Director of Talent Acquisition
About Community Change and Community Change
builds the power and capacity of low-income people, especially
low-income people of color, to lead powerful and dynamic movements
for social change. With our community-based partner groups, we
bridge the grassroots and the national, supporting outsider
strategies to disrupt the status quo while also building pathways
to influence the insider conversation.
Our vision of a better world centers the leadership of impacted
people of color to move our work on immigrant rights, economic
justice, and racial equity, including a focus on jobs and housing,
early childhood care and education, income supports, and
This position also supports Community Change Action, an
affiliated 501(c)(4) advocacy organization. While motivated by the
same core values – equity, inclusion, and justice – Community
Change and Community Change Action operate independently of one
another and each organization has its own board of directors.
The Director of Talent Acquisition is responsible for leading
the development and execution of the talent acquisition strategy,
which aligns with and supports the organizational mission, values
and strategy. This position oversees the full recruitment life
cycle starting from creating and sustaining organizational brand
consistency, to the application, selection and onboarding. As a
leader within a multi-faceted People and Culture Unit, this
position serves as a critical partner to staff and leadership to
ensure recruitment and onboarding are equitable and support the
ongoing success of the staff and organization. A successful
candidate has an extensive background and understanding in People
Operations/Recruitment and thrives on building and cultivating
relationships, and strategically connecting top talent to the right
A portion of time will be spent working with Community Change's
sister organization, Community Change Action.
People Leadership and Team Management (20%)
Serves in a leadership position
within the People and Culture Unit and helps to to shape and
operationalize strategic initiatives to meet the evolving needs of
staff and organization.
Liaises with others on the People
& Culture Unit as well as other teams/departments to promote a
strong and equitable work environment.
Manages and oversees the hiring,
training, professional development, and performance management of
key Talent Acquisition staff.
Negotiates and manages recruitment
and onboarding related contracts and agreements with vendors.
Manages the Talent Acquisition
Talent Acquisition (Recruitment and Onboarding)
Oversees, designs and implements
strategies to attract and onboard top talent for Community/Change
Action (including full-time, part-time, temporary,
contract/consultants and interns).
Oversee the full life cycle of
recruitment and onboarding including pipeline development/sourcing,
posting, screening, references, offer, and onboarding.
Develop, implement, maintain, and
evaluate recruitment and onboarding strategies, systems, processes
with key stakeholders across the organization.
Partner with hiring managers to
develop effective sourcing and recruitment strategies that result
in successful hires.
Develop innovative brand marketing
strategies to recruit a diverse pool of qualified candidates.
Develop effective internal and
external relationships to have influence and impact the recruiting
process and hiring.
Works with the Director of People and
Culture, and other leaders and supervisors to understand talent
needs and develop or update position profiles and postings that
effectively articulate those needs and competencies.
Ensures compliance with federal,
state, and local employment laws and regulations, and
Proactively research and analyze
talent trends to advance and further strengthen equitable and
effective recruitment and onboarding at Community
Reports talent acquisition data and
trends to leadership to help strengthen the staff experience and
support the advancement of organizational goals.
7 to 10+years experience in nonprofit
management experience, ideally in progressive movement/social
change organizing or advocacy organization.
Preference for professional
certifications in Human Resources and/or related field (eg.
SPHR/PHR or GPHR).
Proven experience in nonprofit
judgement, flexibility and patience; exercise
discretion in dealing with highly confidential and sensitive
matters – both internally and externally.
Strong leadership skills,
interpersonal/communication skills, and critical thinking skills
Strong project management skills -
highly organized, impeccable time management skills, detail
oriented, ability to consistently meet deadlines, and move and
follow up on action items.
Ability to prioritize tasks, and work
accurately under deadlines and the pressure of a
fast-paced work environment.
Strong writing and editing
Excellent interpersonal communication
skills, diplomacy, and discretion.
Team player with the capacity to be
resourceful and flexible.
Commitment to advancing economic and
race and gender justice.
This position reports to: Director of People
Supervisory Responsibility: Talent Acquisition
Classification: Community Change recognizes a
staff bargaining unit affiliated with IFPTE Local 70, a union for
non-profit workers. This position is not included in Community
Change’s bargaining unit therefore not covered under the terms of
the collective bargaining agreement.
Travel Requirements: This position may require
some travel - up to 25% once COVID-19 restrictions have been
Salary & benefits: Community Change offers
competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, which
includes 4 weeks of annual paid vacation; additional paid holiday
leave between December 24 and January 1; 8% employer contribution
to retirement account after six months of employment (and 3%
employer contribution for the first 6 months); and a choice of
generous health insurance plans.
Position Location: Community Change/Action is
based in Washington, DC. Washington, DC is the preferred
location for this position. Remote work is acceptable,
however (frequent) visits to the DC office will be required upon
the office reopening from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Closing Date of Position: Open Until Filled
How to apply: Please click
HERE to submit a resume, a cover letter that includes salary
expectations and at least two writing samples.