Talent Manager

Do you have an eye for talent and a knack for bringing out the best in people? Are you a lover of learning and find yourself geeking out on numbers and research to understand what makes people tick? Have you always relished service-oriented work? If so, we are looking for you!

GlobalGiving seeks a Talent Manager to join its growing team. This position reports to the COO/CFO, and will help ensure staff are well-supported. The ideal candidate will approach the role with a high level of curiosity, creativity, thoughtfulness, and quality. GlobalGiving has a people-focused office culture, and we are looking for someone eager to embrace it as a key contributor to our team. The primary responsibilities of this role include:

Organizational Development

  • Keep the pulse of emerging trends in talent management, organizational development, and performance measurement to glean learning that will enhance the overall environment, productivity, and effectiveness of GlobalGiving
  • Promote fun, team-oriented environment that preserves the character of the organization and GlobalGiving core values through periodic events, team-building activities, and an inclusive, strong office culture
  • Develop career pathways for staff including opportunities for lateral, vertical, and individual contributor growth; define talent retention strategies and discern which roles require longer tenure versus those that can embrace shorter tenure
  • Lead continued development and implementation of GlobalGiving Fellows program
  • Design and execute GlobalGiving alumni engagement program to feed a thriving network of supporters and access to resources
  • Sculpt performance management framework to promote honest, motivational conversations about performance and staff development
  • Devise incentive programs to inspire action and innovation, where needed
  • Promote GlobalGiving as a best place to work and develop relationships with other institutions to build a diverse and strong talent pipeline

Quantitative Analysis

  • Use activities-based costing, portfolio analysis, and market information to assess returns on people investments, guide decision-making about new people resources, conduct cost/benefit analysis of churn, and provide consultative support to leadership team on workforce optimization
  • Manage statistically sound merit pay modeling and allocation process

Human Resource (HR) Administration

  • Steer recruitment and onboarding, creation and delivery of new hire orientation for staff, exit interview and employee departure processing; review clerical and personnel records to ensure completeness and accuracy; maintain clearly categorized, user-friendly, secure personnel file system and storage
  • Develop, recommend, and implement legally sound policies and procedures that underscore GlobalGiving core values, provide for a healthy organizational environment, and promote staff wellness and professional development
  • Create training programs for staff around critical needs, including new manager training, diversity training, giving and receiving feedback, etc.
  • Partner with GlobalGiving Professional Employer Organization (PEO) to administer benefits, process payroll, resolve employment or worker’s compensation claims, etc.
  • Review and update job descriptions as necessary
  • Track PTO usage and reporting and keep staff informed of balances
  • Stay current and knowledgeable about applicable federal, state, and local compensation and labor laws and regulations; discover and understand international employment and travel best practices, laws, and regulations as GlobalGiving sends staff to and hires consultants in various geographies
  • Work with independent compensation analyst to benchmark positions and prepare wage and salary information that is competitive, geographically accurate and coordinated with GlobalGiving employment bands and compensation policies
    Steer the annual and interim performance management process
  • Keep contract, offer letter, NDA, Conflict of Interest, and other HR templates current.


  • A bachelor’s degree and 5 years’ organizational development or human resource experience, or a master’s degree in human resource management or organizational development with three years’ experience
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, with an ability to communicate technical or legal concepts in business terms; strong organizational, project tracking, and priority-based time management skills
  • Advanced statistical and quantitative analysis skills (e.g. regression analysis, activities-based costing analysis, etc.); advanced Excel skills (e.g. pivot tables, index match, etc.)
  • Superior knowledge of general business principles, practices, and procedures that include human resource and legal aspects of employment; familiarity with “lean” operating methodologies a must; Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification a plus.
  • Commitment to the GlobalGiving mission and core values, plus sense of humor, and high degree of patience and flexibility a must


Benefits include 5 weeks of paid time off per year, flexible work hours, a convenient downtown DC location, and a meaningful job where you can go home at night and say, "Today, I supported a nonprofit that is working to provide housing for 25 girls in Mumbai’s red light district." (One of many true stories.) We're rated as one of the top ten places to work in Washington, D.C. And don't worry - we've also got the usual benefits like health care, dental/vision, commuter benefits, 401K, etc.

This position is based in Washington DC. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Questions? Please email [email protected]

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