The National Federation of the Blind is a membership organization of blind people from each of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. As America's civil rights organization of the blind, the Federation is a coordinated network of skilled advocates, resources, and programs that raise expectations of the blind in society and create opportunities for blind people to live the lives they want. The staff of the Federation are central to the organized blind movement by providing support, professional expertise, and daily contributions to the success of the organization. Working under the direction of the Federation's elected President, the staff advise the organization's leadership and contribute to the vibrant, energetic, and collaborative culture of the organization that raises expectations throughout society.
The Talent Resource Coordinator will report to the Federation’s Chief of Staff and will play a critical role in coordinating the recruitment, onboarding, and retention of diverse and talented individuals to serve on the Federation’s national staff. This position will also help to impact the members of the Federation by leveraging training and expertise to achieve the organization’s employment and leadership development programs. This position is essential to helping communicate the values, priorities, blind-centered philosophy, and culture of the organization in keeping all members of the team pointed toward the ultimate mission of the movement. Working directly in the Office of the President, this role will be central to assisting the President achieve the strategic goals of the organization. The successful candidate will play a vital role in attracting, selecting, and retaining high-quality talent while ensuring the effective administration of policies and procedures to support a dynamic team of individuals working to carry out the agenda of the nation’s blind.
- Develop and implement effective recruitment strategies to attract qualified diverse candidates for various positions within the organization.
- Source, screen, and evaluate job applicants, conducting interviews, and coordinating the selection process.
- Collaborate with supervisors to understand their staffing needs and provide guidance on best practices for candidate selection.
- Ensure a positive candidate experience throughout the recruitment process.
- Manage job postings, applicant tracking systems, and other recruitment platforms.
- Assist in conducting and documenting exit interviews.
- Provide the President with recommendations regarding effective practices for building the staff team at the Federation.
- Coordinate employee onboarding and orientation programs, ensuring a smooth transition for new hires.
- Assist in the development and implementation of HR policies, procedures, and employee-policy documents in accordance with legal requirements and organizational goals.
- Provide guidance and support to employees on HR-related matters, including benefits, policies, and procedures.
- Help organize employee engagement initiatives and events, fostering a positive and inclusive work culture.
- Assist with the coordination of professional development opportunities.
- Coordinate communications to employees and deepen engagement with members of the organization.
- Develop and implement activities to deepen understanding of organizational mission, values, priorities, and resources.
- Collaborate in the implementation of employment and leadership programs of the organization.
- Performing other duties as assigned.
- Proven experience in talent acquisition and management and/or HR coordination.
- Familiarity with recruitment strategies, sourcing techniques, and interviewing best practices.
- Knowledge of HR policies, procedures, and employment laws.
- Strong organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion.
- Proficiency in Microsoft productivity tools.
- Ability to research and synthesize information.
- Knowledge of the organized blind movement and issues impacting the blind (preferred).
Education and Experience
- Bachelor's degree in human resources, business administration, or a related field
- In lieu of a relevant degree, three to five years of related work experience
Compensation and Benefits
The pay range for this position is 50,000 to 60,000 dollars.
Please go to our benefits brochure to learn about the employee benefits offered by the National Federation of the Blind.
How to Apply
We seek individuals who wish to identify with a cause and assist in advocating for a group long denied equal opportunity to succeed or fail based on ability—instead judged based on societal stereotypes.
This job is open until filled. Applicants should send, preferably via email, a résumé and cover letter indicating salary requirements to: Human Resources, National Federation of the Blind, 200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place, Baltimore, MD 21230; telephone 410-659-9314, ext. 2488; fax 410-685-5653; email [email protected].
The National Federation of the Blind is an equal opportunity employer. Accordingly, all terms and conditions of employment will be carried out without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, age, or disability. For more detailed information about our commitment to equal opportunity in employment, please email a request to [email protected].