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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

People & HR
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

The Foundation

We are the largest nonprofit fighting poverty, disease, and inequity around the world. Founded on a simple premise: people everywhere, regardless of identity or circumstances, should have the chance to live healthy, productive lives. We believe our employees should reflect the rich diversity of the global populations we aim to serve. We provide an exceptional benefits package to employees and their families which include comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage with no premiums, generous paid time off, paid family leave, foundation-paid retirement contribution, regional holidays, and opportunities to engage in several employee communities. As a workplace, we’re committed to creating an environment for you to thrive both personally and professionally.

The Team

The Human Resources team, with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, takes on complex challenges; we continually test new approaches and embrace change where it will facilitate the best outcome. You'll work alongside a diverse group of HR professionals who are passionate about creating an excellent employee experience, providing client-focused solutions, and implementing consistent and equitable people practices.


Our Talent Acquisition team is responsible for partnering with leaders and managers to find the best global talent available to help the organization meet its diverse and important strategies and missions. We develop and execute effective and consistent talent sourcing and selection strategies to hire candidates for various positions ranging from leadership to entry level around the globe.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Your Role
We are seeking an experienced Executive Recruiter to own and execute against an end-to-end talent strategy across several divisions within the foundation. You will serve as a strategic talent advisor for several leadership teams, working closely with the divisional executive teams and collaborating with other HR colleagues, to support the foundation’s strategic talent objectives. You will advocate and present our outstanding value proposition to engage, attract, and hire a diverse group of talented individuals and leaders from around the world to contribute to the foundation’s mission. You will be personally responsible for the development, management, and execution of sourcing and research strategies to identify, manage, and cultivate a talent pool of leadership, senior level, and highly specialized technical candidates. As an Executive Recruiter, you must be a performance-oriented, collaborative partner and advisor who can help build and foster a high-integrity culture.


What You'll Do

  • Serve as a strategic talent advisor to divisional executives, Chiefs of Staff, senior leaders, and HR partners by understanding organizational priorities and developing talent acquisition strategies to meet the division talent priorities
  • Establish, cultivate, and maintain productive and strategic working relationships with the divisional executive team, hiring managers and other key collaborators
  • Develop, drive, and implement talent strategies designed to diversify and expand the talent pipeline
  • Engage key partners in strategy discussions, hiring meetings, headcount planning sessions, etc. to develop a deep understanding of each client’s position requirements to map role criteria, define position descriptions, and document specifications
  • Guide, advise and influence stakeholders regarding hiring decisions and organizational development by providing talent insights, landscape data, competitive intelligence, and strategic analysis of the recruiting landscape
  • Lead and creatively implement specific talent acquisition strategies as related to talent identification, candidate development, interviewing and selection, and offer negotiations at scale
  • Collaborate with HR partners to understand how talent gaps and succession planning fit into your overall talent acquisition strategy
  • Leverage data and analytics to build and execute against a rolling 12+ month hiring plan for executive and leadership roles
  • Effectively partner with sourcers to map, target, and build lists of specific organizations and talent
  • Actively and continually build and maintain market knowledge and data to help advise talent acquisition strategies
  • Share recruiting processes and best practices with the broader recruiting team


Your Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, human resources, or related discipline and/or equivalent experience
  • At least 10 years of talent acquisition (or relevant) experience, with minimum of 2-4 years of in-house experience
  • At least 2 years of experience leading executive-level searches, either in a search firm or in-house, coupled with deep sourcing expertise; preferably with a focus on identifying and attracting diverse talent
  • Focus on action and outcomes with an ability to generate high-quality pipeline of candidates
  • Experience identifying, defining, developing, and experimenting with innovative programs, tools, technologies, and processes in support of talent acquisition needs
  • Strong collaboration skills and an understanding of how to navigate and operate within a complex, matrixed environment with the ability to work independently and develop creative solutions to a wide-ranging set of talent acquisition and business opportunities
  • Experience using data and analytics to develop short and long-term hiring plans
  • Intellectual quickness, curiosity, discipline, resourcefulness, and resilience
  • Excellent judgment with a demonstrable track record to handle complex issues, multiple tasks, confidential information, and competing priorities with skill, discretion, a strong attention to detail, flexibility, and diplomacy
  • Exceptional capabilities in collaboration and critical thinking

Must be able to legally work in the country where this position is located without visa sponsorship.

The salary range for this role is $166,300 to $249,500 USD. We recognize high-wage market differences where our offices are located, in Seattle, Washington D.C., and Boston (Cambridge). The range for this role in these locations is $181,200 to $271,800 USD. As a mission-driven organization, we strive to balance competitive pay with our mission and new hires are typically brought into the organization at a salary range between the minimum and the midpoint salary range. Actual placement in the range will depend on a candidate’s job-related skills, experience, and expertise, as evaluated during the interview

process.

Hiring Requirements

As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Candidate Accommodations

If you require assistance due to a disability in the application or recruitment process, please submit a request here.

Inclusion Statement

We are dedicated to the belief that all lives have equal value. We strive for a global and cultural workplace that supports ever greater diversity, equity, and inclusion — of voices, ideas, and approaches — and we support this diversity through all our employment practices.

All applicants and employees who are drawn to serve our mission will enjoy equality of opportunity and fair treatment without regard to race, color, age, religion, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and prior protected activity.