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Hiring: Senior Director of Talent and Culture

Michigan Voices is a 501(C)(3) organization that works to help build civic engagement capacity in progressive nonprofit organizations. Michigan Voices has over 75 table partners, which we provide with capacity support, regrants, data, and tools, they need to help create a healthy and thriving democracy through a racial equity lens. We focus on Civic Engagement (voter education, registration, and turnout, issue advocacy, and constituency engagement), Civic Access (voting rights and election administration), and Civic Representation (census and redistricting).


The Senior Director of Talent and Culture (SDTC) is a human resources professional providing leadership and programming to foster a collaborative and inclusive culture at Michigan Voices. We are a workplace with people who have diverse backgrounds, viewpoints, and experiences.

The SDTC will plan, develop, implement, and evaluate the Company’s human resource function and performance, including but not limited to benefits administration, recruitment/employment, compensation administration, onboarding, employee relations, policy implementation, and ensure compliance with all federal and state legislation as it pertains to human resources. The DTC will report to and work with the executive director to help staff members continually develop in their jobs, learn from the communities we serve, and contribute to a high-performing environment.


Human Resources

  • Administers various organization human resource plans and procedures; assists in implementing personnel policies and procedures.

  • Maintains employee information in Paychex and other internal systems by entering and updating employment and status-change data for new hires, terminations, changes, etc.

  • Lead employee relations efforts, including acting as a liaison for employee concerns.

  • Coordinate employee new hire onboarding processes.

  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.

  • Ensure process discipline for all HR-related activities of the operation.

  • Oversee maintenance and entry of HR and payroll information to ensure accuracy.

  • Ensure proper administration of annual performance reviews, merit increases, and incentive payouts to create a culture of empowerment and accountability.

  • Assist managers with progressive discipline and the termination process to ensure all employees are treated fairly and respectfully.

Talent and Staff Development

  • Maintain a schedule of facilitation and coaching with leadership and managers to assess individual, team, and organizational development needs and conduct or procure specific trainings, assessments, and/or workshops.

  • Design and implement inclusive recruitment and selection processes and evaluation systems that drive the growth and effectiveness of Michigan Voices' staff.

  • Develop and implement all-new hire onboarding processes to ensure that staff members are effective and efficient in their jobs and that they gain a broad knowledge of the organization and the partners we serve.

Culture and Employee Engagement

  • In partnership with the executive director and senior staff, lead efforts to gather and understand staff input and create actionable steps to improve our culture further, creating an environment that fosters continual learning and staff who are engaged and energized by their work.

  • Organize organization-wide staff engagement events.

  • Work with the Board to conduct executive compensation studies and performance reviews of the executive director.

  • Recommend compensation strategies that invest in current staff, attract new talent, and retain strong teams.

  • Build trust with employees and be an active listener and effective solver of people issues.

  • Work with the PEO to handle payroll, compensation, and employee benefits.

  • Ensure compliance with HR legal and regulatory requirements, standards, and other relevant HR policies and guidelines. Liaise with outside legal counsel as appropriate.


  • Bachelor’s degree (human resources focus preferred)

  • Must have a minimum of 3 years of experience in Human Resources, preferably with experience in a nonprofit.

  • Ability to handle a wide scope of HR situations within federal and state legislation framework.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to communicate with all levels of Associates.

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and HRIS systems experience (preferably Paychex).

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks as assigned with a high level of reliability.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and reasoning ability.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; a team player.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of function.

  • Highest level of professional conduct, integrity, and accountability.

  • Ability to motivate and positively influence others, including skills at mentoring, coaching, and training.

  • Must have the ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues by using wise judgment that is consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, regulations, and/or law.

To Apply:

Please send a detailed resume, a cover letter, and three references to with Senior Director of Talent and Culture in the subject line. The deadline for this job posting is February 21, 2022, but resumes will be reviewed, and interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.

Michigan Voices is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Studies have shown that women, nonbinary folks, and People of Color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization and are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. That candidate may come from a background less traditional to our field of work, and that’s okay. We strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet all the qualifications described.

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