds
  • Implement initial and subsequent asset allocation trades
  • Participate in client meetings for financial or investment plan implementation
  • Track potential rollover opportunities
  • Monitor industry trends and research
  • Construct comprehensive financial plans and investment proposals for client meetings
  • Run and analyze performance reports in Envestnet, Morningstar, NMCIR, etc.
  • Ability to provide high-quality client service and a concierge client experience
  • Optimize growth in both risk management and advisory wealth management businesses
  • Ensure NMIS and NMWMC compliance requirements are implemented and followed
  • Handle all incoming client service issues from clients regarding their plan and accounts


  • 3 years wealth management/investment service support experience (required)
  • Series 7 (required)
  • CFP credential or actively seeking (required)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365 – Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Life and Health insurance license (preferred not required)
  • Experience with CRM client management software (preferred not required)

Ideal characteristics

  • Superior analytical, organizational, research and grammar skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong client focus, excellent listening skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills, attention to detail and consistent follow through
  • Punctual, and brings a positive mindset and upbeat energy into the office
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work efficiently

About Ark Wealth Partners & Northwestern Mutual:

Ark Wealth Partners is an establish advisory team within Northwestern Mutual with over three collective decades of intellectual capital in financial services and succession planning. Learn more at

Northwestern Mutual is among the top financial services companies in the industry, helping clients achieve financial security for over 160 years. Our focus on doing right by our clients, employees, field force, and community, has earned us premiere national recognition including:

  • Ranks 90 on the FORTUNE® 500 list
  • One of the Top 10 U.S. Independent Broker-Dealers (Investment News, 2021)
  • One of the "World's Most Admired" life insurance companies (FORTUNE®, 2021)

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $90,000.00 - $100,000.00 per year


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Physical setting:

  • Office


  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • Do you hold a CFP designation or actively pursuing?


  • Financial services: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Series 7 (Required)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Lombard, IL

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