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National Immigration Law Center

Director of Talent Management

National Immigration Law Center - Los Angeles, CA

Position Summary

The Director of Talent Management (DTM) reports to the Deputy Director, Development and Operations. The DTM manages and coordinates organization-wide efforts to ensure that a comprehensive set of talent management programs are developed and executed for the purpose of attracting, developing, and retaining an engaged and high-performing workforce. The DTM uses data and analytics to set priorities for improvements aligned with ongoing strategic imperatives.

Programs managed include but are not limited to performance management (PM), recruiting, onboarding, employee training, leadership development, and succession planning. This position will conduct recruitment in sourcing the best talent for NILC, as well as maintaining effective programs for retention, promotion and succession planning. The position is based in either our Los Angeles office (preferred) or our Washington, DC, office.

Position Responsibilities

  • Provide professional expertise and support in the design, development, and implementation of a talent management process that is linked to NILC’s goals and results in the creation of an internal bench of top talent.

  • Develop and communicate the NILC Staff Investment strategy and update annually.

  • Collect, analyze, and maintain data that is then used to create effective leadership development programs.

  • Participate in organizational strategic planning and provide leadership in the development and execution of successful PM programs and practices.

  • Research and lead the development of PM training programs that focus on enabling the workforce to achieve personal and organizational goals and objectives.

  • Serve as a thought partner with hiring managers to develop effective sourcing and recruitment strategies that result in client satisfaction. Develop effective relationships within the organization and the hiring community to have influence and impact the recruiting process and hiring.        

  • Develop, initiate, and maintain effective programs for workforce retention, promotion, and succession planning.

  • Manage the maintenance and execution of the performance management system, including current job descriptions, standards of performance, and performance evaluation instruments.

  • Create and maintain an environment of equal employment opportunity, diversity, and competitive advantage in support of NILC's diversity and inclusion values.

  • Develop and conduct presentations and training to improve the skills and knowledge of the NILC workforce.

  • Ensure that organization-wide talent management and PM initiatives are focused and aligned on improving operational and program efficiencies and effectiveness.

  • Recruit full-time, part-time, temporary, contractual, and intern personnel. Manage full life cycle recruitment (post, source, prescreen, schedule, background, references, offer, onboarding, etc.). Complete hiring process within defined metrics to minimize overall time-to-start. Develop appropriate marketing strategies, define roles and responsibilities of hiring team, and develop service-level agreements to ensure an effective and efficient recruitment lifecycle while minimizing cost-per-hire.

  • Develop and implement creative and innovative sourcing strategies and techniques to build a pipeline of qualified candidates.


  • 10+ years of broad HR experience, including talent management and performance management, preferably in the nonprofit sector.

  • Recent experience recruiting in multiple discipline areas and levels, including hiring for nonexempt, exempt, and leadership positions.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in human resources or related field.

  • Experience designing, developing, and supporting organization-wide talent management programs that cover performance management, talent development, coaching, succession planning, data analytics, and relationship management.

  • Previous experience in capturing metrics and producing various employment reports.

  • Experience in all areas of sourcing, such as the Internet, social media, networking, employee referrals, job postings, as well as conducting open houses and virtual job fairs.

  • Experience in working with applicant tracking systems.

  • Proven success in working in a multicultural environment, with outcomes that reflect equity and inclusion across a diverse workforce.

  • A work style that is ethical and collaborative

Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary DOE. Benefits include health, dental, and vision; disability; flexible spending account; 403(b) employer retirement plans. Excellent time-off benefits!

To Apply

Please send a detailed cover letter explaining your interest in NILC’s mission and why you are the best candidate for this position, along with your resume, by clicking"Apply Now". Use DTM1017 as your subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Please do not send duplicate materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You must provide all materials requested and follow instructions provided above to be considered. No phone calls, please.

NILC is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. NILC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship status, ethnic background, religion, political orientation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or any other protected class.


9 days 19 hours ago

National Immigration Law Center

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Location: Los Angeles, CA

Company Profile:
NILC IS EXCLUSIVELY DEDICATED to defending and advancing the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their families. Our mission is grounded in the belief that every American—and aspiring American—should have the opportunity to fulfill their full potential regardless of their color, where they were born, or how much money they have. Using our deep expertise in litigation, policy, and communications, we address issues that affect the lives of low-income immigrants and work with communities across the nation to create a more inclusive, just, and equitable society. Join our dedicated, collaborative, and fun team as we fight to defend and advance the ideals that our nation is founded on!