Foundations / Philanthropy
Human Capital / Human Resources
NY - New York metropolitan area
About the Organization

The Rockefeller Foundation advances new frontiers of science, data, policy, and innovation to solve global challenges related to health, food, power, and economic mobility. As a science-driven philanthropy focused on building collaborative relationships with partners and grantees, The Rockefeller Foundation seeks to inspire and foster large-scale human impact that promotes the well-being of humanity throughout the world by identifying and accelerating breakthrough solutions, ideas and conversations.

About the Position

The Rockefeller Foundation's Human Resources (HR) team serves as an integral strategic partner across the organization and aligns their strategy, goals and services in order to thoughtfully promote a diverse and inclusive culture of leadership, effectiveness, innovation, integrity and equity in service of the Foundation's overall mission and vision. As a key leader on the HR team, the Director, Talent Acquisition will set the strategy and direction and lead the execution for the Foundation's talent acquisition function. In addition to establishing best-in-class practices for attracting strong and diverse talent, this critical role will partner closely with hiring managers from across the Foundation in order to coach and advise on effective, rigorous and equitable selection practices. Additionally, they will work in partnership with their team to design the systems, tools, processes and practices needed to deliver best-in-class hiring across the Foundation. Reports to Managing Director, HR.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Strategic Leadership:

  • Conceive and execute the vision for talent acquisition at the Foundation
  • In partnership with Leadership, develop and execute strategies to achieve strategic workforce planning goals
  • Oversee all recruitment and search activity for the Foundation's jobs, including marketing/sourcing, screening and interviewing, and ensuring the Foundation is building and cultivating a diverse pool of current and potential candidates
  • Partner with hiring managers across the Foundation to understand team needs, goals, and structural challenges and work with managers to ensure appropriate scope and design of positions
  • Establish hiring and employment data, recruiting metrics, and visualization analytics
  • Strategically leverage alternative recruiting practices such as search and research firms for senior leadership and/or difficult to fill roles

Talent Attraction:

  • Help establish the Foundation's employment "brand"; developing new ways to broadcast and promote open roles, company culture, and "sell" what makes The Rockefeller Foundation a top employer
  • Establish and cultivate relationships with strategic recruitment partners and represent the Foundation at key networking and/or recruiting events
  • Develop and execute an attraction strategy (e.g., marketing, social media, online sourcing etc.) in order to attract top talent
  • Design and implement internship programs, including developing and implementing university relations strategy

Selection & Engagement:

  • Design and systematize the Foundation's interviewing and assessment practices to ensure consistency, rigor, and equity
  • Ensure a positive, smooth and efficient recruiting process both internally and externally; create a top-notch candidate experience through transparency and speed
  • Develop and execute trainings for hiring managers to identify top talent
  • Foster a culture of networking and recruiting among leaders and managers by providing guidance around recruiting, developing a strong network, and cultivating internal and external talent
  • Partner with the Global Recruitment team to establish and share best practices for the international offices
  • Contribute to developing the onboarding processes for new hires
Candidate Requirements:

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have proven experience designing and leading a strategic recruitment function; minimum of 10 years recruiting experience is preferred
  • Experience with international non-profits, higher education, or the development sector a plus
  • Proven experience communicating talent strategy to internal and external stakeholders, with an ability to maintain a high degree of credibility and confidentiality
  • Clear and compelling communication skills (both written and verbal); able to synthesize complicated message and influence/motivate others
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; effective at developing positive and productive relationships with a wide array of internal and external stakeholder spanning diverse backgrounds and styles
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities while maintaining a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Evidence of thriving within a highly collaborative, dynamic organization; ability to work both independently and as a team player
  • Builder orientation; energized to design new policies, programs and processes
  • Knowledge of federal/state employment laws and regulations as they apply to recruitment and selection required, including OFCCP
  • Technical proficiency with HR-related systems and software (e.g., HRIS, ADP)
  • Bachelor's Degree
Compensation and benefits:

Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

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.