Accelerated Leadership Program
Saint Louis, MO
Although trends change, Edward Jones remains steadfast in its values and strategy. The firm focuses on building trusted personal relationships with serious individual investors. We serve our 7+ million clients through a tailored solutions-based approach and towards meeting their long-term financial goals.
An Engaging Culture:
We’re committed to providing a workplace that both challenges and rewards our associates. This commitment has contributed to our inclusion in Fortune magazine’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For in 2020.” The firm is ranked 7th overall on the prestigious list.
Additionally, the firm has been recognized as one of the top five workplaces for women – highest in the financial services industry – by the Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine, and one of America’s best employers for diversity by Forbes magazine.
Headquarters Accelerated Leadership Program Introduction:
Edward Jones’ ALP is a selective program for recent MBAs graduates. The program offers singular opportunities to drive your career forward. With targeted leadership opportunities at our corporate headquarters in St. Louis, multiple Senior-level networking and development opportunities, this cohort-driven leadership experience is a platform that invests in you and your career trajectory — an investment that will extend well beyond the two-year program.
No two ALP candidates will have the same journey. We’ll craft your experience to best leverage your unique viewpoint and desired career path.
It’s a focused, rigorous platform for experienced professionals who seek a comprehensive view or our business, and want to contribute in any number of functional opportunities across our departments and divisions.
Program and Position Overview:
Your two-year ALP journey will consist of four high-impact rotations in key business units that will best suit your skillset, expertise and Edward Jones’ needs. The program will provide opportunities in thought, team and/or project leadership, executive mentoring, networking, and tailored personal development programs.
Rotations and projects have included the following opportunities:
● Strategy and concept development
● Leading a team and developing others
● Process improvement
● Exposure to the field, clients and external stakeholders
● Audit, risk, and control
● Project management
● Leading change
Unique to our program is that we build your rotations as you go, based on your experiences, program goals, network, and development plan. An important component of our Accelerated Leadership Program is identifying the development path that’s right for you, which can be partly informed by these key relationships you build.
As well, in the first six months you will be required to attain your Series 7 and 66 licenses. You will be provided significant study time, resources, and teaching for the license exams.
After the Program:
At the end of the two years, you’ll be paired with a key role and team that mutually benefits you and Edward Jones and will be equipped with the skills necessary to contribute as a team, project, or thought leader in a number of different areas. We also encourage continued movement after the program: the Edward Jones ALP opportunity seeks to develop portable leaders who can guide their careers in multiple areas of the firm.
Who Should Apply?
The ALP is an ideal career platform for experienced professionals who meet these qualifications:
● MBA or another relevant post-graduate degree, which must be obtained before starting the program
● 3+ years’ prior work experience
● Previous demonstration of leadership and self-development (work, campus)
● Communication and collaboration skills
● Strategic and critical thinking skills
● Examines and interprets information to produce insights that drive action
● Balancing best interest of firm and its teams while mitigating risk
● Flexibility, willingness to adapt in a changing and complex environment
● Project management skills
Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.