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Human Resources Director

Company: Tangram, Inc.
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

About Tangram
Established in 1985 Tangram provides a wide array of individualized and supportive services to nearly 500 persons with disabilities in 18 counties throughout Indiana.
Tangram is a CARF-accredited United Way community-based organization located in Indianapolis, Indiana whose mission encompasses the following: Tangram supports people with disabilities by designing services to meet their specific needs and desires.
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Your Role as Director of Talent and Diversity
The Director of Talent and Diversity is a new role at Tangram that will serve as a senior leader and change agent responsible for driving the vision and ongoing implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts with an eye toward ensuring that Tangram attracts, retains, and develops key talent. The position requires a high degree of independent judgment and subject matter expertise. Empathy and strong interpersonal skills are essential for the Director of Talent and Diversity. You must excel at working cross-functionally and building relationships with all levels of the organization to identify challenges and opportunities. You play an active role in leading the efforts to determine the right organizational structure and people to support the strategic objectives that result in a greater impact.

This position will frequently act on behalf of the President/CEO in both private and public spaces and must represent the organization competently in complex and rapidly changing contexts. To do so effectively, the Director of Talent and Diversity must be a clear and direct communicator who can collaboratively address challenges, consistently recognizing diverse and sometimes opposing viewpoints. You must also be fluent across multiple disciplines including serving as a policy and program designer, strategist, and culture champion. The performance of the Director of Talent and Diversity will be evaluated both on the measurable outcomes of their work and the manner of accomplishing those objectives. In short, the Director of Talent and Diversity is as much a "doer" as a "thinker" and enables team members to achieve their highest potential and make a profound impact on the organization.

The Director of Talent and Diversity is integral to the culture, effectiveness, and impact of Tangram:

People, Culture, and Organizational Development:
Establish and implement the Talent Management (TM) vision and infrastructure to accelerate impact.
Collaborate with key stakeholders across the organization to develop and integrate workforce planning and analysis, talent acquisition, learning and leadership development, performance management, professional development, succession planning, and rewards.
Design an onboarding process and engagement plans.
Closely monitor the ongoing progress of talent-related initiatives across the organization and proactively adjust based on needs.
Supervise and develop the HR and Talent team members, providing alignment to organizational objectives to ensure the Human Resources team provides strong day-to-day support for employees while creating an inviting and cohesive employee experience.
Serve as an objective advisor to employees at all levels of the organization.

Human Resources Operations, including Systems, Infrastructure, and Policies:
Improve HR infrastructure including systems, processes, and workflows.
Develop and implement HR policies and programs including employee relations, recruiting and staffing, wage and salary administration, benefits, harassment and discrimination, and management training.
Ensure the Human Resources team provides strong day-to-day support for employees with inquiries regarding benefits, payroll, and other employment issues and inquiries.
Support and directly execute the day-to-day HR operations to ensure that all aspects of the HR team and functions are operating seamlessly and at a pace that meets the organizational demand.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
Conduct a DEI assessment and develop a holistic plan/curriculum.
Lead the Tangram DEI taskforce and coordinate the DEI board committee and facilitate the creation of a DEI strategic plan and lead the successful implementation of this organizational priority.
Manage formal and informal programs so that staff members across all levels can engage in building their DEI competency.
Design key talent strategies and evaluate issues, including succession planning, leadership development, employee retention, compensation and benefits, to ensure equity.
Design and monitor DEI and culture metrics to recommend actions to help achieve our goals and assess the overall effectiveness of our continued efforts.

Oversee external vendors to ensure that compensation, benefits, and other aspects of the organization's personnel infrastructure operate with both exceptional accuracy and a strong customer service orientation.
Ensure compliance with all applicable labor laws and regulations employment laws.
Oversee all employment compliance issues, working closely as necessary with the Executive Committee and legal counsel.

What You Bring
As a Director of Talent and Diversity, you must have a master's or bachelor's degree and bring a minimum of 5-7 years of relevant experience. You have exceptional experience in leading Talent Management efforts with a demonstrated record of success. In addition to having a strong emotional intelligence acumen, you have experience driving DEI learning and programming, building an effective DEI strategic plan, and a robust background and experience leading in talent management and Human Resources including recruiting, payroll, benefits, and employee relations to name a few. You bring prior success in leading organizational change management efforts. These elements come alive through your ability to deliver a positive experience for employees.

What We Offer
In addition to joining a committed, diverse, values-based organization, we offer:
An opportunity for you to have a tremendous impact both internally and in the broader country
A competitive salary commensurate with experience
Excellent benefits including complete health, dental, life, short-term and long-term insurance
401(k) retirement plan
Encouraged sustainability through a generous paid time off program
Personalized professional development and growth opportunities

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