OMNI Institute is a 501c3 nonprofit consultancy that supports nonprofit organizations, philanthropies, government agencies, and social ventures to accelerate positive social change toward a more equitable society. We provide research, evaluation, and capacity building services through a 100% fee-for-service, project-based consulting model. We have 40 staff in our Denver HQ and in other US locations. Our primary areas of focus include Community Health, Behavioral Health, Adult & Juvenile Justice, Economic Security, and Children & Families.
OMNI Institute seeks candidates for a newly created role of Talent Director to develop, implement, and manage a robust internal talent program to support our team. As the Talent Director you will:
- Work with staff at all levels of the organization to develop the systems, processes, and structures that cultivate team growth and success.
- Contribute directly to the design and implementation of our ongoing internal diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
- Play a significant role in building our organizational culture.
The Talent Director will be an individual contributor on our team who reports to the COO and works closely with the CEO, leadership team, and all staff across the organization. The Talent Director will not administer our benefits programs or be responsible for legal human resources compliance.
- A passion for solving pressing social challenges.
- Innate curiosity with a desire to always ask more questions, look at information from a different perspective, and question how you can make something better.
- A desire to build diverse and inclusive teams, with direct experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
- A sense of personal ownership over your work and the ability to adapt, learn, and grow through your work.
- Excellent communication and relationship skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to connect with staff of diverse backgrounds at all levels of the organization.
- Experience working across many of the functional areas of organizational talent management, including performance management, mentoring staff, coaching managers, recruiting & hiring; experience creating and launching processes and systems to support team performance, growth, and culture across the talent function.
- Familiarity with online performance management platforms, especially Lattice Performance & Lattice Engagement.
What this role will look like
In 90-days you will have:
- Met 1:1 with the staff to get to know the team and their unique perspectives about the organization while also reviewing many of our project deliverables and talking with our staff to understand the nature of our work.
- Reviewed all of our existing talent related processes, policies, systems, and data to develop a solid foundational understanding of our current state.
- Reviewed all of our internal culture and DEI work to date; joined our internal DEI working group team as a permanent member.
- Worked collaboratively with the COO and CEO to refine our talent needs and opportunities for improvement, specifically incorporating a DEI lens, and co-create a roadmap for the Talent Director position and draft qualitative and success measures.
Some of the major projects you may work on over the first year at OMNI:
- Rebuild our performance management process from the ground up to align with our revised internal job competencies and with an eye on collecting relevant and timely performance feedback.
- With the DEI working group, participate in organization-wide DEI projects while bringing a DEI lens to our internal talent management functions and help the organization make progress on our DEI commitments.
- Build a supportive relationship with our staff, and our diverse staff affinity group specifically, to provide a direct line of support to staff and serve as an internal resource to discuss concerns, challenges, and raise issues (as appropriate) to others in the organization.
- Redesign the recruiting process to develop more diverse applicant pools and create hiring rubrics that are aligned with job competencies.
- Review the annual engagement survey data, structure an ongoing pulse survey program, and work with the leadership team, DEI working group, or other internal stakeholders to identify and address key areas for improvement.
- Coach and support managers with training and tools to help them support their staff.
We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply, particularly people of color, those who identify as LGBTQ+, those who were first in their families to attend college, and people who are from low-income backgrounds.
As a proud equal opportunity workplace, we believe that a diverse team is fundamental to living our core values. Diverse perspectives provide new ways of asking questions (Inquiry), fresh approaches to tackling challenges (Agility), inspiration to produce better work (Excellence), and contribute to a greater shared understanding of our community and sense of connection among our staff and to our clients (Connection).
Salary & Benefits:
The salary for this position is $90,000 plus benefits, which include:
- 80% employer paid employee health premiums
- Vision, dental, supplemental insurance
- 401k with company match of 50% of the employee’s first 8%
- Flexible working schedules and remote work consideration
- PTO that begins with 3 weeks of PTO, 11 floating holidays, and an annual office closure from December 24th through Jan 1st.
Denver, CO preferred; remote candidates considered (a $3,000 relocation stipend is offered for candidates relocating to Denver from outside Colorado).