*Preferred location: Washington D.C., USA. Other possible locations Monrovia, CA (USA) or Costa Rica where WVI is registered to operate.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Leads the executive recruitment process for senior leadership roles for World Vision International; with a primary focus in filling National Director (ND) openings across the globe. This position will provide effective, transparent and legally compliant international executive recruitment services, with a special emphasis on senior NGO field positions. Will serve as a trusted partner and provide consistently outstanding customer service to clients, most often Regional Leaders and Board Search Committee Chairs - ensuring positions are filled with exceptional servant leaders in order to deliver quality ministry to the communities and children we seek to serve. This will be accomplished through
influencing key clients/stakeholders, building strategic referral networks and talent pipelines, forecasting, sourcing, screening, assessing and guiding selection processes with the goal of filling roles within the agreed timeline in the most cost effective manner.
Client Management, Customer Service & Strategy Development:
Provide high touch end-to-end process support to clients by actively engaging with hiring managers, Boards and candidates throughout the entire search process, providing frequent (weekly) updates on the progress of the search and incorporating feedback.
Support the building of National Office (NO) Board capacity and facilitate their participation in ND selection processes, per WVI governance guidelines and in conjunction with Regional Office and NO People & Culture (P&C.)
Develop, build, and influence candidate relationships through ongoing communications regarding questions, updates, and status during the search process.
Assist in the creation of internal marketing materials to promote the Executive Recruiting function partnership-wide.
Workforce Planning, Candidate Identification and Sourcing:
Develop, build, and influence relationships with Regional Leaders, Boards, other hiring managers, and P&C staff. Build capacity of these staff to engage with and follow talent acquisition policies, procedures and systems, as required.
Meet with Regional Leaders and Boards to identify and determine skills, knowledge, capabilities and preferred experience required for the position, including contextual challenges. Lead them in assessing vacancy requirements/recruiting needs and developing recruitment strategies and plans for the coming fiscal year.
In conjunction with the Sourcing Specialist, conduct sourcing research and talent mapping including initial candidate profiles to share with Regional Leaders, Boards, and other hiring managers in order to set expectations and advise about the relevant candidate pools/labor markets, and adjust requirements as needed.
Prepare and contribute to position and candidate description (JDPDQ) including the client priorities and skill sets that will focus the search.
Provide full cycle recruitment process support to hiring managers and P&C staff.
Anticipate emerging organizational staffing trends and external market trends in regards to senior leadership NGO roles.
Proactively identify and develop effective sourcing strategies for ND positions, manage the various leadership sourcing pools, referral networks and talent pipelines by region (e.g. networking contacts, cold calling, system queries/searches, religious institutions, organizations, social media, college/university alumni.)
Develop, design and implement recruiting plan for assigned positions (e.g. advertisements, networking tools.)
Candidate Screening, Interview and Assessment:
Maintain knowledge of and sensitivity to the constantly changing environment of the marketplace relative to the sourcing and recruitment of qualified leaders.
Conduct effective screening, in-depth interviewing (including Topgrading and Targeted Selection methodologies), and assessments against necessary job experiences, skills, leadership requirements, and contextual and organizational fit to find the best candidates for each position, including leaders who are spiritually strong and aligned with the organisation’s ethos as stated in the Mission Statement and Core Values.
Present and lead long and short list meetings of candidates to include background, fit to the position description, compensation information, possible recruitment issues, and overall recommendation.
Serve as an advisor and partner to Regions, Boards, and other hiring managers, guiding them on appropriate assessment steps, interview panel member selection, and design of interview questionnaires and candidate presentations.
Coordinate international interviews (both virtual and in-person) for short-listed candidates with the Regions, selected panels, and other hiring managers, as well as final ND interviews with the President’s Office.
Participate and facilitate virtual and in-person panel interviews and lead debriefing selection process, when possible.
Conduct in-depth reference checks and validate against additional sources, as well as coordinate background screening (e.g. police, child protection, etc.) for finalist candidates.
Provide feedback to candidates on interview results and selection decisions in a constructive way. Particularly with internal candidates, facilitate feedback and learning discussions and connect staff with appropriate professional development advisors/contacts and tools.
Advise Regional Leaders, Boards, and other hiring managers on fair offers/compensation and negotiate offer with selected candidate within limits specified by hiring manager and in line with WVI Total Rewards policies.
Manage the administrative details of the offer process (i.e. contract/offer letter, initiate PAF, paperwork, coordinate on-boarding, international relocation, etc., in conjunction with Talent Acquisition Administrator and other P&C contacts).
Executive Recruiter will be adept at presenting and negotiating employment total compensation plans; managing candidate expectations throughout the process and “close” the deal with finalists. Often, finalists are taking a significant reduction in pay and benefits.
Utilize Our People recruitment tool efficiently to ensure consistent, timely and accurate data entry.
Answer hiring manager questions and advise on Our People recruitment tools, connecting them with system specialists as needed.
Maintain current knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and trends in recruitment, WVI organizational policies, benefits and compensation, relocation and repatriation.
Consult Talent Acquisition leadership and WVI Legal as necessary.
Conduct recruitment responsibilities in a professional, service-oriented, responsive, innovative, ethical and cost effective manner in accordance with WVI goals and Christian principles.
Supervise interns, temporary staff, Talent Acquisition Administrator or entry-level international staffing specialists if needed.
Attend and participate in Christian devotional meetings and weekly Chapel services.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent of 7+ years of on the job training; in-house recruitment and/or executive/contingency search, including talent acquisition sourcing.
Successful track record of negotiating, influencing and providing high-level customer service at the most senior levels of an organization with proven highly relational, strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) is required.
Experience in recruitment of leaders, professional and/or technical positions is a must.
Understanding of global labour laws and experience in recruiting international staff highly desirable.
Proven ability to manage full-cycle recruiting experience (i.e. forecasting of workforce needs, applicant sourcing, resume screening, applicant assessment and interview, negotiating contracts.)
Experience with Topgrading interview methodology, behavioural interviewing, and/or Targeted Selection certification preferred.
Must be a team player, collaborator, and able to effectively network amongst all levels within and outside of the Partnership. Willing to cover for teammates on vacation, leave, etc. and contribute to strategic team and organizational initiatives.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and accomplish multiple tasks simultaneously.
Possess cross-cultural sensitivity, knowledge of and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
Ability to operate within a geographically dispersed organization. Ability to adjust work schedule in order to accommodate various time zones.
Demonstrated computer literacy to include experience in tracking recruitment outcomes/metrics with applicant tracking systems, Lotus Notes, and Microsoft Office Suite.
Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 8 weeks per year, if required.
Fluency in English; preferred second language in Spanish, French or Portuguese.
Certification in Internet Recruiting/Sourcing from organizations such as Social Talent or AIRS is required.
MA or MBA preferred.
SPHR or GPHR certification preferred.
International life/work experience preferred.
Mature Christian faith, knowledge of Christian doctrine and ability to discern “cultural fit” for the World Vision Partnership.
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time.