• Our client is a group of private foundations that fund a diverse set of programs on a national scale. Their values of integrity, compassion, innovation, and expertise guide their investments in education, arts and culture, health, conservation, and economic opportunity. Today, the Foundations are at an important and exciting stage in their organizational history having grown and evolved in recent years under new leadership. As their strategies and organization continue to develop, they are seeking individuals with skills and expertise that support the advancement and execution of a long-term portfolio of philanthropic investments.


    Our client is seeking a Director of Talent Strategy and Development who will be responsible for developing, managing, and overseeing the full range of talent needs from talent acquisition and onboarding, to on-going review processes and performance management, employee engagement, and learning & development for the Foundations. Reporting to the Vice President of Operations and working closely with related-entity HR constituents, the Director will contribute to organizational strategy and be responsible to build talent that supports innovation, productivity, and long-term organizational success.

    Specific Responsibilities:

    • Develop and lead the execution of a long-term vision and strategy for talent development for the organization
    • Interpret evolving needs of the growing organization and act as a strategic partner to senior leadership in developing and implementing new approaches to advance long-term organizational success
    • Oversee and manage recruitment processes directly and in partnership with multiple search partners, cultivating and maintaining relationships with search partners as required
    • Serve as a leader and guide in talent development processes and procedures, facilitating engagement and adoption of best practices across the organization
    • Identify learning and development needs of the organization and execute trainings and opportunities that advance growth for individuals, teams, and the broader organization
    • Collaborate with others on the operations team to identify and execute approaches to engage staff at all levels in the broader goals of the Foundations
    • Stay informed of trends, best practices, and activities in human resources and translate them back to the organization as appropriate
    • Evaluate talent development against stated objectives and strive for continuous improvement

    Candidate Requirements:

    • Minimum of ten years of related HR management experience; experience in private philanthropy is a plus
    • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to build strong, collaborative relationships at all levels, drawing on a high degree of emotional intelligence and the ability to foster mutual trust and respect
    • Proven experience in strategic planning, priority setting, facilitation of meetings, and execution of projects and systems within a complex organization
    • Ability to work under pressure, manage team workload, prioritize projects, meet deadlines, and maintain a sense of humor within a changing fast-paced environment
    • Ability to move work forward independently and think big picture while applying a keen eye to detail
    • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders and the ability to make compelling, cogent presentations on complex topics
    • Inherent curiosity, an ability to listen, and a dedication to learning
    • Demonstrates a commitment to creating a positive culture within an evolving organization
    • Flexibility, creativity, and drive and the ability to thrive in a complex environment
    • Sound judgment, integrity, humility, and respect for confidentiality
    Competitive base salary with annual bonus opportunity, comprehensive benefits, and a remote work arrangement. If interested, please contact: Molly O’Connor: moconnor@m2-partners.com, 508.208.6238 or Maggie Hood: mhood@m2-partners.com, 401.595.8183