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Director-Talent Management and Development

Open Society Foundations


Location:
New York, New York 10019
Date:
11/02/2017
2017-11-022017-12-02
Job Type:
Employee
Job Status:
Full Time
Categories:
  • Training/Development
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Job Details

The Human Resources (HR) team, comprised of 40 members, sits in our Budapest, London and New York offices but supports OSF staff across the global network of foundations, in over 40 countries. The team is comprised of generalists spanning the North America, Latin America, Europe, Eurasia, Middle East, Africa, South West Asia, and Asia Pacific regions, as well as HR specialists comprised of Talent Development, Human Resources Information System (HRIS), Compensation & Benefits, Diversity and Inclusion, and Recruitment.

Job Profile

We are seeking an innovative, visionary, and emotionally intelligent director for OSF’s global talent management and development function to lead and evolve its strategies, practices and systems, inspire and develop the talent development team, and partner with the organization to deliver OSF’s vision for its workforce. As an integral member of the HR leadership team, the Director will handle the design and delivery of an integrated global talent development strategy, including a performance management program that drives engagement and alignment, specific talent development strategies to ensure targeted learning paths for OSF employees, and key talent metrics to drive impact. Based in New York, Washington, DC, or Budapest and reporting to the Global Director of Human Resources, the Director of Talent Management and Development will supervise a team of three.

More specifically, the Director of Talent Management and Development will:

  • Develop strategies and programs to build organizational capacity and capability, strengthen individual skills and competencies, and drive a culture of excellence and continuous learning and improvement.
  • Assess the organization’s learning and development needs across all levels; identify and prioritize mission critical skills; recommend, develop and implement customized learning paths to deliver against OSF’s vision for its workforce.
  • Build and maintain a cohesive and integrated set of learning and development programs that create a compelling employee experience throughout the employee lifecycle; ensure learning and development practices are inclusive.
  • Oversee the continuous enhancement of the performance management program so that it provides alignment with organizational goals and performance, and supports the achievement of OSF mission.
  • Establish a global approach for leadership development; identify leadership capabilities needed both now an in the future; design and deliver practical and effective learning opportunities across all levels of leadership globally.
  • In close collaboration with the Deputy Director of HR, establish and embed the principles and approach to talent reviews, succession planning and strategic workforce planning.
  • Champion employee learning and development in a way that allow them to own their future and careers; partner across programs, departments and units to think about new ways to define career development within OSF.
  • Manage, develop and coach the talent development team to ensure continuous learning, promote innovation and foster collaboration across HR functions and the OSF network.
  • Develop and manage talent management and development dashboard, and metrics; establish and track metrics to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of the programs; take proactive measures to address deficiencies.
  • Create systems, tools and processes that provide a feedback loop that makes employee and managers satisfaction data accessible and actionable.
  • Must be able to travel up to 30% of the time.

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of experience in human resources, with 5+ years’ experience managing a talent development, management and/or engagement functions, including designing and delivering leadership and management programs in a global organization.

The successful candidate will need:

  • Strong record of delivering complex, multi-disciplined, inclusive programs including culture change and team effectiveness
  • Deep expertise in developing leadership at all levels in a global organization
  • A global perspective with the ability to thrive in a fast-changing, fast-paced, and consultative environment.
  • An executive presence and ability to build strong relationships with senior leaders
  • Uncompromising integrity and a desire to work in a mission-driven environment
  • To be highly collaborative; equally effective as a team leader and a team player
  • Adept at leading initiatives across HR functions, bringing to bear a strategic approach, and strong problem solving skills
  • To be comfortable making decisions with sometimes limited and/or conflicting information.
  • Experience as an HR Business Partner is highly desirable

Given the nature of our team, we are looking for someone who is solutions oriented, enjoys the challenges that come with a global, diverse, and complex network, and has a great sense of humour. 

Work Environment and Physical Demands: Essential functions are typically performed in an office setting with a low level of noise.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

We are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues across the Open Society Foundations, and we welcome and actively seek applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences.

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