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Director of Talent and Administration (Rose Community Foundation)

Company Name

Rose Community Foundation

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Denver, Colorado

Company Information

Rose Community Foundation strives to advance inclusive, engaged and equitable Greater Denver communities through values-driven philanthropy. The Foundation envisions a thriving region strengthened by its diversity and generosity, and it utilizes the varied tools at its disposal – grantmaking, advocacy and philanthropic services – to advance this aspiration.

Since its founding in 1995, Rose Community Foundation has granted more than $342 million to over 2,000 nonprofit organizations and initiatives in the seven-county Greater Denver area. The Foundation has $380 million in total assets under management, with annual grantmaking of nearly $25 million.

The Director of Talent and Administration is a member of the Finance and Administration team, which works at the cross-section of the Foundation’s grantmaking and donor services work, providing cross-departmental support and powering the systems and processes that enable its community impact.

Job Description

Rose Community Foundation seeks a Director of Talent and Administration who will develop and implement best-practice human resource systems, policies and initiatives to ensure the Foundation attracts, develops and retains top talent while operating collaboratively, effectively and efficiently to deliver on our mission by providing direction, organization, management and oversight of office administration. He/she/they will bring deep experience and capacity in strategic thinking, human-capital thought-leadership, organizational development, project management and operational excellence.

The ideal candidate will thrive in a mission- and values-driven, fast-paced, multi-faceted work environment. Their enthusiasm for our culture should be contagious, and they will be both effective and thoughtful in teaching others how to integrate our culture in their respective roles. With a passion for people, they will enjoy thinking about organizational evolution, change management, staff development and retention, and authentic community engagement and take pride in developing processes that help the Foundation carry out its programs and initiatives with greater effectiveness, efficiency and creativity. An administrative generalist, their broad skill set will also enable them to support the various departmental needs of the Foundation, and they will be eager and quick to master new applications and systems.

A team player who values interpersonal relationships, trust and integrity, they will seek to provide excellent internal customer service and thrive when collaborating with colleagues. Strong communication skills will enable them to effectively develop, implement and document human resource processes and policies. Collaborative, curious, detail-oriented and highly organized, they will find personal and professional alignment with our mission to advance inclusive, engaged and equitable Greater Denver communities.

They must be accountable and responsive, as well as effective at working independently and managing their own time. Self-awareness, humility and humor, empathy, and personal and professional integrity are key attributes of all members of our team, as are flexibility and the ability to thrive in an evolving organization. The Director of Talent and Administration will contribute to a positive work environment, consistently demonstrating the Foundation’s culture and values of equity, justice, diversity and inclusion, empathy, generosity, community, and transformation through collaboration.


    • Lead and manage the human resource functions, including the ongoing review and improvement of all systems, policies and processes with a steadfast commitment to strategic alignment, best practice, organizational culture and efficiency.
    • Responsible for all aspects of recruitment and hiring, including candidate attraction, application review, interviewing and pre-employment testing, selection, engagement and onboarding in service of building a diverse, high-performing and cohesive team.
    • Manage the implementation and ongoing evolution of an employee performance management program that is anchored in consistency, transparency and efficiency.
    • Help identify core competencies, professional development needs and opportunities at the macro- and micro-levels.
    • Stay current on the always-evolving local, state and federal employment regulatory landscape; manage employee relations and ensure the Foundation complies with human resources and employment requirements required by federal, state, and local laws and guidelines.
    • Partner with the Leadership Team in the development, implementation and ongoing evaluation of an integrated compensation and benefits framework that aligns with mission, recognizes performance, and is easily accessible for Foundation planning and reporting.
    • Provide highly effective coaching and, when necessary, tailored training to members of the Leadership Team and other managers in talent management-related topics.
    • Champion and steward the ongoing implementation of the Foundation’s culture plan, including aligning policies and operations with organizational values and strategic goals.
    • Manage the ongoing assessment, evolution and integration of sustainable and impactful diversity, equity and inclusion practices across the Foundation.
    • Partner with the CEO on inclusive committee and board prospecting and recruitment activities and processes, staff support of the
    • Board Development committee, and identification, evaluation and implementation of board and committee engagement and shared learning strategies.
    • Oversee office operations and, ideally, IT functions including the relationship with an outsourced IT provider and other outside vendors.
    • Partner with the office manager to ensure office operations, facilities and staff activities are consistent with the Foundation’s culture statement, culture plan and organizational needs.
    • Facilitate the Foundation’s Before- and After-Action Review processes to improve upon systems, practices and processes.
    • Oversee the implementation of the Foundation’s disaster plan, risk management and security and safety protocols.
    • Carry out special projects at the direction of the President and CEO or Chief Financial Officer as required.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree or equivalent life and work experience.
  • At least 4-7 years of professional work experience, with significant experience in administration and human resources and/or organizational development experience.
  • Adept at implementing human resource operational needs and requirements.
  • Experience successfully developing, motivating, and coaching professional staff.
  • Strategic thinker and effective implementor in the areas of project management, organizational development and change management.
  • A proven track record of leading in a collaborative work environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including an attention to detail, excellent writing and copy-editing skills, and exceptional presentation and speaking skills.
  • Skilled user of technology including Microsoft Office products (particularly Excel and Teams), Adobe Acrobat, relational databases, constituent relationship management (CRM) systems, human resource information/management (HRI/HRM) systems.
  • Grasps new concepts and gains comfort with new skills, systems, and processes quickly.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, follow through, and track multiple work streams under deadlines.
  • Lived experiences and/or personal understanding and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and a commitment to incorporating them into internal and external work.
  • Proven track record of working effectively across different settings, communities and issues – with people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and cultures.
  • Commitment to the Foundation’s core values and culture.


  • Human Resources certification.
  • Knowledge of the Greater Denver community and nonprofit landscape.
  • Experience working in the nonprofit or philanthropic sectors.

How to Apply

Please submit your application, including a resume and cover letter, using this link:

Please upload your cover letter under “Other Documents.” No phone calls or additional email messages please. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 6.

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