We are inspired by the mission, All Lives Have Equal Value, and are compelled by the opportunity to make an impact. Along with our partners, we take on complex challenges; we continually test new approaches and embrace change where it will facilitate the best outcome.
Thus, Human Resources (HR) is on a mission to evolve how we work by: pushing for greater transparency so people have access to information they need to make smart decisions, creating energy to support a thriving workforce, showing respect so everyone can bring their best authentic self to work every day.
Position Summary & Responsibilities
We strive to attract, motivate and develop people needed to fulfill our missions as well as provide an opportunity for our employees to have a peak career experience. As a result, we believe Talent Acquisition and Talent Management (TA/TM) are uniquely positioned to “be the change” and create transformation within the foundation to strengthen and nurture our culture, people practices and leadership behaviors.
We seek a senior leader to join our Talent Management team to coach, develop and lead the TA/TM team to ensure we deliver and develop stellar diverse talent for the foundation to meet its objectives and grow its culture.
The Deputy Director, Talent Acquisition & Talent Management will be responsible to:
Participate as an active member of the Talent Management Leadership Team (Compensation, Benefits, Global Mobility, Talent Acquisition / Talent Management) that develops and tracks the foundation’s HR goals, strategies, and initiatives; and is responsible for the HR organization’s talent and staff engagement.
Closely collaborate with peers in HR Centers of Expertise, HR Global Operations and HR Org Effectiveness to design and deliver integrated HR solutions.
Oversee optimal utilization of TA / TM budget and resources.
Additional responsibilities will center on:
Provide excellent people leadership and development of highly effective teams.
Mentor and develop a small innovative, dynamic team of staff with a focus on continuous skill development. Driving ongoing development of the team against evolving business demands while providing rewarding career opportunities and engagement in the mission.
As a people manager, s/he may be responsible for hiring the diverse talent needed to achieve our foundation goals, ensuring successful employee onboarding, communicating performance expectations, creating goal alignment, integrating project and change management, giving and seeking feedback, providing coaching, measuring progress and holding people accountable, supporting employee development, and recognizing achievement and lessons learned. Collaborate with search firms and outside research and sourcing partners, to augment the team.
Communicate complex issues with clarity and articulate a compelling view of the future state while forging relationships with stakeholders at all levels.
Responsible for the leadership, design, development and execution of effective, global talent acquisition strategies and programs for all full-time, temporary staffing and intern roles at the foundation.
Partner with senior executives and leaders, the HR Leadership Team, Finance & Strategy, Legal, direct reports, and other stakeholders to design successful world-class recruiting solutions.
Oversee the development and implementation of recruiting strategies and programs.
Manage senior-level executive searches.
Manage teams of Recruiters, Executive Recruiters and Researchers, Recruiting programs/operations staff, and outsourced staffing vendors.
In consultation with Talent Managers, create an integrated approach that is fully aligned with the program strategies. This will include the design and delivery of consistent programs, products, standards, and processes in the areas of succession planning, talent segmentation, talent assessment, workforce planning, diversity & inclusion, performance management, organizational culture and design.
Lead the strategic planning process and is responsible for the following:
Develop an integrated, forward-thinking talent strategy and the development of scalable talent solutions to quickly fill short-term gaps, develop long-term capability, and reinforce our culture.
Implement a talent strategy designed to attract, develop and retain a diverse, high-performance workforce and to meet the various needs of the specific program areas.
Develop talent solutions to:
Target diverse talent across different functions outside of the nonprofit sector, such as pharma, biotech, academia, consulting etc. through a well thought-out strategic, scalable approach to help the business identify its needs, when, and for how long.
Understand leadership requirements for senior management positions, build relationships with senior-level high-potential talent, and advise leadership and HR Partners in the implementation of strong development and succession plans for senior positions
Talent Policies and Processes:
Provide thought leadership to the organization with respect to talent development, succession planning, and recruitment best practices while ensuring practical business solutions with impact that can be measured.
Partner with HR Business Partners and other HR Centers of Excellence.
Reports to: Director, Talent Acquisition and Talent Management
Leadership and Culture
We believe that energized people, working well together, fueled by great leadership in an inclusive environment in which they thrive, will do phenomenal things.
Core Knowledge & Skills
We are looking for people who enjoy the challenge of working on complex projects and collaboratively creating solutions that have the potential for transformational change. We seek an experienced talent management leader with experience in large organization(s) recognized for innovation and excellence in talent strategy, workforce planning, diversity, equity and inclusion, talent acquisition, and cultural transformation.
Education & Experience
15+ years of experience in human resources with at least five years building best-in-class talent programs in complex, international environments where strong alignment with multiple internal stakeholders is essential for success.
Deep familiarity with recruiting best practices, systems, programs, tools,
assessment, metrics, and standards from a variety of industries (e.g. non-profit/philanthropic, global health/life sciences, international development, education, and corporate environment) for a variety of functions and level of roles including at the senior executive level.
Strong people management skills with a demonstrated ability to lead high performing, professional-level teams. This includes demonstrated ability to attract, assess, hire, develop, coach, reward/recognize, and retain employees.
Ability to develop innovative, long-term talent acquisition strategies and align and manage resources to ensure successful execution against those strategies
Possess a deep understanding of how to re-design and execute a talent agenda in the face of competition and market disruption (e.g. entrance of mobile, social media, analytics, cloud).
Demonstrated ability to implement transformative business-oriented talent management strategies and is an outstanding communicator who can communicate complex issues with clarity and ease
Strong business acumen and ability to tie department objectives to larger organizational goals.
Demonstrated ability to work well in a matrixed environment where achieving buy-in through trust, respect, and relationship building is critical.
Strong project management skills
Familiarity with other HR specialist and generalist functions, practices and trends.
Knowledge of US employment laws and regulation.
Knowledge of global/international staffing standards, legal issues, and best practices.
Ability to evaluate and manage vendors including demonstrated ability to lead RFP processes to select vendors.
Doing all of the above while also “walking the walk” on building personal resilience and creating energy for her/himself and their team.
Strong judgment with a demonstrated ability to handle complex issues, multiple tasks, confidential information, and competing priorities with skill, discretion, a strong attention to detail, flexibility and diplomacy.
Strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills. S/he must possess strong relationship management skills to build trusting and productive relationships with a wide range of internal and external collaborators, partners and stakeholders.
Intellectual quickness, curiosity, discipline, resourcefulness and resilience.
Highly effective written and verbal communication skills to successfully interact with and influence individuals at all levels of the organization and with a broad and diverse audience.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience; Master’s preferred.
A healthy sense of humor.
Ability to travel up to 20% domestically and internationally.
Demonstrated passion for the Foundation’s values with a commitment to deliver results against our mission.
As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is dedicated to the belief that all lives have equal value. We’re committed to creating a workplace where employees thrive both personally and professionally. We also believe our employees should reflect the rich diversity of the global populations we aim to serve—in race, gender, age, cultures and beliefs—and we support this diversity through all of our employment practices.
All applicants and employees who are drawn to serve the mission of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will enjoy equality of opportunity and fair treatment without regard to:
From poverty to health, to education, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation focuses on improving the lives of billions of people worldwide. There are four problem areas the organization focuses on; the Global Development Division, Global Health Division, United States Division, and Global Policy & Advocacy Division. In developing countries the foundation focuses on improving the health and welln...ess of people as well as helping children and families escape from extreme hunger and poverty. In the United States, the foundation focuses on low-income families and makes sure that everyone has opportunities to receive an education that will help them succeed. The foundation works with numerous organizations around the world to tackle critical problems and addresses challenging inequalities. The headquarters of this organization is based in Seattle, Washington, one of the most proactive global health and non-profit cities in the world.