New York Life Insurance Company Corporate and Campus Recruiter in New York, New York

New York Life Insurance Company (“New York Life” or “the company”) is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States*. Founded in 1845, New York Life is headquartered in New York City, maintains offices in all fifty states, and owns Seguros Monterrey New York Life in Mexico.

New York Life is one of the most financially strong and highly capitalized insurers in the business. The company reported 2016 operating earnings of $1.954 billion. Total assets under management at year end 2016, with affiliates, totaled $538 billion. As of year-end 2016, New York Life’s surplus was $23.336 billion**. New York Life holds the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major ratings agencies: A.M. Best, A++; Fitch AAA; Moody’s Aaa; Standard & Poor’s AA+. (Source: Individual Third Party Ratings Report as of 8/17/16).

Financial strength, integrity and humanity—the values upon which New York Life was founded—have guided the company’s decisions and actions for over 170 years.

Job Title: Corporate and Campus Recruiter, Talent Acquisition

This Talent Acquisition Recruiter will play a dual role, responsible for executing recruiting strategies in support of our goal to attract top talent to the organization. This person will work closely with internal and external candidates to create a robust talent pipeline and will manage full cycle recruitment activities for positions at various levels. In addition, this Recruiter will organize and execute the company’s campus recruiting initiatives.


  • Manage a requisition work bench and full life-cycle recruiting process for Technology and Finance businesses

  • Responsible for providing the overall direction of the recruiting strategy for assigned clients, as well as establishing guidelines and procedures concerning staffing best practices and process improvements

  • Advise hiring managers on all staffing, sourcing, and recruiting initiatives and keep them apprised of recruitment trends impacting the business

  • Develop job descriptions and assess candidates against technical competencies

  • Collaborate closely with HRBP teams in delivering specific recruiting campaigns and report on progress on a regular basis

  • Plan New York Life’s campus recruitment strategy for Technology, Finance and Corporate programs in conjunction with the aligned Recruiting Leads

  • Attend and organize campus recruiting events

  • Partner with target universities to increase brand on campus and develop relationships

  • Manage recruitment efforts and intern selection for the firm-wide corporate intern programPartner with Diversity Talent Acquisition to ensure that diversity talent acquisition strategies are driven throughout the organization

  • Attend diversity events to increase candidate flow across organization


  • Bachelor’s degree is required

  • Minimum of 3 years of recruiting experience 

  • Prior experience working for a search firm coupled with corporate experience is preferredProven ability to assess talent against competenciesStrong business acumen required

  • Excellent consultation, influencing, and negotiation skills

  • Strong oral and verbal written skills with ability to communicate with all levels of internal and external stakeholders

  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills

  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment



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  • Based on revenue as reported by “Fortune 500, ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual),” Fortune Magazine, June 17, 2016. See for methodology.

** Total surplus, which includes the Asset Valuation Reserve, is one of the key indicators of the company’s long-term financial strength and stability and is presented on a consolidated basis of the company.

  1. Operating earnings is the key measure use by management to track Company’s profitability from ongoing operations and underlying profitability of the business. This indicator is based on generally accepted accounting principles in the US (GAAP), with certain adjustments Company believes to be appropriate as a measurement approach (non GAAP), primarily the removal of gains or losses on investments and related adjustments.

  2. Assets under management represent Consolidated Domestic and International insurance Company Statutory assets (cash and invested assets and separate account assets) and third party assets principally managed by New York Life Investment management Holdings LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company.