Thrivent Financial People Development Leader, Investments in Minneapolis, Minnesota


This role is responsible for the employee lifecycle, which includes but is not limited to sourcing, interviewing, hiring, onboarding, developing, removing team members, coaching and building highly competent and effective individuals that are a part of agile teams. Unlike previous teams you may have lead, in agile, your focus is on the “who” – the talent and skills needed, instead of the “what” – the work they do day to day, in order to successfully support the vision and strategies of Thrivent.

Job Description

Grows talent to build, maintain and effectively lead a diverse, high-performing team to meet current and future business needs.

  • Creates a positive culture and team dynamics by recognizing the exponential value that different perspectives and cultures bring to Thrivent. Demonstrates a high level of modeling and coaching of all of the Thrivent leadership competencies.

  • Ensures everyone can articulate and act upon their personal and professional development goals, diversity and inclusion goals, key strengths and skills, and their focus areas for improvement.

  • Consistent with our Performance Management process, meets with team members to discuss performance, career aspiration, development, and to provide feedback/coaching. Proactively plans the talent needs to ensure appropriate staffing and capability/skillset development.

Drives results and leads change to further drive and advocate for agile.

  • Encourages accountability, autonomy, and empowerment and coaches while supporting the appropriate boundaries to achieve the result of having self-directed work teams. Knows when to engage and partner with the Scrum Master and/or the Product Owner if and when individuals express concerns.

  • Consistently demonstrates subject matter expertise based on either functional expertise and/or the business unit in order to drive continuous improvement and be an advocate for the team. Stays ahead of industry trends for specific product/business to proactively support strategies.

Builds relationships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

  • Establishes and maintains solid business relationships with Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and other stakeholders that interact with the team.

  • Influences without authority across business lines.

  • Uses a level of judgment and interpretation to resolve impediments that are unclearly defined and have limited information available.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or a related field required.

  • 8+ years of combined relevant experience in leading initiatives or supporting business processes/systems.

  • 3+ years of relevant experience leading people and talent development.

  • Experience using automated planning/scheduling tools (e.g. Agile Central, PPM, MS Project), as well as office productivity tools (e.g. MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS PowerPoint)

  • Experience with multiple project methodologies and experience with Agile principles and Scrum framework

Thrivent Financial is a membership organization of Christians. Other Fortune-500 financial companies offer advice, but at Thrivent, we blend faith, finances and generosity to help our members have a healthy relationship with money—because we know that feeling like you have “enough” isn’t directly related to how much you have, it’s about how you use what you have. At Thrivent, we provide financial guidance by looking at money differently—seeing it as a tool; not a goal.

When you join our team, you’ll put your talents to work in amazing ways. You’ll create strategies that help others follow sound financial principles and connect their finances with their values.

You won’t just build your career; you’ll be part of a movement that’s focused on growing, innovating and serving.

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