Talent Acquisition Specialist
Manager Talent Acquisition

Lead Diversity Recruiter

Full Time Minnesota Recruiter Job

Securian Financial

Position Summary:

At Securian Financial, you will be part of a hard-working, high-performing, bright-thinking, make-things-happen family. We’ll challenge you to grow your unique strengths to become the person you want to be, at work and outside of it.

Our values define who we are and how we do business every day.  Trust, strength, integrity, quality, respect and community. They’re more than just words — these values drive our actions. They help us lead with our heads up and our hearts open, so we can take care of the people who count on us.

As a Lead Diversity Recruiter, you will use your passion and long-standing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion to make a meaningful impact in advancing diversity recruiting at Securian Financial.  From building and investing in campus programs, to developing diverse pipelines for future leadership opportunities, you will play a critical role in helping build the best teams to fulfill our purpose; helping our customers build secure tomorrows.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and execute on diversity recruitment strategies for current and future talent needs at all levels of the organization, from campus programs to leadership talent

  • Actively establish and grow relationships with diverse professional and student organizations, universities, and alumni groups 

  • Partner closely with business-aligned recruiters, Community Relations, and DE&I to develop, advise, and execute on diversity recruiting programs and sourcing strategies to fill current openings and build pipelines for future needs

  • Continually grow a pipeline of qualified diverse candidates through networking and making career connections with leaders throughout the organization; hosting and attending events as needed

  • Leveraging relationships and events for mid-career professionals to build a pipeline for management-level roles

  • Regularly engage with and influence leaders of all levels on creative solutions to fill current and future talent gaps

  • Lead campus program by developing a school relationship/engagement model strategy and identify customizations needed by school/profiles in partnership with campus recruiter who will support candidate recruiting process

  • Expanding college recruiting efforts within underrepresented populations by deepening our engagement with multicultural student groups.

  • Lead all campus and diversity related recruiting events with coordinator support; including registration, conference logistics, employee participation, and internal and external communication related to the event, and analyze the recruiting return on investment for future event planning

  • Build trust and consistency with key school partners (school leaders, career centers, faculty) to create shared strategies and priorities for campus hiring

  • Develop, maintain, and cultivate diverse talent pools through Workday

  • Partner with Securian Associate Resource Groups on Recruiting and event strategies

  • Use data to influence talent strategies and make recommendations for change


  • Deep passion, understanding, and long-standing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion with 5+ years of DE&I or HR Recruiting experience

  • Strong interpersonal skills, influence, and proven success at building credibility and trust with leadership, partners (internal and external) and talent

  • Comfortable with ambiguity; you want to be a part of developing and growing something new

  • Previous experience leading campus recruitment program, including strategy development ranging and external relationships

  • High level of initiative and motivation to identify priorities, organize projects and people to achieve results

  • Knowledge and experience working with college/university organizations to develop joint partnership strategies and goals

  • A true sense of ownership from start to finish

  • A growth-mindset; you are curious and always eager to learn and improve

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with ATS and other related platforms (Workday and LinkedIn Recruiter)

Securian Financial has been around for nearly 140 years. We’re committed to giving back to our community, donating 15,000 employee volunteer hours this past year. We also provide extensive resources to our employees for professional development and growth and a number of diverse professional and social opportunities throughout the company. There’s a reason our employees have voted us as a best place to work year after year! In addition:

  • Generous paid time off. We want you to take time off for whatever matters most to you!

  • Tuition reimbursement program. We value continuous learning at Securian!

  • Company-funded pension plan as well as 401K retirement plan – great resources to secure your financial future.

  • Continuous opportunities for new challenges.

  • Variety of health plan options as well as dental and vision plans.

  • Paid maternity/paternity leaves.

Physical job requirements:

  • Ability to work at least 40 hours per week

  • Ability to utilize keyboard, mouse and computer for up to 3-6 hours per day

  • Ability to utilize telephone for approximately 1-3 hours per day

  • Ability to perform simple grasping including handwriting, paper manipulation, sorting, folding, etc. periodically throughout entire workday

The physical job requirements described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

As a full-time associate, you will be eligible for the full range of Company benefits which include life insurance, medical and dental coverage, retirement plan, profit sharing plan, paid vacation and personal time, flexible spending accounts (use of pretax dollars for dependent care, dental and medical expenses not covered under your medical plan), etc.

About Us

When you're a Securian Financial employee, you're part of a hard-working, high-performing, bright-thinking, make-things-happen family. One that sees your potential on day one, challenging you to grow your unique strengths as you create a career filled with opportunity, collaboration and meaning. One where you get the support and flexibility to become the person you want to be, at work and outside of it. For our newest team members and our most tenured, we're committed to being an employer of choice.

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