Managing Director, Talent Attraction and Acquisition (M3)

Save the Children - US

Staff whose work requires or potentially could require any in-person interaction with Save the Children colleagues, partners, or beneficiaries must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless otherwise required by law. Save the Children complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.


The Managing Director, Talent Attraction and Acquisition is responsible for developing, implementing, and ensuring compliant, efficient, and effective recruitment systems and procedures that help hiring managers attract, identify, screen, select, and place a diverse range of candidates who bring the skills, competencies and behaviors that match our mission, vision, and values for programmatic and operational roles in domestic and global contexts,. You will shape and manage Save the Children’s overall approach to employment branding, outreach programs, and interview process and protocols, and will serve as the agency’s lead recruiter.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Talent Attraction and Acquisition Leadership

  • In collaboration with the Chief People and Culture Officer and People and Culture (P&C) Leadership team, and in alignment with the Agency’s operational and strategic goals, create and drive the recruitment strategy for the Agency, and contribute to the People & Culture division’s strategy.
  • Serve as subject matter focal point and lead recruiter for the Agency, advising Senior Management, including at the highest levels of the Agency, in the area of Recruitment and Recruitment Compliance.
  • Assign recruiting resources to each open role. You will be responsible for recruiting executive level roles as needed.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive recruitment outreach strategy, including job postings / advertising, candidate pipelines, events, and networking, with a focus on exposure and access to quality candidates from different demographic backgrounds.
  • Manage all vendor relationships related to these programs and lead efforts to select appropriate vendors to support the function.
  • Monitor “candidate care,” ensuring that every candidate is exposed to an efficient, professional, and transparent recruiting process, regardless of outcome.
  • Ensure that Agency staff involved in recruiting process understand best practices, roles and responsibilities around sourcing, screening, selection, and onboarding to support the Agency’s employment brand.
  • Drive the narrative of all recruiting social media communications, ensuring the marrying of Save the Children’s culture and candidate value proposition. Partner with the Marketing, Communications, & Fundraising division to ensure that the inspiring mission, vision and culture of Save the Children is showcased on careers page and on all externally facing mediums, including social media, external websites, and recruitment initiatives. Partner with other units to ensure a unified voice across all employer branding, sourcing, social media, and campus recruiting.
  • Represent the recruiting function in cross-functional and cross-movement projects and initiatives, ensuring that compliance and functionality of recruitment needs and priorities are well considered.
  • Maintain the integrity of recruiting data, tracking and analyzing recruiting-related metrics to address problem-spots and celebrate successes. Collaborate with others in P&C to ensure accurate data collection and reporting on recruitment metrics for Agency and Board of Directors reporting.

Team Leadership

  • Accountable for the recruitment, training, development, coaching, performance management, and results of the HQ Talent Attraction and Acquisition team by creating and driving goals and operational plans for the unit, defining priorities, and removing obstacles to success for the team
  • Clearly communicate organization, division, and department priorities, and how their work contributes to our mission, ensuring that the working environment continually fosters diversity, inclusion, and belonging – supporting Save the Children values
  • Ensure operational efficiency of the unit, including building and maintaining strong relationships with hiring managers and P&C colleagues; developing, communicating, monitoring, evaluating and optimizing clear process and protocols; outlining clear division of labor (objectives), screening for competencies, being responsive, and ensuring professional customer service; and ensuring compliance with internal procedures and processes as well as external regulations.
  • Provide subject matter expertise and training (influence without direct supervision) to other recruiting functions within the Agency (i.e. Head Start, Direct Implementation and New Business Development) on the subject of Save the Children’s talent acquisition processes, systems, resources, and developments to ensure best practices, branding, and compliance with internal and external guidance.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience, plus at least 10 years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated experience leading a global recruitment function for an organization, including a concentration on diversity, inclusion, and belonging in both candidate attraction, process, and staff management
  • Demonstrated experience in recruitment vendor selection and management
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to handle multiple, competing, and at times, conflicting priorities, with flexibility to adjust, take initiative and work independently with minimal supervisions.
  • Proven ability to operate and leverage HRIS/Applicant Tracking systems for efficiency and compliance
  • Proven knowledge of Human Resources/Recruiting principles, compliance needs and best practices
  • Demonstrated success in providing positive internal and external customer services, with proven skill in building effective relationships
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Professional proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Demonstrated effective time management, analytical, organizational, and follow-up skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate successfully with individuals and teams, both internal and external
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and maintaining an environment of diversity, inclusion, and belonging

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience leading a recruitment function in the non-profit sector
  • Strong preference for OFCCP compliance experience


Save the Children is offering the following salary ranges for this position, dependent on candidate location:

  • Geo 1- NY Metro, DC, and other locations with labor costs significantly above national average: Up to $155,000/ year
  • Geo 2-Locations around the US National Labor Cost Average: Up to $141,000/ year
  • Geo 3-Locations significantly below the US National Labor Cost Average: Up to $127,000/year

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, base salary of internal peers, business sector, and geographic location.

Why you should join the Save the Children Team…

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.

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About Save the Children

No matter your role when you join Save the Children, each and every day you will challenge yourself to devote your skills, talent and expertise to changing the world for kids. It’s an ambitious goal, and a meaningful one no matter how you see yourself professionally: an accountant, a writer, a data analyst, a teacher, a driver, a designer, or any one of the hundreds of dozens of roles we’re looking to fill every day.

You see, Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Our work for children and their families requires that we commit—at every opportunity—to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond. As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any form—in our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.

Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training, support and information to reduce their risk exposure while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all.

How to apply

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