Current Opportunities

"We take pride in our career agency distribution model and invest a tremendous amount of time and energy in helping our career agents grow personally and professionally, hence the reason we have so many of our agents celebrating their 30, 40, and even 50 years of service at New York Life Manhattan.”
– Dominick M. Kortkamp, Managing Partner, New York Life Manhattan

For a prospective hire, a company’s culture, reputation, profitability, product innovation, and benefits are among the many factors to consider when it comes to choosing the right company to work for. And, if selling life insurance is a passion, then there’s no better place to work than New York Life Manhattan. When an agent becomes one of our Financial Professionals, they're part of an extensive career agency system. That means we provide agnets with all the guidance, support, and resources they'll need to do what they do best: serving their clients’ needs. From our outstanding training program to our robust compensation package, there are so many reasons to join New York Life’s team of Financial Professionals at the Manhattan General Office.

Listed below are career opportunities available at our office.


The Opportunity: We will assist agents in building their own Insurance and Financial Services practice with our help. We provide tremendous training resources and financial support to help them build their business.

Description of Activities and Responsibilities: Licensed agents will be responsible for scheduling appointments, meeting with clients, analyzing clients’ information, making product recommendations and providing ongoing service. Agents work in the personal and business markets. They can help clients meet their insurance, estate, retirement and benefit needs through the insurance and financial products they offer.

Requirements: We require highly motivated individuals who are willing to invest their time and energy into creating profitable and rewarding careers. We have a preference for individuals who are bi- or tri-lingual, as well as those with a 4-year college degree (not necessarily in business, marketing or insurance). Some of the qualities of an agent that we look for include:

  • Independent: A successful New York Life Agent thrives in an environment of independence, structured largely by his or her own initiative, ambition and resourcefulness. A New York Life Agent enjoys being an entrepreneur within a solid enterprise.
  • Ambitious: A successful New York Life Agent is never satisfied with the status quo. A New York Life Agent is always reaching for new growth and success. The need to constantly improve is essential to a New York Life Agent.
  • Responsible: A successful New York Life Agent recognizes the serioius responsibility that is assumed when he or she helps people to provide for their insurance protection and financial security.
  • Progressive: A successful New York Life Agent welcomes new challenges in a constantly changing environment and develops new concepts to help people to address changing insurance and financial needs.
  • Caring: Very simply, a successful New York Life Agent likes people and enjoys being around them. People play a major role in the life of a New York Life Agent, and New York Life Agents are trusted confidants.

Training: At New York Life, we take training seriously. We offer state of the art marketing support and extensive ongoing training through NYLIC University. Not only will agents be trained through our NYLIC University program, but also through local Managers and full-time Trainers who are extremely proficient in teaching the knowledge and skills needed to get off to a fast start.


The Opportunity: Being considered for a direct path to Partner is only available to those individuals with peer companies in the financial services industry. We are looking for someone who is currently serving in a role where their primary function is attract, select, develop and retain quality agents in their life insurance/financial services firm. The true opportunity here is to begin a leadership career where the requirements for each promotion opportunity are documented and objective. While staying located here in Manhattan, there is a clear path to being promoted to Senior Partner and Executive Partner.

Description of Activities and Responsibilities: As a Partner, we build on existing industry experience with robust training. Partners attract, select, develop and retain 8-12 new advisors a year. They must build systems to generate strong candidate pipelines to support agency growth. Partners must have expertise in conducting joint sales appointments with their advisors, as well as coaching skills to help their advisors grow in their careers.

Requirements: Partner candidates must have a successful track record of recruiting, developing and retaining advisors. We look for candidates that have shown the capacity to build an agency and drive premium growth through recruiting and retention. We look for professionals with a track record of modeling our corporate values of Integrity, Financial Strength and Humanity.

Training: At New York Life, we take training seriously. We offer state of the art marketing support and extensive ongoing training through NYLIC University. Not only will management be trained through our NYLIC University program, but also through local Managers and full-time Trainers who are extremely proficient in teaching the knowledge and skills needed to get off to a fast start. In addition to Agent training, our Partners participate in comprehensive Management and Leadership Development programs which are career-long. We also encourage Partners to obtain their professional designations through our partnership with the American College.


New York Life Insurance Company is seeking seasoned financial service industry professionals to join our management team. Currently we are interviewing strong leadership-oriented individuals with a desire to help others succeed within our General Offices. As a New York Life Partner, your responsibilities include the successful recruiting AND development of a team of salespeople.

Unlike other firms in the industry, New York Life Field Managers do not have personal production requirements. Their primary focus is on recruiting, developing and mentoring a team of financial professionals.

New York Life Partners enjoy:

  • Comprehensive professional training
  • Generous benefits
  • Excellent retirement plans (subject to qualifications)
  • ISignificant income potential
  • The opportunity to work for a Fortune 100 company

By joining New York Life as a Partner, your ability to become promoted to a Senior Partner or Managing Partner is clearly defined and based on performance metrics allowing you to grow from managing a sales team up to an entire office.

Partner Requirements:

  • Life and Health License
  • Series 6 or 7 and Series 63
  • Experience in Financial Services industry
  • Sales experience
  • Sales team recruiting and management experience
  • College Degree

Preferred but Not Required:

  • Life Insurance industry experience
  • Business ownership or proven entrepreneurship
  • Knowledge of cultural markets
  • Bilingual

If you are:

  • Highly motivated
  • Goal oriented
  • A strong communicator
  • Organized
  • Seeking a rewarding and challenging career

We would like to learn more about you. PLEASE NOTE: We unfortunately can only accept applicants who are either US. Citizens or reside within the United States. We currently don't sponsor US H-1B visas.

Young Professional

Entry level or new college graduate opportunities rarely give you a Financial Professional (Agent) opportunity that allows you to manage your own book of business. As a New York Life Insurance Company Financial Professional (Agent), you will not only manage your own book of clients, but provide clients with insurance options and customer service. You will help your clients prepare for long-term financial stability and security.

New York Life is currently seeking self-motivated, driven individuals with a passion for making a positive impact on peoples’ lives. Your collegiate experience as a student, a member of student organizations, a leader, or a student athlete have given you the skills you need to launch a career in a company with a well-known reputation and resources. Your entrepreneurial spirit and desire for personal growth can take you wherever you want to go, and New York Life can help.

As a Financial Professional (Agent), you will have the freedom to build your network of insurance clients and business associates who are looking for insurance and financial solutions. Many of our Agents started their careers with New York Life, right out of college. Entry Level candidates are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities of Financial Professional – Financial / Insurance – Entry Level

  • Schedule appointments and meet with potential clients
  • Make product recommendations to help clients meet their financial goals
  • Provide ongoing service and support to existing policyholders
  • Be a structured and coachable team player that is open to training development and further education
  • Discipline to be in business for yourself, but not by yourself

New York Life offers you not just another job, but career possibilities!

Job Requirements

You do not need sales, business development, marketing, or insurance experience to begin your road to success in this role! All you need is passion and a desire to make a difference.??

Our comprehensive training program will help give you the tools you need to succeed and create the career success you envision.

We are looking for people who possess the following background/characteristics:

  • 4-year degree
  • Highly self-motivated and self-disciplined with the ability to work effectively with little or no supervision
  • Outgoing personality with the ability to develop relationships (i.e., “People Person")
  • Fearless, positive attitude and willingness to be accountable for results
  • Organized, detail-oriented and excellent time-management skills
  • Desire for continuous learning
  • Good communicator—excellent listening skills and ability to explain complex information in a simple and concise manner

Here is what distinguishes this opportunity with New York Life:

Career Advancement - Continue to build your own business or, if qualified, move into management – the choice is up to you. Criteria for management are defined and quantifiable. After two years as a successful agent, additional opportunities that may be available include: sales development manager, product consultant, and Home Office opportunities in recruiting, marketing, or training.

Training - NYLIC University: One of the most comprehensive and well-respected training programs in the industry.

Constant Support - During and after formal training, you will receive continuous assistance from your manager and peers in your region and across the country to help you succeed. New York Life offers the feeling of being in business for yourself, but not by yourself. On-site trainers and product consultants are available to you, and this is coupled with an entire division within the company located in the Home Office dedicated to providing agents with prospecting and sales ideas, product knowledge, and application -- we want our new agents to be successful!

Integrity – “The Company You Keep" – Represent a company you can believe in, be proud of, and find a career home with.

Benefits Include

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Health/Dental/Life/Disability from day one
  • 401(k) plan after one year of service and Defined Pension Plan*
  • Continuing education reimbursement
  • Reimbursement for industry designations
  • Discounts from major wireless carriers
  • Local discounts (based on location) for gym memberships

At New York Life, we strive to be the best every day, the same as you. Here are just a few of our recent recognitions:

  • Ranked #61 on the Fortune 500 list, Fortune magazine, June 2016
  • Profiles in Diversity Journal – 2016 Diversity Leader Award
  • Ranked #23 on Diversity Inc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” for 2016
  • Named a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality” for 2016 by receiving a perfect score of 100% on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Take the first step to your future success and becoming a part of “the company you keep!"

*Certain eligibility requirements apply. Monthly payments are determined by your earnings, years of service, agent, and the form of payment you choose. The company reserves the right to amend or terminate the plan at any time for any reason.

College Internship

We are seeking individuals who are:

  • Juniors, Seniors and Graduate Students
  • GPA of 2.0 of higher
  • Interested in being an entrepreneur
  • Involved on campus in student organizations, athletics or involved in their communities

Here's what we ask of you:

  • Time: 10 to 20 hours per week, schedule permitting
  • Positive Attitude: A willingness to learn and a desire to excel
  • Integrity: Respect a tradition that has existed since 1845
  • Reliability: Attend all scheduled meeting and training sessions

The rewards are more fulfilling than you could imagine – it's more than an experience and a paycheck.

As a licensed College Agent, you will have the ability to make a lasting impact on your client's lives by helping them set and reach their important financial goals.

You may help:

  • Young parents provide financial security for their children should something happen to them unexpectedly.
  • Business owners save for retirement and protect the business they have spent a lifetime building.
  • People like your parents plan for the likelihood of extended care for an illness, while protecting the assets they have worked so hard to accumulate.

You will make this impact by:

  • Scheduling appointments and meeting with potential clients
  • Analyzing the information you gather
  • Making product recommendations/sales to help them meet their insurance and financial goals

Most important, you will provide ongoing service and support to these policyholders. As your client's needs and goals change, you'll help them adjust their financial goals to meet these changing needs.

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