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Director of Talent

Department: Operations
Location: New York, NY

Director of Talent

Global Health Strategies

New York


About Global Health Strategies (GHS):

Global Health Strategies (GHS) uses advocacy, communications and policy analysis to advance issues and power campaigns that improve health and wellbeing around the world. We work across some of the world’s most dynamic regions to enable policy innovations, mobilize resources and build political will, engaging global and local audiences to drive change. At the heart of our work is the vision of a world where everyone, no matter where they live, has the chance to live a healthy life. We are helping to achieve this goal by working with clients to promote research and development for urgently needed medicines, advocate for services on behalf of at-risk populations, and strengthen the most vulnerable health systems so that they can stand resilient in the face of modern threats.

Our offices are in New York, New Delhi, Nairobi, Johannesburg, Rio de Janeiro and Beijing and we support work in diverse countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Our clients include foundations, industry, NGOs, government agencies, academic institutions and product development partnerships.

At present, GHS has approximately 50+ staff and interns in the NY office and approximately 75+ staff and interns in our country offices including New Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, Beijing, Johannesburg & Nairobi. An additional 20+ part-time GHS consultants are working in the US, India, Europe and Africa and Brazil.


About the Position:

The Director of Talent, reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and partnering with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and senior program leadership, will lead in the identification of exceptional talent and the development of staff from diverse environments including global health, advocacy, communications and beyond. In our search for talent we seek those whose work fuses passion and professionalism and we look for unique backgrounds as we believe optimum strategies come from diverse points of view and robust discussion.

Currently there is 1 full time staff supporting this position and a talent advisor during the height of GHS hiring periods. Talent acquisition can, at times, be up to 50% of the role.

We have grown rapidly and continue to expand our work in NY and our country offices, with additional growth planned in the coming years. The Director of Talent will play a role in continually evolving an organizational culture that embraces change, entrepreneurial thinking and intellectual curiosity. Key components of this culture will be leading initiatives impacting performance management, professional development, review cycle, employee engagement and recruiting. The candidate is responsible for the talent function of the NY office and will advise and support the country offices.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate passion, creativity and excitement for working collaboratively across cultures and time-zones while displaying excellent people and communication skills and the ability to interact with all levels of candidates. The candidate will be self-directed, motivated by growth and unambiguously able to own and drive his/her work, taking advantage of the autonomy Global Health Strategies allows.  

Talent Acquisition:

  • Full responsibility for managing the talent acquisition process from beginning to end and responsible for creating quality candidate pool to ensure highest caliber hires for all level GHS roles
  • Create and implement a sourcing strategy to meet current staffing needs and build a pipeline for future roles ensuring quality, diversity, cost effectiveness and speed
  • Organize targeted outreach events to promote the GHS brand and network with potential candidates at leading universities, companies and partner organizations
  • Hands-on role in all aspects of the screening and selection of candidates, ensuring assessment of candidate quality, skills and cultural fit to identify the best candidate for a position.
  • Maintain effective relationships with candidates through the recruiting process and ensure that the candidate experience is one which leaves every candidate with a positive experience with GHS
  • Coordinate interviews with hiring managers and interview panels, and support negotiation and offer phase
  • Develop and manage an alumni program for organization as potential network and branding for recruitment

Talent Development: 

  • Build best in class development program to cultivate talent and ensure that employees are building their skills and thriving.
  • Professional & Staff Development: Ensure that the key professional development trainings and milestones for each staff member are met – including the development of a yearly plan to ensure each staff person receives the development relevant to their role and progression
  • Constantly evaluate new opportunities for training in consultation with program staff and help to facilitate yearly review of professional development paths for staff
  • Manage the “GHS Orientation Program” and the onboarding for new staff ensuring that each new employee has the tools, information and personnel resources needed for success.
  • Staff Development Events: Work with leadership to create strategic “brown bag” series of events for GHS staff and other development events
  • Staff Review Process: Work closely with Senior Management Team to facilitate the timely administration of the “GHS Annual and Mid-Year Review Process” including the collection of evaluations and scheduling of 1:1 feedback with Managers
  • Serve as staff liaison and sounding board for culture and organizational issues

Human Resource Management:

  • Manage benefits and compensation program for GHS staff and maintain appropriate human resource databases in consultation with the benefits consultant
  • Manage consulting contracts and negotiations and database for swing support
  • Ensure appropriate polices are developed and communicated to staff on compensation, PTO, training, etc.
  • Manage GHS Wellness Committee

Work Force Planning:

  • In collaboration with GHS leaders, create an annual staffing plan and ensure alignment on project staff and skillsets required
  • Coordinate and advise on strengthening GHS bench with important skills such as digital, languages and diverse backgrounds and perspectives 

Fellowship Program Management:

  • Manage global health fellowship program for the organization and coordinate outreach and recruiting events at leading colleges and universities to develop a strong brand and relationship for the program
  • Manage ongoing training and development for fellows including book club and professional development plans
  • Manage day to day administration for the fellows

Qualifications, Experience and Competencies of the Ideal Candidate:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree with additional related college courses or professional training preferred.
  • The ideal candidate is a strong leader with 8 years+ experience in the hands-on management of the Talent Acquisition function and Employee Relations management in a high growth, global, entrepreneurial setting. 
  • Has owned, defined and refined the search strategy process for attracting top candidates, including research, profile development, networking and direct sourcing 
  • Proven tenacity in the pursuit of top talent, and creative in using different search strategies and channels, as needed. 
  • Ideally has experience working for an international organization with multiple locations and a culturally diverse workforce; appreciative of cultural and business differences that exist across global regions. 
  • A natural intellectual curiosity and ability to build a strong network of relationships with thought leaders, academic leaders and top university contacts in this space.
  • A collaborative leadership style with the ability to influence others into action and to think creatively about solutions.


Terms of Appointment:

This is a full-time position based in New York. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Global Health Strategies is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates, irrespective of their racial or ethnic origin, opinions or beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, health or disabilities. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.


Key Steps in Selection Process:

SRI Executive has been retained by Global Health Strategies to conduct a search for a suitably qualified individual to undertake the position of Director of Talent.

To apply to this position please forward a copy of your Cover Letter and CV in Microsoft Word on or before September 17, 2018 to: Mr. Patrick Manhire at GHS-Talent@sri-executive.com.  Please reference 7754 – Director of Talent” in the subject line. Thank you for your interest and we will reply to you as soon as feasible when we have reviewed your application and it is found to be aligned with the Global Health Strategies requirements. 

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