Assistant Vice President, Legal / Sarasota FL

Company Description

Centauri Specialty Insurance is a growing property and casualty insurance carrier with a ton of positive energy regarding the future of our organization. Our current staff of 40 tenacious professionals work together to solve problems to create effective products that meet the needs of our policyholders. Centauri was recently named a ‘Best Company to Work’ for in Florida’ by Florida Trend Magazine and one of the “Best Companies to Work For” in Sarasota County. This position is in our new state-of-the-art building in Sarasota, Florida. 


Job Description:

Manages the day to day legal and compliance operations for all levels of the Corporation, including but not limited to operations, claims, regulatory and corporate. Supports the Secretary of the Board of Directors with various matters including drafting of resolutions, recording of minutes, and providing the Board with proper notifications. Coordinates all legal review of documents that bind the corporation and assists in the development, maintenance and implementation of company’s corporate governance policies by performing the following duties.

Your Duties and Responsibilities include the following and other duties may be assigned.
  • Oversight for compliance, regulatory and examination affairs.
  • Support of Claims litigation (in conjunction with VP of Claims).
  • Manages corporate legal matters including Board of Directors and Shareholder support and corporate contract work.
  • Coordinates with external legal counsel on all legal matters.
  • Provides advice and guidance to management on matters related to problem solving, discipline, termination and employment law.
  • Conducts investigations.
  • Drafts, interprets and manages all proposal and contract documents.
  • Works closely with diverse business groups and with external customers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Education - Juris Doctorate (JD) degree or equivalent is required.
  • Experience - A minimum five years related experience is required, insurance experience is preferred.
  • Software - Good working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of products.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Manages Legal and Compliance operations. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to speak English
  • Dependability skills
  • Adaptability and flexibility skills
  • Ability to cooperate with others
  • Ability to manage stress
  • Ability to act with integrity
  • Analytical thinking skills

Language Ability:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management.

Math Ability:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands are classified as Light.
  • Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands; and talk or hear.
  • The employee is required to stand; walk safely over uneven terrain or in confined spaced; and reach with hands and arms.
  • Must have the ability to handle stressful deadlines.
  • Must have sufficient vision to navigate required computer programs.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

What We Offer You:

  • Opportunity for advancement
  • Generous health insurance package
    • Benefit-rich medical coverage
    • 100% company paid dental, vision, disability and life coverage
  • 401(k) with employer matching
  • Paid time off 
    • 11 holidays
    • 12 days of sick
    • 18 days of vacation
    • 8 hours of volunteerism
  • Corporate events
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Business casual dress code


Centauri is in beautiful Sarasota, on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Sarasota offers a variety of outdoor activities like fishing, sailing, swimming, kayaking, biking, golfing and running throughout the year. Cultural amenities with museums and art galleries and a collection of unique restaurants provide experiences to interest everyone. Sarasota offers a strong economy with great schools, a variety of churches and family friendly parks and community activities. Florida has NO State Income Tax!

Please note: Completion of a satisfactory criminal record check, education verification and reference checks are required prior to employment.


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