Director of Talent Management

Pan American Development Foundation (PADF)
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Mar 14

Position description

The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) believes in creating a hemisphere of opportunity, for all. We work across Latin America and the Caribbean to make our region stronger—more healthy, peaceful, just, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable for current and future generations. For nearly 60 years, we have served the most vulnerable communities, investing resources throughout the hemisphere. We partner with and enable civil society, governments, and the private sector for the greater good of the region. 

Position Overview

The Talent Management (TM) Director is a highly experienced professional with outstanding people skills to lead PADF Talent Management programs and initiatives in support of the organizational objectives. The TM Director’s responsibilities include driving the talent management strategy, ensuring operational excellence across PADF operations in the Hemisphere, talent acquisition and retention, and compliance and policy development. Specifically, the TM director will ensure the efficient implementation of and full compliance with HR policies, support employee development and retention, enhance job satisfaction, and manage compensation and benefits policies, and ensure diversity, equity and inclusion across the organization. Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the Director of Talent Management partners with leadership across PADF recruit, onboard, manage, develop, and retain talent in alignment with organizational strategic goals, values and culture.

Key Responsibilities

Strategy: Develop and propose a modular Talent Management strategy in support of PADF strategic organizational objectives. This will include identifying gaps and opportunities and updating approaches as needed given labor market trends across the region.

Operational Excellence: Ensure the efficient oversight of TM operations including talent acquisition, staffing, employment onboarding, compensation and benefits management for US and International based employees, and performance management,; coordinate training and talent development, safety and health, succession planning in coordination with PADF senior leadership, employee engagement and retention; ensure staff have access to information and resources on PADF LMS and other means; work hand in hand with country office TM leads, country leaders, and Regional Directors to ensure strong Talent Management programs for hemispheric operations. Lead the Digitalization of TM procedures in coordination with the CIO.

Policies: Develop and update policies in support of organizational objectives and in compliance with U.S. and regional legal requirements. Develop training resources to socialize policies with relevant internal stakeholders.

Compliance: Support Senior leadership by providing resources, advice, and counsel to comply with legal and fiduciary requirements; ensure compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements; anticipate legislation; enforce adherence to requirements; support any organizational audits and inspections in coordination with Finance.


  • Strategic Thinking: Support and shape the long-term strategic thinking of the organization through the development of its staff.
  • Driven by Excellence: Foster an environment of excellence with a solution-oriented, leadership, and collaborative mindset.
  • HR Knowledge: Experienced TM professional with extensive and demonstrated knowledge of HR functions and processes, and legal HR frameworks across countries.
  • Technology Savvy: Knowledge and experience with HR-related technological solutions.
  • Leadership: Effectively lead and manage TM staff.

Personal Characteristics

  • Coaching/Developing Others: Helping others to reach their potential, even when it is difficult. Excellent listening, counseling, and negotiation skills. Strong management skills. Ability to say no without demotivating employees.
  • Ethical: High degree of integrity and professionalism and convey strong ethical standards and help shape the organizational values.
  • Communication and interaction: Walks the talk and talks well. Excellent interpersonal, diplomatic. Superb cultural and emotional intelligence. Knowledge of and sensitivity to differences among cultures. Ability to establish credibility across all levels of the organization.

Required qualifications

  • A minimum 10+ years leading Human Resources in a multi-country organization and a master’s degree in TM management, Business Administration, or related field (or the equivalent combination of education and experience).
  • Proven experience leading international HR operations and knowledge of current local trends.
  • SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP or HRIC certification highly preferred
  • Culturally sensitive to the LAC region
  • Excels at building relationships and networks; influences others to achieve outcomes
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Fluency in spoken Spanish essential; French or Portuguese would be a plus.
  • Experience with HRIS set up and management. Working experience with UKG HR Suite is a plus.

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