Director of Talent and Engagement

About the Organization & Opportunity

Founded in 1991 by real estate guru and successful businessman, Harold Grinspoon, the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) is the most entrepreneurial and business oriented non-profit in the state. Based in Agawam, Massachusetts, HGF employs over 150 employees and offers national and international philanthropic programs that touch the lives of hundreds of thousands of families around the globe. The Foundation offers the stability of a thirty-year established organization, the creative, exciting and fast-paced nature of a start-up, and the long-term growth opportunities inherent in a Foundation endowed at $800 million committed to serving its mission for decades to come. Needless to say, The HGF is not your average non-profit!

Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the Director of Talent and Engagement is responsible for leading the foundation's recruiting and onboarding, employee engagement and satisfaction projects, benefits support, and other daily operations and activities of the foundation's HR department. This role requires a versatile individual who has experience leading and performing a wide variety of HR functions. This position is based in the home office in Agawam, MA.


  • Assist HR Director and relevant staff with the daily operations and activities of the HR department, including but not limited to, onboarding and offboarding employees, benefits and leave administration, DEI initiatives, trainings, and employee relations.

  • Collaborate with HR Director and senior leadership to understand the organization's goals and strategy related to staffing, recruiting, and retention.

  • Managing HGF recruiting activities

    • Draft and update job descriptions, post job openings on various sites, manage candidate applications

    • Create and maintain a network of candidates and acquisition sources

    • Conduct background checks, and reference checks when needed

    • Draft and send offer letters and materials

    • Work with hiring manager to coordinate orientation schedules and onboarding for new hires


  • Managing offboarding process

    • Prepare and manage the employee offboarding process and related paperwork and notices (401(k), COBRA, unemployment insurance, FSA, etc.)

    • Conduct exit interviews


  • Manage benefits and open enrollment in coordination with the Payroll & Benefits Administrator.

  • Prepare and manage employee leave paperwork (FMLA, Disability, State Family & Medical Leave, etc.)

  • Oversee professional development and training programs.

  • Provide support and respond to questions from employees on various topics, including HR policies and procedures.

  • Assist with researching various HR projects and employment trends and practices including salary comps, salary bands, health & safety protocols, remote work/hybrid trends, etc.

  • Ensure all activities comply with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices.

  • Assist with planning and execution of HR events and activities—employee recognition events, holiday parties, and foundation celebrations—by collaborating with the Agawam Office Manager, HR Director, and Chief of Staff.

  • Assist with performance management monitoring.

  • Perform related duties as required.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field.

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of human resources management experience, including recruiting, talent management, and employee engagement.

  • SHRM or HRCI certification preferred.

  • Thorough understanding of recruiting methods and best practices, as well as applicable policies and federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations.

  • Excellent communication skills, high level of emotional intelligence, interpersonal skills, ethics, and cultural awareness.

  • Proficiency in MS Office, HRIS systems, and comfortable learning new technical systems as needed.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and work well with others.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information.

  • A high level of integrity, honesty, and a strong work ethic.

  • Strong leadership and problem-solving skills.


  • Opportunity to work a hybrid of in-person and remote work schedule (60% in-office)

  • A competitive salary commensurate with skills, talent, and value.

  • Opportunities for advancement.

  • Comprehensive benefits to include:

    • Health Insurance

    • Vision & Dental Insurance

    • Flexible Spending Plan

    • Short Term Disability Insurance

    • Long Term Disability Insurance

    • 401(k) Plan with Employer Match

    • Paid Sick, Holiday and Vacation Time

    • Convenient office location close to highways with free off-street parking

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit letter of interest and resume to

*Vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment. The selected candidate will be required to provide proof of vaccination to Human Resources prior to start date. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law.

The Harold Grinspoon Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are invited to apply. For more information about the foundation and its programs, visit