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Senior Director, Talent Acquisition and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Senior Director, Talent Acquisition and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Nonprofit Jobs

Gaithersburg, MD

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation’s most effective animal advocacy organization, is seeking a Senior Director, Talent Acquisition and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) for the Human Resources department. In this position you will lead a team of Talent Acquisition Specialists in designing and implementing strategies to attract top talent. Create strong relationships with both internal business partners and external organizations and lead the team to deliver on our talent strategy while staying current on market trends and innovative recruiting techniques. This role focuses on diversity, equity, and inclusion to foster a culture of belonging where everyone can thrive.


You will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing, analyzing, and monitoring the effectiveness of recruitment activities. Ensuring operational excellence and implementing policies, procedures, and technology solutions for improved efficiency, effectiveness with a customer/candidate centric focus;
  • Partnering with business leaders and external organizations to develop strategies, programs, and initiatives that support the development of diverse talent pipelines;
  • Managing, coaching, and developing the Talent Acquisition team while motivating them to meet and exceed established metrics and goals;
  • Developing and fostering our employment brand. Partnering with the Marketing and Communications teams to create innovative and high-impact brand with a focus on all digital channels and recruiting materials. Championing the candidate experience, continuously improving the candidate journey from prospect to hire;
  • Developing and implementing a DEI strategy across the organization with a focus on developing and refining internal policies and practices to be equitable and inclusive;
  • Strong interest in animal protection issues preferred.


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, human resources, or other relevant field, or equivalent work experience required;
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of progressive recruiting experience required;
  • A minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated DEI expertise in creating diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace cultures;
  • Management experience in a related field, which has included management and leadership responsibilities for staff, strategy development and execution, and fiscal and budget accountabilities;
  • PHR or SHRM-CP certification preferred;
  • The ability to analyze and manage problems, and effectively provide solutions, using data-driven decision-making skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • A strong attention to detail and commitment to excellence, demonstrated by the delivery of quality and timely outcomes;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to breakdown complex issues into easy-to-understand messages;
  • The ability to lead and guide staff to meet department and organizational goals.  Strong knowledge of staff management practices.  Flexible, willing to learn, and anticipates the needs of self and staff;
  • The ability to adapt approaches to changing situations;
  • The ability to build/foster relationships by reinforcing trust and respect, and demonstrating high standards of tact, diplomacy, and discretion;
  • Proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet software (Word, Excel), presentation software (PowerPoint) and familiarity with applicant tracking software;
  • The ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.


This position is located in Gaithersburg, MD.  

Submit your resume and cover letter as one document.

To apply:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital or parental status or protected veteran status. EOE

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level

Job Function : Human Resources

Nonprofit or Corporate : Nonprofit Organization

Location : Gaithersburg, MD

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