Director – Talent Acquisition and Development – Catholic Relief Services (Baltimore, MD)

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Human Resources, FT Employee
Catholic Relief Services (Baltimore, MD)

Position Title: Director, Talent Acquisition and Development
Location: Baltimore/HQ
Band: F
Department: Human Resources
Reports to: Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Job Summary:
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
The Director of Talent Acquisition and Development provides strategic and operational leadership in a variety of areas, which include systems of learning, leadership, performance, succession and development, as well as acquisition and development of talent aligned with CRS strategy and HR talent management through sourcing, engaging, development, implementation and evaluation. Reporting directly to the Executive Vice-President of Human Resources, the Director helps to coordinate the work of the HR department and partners with CRS divisions to develop the agency culture, promote agency mission and values, and implement talent management strategies.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Oversees and facilitates the mission of the agency, which serves to reach more than 80 million people in more than 100 countries on five continents.
• Leads CRS’ Talent Acquisition, Learning and Workforce Development Teams
• Coordinates and collaborates with Talent Acquisition Manager and Talent Acquisition Specialists to develop recruitment and sourcing strategies that result in achievement of the agency strategy
• Builds partnerships with CRS leadership staff to ensure recruiting and sourcing are providing the appropriate level of support and are valued by the agency.
• Maintains relationships with third party vendors for staff needs.
• Analyzes and reports on recruiting metrics.
• Leads the creation of policies and processes that result in the recruitment and development of staff throughout the agency to implement agency strategy and reflect CRS values.
• Reviews performance of agency and identifies training needs and develop plans of action
• Responsible for creating, monitoring and evaluating systems that result in the development of all CRS staff.
• Ensures that the agency is involved in community engagement, leadership and development.
• Collects and analyzes program data and uses that data to improve and expand on programs to the agency.
• Recommends and develops new programs based on research and implements these programs when approved by the Executive Vice President of Human Resources.
• Oversees the Workforce Development unit of Human Resources including the systems accountable to learning and performance management.
• Establishes training and career pathing for all job families at CRS.
Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff): These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
• Serves with Integrity
• Models Stewardship
• Cultivates Constructive Relationships
• Promotes Learning
Key Working Relationships:
Internal: EVP HR, EVPs and VPs, HR Director, HR Managers, Regional Directors, Senior Managers, Deputy Regional Directors for Program Quality and Management Quality
External: HR Directors in Peer organizations, Experts in HR in academia and the private sector.
Personal Qualifications:
• The ideal personal profile is a creative and strategic thinker possessing practical business orientation and very high energy.
• Must have the ability to create consultative partnerships and serve as a key advisor to the Executive Leadership Team.
• Should possess the ability to build commitment and consensus through effectively influencing others.
• Excellent listening, writing and verbal communication skills are essential for success in this role.
• Must also possess an ability to communicate at all levels by using various techniques of communication.
• Comprehends the impact of talent management on a large global overseas operation.
• Possesses a deep understanding of the value of talent pipeline and continuous networking to acquire key talent on an on-going basis
• Able to develop and implement strategic initiatives on an agency basis.
• Experience using HR Information Systems processes for Talent mapping, Succession Planning and Performance review and development.
• The successful candidate will have demonstrated business orientation and acumen and the ability to shift easily between strategic initiatives and operational responsibilities.
• Demonstrated ability and desire to function well in a fast-paced, changing interactive environment.
• Must possess a high degree of integrity, professionalism and the ability to establish credibility across all levels of the organization.
• Ability to travel internationally up to 20% of the time
Professional Qualifications:
• A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree is required. A Masters or MBA will be considered an advantage.
• SPHR, CCP, CEBS certifications desired
• A minimum of 10+ years of Human Resources experience or the equivalent in a senior management role is required.
• Demonstrated record of achievement in the design and implementation of Global Talent Acquisition and Development systems fully aligned with strategy.
• Specific experience in Global Talent Management, Organization Development, Workforce Planning and development is highly valued.
• Knowledge of latest global practices in sourcing and staff selection
• Comprehends the impact of talent management on a large global overseas operation
• Possesses a deep understanding of the value of talent pipelines and continuous networking to acquire key talent on an ongoing basis.
• Experience working in a HR management capacity for a large, diverse non-governmental international organization is a plus.
• Practicing Catholic strongly preferred
• Previous overseas and/or multi-site HR experience strongly preferred
Physical Requirements/Environment: Normal conditions similar to an office environment, based in Baltimore at CRS’ headquarters; willingness and ability to travel overseas to visit agency offices and field programs.
Major Responsibilities of Position:
• Talent Acquisition, Career Development, Learning, Training.
Disclaimer Clause:
• This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position
NOTE: All interested applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application.
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