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Manager, Talent and Human Resources

The Markle Foundation
New York, New York 10020
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

About the Markle Foundation:

The Markle Foundation works to realize the potential of technology to achieve breakthroughs in addressing some of the nation’s most pressing issues. Markle challenges itself and diverse partners to deploy their varied expertise to identify solutions and achieve systemic change. Today as advanced technology and automation change the very nature of work, Markle’s priority is advancing solutions towards a skills-based labor market that will enable Americans to transition to the opportunities of the digital economy. Markle’s workforce initiatives include Skillful and the Rework America Task Force. They follow Markle’s success in creating the policy and technology architecture that has enabled improvements in healthcare, national security, and access to the Internet.

Job Summary:

The Markle Foundation is an entrepreneurial and innovative organization with a graphically dispersed team that is committed to creating a skills-based labor market that works for all Americans. We are looking for a creative and dynamic Talent and Human Resources (HR) Manager who is passionate about building an energized, inclusive, and high-performing team. They will serve as an internal change agent, advancing the organization’s capabilities and effectiveness by creating and sustaining a culture of data-driven decision-making and continuous improvement. This includes working closely with the Foundation’s leadership to ensure that Markle has a cohesive human capital plan tied to programmatic strategic plans that enable the right capacity, capability and culture. In addition, given our vital mission around workforce development and opportunity, the Talent and HR Manager will infuse skills-based hiring and our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) into HR operations. The establishment of trusting relationships with leaders and employees of the Foundation is critical to this role, as is quick absorption and appreciation of Markle’s culture, processes and practices.


Job Responsibilities:

Provide expertise and hands-on support across all aspects of HR management, including talent acquisition, talent management, performance management, employee relations, HR operations, compensation and benefits, and relevant legal and compliance issues impacting people management.

HR Strategy:

  • Work closely with the Foundation’s leaders to design and drive HR strategy and operations to meet our objectives today, and help plan for talent needs in the future.  
  • Support the organization’s strategic objectives and ensure full alignment of policies and practices related to compensation, talent pipeline and succession. This includes a strong partnership with finance on all compensation, benefits and HR legal matters.
  • Stay abreast of best practices across all aspects of HR operations and ensure the Foundation’s administration aligns with best practices.

Recruitment & Onboarding:

  • Create an integrated HR culture and experience that attracts and retains top talent in a high performing, learning-rich environment where teams work with agility and excellence.
  • Ensure a consistent, transparent recruiting and hiring process across the organization, incorporating skills-based practices and a DEI lens for hiring at all levels.
  • Manage relationships with outside recruiting firms and ensure consistency and efficiency for all searches led by in-house teams.
  • Develop an energizing and culture-reinforcing onboarding/integration program for new hires.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • In partnership with finance, support the compensation and benefits process.
  • Work closely with our external provider in administering and automating benefits and payroll, and provide clear explanations of any changes to benefits.

Performance Management & Professional Development:

  • Establish a continuous feedback culture at all levels of the Foundation.
  • Lead the performance management process. Create a revised process for efficient and engaging annual reviews that reflects new best practices and the needs of a larger organization.
  • Implement creative ideas to enhance employee productivity and engagement.
  • Establish professional development training programs and skill-building opportunities for staff members at all levels to enhance individual and collective impact.
  • Oversee in-house employee training system to meet the organization’s needs including new employee orientation/onboarding, management development, and peer mentoring programs.

Internal Communications:

  • Communicate effectively with team members at all levels about HR strategy, direction and accomplishments.
  • In partnership with Markle’s communications team, provide clear communication about employee related decisions and changes.

Employee Relations:

  • Establish best practices for handling HR issues, and provide coaching/training to managers on HR matters and general employee management - escalating items to leadership where required.
  • In partnership with outside counsel, provide guidance based on knowledge of employment laws and practices to ensure all necessary legal documentation, compliance, and controls are in place.
  • Manage the termination process, and conduct exit interviews to understand insights/trends.

 HR Systems & Tools:

  • Implement HR tools and systems improvement plan; manage the development and maintenance of HR databases and automated systems, utilizing best practices to streamline HR operations.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Demonstrated strategic focus as well as a hands-on and collaborative, team oriented approach
  • 8+ years’ experience in HR, with a background in talent acquisition, talent management, employee relations, employment law, and a solid understanding of compensation and benefits planning
  • Understanding of people analytics and a strong commitment to data-driven decisions
  • Ability to lead change, anticipate challenges, and develop innovative HR solutions at a mission driven organization
  • Prior experience in a not-for-profit, foundation or public sector institution preferred but not essential

Personal Characteristics:

  • Discrete and trustworthy
  • Flexible, empathetic and resilient
  • Able to handle difficult and complex human resources issues with balance and compassion
  • Highly energetic and confident, with ego in check
  • Highly analytical and structured
  • Driven; bias for (smart) action; nimble
  • Nuanced; can connect the dots strategically
  • Self-reflective, humble, and self-aware; naturally curious
  • A passion for our mission

Position Details:

Title: Manager, Talent and Human Resources
Location: New York, NY
Reports to: Chief of Staff
Term: Full-time
Degree or Credential Requirements: None! We value candidates who can demonstrate capability and articulate how prior experiences will help them to contribute.
How to apply: Please submit your resume or CV to careers-HR@markle.org


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