Talent Development Coordinator (BF)

We are looking for a skilled administrative professional to join the Foundation’s staff as its Talent Development Coordinator. The right candidate will be excited to put their organizational and interpersonal skills to use in this important foundation-wide role.





About Us

The Bush Foundation is a private foundation based in St. Paul, Minnesota. We invest in great ideas and the people who power them, helping individuals and organizations think bigger and think differently about what is possible for their communities.The Foundation was established in 1953 by 3M executive Archibald Bush and his wife, Edyth, and today works in communities across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography. More information is available at BushFoundation.org.





Job Purpose

The Talent Development Coordinator provides administrative support for innovative and extensive talent, human resources and professional development activities. We believe that deep investment in staff learning and development, especially around diversity, equity and inclusion, advances and supports the Foundation’s ability to make an impact in the communities we serve. The Talent Development Coordinator plays a significant role in putting this belief into action. 

Core Responsibilities & Key Relationships

  • Provide general organizational and administrative support for hiring and selection, performance management, employee goal setting and professional development.
  • Serve as primary operational contact with the Minnesota Council on Foundations for the Ron McKinley Philanthropy Fellowship program.
  • Support to the Foundation’s internal Equity Team, aimed at advancing the Foundation’s skills in diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Coordinate daily operations including contracts, expenses, payments, budgeting and forecasting.
  • Plan and implement staff development and social activities and events, often in close partnership with other staff at the Foundation.
  • Serve as backup support to the President and members of the executive team.
  • Provide other general administrative support, as needed.
  • Actively demonstrate core organizational values in performing all duties.

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least three years of administrative experience in an office setting, managing multiple priorities concurrently and effectively.
  • Able to work independently with minimal direction and to be flexible in a dynamic and collaborative environment
  • Passionate and enthusiastic about supporting adult learning and productivity.
  • Eager to continue advancing their own intercultural skills. Knowledge of and experience with diversity, equity and inclusion concepts and programming is a plus.
  • Committed to the highest levels of discretion, confidentiality and customer service.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and project management skills.
    • Able to effectively interact, communicate and collaborate with people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.
    • Proficient with Outlook and Microsoft Office. Experience with online meeting tools and SalesForce is a plus.






Our Values

Spread Optimism. We encourage individuals and organizations to think bigger and think differently about what is possible. We are positive and supportive in our internal and external interactions.

Work Beyond Ourselves. We actively seek opportunities to work in true collaboration with others to have more impact. We are willing to both lead and follow. We candidly share what we learn with others.

Everybody Matters. We are a champion for both excellence and equity inside and out of the Foundation. We have fair, open and inclusive processes. We work to raise overall quality of life while also closing opportunity and achievement  gaps.

Steward Well. We demonstrate appreciation for the Foundation’s history and thoughtfully build on its legacy. We hold ourselves to high standards of integrity and accountability and conduct ourselves in a way we hope would make our founders   proud. 

More Good. Every Year. We are a true learning organization and work to be smarter and more effective every year. We never lose sight of the reason we exist: to do the most possible good with the resources left to the community by Archibald G.   Bush.






Supervisor:                 Stephanie Andrews, Talent Development Director Classification:              Non-exempt

Working conditions:     Office environment with occasional travel. Periodic adjustments to work schedule may be necessary.







Send resume and cover letter to [email protected] or to Human Resources, Bush Foundation, 101 Fifth Street East, Suite 2400, St. Paul, MN 55101. Applications received by noon central time on Friday, September 9 will receive priority consideration.

The Bush Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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