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Martha O'Bryan Center

Chief Talent and Culture Officer

Martha O'Bryan Center


Job Summary


Martha O’Bryan Center (MOBC) is searching for a dynamic leader to oversee diversity equity and inclusion initiatives and lead the human resources team.


A dynamic anti-poverty nonprofit organization with deep community roots, Martha O’Bryan Center (MOBC) serves low wealth families and children in Middle TN.  Our mission – We assist families rise above poverty in one generation.  Operating 10 sites in Nashville and working collaboratively across Middle TN, our headquarter services are in Nashville’s Cayce Place Homes. 

Recognized for building new service models that expand the “opportunity landscape” for families, working with MOBC means contributing to a culture of innovation, collaboration and leadership.   Over 8,000 people are directly served annually across two program pathways – EDUCATION including early childhood, youth development, k-8 charter schools, high school Academic Student Unions, post-secondary support and FAMILTY ECONOMIC MOBILITY including parent empowerment, adult education and post secondary services, career support, preschool care, food security, and family/crisis counseling.


The Chief Talent and Culture Officer (CTCO) is a member of the MOBC executive team and leads the people investments across the organization.  As a member of executive team, the CTCO participates in all strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting.  The CTCO develops and directs all implementation of all human resources programs and policies across Martha O’Bryan Center’s community programs and charter schools with emphasis on systems, compliance, recruitment of talent, employee relations, engagement, well-bring, compensation and benefits. This leadership position promotes and implements organizational values by planning and managing human resources programs and partnering with stakeholders across the organization. This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer.

Job Responsibilities


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Human Resources

  • Oversees and delegates to the HR team all HR functions including performance management, employee relations, recruiting, HR policy administration, payroll, benefits, and compliance; works directly with leadership in carrying out human resources and talent management responsibilities.
  • Develops human resources strategies by identifying and researching issues; contributing information, analysis, and recommendations; and establishing human resources objectives in alignment with organizational priorities.
  • Recommends and designs human resources systems that meet the needs of employees, managers, and functional departments.
  • Develops and refines policies, procedures, and practices on HR-related matters and presents recommendations regularly to the executives.
  • Builds out proactive recruitment strategies for all programs.
  • Oversees compliance with federal, state and local legislation pertaining to personnel matters.
  • Assists in the administration of compensation programs.
  • Establishes metrics, benchmarks and scorecards tied to key organizational objectives for human resources management and reports those results to the CEO and Board of Directors, as directed.
  • Staffs the Board of Directors HR task force initiatives, as requested.
  • Assists in the design, development and execution of learning and development programs tied to organization objectives and goals.
  • Identifies human resources-related knowledge and performance gaps throughout the organization and provides education, training and support to close those gaps.
  • Actively participates in meetings with stakeholders to identify needs of the organization and employees.
  • Stays current in industry trends and regulatory compliance through workshops, newsletters, conferences, and affiliation with industry organizations.

​​​​​​​Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Work across the organization to ensure that the objectives and values of MOBC’s DEI work are clear, communicated, and reflected in MOBC’s culture.
  • Reinforce DEI principles in hiring, decision making, and the MOBC work environment by ensuring that policies and processes across the organization are fully aligned with these principles and values.
  • Advise leadership on DEI-related issues and provide guidance as needed.


Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Five or more years of related experience.
  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines including compensation practices, organizational design, employee relations, performance management, and diversity and inclusion.
  • Knowledge of applicable state and federal employment and labor laws and governmental compliance requirements.
  • Working knowledge of human resource information systems.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills; excellent customer service skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships with internal and external constituents.
  • Strong organizational skills; strong time management skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality regarding sensitive information.

Additional Information


This position is benefits eligible.


How to Apply


1. Please use the following link to access our career page: https://secure2.entertimeonline.com/ta/MOBC.careers?CareersSearch

2. Choose “Martha O’Bryan” from the Categories drop down box.

3. Click on the Job Title to be directed to the position description, and to apply.


  • Date Posted: August 23, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Human Resources
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Salary Range: $90,000 - $125,000
  • Working Hours: 40hrs/wk