Director of HR & Talent Management

  • Job posted by Roca Inc.

Job Type

Full Time




United States


Roca Inc., is seeking an experienced, highly organized and talented individual to serve as the Director of HR & Talent Management (“HR Director”). Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the HR Director will act as a key partner to the organization's leadership, providing expertise and guidance on human resources programs and benefits across the employee lifecycle from onboarding to exit, and the development and implementation of recruitment practices, including protocols, interviewing guidelines, evaluation methods, and training hiring managers. The HR Director will provide strategic operational and administrative expertise in all functional areas of human resources and talent management.

About Roca Inc.

Roca Inc. works with high-risk young men to change their behavior, and shift the trajectories of their lives to move towards the outcomes of economic independence and living out of harm's way. Established in 1988, Roca's mission is to disrupt the cycle of incarceration and poverty by helping young people transform their lives using a nationally-recognized, evidenced-based intervention model that engages high-risk youth in long-term behavior change, and skill-building opportunities.

Roca's Intervention Model is a cognitiverestructuring and skills development model that was developed and implemented to address the highrisk, underserved population of young adults aged 16-24 who are not ready, willing, or able to participate in any program and who are at a critical level of risk. Roca serves young men who are actively involved in crime and violence, and young mothers who are dramatically disengaged and disconnected from services.

Roca's young men are deeply involved in the criminal justice system. They actively engage in gang violence, shootings, street activity, and other crime. Their adolescent years typically included dropping out of school, multiple arrests, drug abuse, and no employment history. By any validated risk assessment, they qualify as being at high risk for future engagement in violence, both as victims and as perpetrators, and long-term incarceration.

Roca's young mothers are out of school and work and severely disconnected from services. They typically have histories of abuse and are isolated, marginalized, or otherwise lack social or familial support systems. In addition, Roca's young mothers are not served by home visiting or young parent programs, usually because they actively refuse to participate. They and their children are at high-risk for further exposure to violence, trauma, and instability.

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The Director of HR and Talent Management will be responsible for leading and implementing human resources programs, policies, and services that enhance, support, and sustain a high-performance culture. This individual will provide both hands-on and high-level leadership and direction while overseeing Roca's human capital needs. The ideal candidate for this position will be a trustworthy decision-maker, with a sense of humor and commitment to direct work with high risk youth, and demonstrated interest in coaching and supporting colleagues.

The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes and competencies:

  • Interest in and Dedication to Roca's Mission and Vision
  • Expert in Human Resources and Talent Management
  • Relationship Builder and Collaborator
  • Persuasive and Influential Communicator
  • Integrity and Trust


  • At least 5-7 years of HR/talent management experience; ideal candidates will have served as an HR leader in their organization
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred but not required
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or related field. Master's degree preferred.
  • Human Resources certification (SPHR/PHR certification preferred)
  • Willingness to travel to other sites required


Roca, Inc. has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Shavon Bell here.

Roca, Inc., deeply values equity and inclusion and is committed to the recruitment and retention of individuals of underrepresented backgrounds, including (but not limited to) gender identity and expression, race, religion, and sexual orientation.

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Professional Level

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Minimum Education Required

No requirement