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Talent Acquisition Manager (Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies)

Company Name

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

Company City

Eden Prairie

Company State


Job Location

Eden Prairie, MN

Company Information

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) is the umbrella over the grantmaking foundations created by the late Margaret Cargill: Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and Anne Ray Foundation. MACP provides meaningful support through long-term relationships with strategic grantee partners across seven program domains: Environment, Disaster Relief & Recovery, Arts & Cultures, Teachers & Students, Animal Welfare, Quality of Life, and Legacy & Opportunity. The collective assets of MACP place it among the 10 largest philanthropies in the United States.

The two foundations have separate boards and investment portfolios but share a common mission of providing meaningful assistance and support to society, the arts, and the environment.

Margaret A. Cargill Foundation is a private foundation that came into existence upon Ms. Cargill’s death in August 2006. At year-end 2022, MACF’s assets are approximately $3.3 billion.

Anne Ray Foundation is a supporting organization, which may make grants only to beneficiary organizations specifically named by Ms. Cargill. Year-end 2022, ARF’s assets are approximately $4.7 billion. MACP’s Philosophy of Grantmaking underscores the values and guiding principles of Margaret A. Cargill by: using education and innovation as a means to achieve core purposes; empowering people to be self- sufficient; maintaining a low profile while meeting the needs of others; supporting programs that could have a broad impact, having socially redeeming values and standards, and that value life; and relieving suffering in times of disaster. As a core element of its philosophy, MACP invests in long-term relationships with key grantee organizations in order to find solutions that are consistent with the values of both parties.

To live more fully into our philosophy of grantmaking, we adopted a DEIJ vision statement to guide our work. The motivation and guidance for this diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice work is drawn from our mission and vision, our direction from Margaret Cargill, and the caring and compassionate culture we strive for through work with grantees, partners, and each other. Embracing this vision will have a transformational influence on our organization, our partnerships, the work we do, and the impact we ultimately seek.

MACP’s DEIJ Vision and the commitments embodied within are a living document, a guidepost, and they will evolve as we learn and grow. This statement is intended as a framework to guide our shared efforts as we develop the action steps and accountability measures necessary for the next phase of our work.

Job Description

The Manager, Talent Acquisition is responsible for developing and implementing the strategic direction of talent acquisition activities, including managing the full cycle recruitment process for all roles, recruitment for the Internship Program, and resourcing temporary staffing solutions. This role ensures that diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice are at the core of talent acquisition strategies and efforts. This position leverages both internal and external resources to ensure effective recruitment, consults and advises with managers to develop comprehensive and effective recruitment strategies, sources slates of candidates with diverse identities and lived experiences, and manages the interview and offer process. This is done with the goal of providing the highest quality candidate and staff experience aligned with the organization’s mission and values.

The Manager, Talent Acquisition partners with the Talent Development Team and HR Operations in support of work related to the organization’s diversity, equity, inclusion and justice vision and functional goals as well as in alignment with the talent development priorities.

This position is a member of the Human Resources & Administration Team, which includes employees from Human Resources, Information Technology, Project Implementation and Office & Facilities. This position reports to the Director, Talent Development.


Talent Acquisition Planning

  • Participate in developing and implementing talent acquisition hiring strategies that balance diversity, internal mobility, and external applicants, along with tactics to achieve them.
  • Involvement with the implementation of the anti-bias interviewing program to maximize the diversity of candidate slates and foster an equitable and inclusive recruiting processes.
  • Engage in meaningful discussions with external recruitment agencies to explore how their organizations and processes support DEIJ in alignment with MACP’s DEIJ Vision and goals.
  • Understand and act on talent requirements and organizational workforce plans in partnership with Talent Development team members.
  • Provide oversight in developing the framework, templates, and tools aimed at creating efficiencies and simplify the talent acquisition process with consistent execution.
  • Report and share talent acquisition related metrics, recruiting and sourcing best practices, industry trends, job market health, candidate feedback to recruitment process, compensation/benefits, and organizational brand, and determine necessary adjustments to strategy and processes based on data.
  • Partner with HR team members in support of the organization’s talent development strategy and goals, participating or leading identified projects or elements of the work.
  • Regularly bring forward learning and development ideas based on best practices in the sector and more broadly to inform talent acquisition and development efforts.

Talent Acquisition Process Management

  • Manage the full cycle talent acquisition process for a wide variety of roles spanning all levels and functions within the organization including regular staff, interns, and temporary employees.
  • Identify and qualify external recruitment agencies who demonstrate expertise in sourcing diverse candidate pools for the philanthropic sector and manage all aspects of external recruitment relationships in a manner that builds a deep understanding of and relationship with MACP.
  • Partners with hiring managers to assess candidate qualifications and make recommendations on who to move forward in hiring processes.
  • Partner with hiring managers on relevant elements of DEIJ as it relates to talent acquisition and coach as needed on the broader talent acquisition process to ensure process efficiency and effectiveness for candidates and interview panels.
  • Partner with Talent Development team members and hiring managers on job description development and job postings.
  • Manage the applicant tracking system and maintain accurate and current data; ensure regulatory aspects of the full cycle recruitment process are compliant with applicable laws.
  • Create a positive candidate experience by ensuring both internal and external candidates receive timely, thoughtful, accurate and engaging messaging throughout the hiring process.
  • Manage administrative aspects of the hiring process, including overseeing coordination of all interviews and debrief logistics (schedules, travel, meals); oversee completion of pre-employment checks; and manage the job offer process.
  • Manage the budget, forecast, and invoice process for talent acquisition related activities.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field or equivalent experience required; SHRM Certification preferred.
  • Eight or more years Human Resources experience, including demonstrated knowledge of the principles of talent acquisition, including end-to-end process, sourcing strategies, DEIJ awareness embedding, agency relationship selection and management, and applicant tracking systems.
  • Champion MACP’s vision and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (“DEIJ”) by demonstrating awareness of systemic racism and other forms of structural injustice and committing to advance DEIJ efforts by embedding it into team and organization-wide goals and work.
  • Demonstrate commitment to intercultural understanding and sensitivity with the ability to lead teams through the operationalization of DEIJ into strategy, processes, practices, and relationships.
  • Ability to develop strong trusting relationships both internal and external to gain support and achieve results.
  • Strong project management skills with planning and organizing ability to manage multiple bodies of work concurrently.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach, communicate and collaborate effectively across all levels and across a broad range of functional areas.
  • Creative problem solver; resourceful and proactive in seeking both technical and adaptive solutions.
  • Strong sense of integrity, discretion, and trustworthiness, able to maintain the highest level of confidentiality both internally and externally.
  • Knowledge of relevant employment legislation.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, applicant tracking systems and openness to learning and using new technologies

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume here.

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