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At The Philadelphia Contributionship, we often speak about our roots—the company’s history, the homes we protect, long-term clients, and beyond. Yet what makes all of this possible is the decision by a diverse group of caring and productive people to put down their professional roots here.

Our company is built on relationships and that certainly extends to each member of our team. We strive for TPC to be a place of accomplishment, growth, and fun.

In 2017, we once again earned the “Top Workplaces” designation from Philly.com.

Our commitment to community involvement makes a difference in people’s lives. Whether it’s partnering with the Philadelphia Fire Department to install smoke detectors or one of the dozens of causes that TPC colleagues and/or Board members support, giving back is a part of who we are at The Philadelphia Contributionship.

Join our team and become part of this amazing story.

Why Work at The Philadelphia Contributionship?

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Work/Life Balance:

A friendly and caring environment with plenty of autonomy, generous Paid Time Off, and a flexible telecommuting policy. Business casual attire is standard unless we hold a special event.

Education and Career Development:

Every employee is encouraged to manage an Individual Development Plan (IDP), which is designed to empower TPC employees to take control of their career and future. The company also supports career development through 100% financial assistance for insurance-related courses in addition to a generous tuition reimbursement for work-related courses and degrees.

Benefits:

Our benefits package features affordable choices in medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, with generous employer contributions to Health Savings Accounts.

Financial Security:

Competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, employer match of 5% for employees who contribute 6% to our 401(k) plan, annual bonus program, 2% employer annual “profit-sharing” contribution to 401(k), employee referral awards, $500 annual company “scholarship” for children in college, pre-tax payroll deduction for commuting.

Community Involvement:

The properties we insure are more than just buildings—they are homes to the people of our community. We are committed to making a difference in these communities through service, volunteering, and active involvement.

Little Things that Mean a Lot:

Casual Fridays, on-site gym, free coffee, summer celebration, garden with picnic tables, company barbecues, quarterly “all employee” communication meetings, annual holiday party, “Service Excellence” awards, employee recognition program, and a company museum!

Current Openings

We offer a competitive salary and a well-rounded benefits package including medical, dental, prescription, vision coverage, and a 401(k) plan.

NOTE: Please no telephone calls or placement firms. EOE M/F/D/V.

We currently have an opening for a Junior Java Developer who will be a member of the software development team and will be responsible for configuring our enterprise wide insurance software application to meet the business requirements of our various user departments. This position is based in our home office in Philadelphia. Responsibilities of a Junior Developer:
  • The ability to read, interpret and understand technical and business requirements.
  • Participate in the Java development lifecycle activities for our insurance processing application, including design, coding, testing and deployment activities (Guidewire InsuranceNow).
  • Deeply evaluate, understand and modify complex data structures, specifically XML, HTML and VTL.
  • Understand and adhere to a defined software development lifecycle using the AGILE methodology.
  • Perform rigorous Unit Testing to assure quality and identify errors in the build and release process.
  • Query SQL database(s) for the purposes of data validation.
  • Analyze systematic issues and assist in implementing solutions to challenging problems.
Hiring Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field or equivalent experience.
  • Some experience in Java application development using the Eclipse IDE.
  • Possess a thorough understanding of web-based applications and websites.
  • The ideal candidate will have knowledge of SOAP/REST based web services.
  • Technical competence with strong analytic problem solving and resolution ability.
  • High level of organizational skills and be very detail oriented.
  • Ability to multi-task in fast paced, deadline oriented environment.
  • Excellent communication skills - written and verbal.
  • The ideal candidate will have knowledge of P&C insurance processes and terms.
Working Environment:
  • Normal office environment with occasional evening and weekend work to provide modifications or installs when users are not working on the systems
  • Overtime, including evenings and weekends may be required to meet project deadlines
  • Team-oriented, collaborative environment
We currently have an opening for a Facilities Maintenance Technician whose main responsibilities will involve maintaining the operation and appearance of our buildings and grounds at our office in old city Philadelphia. This is a full time position with a Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM schedule, with the occasional need for overtime, including weekends.
  The Essential Duties of this position include:
  • Routine maintenance and/or repairs on the facility and equipment to include the following: plumbing, electrical, carpentry, repair drywall, ceiling tiles, interior and exterior painting, lock repair, roof repair, and replace such items as light bulbs, ballasts, exit lights, overhead lights, exterior lights, parking lot lights, fluorescent lights, and chandeliers
  • Take direction from and report maintenance and safety issues directly to the Facilities Manager
  • Move furniture and provide assistance with set-up for meetings and events
  • Maintain maintenance areas and ensure building(s) and mechanical rooms are neat and organized
  • Coordinate and oversee the work of service-providing vendors and contractors
  • Assist with maintaining inventory of maintenance, building, and office supplies; provide other departments with supply deliveries and assist with document storage
  • Keep exterior of building, sidewalks and parking lot clean of debris; operate snow blower and shovel sidewalks and parking area during snow season
  • Perform preventative maintenance tasks and routine preventative maintenance inspections
  • Must be available in the event of off-hour emergencies
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Hiring Requirements:
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Three to five years work experience in the maintenance industry
  • Training or experience in at least one of the trades (carpentry, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, etc
  • Ability to perform carpentry, plumbing, electrical work, and other types of facility repairs
  • Must know how to operate basic hand tools common to general maintenance; electric drills, saws, wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, soldering torch, snow blowers, leaf blowers, etc.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Very dependable and trustworthy
  • Basic oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills a must
  • Basic computer knowledge (primarily email and work order systems)
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Must have patience, tact, and display enthusiasm – strong customer service skills
  • Able to handle time demands, frequent interruptions, and be adaptable to change in daily routine
  • Willing and available to work beyond regularly scheduled hours (including evenings and weekends) as required.
Physical Demands:
  • Must be able to stand or walk 90% throughout the day
  • Able to climb ladders and frequently ascend or descend stairs
  • Frequently carry or move objects 20- 50 lbs
  • Must be able to push and pull objects up to 250 lbs. in weight
  • Frequent bending, kneeling, squatting and lifting objects
  • Ability to hold, seize, grasp or turn while working with hands and hand tools
  • The work involves indoor and outdoor activities with exposure to seasonal weather and the associated temperature fluctuations
We currently have an opening for a Field Property Claim Rep.  This position is responsible for the outside adjustment and settlement of first party property losses. Territory will be in the Lehigh Valley, PA area (Berks, Lehigh, Lancaster and Northampton counties).  This is a full time position, which includes a complete benefits package, a company car and participation in our annual bonus program.  We are seeking to hire a representative who lives in the Lehigh Valley territory since the majority of time will be spent adjusting claims in that area with occasional need to report to our Philadelphia headquarters for meetings.
  Responsibilities of a Field Property Claim Rep:
  • Investigates losses by interviewing the insured and examining the damage. Takes statements if necessary.
  • Writes and prepares damage estimates to determine the fair value of losses within authority.
  • Sets accurate case reserves in accordance with company procedures and adheres to the established claim adjustment standards, along with individual goals/expectations.
  • Prepares a variety of forms pertinent to loss payments and file documentation.
  • Processes and records all salvage/subrogation opportunities on all assigned losses.
  • Develops and maintains working relationships with vendors in the construction/repair industry.
  • Handles third party liability field investigations as directed.
  • Evaluates and settles all claims within settlement authority.
  • Special projects as assigned.
Hiring requirements:
  • College degree or insurance designation  and  equivalent work experience  (Minimum 3 years work experience adjusting property claims).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Strong computer skills including working knowledge of  Xactimate, Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.
  • Superior customer service skills and approach
  • Ability to work independently with little direct supervision
  • Strong organizational and time management abilities
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Must be able to visit loss sites by vehicle and perform inspections of damage.
  • Loss sites may include fire, water, wind damage and may require climbing, bending, stooping, lifting in order to assess damage.
The Philadelphia Contributionship is the oldest successful property and casualty insurance company in the United States, having been founded by Ben Franklin in 1752.  We write homeowners insurance and related products in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.  We have an A (Excellent) rating from A.M. Best and have been recognized as one of the Top Workplaces in the Delaware Valley. We currently have an opening for a Customer Service Representative who will be responsible for responding to policyholder’s and agent’s questions by phone and in person related to homeowner’s insurance. This position is based in our home office in Philadelphia.     Responsibilities of a Customer Service Representative:
  • Confer with policyholders, agency personnel and mortgage companies in both written and verbal format, by phone or in person in order to provide information
  • Respond to and resolve issues regarding policy information by researching, analyzing, and responding to agency, policyholder and mortgage company inquiries by letter, phone or in person
  • Input changes to policies for various lines of insurance per policyholder, mortgage company or agency requests following customer service scope of authority
  • Process manual changes for all perpetual policy endorsements and renewals
  • Meet or exceed all established service standards for timeliness and quality of response to customers.
Hiring Requirements:
  • Current Property/Casualty License required
  • Prior experience in personal lines insurance is also preferred
  • Superior customer service skills
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills required
  • Must be energetic, outgoing and committed to providing superior customer service
  • Must be able to diffuse conflict and deal effectively with difficult customers
  • Strong ability and willingness to multi-task
  • Must portray a professional phone demeanor
  • Computer literacy and ability to learn new applications as required
  • Preference for bi-lingual skills (Spanish / English)
Working Environment:
  • Office environment, large portion of the work day is spent on the phone.

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Our Departments

The actuarial team at TPC helps manage the financial impact of risk and uncertainty by developing our rates/premium charges for each of the insurance products offered by the company. Their role at TPC is a critically important one because the work they do helps assure that TPC will remain a secure and financially stable insurance company for many years to come.

The service team is an important link among TPC agents, TPC clients and the company. Service team members are available from 8:30am to 5:00pm M-F to assist clients and their agents with questions or issues related to policy changes and billing issues.

The claims department at TPC is staffed by a well-qualified and experienced team of claims adjusters (in-house and field adjusters), backed by a highly responsive support team. The claims leadership team resides in our home-office in Philadelphia, providing guidance and direction to those who are responsible for fulfilling our promise to TPC clients – to be there when we are needed most.

The facilities team is a vital part of the company that literally helps us keep the lights on each and every day. Whether it’s a simple need for office supplies or it’s supporting our disaster recovery team in the wake of a catastrophic event, facilities is responsible for making sure every member of the TPC team has a safe and comfortable environment in which to work.

The TPC finance team is comprised of a group of highly focused and detail-oriented professionals responsible for making sure that the day-to-day finances of the company are managed properly. This group is under the daily direction of our company controller and led by our Chief Financial Officer.

All employee benefits, hiring processes and human resources compliance are the responsibility of the human resources department under the leadership of our human resources manager. HR plays a critical role in sourcing new potential employees while working closely with department managers and current employees to help both the company and the employee make the most of their experience as a member of the TPC team.

TPC is a very data-rich company and like most insurance companies, we rely heavily on our talented IT team to ensure that all of our systems and connections to various other company systems are running properly. IT is a critically important and exciting place to work with a wide variety of roles and career opportunities for those interested in working in a fast-paced environment.

The marketing team at TPC is comprised of territory sales managers (TSMs) who live and work in the communities they are responsible for serving. Supported by a home-office leadership, creative development and analytics team, the TSMs are the field representatives of the company with our agents across all states in which the company conducts business.

The TPC underwriting team works hand-in-hand our products and business intelligence teams to ensure that the company is insuring properties that meet our guidelines and appetite for acceptable risks. Underwriters are the decision-makers in the process of determining which properties the company wishes to insure and under what circumstances coverage will be afforded to both new and current TPC clients.