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Talent Acquisition Lead

Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual

People & HR
Pennsylvania, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Talent Acquisition Lead


Northwestern Mutual Eastern Pennsylvania in Lehigh Valley is a District Office. Our mission statement, Enriching Lives, Impacting Communities, Building Legacies is embedded in everything we do to support our growing organization and our community. Our team of fun & dedicated individuals is looking for someone to join our talent acquisition department. This role is best suited for a pro-active, team-oriented individual who can work independently and thrives on achieving and helping others achieve their goals.

All employment decisions are based on merit, performance, and business needs. We are better able to grow and learn together with a diverse team of employees and we welcome the unique contributions you can bring in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, language, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.

At Northwestern Mutual – Lehigh Valley, we believe in building a team who loves what they do. We strive to create a work environment that supports long-term career growth. Accordingly, we provide a rewarding compensation package that includes:

  • Competitive base salary commensurate with experience
  • Incentive/bonus opportunities for performance
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Life insurance and 401K option
  • Employer-sponsored licensing, professional development, and education opportunities • Paid time off and holiday pay


This full-time role is responsible for talent acquisition efforts with the Northwestern Mutual – Lehigh Valley office and is key to executing our recruiting strategy. The process includes sourcing, recruiting, and selecting full-time and college financial advisors, while continuously enhancing our processes.

In this role, you would be expected to build quality relationships while promoting the Northwestern Mutual career opportunity, generating candidate referrals, and helping to develop leaders. Creativity, exceptional communication skills and the drive to achieve results are critical in this position.


The Talent Acquisition Lead is responsible for the 3 main areas:

  • Sourcing
  • Selection
  • Accountability, Tracking, and Analysis

Job Description

  • -On-campus: centers of influence (COI), professors, department heads, athletics, career services, student organizations - Community: centers of influence (COI) o Actively participate in campus & community clubs and organizations to promote and brand Northwestern Mutual
  • Coordinate advertising and marketing strategies on campus & in the community including the career services website, online job postings and advertising to include ads, direct mail, community events, etc. o Develop relationships with other Northwestern Mutual talent acquisition professionals to share leads and best practices
  • Prepare and maintain recruiting and marketing materials
  • Be knowledgeable on information and language regarding all aspects of the financial representative career and each step of the selection process
  • Specific selection process accountability to include but not limited to screening candidates, conducting initial interviews, administering selection tools and guiding candidates through the selection process
  • Review resumes, schedule initial interviews and coordinate continued interview steps to maintain integrity and consistency of the selection process
  • Effectively communicate with candidates
  • Manage the transition of candidates offered a contract, including supporting any pre-contract tasks to be completed by the candidate while onboarding
  • Accountability, Tracking, and Analysis to report weekly recruiting activity to the leadership team
  • Develop proficiency and use of home office-supported software to maintain candidate databases and accurate records of prospects to ensure efficiency of the selection process
  • Assist in the coordination of leadership team meetings and the preparation of activity/results reports
  • Analyze recruiting ratios to identify inefficiencies in the selection process; establish and implement improvements
  • *Other assignments at the request of the Directors or Leadership Team


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Strong personal network and/or community involvement
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative and interdependent team setting
  • Disciplined, ambitious, and motivated by results
  • Excellent communication, time management, and organizational skills
  • Thrive in a deadline-driven environment where results are rewarded
  • Resilient, responsible, and resourceful
  • Energized by meeting new people and building strong relationships

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $45,000.00 - $75,000.00 per year


  • 8 hour shift

Ability to Relocate:

  • Center Valley, PA 18034: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person