The Human Resources (HR) team serves as an integral strategic partner across the Foundation in the areas of human resources, talent acquisition and onboarding, culture and values, employee engagement, career development and performance, employee relations and retention, compensation, rewards and recognition, employee benefits, diversity, equity and inclusion and organizational strategy and development. The HR team aligns their strategy and goals as well as the services they provide across the Foundation, and thoughtfully promotes a diverse and inclusive culture of leadership, effectiveness, innovation, integrity and equity in service of the Foundation’s overall mission, vision and goals.
Human Resources seeks a Manager, Talent Acquisition. As a key member of the HR team, the Manager will interact directly with hiring managers and candidates and manage the talent acquisition process. The Manager provides expertise in the sourcing and selection of diverse, and high caliber talent for The Rockefeller Foundation and manages the efficient and effective functioning of the recruitment process.
The Manager is responsible for the full-life cycle recruiting efforts. Manages, develops and executes strategies including employment branding initiatives, outreach strategies, and interview processes and protocols which support the Foundation’s and HR’s strategic initiatives to attract, retain and develop talent. Reports to MD, HR.
We are currently fully remote, but once restrictions ease, this role will be based in New York, NY.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for full-life cycle recruitment needs of The Foundation (both exempt and non-exempt positions); work with hiring managers to understand the competencies and experiences required for successful performance in the vacant position; develop a recruitment strategy.
- Effective sourcing and screening approaches to ensure candidates presented to hiring managers for vacancies meet the competency requirements for the role, including sourcing/searching through social media outlets, using internal referrals and cold calling to source and network with prospective candidates; advertising and sourcing internal and external candidates; screening; interviewing; and evaluating candidates against the agreed competency profile.
- Manage applicant tracking system and ensure integrity of data and compliance with internal procedures; ensure timely production of new hire paperwork, including the review of offer letters for accuracy, and completion of all necessary HR paperwork to close out recruitment files; provide strategic insight on better ways to use systems and track candidates.
- Manage operational efficiency of the HR Recruitment unit, including assuring timely job postings, synergies between hiring managers and other recruitment professionals, administrative staff and HR Business Advisors; efficient and effective compliance with internal procedures and processes.
- Participation in career fairs, college information sessions and internal outreach initiatives designed to inform relative to recruitment processes; participate in other outreach initiatives as appropriate; maintain knowledge of local employment laws and OFCCP guidelines.
- People Management
- Oversee job posting and sourcing strategy with recruitment coordinator’s support. Demonstrated commitment to own professional development.
- Communications and Relationship Management
- Provide valued support to partnerships and collaborations.
- Continue to deepen existing relationships with internal leaders and external partners.
Education, Experience and Skills
- Generally expected to have 7-10 years of relevant experience.
- Bachelor’s required.
- Must have progressive corporate talent acquisition experience.
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities.
- Proven experience communicating talent strategy to internal and external stakeholders.
- Experience with international non-profits, higher education, or the development sector a plus.
- Knowledge of federal/state employment laws and regulations as they apply to recruitment and selection required, including OFCCP.
- Accuracy, attention to detail. Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
- Demonstrated technical proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, HRIS, ADP and other HR-related systems and software.
- Strong written and verbal communications skills.
- Experience working in a fast-paced environment. Proven experience as a team player and ability to work independently.
- Has excellent interpersonal skills and is effective in developing positive and productive relationships with all levels of staff and management across the organization.
- Has excellent project management and organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to deliver high quality, accurate work on time and within budget.
- Has experience within a highly collaborative, dynamic organization and in an entrepreneurial environment where building policies, program and processes are necessary.
- Minimal travel is required both internationally and domestically.
Qualifications and Competencies
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: You are committed to the mission of the Foundation, to inclusion, equity and diversity in every aspect of your work, and to challenging conventional wisdom through evidence, reason, and amplifying dissenting, unconventional, and marginalized voices.
- Communication: Excellent interpersonal abilities; outstanding listening skills, writing and verbal skills; awareness of reputation, positioning and brand management.
- Partnership and Relationship Building: Sensitive to organizational culture, strong professional representation of the Foundation. Strategic partnership building, adaptable and flexible. Commitment to The Rockefeller Foundation’s mission and core values.
- Strategy: Highly strategic mindset with ability to identify and prioritize what’s important in any project, demonstrates innovative approaches to work, ability to organize chaos into coherent plan.
- Project Management: High operational and project management ability; proactive. Sound, mature judgment, integrity, and respect for others.
- Decision-Making: Analytical and strong problem-solving abilities, takes initiative, drives for results, ability to prioritize work, communicates problems and proposes solutions, as appropriate.
- Execution: Strong project management skills; meets deadlines; ability to multi-task and work under pressure; detail oriented. Sense of urgency and responsibility, flexible work style; a self-starter who can work independently as well as in and across teams.
- Passion and Optimism: Deep enthusiasm for the mission and people of the Foundation; entrepreneurial energy around connecting an engaged staff with the overall impact of the Foundation’s work.
As an organization, we focus on six values to advance our culture and to continue our success. We are dedicated to being Transparent, Optimistic, Accountable, Collaborative, Trusted and Equitable. We operate from a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in everything that we do. It’s not only the right thing to do – we couldn’t make an impact without the diverse perspectives and experiences of our team members. We expect all employees at the Foundation to contribute by developing their unique perspective and talent, and to challenge conventional wisdom through evidence and reason, and by amplifying marginalized voices.
The Rockefeller Foundation is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to compliance with all federal, state, and local laws concerning employment discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. To this end, the Foundation ensures equal opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, lawful alien status, physical, mental, and medical disability, veteran status or liability for service in the United States Armed Forces.
The Rockefeller Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.