Director of Talent & Culture

Director of Talent & Culture

Supermajority Education Fund

New York, NY   |   January 29, 2020

About Supermajority Education Fund

Women are on the cusp of becoming the most powerful force in America. But to fundamentally transform this country, we need to pull together the millions of women who are already engaged and amplify and expand their civic participation. Supermajority Education Fund is a new effort to build women’s power across the country by training and mobilizing a multiracial, intergenerational community who will lead the fight for gender equity. We will provide women with the tools, resources, and knowledge they need to channel the energy and activism of this moment and build it into a long-term movement for change.

Our goal is to engage millions of women and others who share common values on the need to achieve gender equity. Supermajority Education Fund will provide the training and community-building to help people both stay engaged and also increase their skills and confidence as advocates and grassroots organizers. We seek to build a national cohort of leaders that is multiracial and intergenerational, representing the diversity of our country, who learn from us and from each other about the powerful possibility of women. Through ongoing exposure to leaders, community efforts and issue education, we will create a united force across America that can work together to create the will to make substantive progress on issues that affect millions of women – from reproductive equity to affordable child care to equal pay. Supermajority Education Fund was created out of the belief that women know how to solve these problems but we need a trained, organized and united national movement in order to make real lasting change.

About the role – Director of Talent & Culture

Supermajority Education Fund seeks a dynamic, experienced and entrepreneurial professional to lead the organization’s efforts to recruit, assess, grow and retain top-quality, diverse talent and foster an equitable, just and positive organizational culture. This individual will bring a passion for creatively recruiting and developing high-performing staff and for building race-forward, equitable organizations. Reporting to the Chief Operations Officer, the Director of Talent & Culture will have experience in planning and execution, solving complex people and system problems, managing through change and scaling complexity without sacrificing attention to detail. Limited travel is required. 

Essential Responsibilities and Activities:

  • Talent Acquisition
    • Develop, lead and train staff on organization-wide strategies, policies, and practices to recruit and hire high-quality and diverse staff.
    • Lead and participate in hiring processes including partnering with Hiring Managers to draft job descriptions and develop hiring plans, and ensure organization-wide compliance with equitable hiring policies and practices.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with external candidate pipelines and embed a culture of recruitment throughout the organization.
    • Manage Applicant Tracking System (greenhouse) and develop mechanisms to track and report on staff analytics.
  • Talent Management & Development
    • Develop, lead and train staff on robust performance management strategies, policies and practices tied to core values and organizational goals.
    • Develop and lead comprehensive supervisor training with a focus on effectively managing across difference, setting clear expectations, holding staff accountable, and coaching and mentoring staff.
    • Act as main point of contact for staff on HR-related issues and partner with fiscal sponsor human resource and legal experts to remediate problems that arise.
    • Develop a compensation philosophy, ensuring that compensation at Supermajority is externally competitive and internally consistent.
    • Partner with senior staff to develop and lead meaningful staff engagements—including staff retreats and meetings—that strengthen relationships, build culture, and cohere staff around mission, strategies and work plans.
  • Organizational Culture & Racial Equity
    • Partner with senior staff to establish and cultivate policies, practices, and norms that support an inclusive, equitable, humane and just organizational culture.
    • Develop and lead an organizational racial equity advancement plan that engages all staff and supports and builds staff racial equity analysis, skills and practice.
    • Partner with senior staff to identify and work to address staff morale issues, as needed.
Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate will have 8+ years of relevant experience along with the following personal competencies and characteristics:

  • Nonprofit talent recruitment, management, and organizational development experience: You have a track record of success in talent recruitment, management, and organizational development. You are dedicated to building and maintaining a highly productive, equitable and inclusive organizational culture in a dynamic environment. You have the ability to coach and mentor direct reports, peers, and senior leaders on best in class talent management and organizational development practices.
  • Advanced racial equity skills and practice, and experience building a race equity organizational culture: You have a sophisticated understanding of how race dynamics impact supervisory relationships, organizational culture, partnerships and overall work and can demonstrate a history of successfully intervening in problematic dynamics and deepening and institutionalizing a racial justice approach and practices within an organization.
  • Strategic thinking and thoughtful problem-solving skills: You have a high level of emotional intelligence and are able to thoughtfully and accurately assess and solve highly complicated people and system problems. You are an adept strategic thinker and bring intellectual depth and maturity to work with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Self-initiative and advanced project management skills: You can delegate effectively, manage multiple priorities, organize a large volume of work and keep it flowing through the pipeline. You are tenacious and proactive with the ability to get things done. You have a track record of developing and implementing new or improved systems and processes and achieving strong results while maintaining an inclusive, collaborative leadership style.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills: You have a demonstrated ability to work well with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and all levels within an organization.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate virtually: ​You are efficient and comfortable with Slack and Google Suite, responsive via email, and willing to participate in virtual meetings as needed.
The Application Process

Supermajority has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. To apply, please create a Basic Profile using this link or click the Express Interest button. The process takes no more than 5 minutes and all you need is your resume.

Individuals who complete the simple form by Monday, February 3rd will be given priority; therefore, we encourage you to submit yours soon! 

This evaluation process will follow best practices shown to reduce bias in decision making and may be different from other application processes you have experienced. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please feel free to email ataleb@koyapartners.com.