Digital Communications Strategist


Thrivent is a not-for-profit, membership-owned, financial services organization that guides Christians on their Wise With Money Journey. As a mission-driven, membership-owned organization, we offer our more than 2 million members and customers a broad range of financial products, services and guidance to help them live a life of contentment, confidence and generosity. Thrivent and our family of businesses offer insurance, investments, banking and advice over the phone and online, as well as through financial professionals and independent agents nationwide. For more than a century, Thrivent has helped Christians make wise money choices that reflect their values while offering them opportunities to demonstrate their generosity where they live, work and worship.

Thrivent fosters a diverse workforce to serve our diverse membership, reflecting a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. If you’re intrigued about our work and the possibility of becoming part of it, we invite you to visit to learn more. You won’t just build a career; you’ll be part of an organization focused on growing, innovating, and serving.

Position Details

Digital Communications Strategist
Twin Cities Metro
Minneapolis, MN

As a Digital Communications Strategist, you will be in a high-level individual contributor role responsible for planning and owning the development and execution of organizational digital communications strategies and tactics that align with key enterprise/department/program goals. These strategies and tactics will support the internal workforce audience as well as external audiences such as Thrivent members, customers and the media. You will bring extensive communications and digital expertise, business acumen, best practices, data and analytics to recommend strategies that will drive key business decisions, to improve digital communications results.

You will provide leadership to large and/or complex work streams, projects and initiatives that engage cross-organizational team members. In addition, you may be asked to lead corporate initiatives and to engage with people from all levels of the organization.

Position is in Appleton, WI or Minneapolis, MN.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leads large and complex digital communications programs and initiatives. Demonstrates extensive experience to drive strategic development that aligns with key corporate strategies and goals; leads the work of cross-organizational sub-teams/work streams. 
  • Works with research and analytics teams to determine business opportunities, model consumer behaviors, gather insights/feedback and track results. Bring to bear data analytics to drive improvements to programs/initiatives that result in greater return on investment. 
  • Continuously seeks ways to use technology to drive effective and impactful results and to help drive corporate strategies. 
  • Develop trusted relationships with key internal/external partners to collaborate and influence across the organization contributing to internal and external digital communications capabilities. 
  • Translates strategic vision to drive flawless tactical execution; provides consultation to help grow organizational digital communications acumen. 
  • Uses market and audience data and analytics to influence success of digital communications programs/initiatives and to continuously improve upon results. Gathers audience and partner feedback to ensure alignment and to optimize effectiveness. Continues to build digital communications intelligence through external and internal data sources. 
  • Uses vertical and horizontal communications and technology expertise/experience to contribute to larger initiatives and projects. May be charged with leading cross- sub-teams and work streams and providing work direction in support of larger initiatives. Demonstrates expertise to drive alignment with key strategies and initiatives. 
  • Contributes to the development of digital communications strategies that support the organizational strategies; responsible for development of actionable tactics. 
  • Lead Workforce Portal governance while managing relationships, risk and overall adoption. Lead specific focus on improving search experience within the Workforce Portal, partnering with enterprise content management, human resources and other key partners. Lead web content standards providing oversight, hands-on editing/writing and training as appropriate. Build and integrate an interactive, internal social network/community program. 
  • Lead advancement of enterprise social media management and engagement solutions as well as thought leadership for using digital capabilities to communicate with consumers, media and the community.

Required Job Qualifications:

  • 7-10 years of communications, digital communications, marketing or related experience. 
  • College degree in communications, marketing or related field; masters a plus but not required. 
  • Experience in a specialized area of communications or marketing (web content principles, web content writing, web content management, web consulting, search optimization, internal social media, direct marketing, e-marketing, analytics, brand positioning, social networking media, etc.) and/or project/program management. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Demonstrates strong project management and collaboration skills 
  • Applies a development mindset that uses creativity and digital communications expertise to develop new, more effective and more efficient digital communications approaches.

Other Critical Factors:

  • Financial services knowledge is a plus; high degree of business insight. 
  • Collaborates and leads up/down and across a large organization while building inclusivity.

In addition to supporting Thrivent’s mission every single day, along with Thrivent’s core health and wellness benefits, you would be eligible to receive the following benefits and opportunities:

  • Career Advancement - We take a hands-on approach to helping you develop your professional career with us. 
  • Up to 20 Days of Paid Time Off 
  • Up to 20 Hours of Volunteer Time Off 
  • 401(k) and Pension 
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • Employee Business Resource Groups

You don’t need to be Christian to join our team. You do need the passion to guide our members on their Wise With Money Journey, equipping them to live more content, confident and generous lives.

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