Designing and Filling New Positions

12/09/2009 |
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Summary

Having the right people and capabilities is critical to achieving a nonprofit organization's priorities. This toolkit shares Bridgespan’s perspective on how people feed into an effective organization, with a focus on designing and filling new positions.

Do we have the right people and capabilities to achieve our organization’s priorities, and do our people feel that their goals and measures align with those priorities? Positive answers to these questions are among the hallmarks of an effective nonprofit organization. The presentation below provides an introduction to Bridgespan’s perspective on how people feed into an effective organization, with a focus on designing and filling new positions. Companion resources (see below) include toolkits and templates for developing position profiles and assessing internal candidates.

Position Profile Toolkit

Setting new strategic priorities often creates gaps in a nonprofit organization’s capabilities. This toolkit provides guidance on how to revise existing positions or develop new positions to fill those gaps. Also included is a template for developing a position profile.

Skills Assessment Toolkit

Internal candidates are often the best place to start when filling a new or modified position. This toolkit describes how to go about assessing the candidates’ fit with the position qualifications. Also included is a skills assessment template for evaluating and comparing candidates.

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