Troy, MI

Director of Talent and Organizational Development, The Kresge Foundation

The Organization

In its endowment, a growing staff of over 100 employees and a mission to expand opportunities in America’s cities for low-income people. We do this through grant making and social investing nationally in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services, as well as community development in Detroit.

The foundation’s state-of-the-art headquarters is located in metro Detroit.  The modern facility is anchored by a 19th century farmhouse and a new expansion that houses both a cafeteria and a convening center. Kresge also operates an office in Detroit’s Midtown district.

The Kresge Foundation offers a competitive total compensation package including health, employer-paid dental and vision, basic life insurance, short- and long-term disability, generous paid time off, and an attractive 401k plan with employer match and a 10 percent employer contribution.  We also provide breakfast, lunch, and snacks daily for a nominal charge, robust professional development opportunities and tuition reimbursement.  Kresge promotes and supports a healthy and green work environment and encourages intellectual curiosity as we embrace and live out our values of creativity, respect, opportunity, partnership, and stewardship.

Position Overview

The Director for Talent and Organizational Development (“Director”) is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing initiatives that support the Foundation’s talent and organizational development framework. The Director will work with the Chief Talent Officer and the Talent and Human Resources team to develop strategies, programs, processes and policies that build out, support, and advance the talent and organizational development framework. The Director will create and maintain an environment that values diversity, equity and inclusion.

Primary Responsibilities


Talent Attraction and Acquisition

·         Establish hiring processes and cohesive recruiting strategy that meets the unique needs of each of the Foundation’s teams and attracts and hires top talent.

·         Develop and project a clear and compelling Foundation employment “brand” to candidates.

·         Manage process and track progress in attracting and acquiring talent.

·         Oversee the selection and negotiation of contracts with staffing firms.

Talent Engagement

·         Assess employee engagement and create processes and initiatives to continuously improve engagement.


Learning and Development

·         Design, implement and maintain learning strategy, approach, processes, tools, and systems.

·         Design and oversee the implementation of individual employee career development plans.

·         Create and ensure the effective implementation of an onboarding program.

Competency Models

·         Define and manage competency models and job descriptions.

·         Support continuous assessment of the foundation’s talent.


Performance Management

·         Oversee the implementation and continuous improvement of the performance management and annual objective setting processes, tools and systems.

·         Build organizational capacity in performance management and objective setting by training managers to effectively coach and manage people.

Organizational Development

·         Provide ongoing leadership and support to change management activities.

·         Manage across multiple dimensions of organizational development that enhance effectiveness, including strengthening teams, leaders, and culture.




·         Bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least seven to ten years of experience in Talent Management, including supervisory experience; Master’s degree preferred.

·         Experience across multiple sectors preferred.

·         Experience and knowledge in design, implementation and management of talent and organizational development strategies.

·         Demonstrated problem identification and resolution skills.

·         Strong facilitation and consensus-building skills.

·         Ability to develop and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships with management and all levels of staff.

·         Exceptionally strong initiative, a customer service focus, and solid judgment skills, including the ability to maintain the confidentiality of information.

·         Highly defined ability to organize complex information and convey it in clear and succinct ways both verbally and in writing.

·         Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

·         Appreciation for equity and respect for diversity of all individuals in the workplace.

·         Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite applications and HR technology (HRIS).

·         Knowledge of employment laws and regulations and the ability to interpret complex information.

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and updated resume by January 15, 2018 to

The Kresge Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women and LGBT applicants.

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