The American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a leading nonprofit public policy research organization with about 250 employees, seeks a Managing Director of Talent Development. The primary responsibility of the Managing Director will be identifying and recruiting the human capital necessary to achieve AEI’s mission. The Managing Director will be the principal advisor on all issues related to human resources and will work closely with management, research groups, and supporting staffs to accomplish their objectives.
This will include building and supervising a strong team of five staff members who perform recruiting and onboarding of research and administrative staff, benefits administration, intern program recruiting and administration, performance management, employee relations, training, personnel policy implementation, and employment law compliance. Those activities will be coordinated with financial and other administrative and operations staffs.
One of the prime responsibilities specific to the position will be bringing an entrepreneurial spirit and sharing best practices to expand the Institute’s recruiting efforts. An important measure of success will be the ability to work interactively with research program coordinators and other management team members to expand transparency in the hiring process, sharpen descriptions of available positions and recruiting materials, and build systems to provide personnel planning, budget formulation, and personnel and benefit cost tracking.
The position requires a strong background in human resources, exceptional interpersonal skills, creativity, and great attention to detail. Experience in human resource matters and relevant educational background are strongly desired.