Manager/Director, Talent

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula

Posted: 6/3/2019

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Human Resources/Recruiting

Primary domain: Education

City: Menlo Park

Postal code: 94025

State: California

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$10M - $20M


Mission statement:

BGCP was founded in 1958 to give at-risk young people a safe place where they could build positive peer and adult relationships. Youth joined the Club, connected with adult role models, and participated in activities. After they turned 18 and graduated from high school, most Club kids found entry-level manufacturing jobs that could support a family and lead to a long-term career.

Safety and relationships are now as necessary as ever, but they are not enough. Today's Club youth must experience school success, build 21st century skills, and find a pathway to post-secondary education or training so they can participate in and benefit from Silicon Valley opportunities.

Students don't need a longer school day; they need a longer learning day and a longer learning year. They need expanded leaning time opportunities to fill in gaps, reinforce what they are learning in school, and develop the academic mindsets and habits that lead to success in school, and beyond.

This is where BGCP makes a difference. We partner with families and schools to provide youth with the opportunities all kids need.

Position Details:

Job Description:

Position Overview 
We are looking for a magnetic, creative, agile professional who is passionate about social change to lead recruitment and retention initiatives across our programs and sites. The Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula (BGCP) is currently serving 2,500 students across 12 sites and has just approved the expansion of the program to two new school sites serving an additional 400 studentsHowever, to do this work BGCP requires the very best talent to facilitate academic and postsecondary success and currently, we are not filling all our open roles. Thus, we are excited to fill the role of Manager/Director of Talent to specifically mobilize organization-wide staff sourcing, recruitment selection and on-boarding efforts in order to enable us to serve more students in our communities. 

The ideal candidate for Manager/Director of Talent, will have the disposition to be a brand champion for BGCP, representing BGCP as an employer of choice. They would be a strategic thinker and strong executor in ways that ensure BGCP is able to effectively recruit and on-board staff in a competitive market environment. Reporting directly to the Vice President of Human Capital & Operations, this role would be responsible for sourcing, recruiting and on-boarding approximately 125 staff annually, most of whom are part-time front-line program staff. 

Position Title: Manager/Director, Talent   
Department: Human Capital  
Reports To: VP, Human Capital & Operations  
Employment Status: Full Time, exempt  
Compensation: Competitive, DOE

What will you do?

Candidate Sourcing & Recruitment

Candidate Sourcing & Recruitmen

  • Identify and develop partnerships with reliable sources of talent (incl. individuals and organizations)
  • Utilize best practice recruitment strategies, tools and activities to fill current and/or projected staff vacancies 
  • Regularly maintain active job postings on strategic job boards to generate candidate applications 
  • Develop and sustain depository of job descriptions (incl. editing or development of current and future roles)
  • Enhance the brand of BGCP as an employer of choice throughout the Bay Area
  • Represent BGCP at in-person events and build partnerships with other organizations
Employee Selection Process  

Employee Selection Process 

  • Design/adapt and implement best practice processes and activities in employee selection in compliance with industry regulations and BGCP-specific needs (incl. pre-screenings, screenings, interviews, and communications)
  • Design/adapt messaging and materials to effectively implement selection processes and activities     
  • Develop and sustain depository of candidate resumes, and conduct first round screenings
  • Build capacity of BGCP managers and other relevant staff to effectively participate in selection process 
  • Conduct reference checks on all prospective new hires 

Employee On-boarding  

Employee On-boarding 

  • Design/adapt and implement best practice processes and activities to ensure new hires are effectively placed and prepared in their new roles at clubhouses and/or on program sites
  • Provide personalized attention to new hires to ensure happy transitions into BGCP sites and programs 
  • Manage data and reporting related to sourcing and recruitment, selection, on-boarding and retention to inform continuous improvement in the organization’s talent sustainability efforts
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

What will success look like? 

  • All students interested in being part of BGCP are being served 
  • 95% of positions are filled
  • Increase in the number of applications received per vacancy
  • Part Time staff remain with BGCP on average for 3 years, Full Time Staff for 4 years
  • Increase in your own skill proficiencies, dispositions and timeline management over time

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary: Competitive with other nonprofits and commensurate with experience
  • Health benefits: BGCP pays 100% of employee premiums for medical, dental, and vision; 50% for dependents
  • Retirement benefits: BGCP contributes up to 10% of salary to 403(b) plan after one year of employment
  • Making the community a great place for all youth to grow up:  priceless

What is the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula?  
BGCP provides expanded learning time programs to 2,500 low-income K - 12 students in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Redwood City. We have evolved significantly in recent years in response to our youth’s changing needs. When BGCP was founded in 1958, its focus was to keep young people safe and out of trouble. In 2019, safety, while still necessary, is no longer sufficient. Our students need post-secondary education or training to secure living wage employment. Therefore, we have evolved our mission to focus on school success. In addition to providing our students with the safe place, positive relationships, and sense of belonging that all children need, we are helping them develop the academic and life skills they need to succeed in school. Our programs, tightly integrated with the schools, are an extension of the learning day. As we look toward expansion to two new sites, serving 400 additional students per year, our partnerships are strong, and the leaders at each organization aspire to broaden and deepen our collective impact. We can provide all students with access to our continuum of services, from K to 12 to post-secondary, from 8am to 8pm, and in school year and summer. We can make our community a great place for all kids to grow up, but we need staff to do it. 

Our budget has grown to $15 million and we employ 200 staff – 70 full-time and 130 part-time – across three clubhouses and nine school sites and continue to grow. Our ability to positively impact our students is wholly dependent upon our ability to recruit and retain highly qualified staff, which has become increasingly difficult in our expensive and highly competitive job market. We need leadership to ensure our Human Capital functions are scaling with our increasing program demands.

While BGCP is affiliated with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, we are an independent 501(c)(3) organization with our own Board of Directors and responsible for our own programs and funding. 


What qualities will the ideal candidate have?

  • 2+ years of recruiting experience, preferably in a large, dynamic, mission-driven organization
  • Hands on experience with various selection processes
  • Knowledge of proven or promising practices in recruitment and on-boarding
  • Collaborative team player, comfortable managing multiple projects at a time
  • Demonstrated self-started with an entrepreneurial approach to managing work and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced, high energy professional environment
  • Experience working with Applicant Tracking software (i.e. Jobvite)
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)


Not Specified


Commensurate with Experience

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