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 Subject : Public Affairs Specialist - Securian Financial.. 06/03/2019 01:49:08 PM 
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Job Title: Public Affairs Specialist
Job ID: 19538
Location: St Paul, MN
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


General information:
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.

Department: Law

What you would do in this job:
1. Responsible for the Securian Financial federal PAC filings, the conduit fund administration, lobbyist registrations, pay-to-play reporting requirements and tracking of Securian Financial's political contributions policy for board and HOC members.
2. Assists Sr. Director of Public Affairs and Corporate Secretary with onboarding SFG board members and HOC members on issues of political contributions and relevant pay-to-play considerations, and assist in service delivery to the enterprise.
3. Monitors developments at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and ensures active participation in developing model legislation, and meeting with individual commissioners. Works in collaboration with Securian Financial actuaries to ensure Company's engagement in relevant issues.
4. Performs legislative and regulatory tracking to ensure corporate attorneys, Corporate Compliance Department, business units and Sr. Director of Public Affairs are aware of legislative and regulatory developments that affect their business or functional area.
5. Coordinates the Regulatory and Legislative Oversight Group (RLOG) and ensures issue tracking and engagement of subject matter experts is up to date.
6. Ensures that the Company has appropriate subject matter expert engagement on all relevant committees at the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) and other important national trade associations.
7. Maintains understanding of political issue developments through state trade associations such as the Life Insurance Council of New York (LICONY) and the Association of California Life and Health Insurance Companies (ACLHIC) and ensures relevant subject matter expert engagement as appropriate.

What we'd expect from you:
1. Demonstrated superior legal and business skills on a consistent basis over a wide range of assignments.
2. Strong human relations and communication skills to disseminate information to senior level management.
3. Ability to work independently as well as effectively in teams.
4. Creative problem solving skills.
5. Strong organizational skills to prioritize and handle numerous and varied transactions and projects concurrently.

Preferred skills for this job:
1. Minimum of 3 years in financial services and/or insurance industry preferred. Experience in corporate government affairs function is a plus.
2. Strong track record in a 4 year degree program.

What you could expect from us:
Securian Financial is a Fortune 500 company based in downtown St. Paul for the past 130 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!
• No weekend or late night hours.
• 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 - 80% of our jobs go to our current employees.
• Variety of health plan options as well as dental and vision plans.
• Discounted Metro Transit costs. All buses and the light rail stop within 3 blocks of our buildings.
• Paid maternity/paternity leaves.
• Ergonomic sit/stand desks available in many areas.

Physical job requirements:
• Ability to work at least 40 hours per week
• Ability to utilize keyboard, mouse and computer for up to 8 hours per day
• Ability to utilize telephone for approximately 1-4 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.

Equal employment opportunity:
Securian Financial Group, Inc. does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital or familial status, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, political affiliation, veteran status, status in regard to public assistance, status in a local human rights commission, or any other status or condition protected by local, state or federal law.

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