Director of Talent and Culture (RCF)

Rose Community Foundation is seeking a Director of Talent and Culture to develop and implement best-practice human resource systems, policies and initiatives to ensure the Foundation attracts, develops and retains top talent, and operates effectively and efficiently to deliver on our mission. The ideal candidate will bring deep experience and capacity in strategic thinking, human-capital thought-leadership, organizational development, change management, and operational excellence.

About Rose Community Foundation

Rose Community Foundation strives to enhance the quality of life of the Greater Denver community through leadership, grantmaking and donor engagement – stewarding philanthropic resources and investing in strategic and innovative solutions to enduring challenges and emerging issues. Since 1995, the Foundation has granted more than $290 million to organizations and initiatives focused on Aging, Child and Family Development, Education, Health and Jewish Life in the seven-county Greater Denver area. In 2017, the Foundation added a cross-programmatic community action overlay of support for organizations serving immigrants, refugees and communities vulnerable to discrimination and hate crimes.

Rose Community Foundation values diversity, equity and inclusion. The Foundation is committed to equal employment opportunities and prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, gender expression or any other characteristic projected by state or local law.


Charged with providing human resources (HR) and people operations leadership and championing the Foundation’s culture, the Director of Talent and Culture will:

  • Lead and manage the HR functions, and a cross-functional HR team, including the review and improvement of all systems, policies and processes with a steadfast commitment to strategic alignment, best practice and efficiency.
  • Oversee all aspects of recruitment and hiring including attraction, application review, interviewing and pre-employment testing, selection, engagement and onboarding in service of building a high performing and cohesive team.
  • Manage the development and implementation of an employee performance management program that is anchored in consistency, transparency, and efficiency.
  • Lead the creation and implementation of a training and development framework that is aligned with the strategic plan and provides personalized development opportunities and non-hierarchical growth pathways for all staff.
  • Champion and steward the implementation of the Foundation’s culture plan, including aligning policies and operations with organizational values.
  • Partner with the office manager to ensure office operations are consistent with the Foundation’s culture statement and culture plan.
  • Lead the development and integration of sustainable and impactful diversity, equity and inclusion practices across the Foundation.
  • Manage employee relations and ensure the Foundation is in compliance with human resources and employment requirements imposed by federal, state, and local laws and guidelines.
  • Partner with the administrative and finance team in the development, implementation and ongoing evaluation of an integrated compensation and benefits framework that aligns with mission, recognizes performance, and is easily accessible for Foundation planning and reporting.
  • Provide highly effective coaching and tailored training to members of the leadership team in talent management-related topics.
  • Contribute to the implementation of the Foundation’s disaster plan, risk management, and security and safety protocols.
  • Support the Foundation’s mission and purpose, demonstrating an interest in social issues and a passion for the power of a talented and supported team to contribute to social change.
  • Carry out special projects at the direction of the President and CEO or Chief of Staff as required.

Education, Experience and Skills

  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent professional and life experience and at least seven to 10 years of human resources and/or organizational development experience.
  • Demonstrated success in strengthening organizations through culture.
  • The ability to translate strategic priorities into policy and evolve policy into practice.
  • Adept at implementing HR operational needs and requirements.
  • Experience successfully developing, motivating, and coaching professional staff.
  • Strategic thinker and effective implementor in the areas of project management and change management.
  • A proven track record of leading in a collaborative work environment.
  • Experience managing budgets.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including an attention to detail, excellent writing and copy-editing skills, and exceptional presentation and speaking skills.
  • Proficient user of technology including Microsoft Office products, Adobe Acrobat, relational databases, constituent relationship management (CRM) systems, human resource information/management (HRI/HRM) systems.
  • Experience working in the nonprofit or philanthropic sectors is preferred.

Personal Characteristics

The ideal candidate will be creative and positive with a can-do attitude and a good sense of humor. They will be an excellent listener and strong, respectful communicator. They will be team-oriented and self-motivated, with a drive to achieve results and to support others with trust and collaboration. Experience working with diverse populations, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds is important to us.

The Director will be flexible, open to new ideas and approaches, self-aware, and empathetic, consistently demonstrating a growth mindset and approaching their work with passion, humor and humility. They will operate from a place of gratitude with a desire to serve the Rose Community Foundation team, including staff, board, grantees and donors, and also to serve the Greater Denver community by advancing the Foundation’s work and mission. They must be a relationship-builder, fostering positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders while maintaining discretion, professionalism, and confidentiality.

Supervisor Relationship

The Director of Talent and Culture reports to Chief of Staff and works closely with the Foundation’s leadership team. This position is part of the administrative and finance team and does not have administrative support. The Director of Talent and Culture does not have any direct reports but is responsible for coordinating a cross-functional HR team including the office manager and the accounting and benefits associate.

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time, exempt position with a starting salary in the range of $80,000 to $90,000, commensurate with background, experience and sector benchmarks. Rose Community Foundation currently offers a competitive benefits package including employer-supported health, dental, vision and life insurance, short- and long-term disability coverage, a 403(b) retirement plan (including an annual employer contribution after one year of employment), paid time off including holidays, professional development opportunities and a matching gift program.

How to Apply

Submission deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2019. Interested candidates should email their cover letter and résumé to: Search Committee at [email protected] with the subject line “Director of Talent and Culture.” No phone calls or additional email messages please.

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