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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 believe that we can be most effective in realizing our mission by providing thoughtful stewardship of our human capital assets – our people. We do this by optimizing both the current and future organizational talent needs as well as our employees’ experience, with an eye on the ecosystem within which we work.
The Talent Management function works to provide the foundation with a highly talented, diverse group of employees who are the right people with the right capabilities in the right job at the right time.
We do this through:
Workforce planning to identify capacity requirements in skills/capabilities required to deliver on the organizations commitments, align approved headcount investment across the organization, recognize which roles are targets for internal career pathing, create greater transparency on the short and long-term people needs within the organization
Identifying and assessing candidates for optimal foundation culture and leadership capabilities while reducing interview and job posting bias within the talent acquisition processes. Leverage new tools, technologies and processes to enhance the diversity of our talent pools.
Providing talent and succession planning guidance and direction for leaders to better identify and grow talent from within and build an effective pipeline of talent within the external ecosystem. Facilitate robust talent reviews leveraging newest tools and techniques.
Working with leaders and managers to ensure an inclusive and supportive onboarding experience
Creating fair and transparent promotion guidelines and mobility opportunities to support employee’s growth and development.
Specific areas of responsibility will include:
In partnership with peers and Talent Management leadership, create an integrated talent approach that is aligned and enables the foundation strategies. This will include 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 implementation and alignment of the integrated talent approach within several of our global divisions by:
Developing 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 the espoused culture.
Developing a well thought-out, strategic approach to help the business identify its talent needs targeting talent across different functions inside and outside of the foundation, and the nonprofit sector (such as pharm & biotech industries, academia, consulting etc.)
Guiding foundation leadership in reducing bias through fair and transparent promotion processes and mobility opportunities.
Providing thought leadership and guide discussions within the organization regarding career navigation, talent development, succession planning, and the movement of talent across the organization. Create an inclusive experience via career opportunities, employee success plans and coaching.
Being a strategic partner in the identification and acquisition of hiring needs. Generating the internal and external pipeline to address the gaps identified through Workforce Planning. Providing the organization with a diverse pipeline that reflects our commitment to equality. Creatively identifying new channels to generate talent pipeline for key or hard to fill roles. Recruiting to ensure both functional and cultural contribution.
Strong track record of excellent people leadership and developing effective teams. This role will lead Talent Acquisition team members aligned with their client group.
Partner with HR Business Partners and other HR Centers of Excellence to collectively provide the foundation with an integrated approach to talent management.
Reports to: Deputy Director, 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 HR professional willing to bring to bear all their tools, expertise and knowledge to assist in providing a wide range of talent management support and advice.
Education and Experience
10+ years of experience in human resources with at least five years managing teams and building best-in-class talent programs in complex, international environments where strong alignment with multiple internal stakeholders is essential for success
2+ years of direct experience in executive recruitment (C level searches) and across a range of fields, including Global Health, Global Development, or related fields.
Bachelor’s degree; MBA or Master’s preferred
Outstanding talent management leader with experience within a large organization recognized for innovation and excellence in talent strategy, workforce planning, talent acquisition, and cultural transformation
Prior experience working in a corporate environment and/or executive search firm
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)
Works well in a matrixed environment where achieving buy-in through relationship building is critical
Demonstrates an analytical, logical, and practical approach to problem solving
Outstanding communicator who can communicate complex issues with clarity and articulate a compelling view of the future state while forging relationships with stakeholders at all levels
Doing all the above while also walking the walk on building personal resilience and creating energy for him/herself and their team. Having a great sense of humor is a plus.
A clearly articulated desire and commitment of shared accountability to identify and land the best talent to achieve the foundation’s vision and desired culture.
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.