Director of Talent Management

Director of Talent Management

The Director of Talent Management will develop and drive the Greater Chicago Food Depository's (GCFD) critical talent management function. Leverage business partnering skills to build systems to attract, develop, and retain talent from entry-level to key leadership positions. Partner with both the management and leadership teams to also drive the development strategies to align with the organization's objectives and growth projections, to include identifying and maintaining leadership competencies, succession management, career development, training, and strengthening the performance management process.

Opportunity type
Administration (e.g., Finance, IT, HR)
Job responsibilities

-Design and implement processes for growth of all levels of employees through performance management, career development/pathing and training resulting in a performance-driven, growth-oriented organization.
-Reimagine GCFD's organizational development strategy in support of cultural transformation, innovation, and accountability that are in alignment with the strategic vision and organization's values.
-Drive the coordination and completion of the performance management review process and associated talent calibration activities.
-Consult with leaders on ways to effectively assess strengths, identify gaps, and help employees create/achieve their career aspirations.
-Design and implement programs, including coaching, mentoring, and change management to support improved organizational effectiveness.
-Identify and create unique opportunities to train and develop both individuals and teams of high performers.
-Partner with leaders to support hiring efforts and to identify recruitment strategies, as well as ensure diverse candidate slates and top-quality candidate selection is being driven.
-Develop retention strategies for the organization to ensure the attraction of high performance and diverse talent.
-Support workforce planning efforts by coaching leaders to optimally align talent in a way that balances the organization's needs with individual career aspirations.
-Serve as the human resources partner for specific departmental functions ensuring the effective implementation of HR processes and programs, resolution of employee relations issues, and ability to deliver HR solutions.
-Use data and analytics to recommend improvement solutions for both the development and training of employees.

Application qualifications

-Bachelor's degree in Human Resources concentration or related field required. Master's degree preferred with a concentration in Human Resources, Organizational Development, or Business related field preferred.
-Significant experience in strategic Talent Management/OD role working with employees at all levels of the organization to develop and deliver strategically aligned talent solutions.
-Significant knowledge of, and practical experience applying assessment and development tools, including personal inventories, 360-degree feedback, competency models and coaching interventions.
-Must have strong team and relationship-building skills.
-Must be highly adaptable and experienced working in a fast-paced environment.
-Excellent written/verbal communications skills are a must.
-Demonstrated usage of change management and organizational development and design techniques.
-Prior experience in nonprofit a plus.
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

-General office environment, limited exposure to warehouse environment.
-Interacts with GCFD leadership team, staff, volunteers, and vendors.
-Greater Chicago Food Depository is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any characteristic protected by law.


Health, dental and vision insurance coverage, Employer-paid life and disability insurance, Employee Assistance Program, 403(b) retirement plan, Paid time off, Parental leave, Tuition reimbursement, Wellness reimbursement, Free onsite fitness classes, Healthy, affordable onsite dining

About the organization

The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, believes a healthy community starts with food. We are at the center of a network of more than 700 partner organizations and programs – food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, mobile distributions and other partners – working to bring food, dignity and hope to our neighbors across Chicago and Cook County. The Food Depository addresses the root causes of hunger with job training, advocacy and other innovative solutions. We are a proud member of Feeding America – the national network of food banks. By working to help those most in need go from hungry to hopeful, we truly become a Greater Chicago. Learn more at