Talent Operations Coordinator, Our Collective

Kapor Center Oakland , CA 94601

Posted 5 months ago

Organization: Kapor Center

Program: Our Collective

Title: Talent Operations Coordinator

Location: Oakland, CA

Reports to:
Talent Services Director Position Type:
1-Year Contract

The Kapor Center is a family of innovative and groundbreaking organizations that pursue innovative strategies to leverage capital and technology for positive, progressive impact. We are looking for an experienced Talent Operations Coordinator to provide operational support across our talent service programs.

The Kapor Center encompasses a private foundation, a for-profit investment partnership, and a non-profit 501(c)(3), plus supporting corporate entities. As a result, the work spans multiple platforms and strategies, and is organized into the following core areas:

Kapor Center -- Diversifying Tech

Through the development of innovative partnerships, programs, and cross-sector forums, Kapor Center is working to increase the presence and viability of underrepresented people of color and women of all backgrounds in the tech sector as producers, entrepreneurs, financiers, and thought leaders.

Kapor Center oversees a unique community space which includes meeting space for mission-aligned organizations and companies, office space for the centers staff and partners and a restaurant. Our new building allows for close collaboration between Kapor Centers many different programs and its community partners, all of which are dedicated to the empowerment of low-income and underrepresented communities.

Kapor Capital -- Venture Capital for Social Impact

Kapor Capital is our venture capital investment arm. We invest in seed stage tech startups that generate both economic returns and positive social impact. We believe investing in a diverse population of entrepreneurs is a strategic advantage for an investor. Examples of our investment portfolio can be seen at www.kaporcapital.com.

SMASH -- STEM Education for All

SMASH is a signature initiative of the Kapor Center, committed to eliminating the barriers faced by underrepresented people of color in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and fostering their untapped talent for the advancement of our nation. SMASH operates as a separate 501(c)(3) and is supported administratively by the Kapor Center.

The Opportunity

The Talent Operations Coordinator will support the sourcing, engagement, and retention of a diverse and inclusive, local talent network. To be successful in this role, you will need project management and operational skills, community engagement skills, strong attention to detail, high-quality standards, and the ability to make continuous process improvements. Responsibilities span a wide-range of operation work from network management, event support, and data collection.

Our Community Engagement efforts strive for Oakland to have a thriving ecosystem with equitable access to the tech sector. This means:

  • building and coordinating on-ramps into the tech sector through computer science education, workforce development, and connections to industry, for both school-aged youth and residents with non-traditional pathways
  • activating an ever-growing number of tech startups by founders of color through the Oakland Startup Network
  • fostering an inclusive tech sector that strengthens the Citys character and fabric through cross sector partnerships and collective impact
  • sharing and modeling what we learn and experience beyond Oakland


Reporting to the Talent Services Director and working closely with leadership boards, the Talent Operations Coordinator will support:

1. Talent Network Management

  • Create and maintain network onboarding process
  • Communicate via Slack channels and email; respond to questions, share opportunities
  • Manage inbound requests from community and partners

2. Event Support

  • Execute annual ERG Summit in August and monthly professional development workshops
  • Coordinate logistics ranging from event marketing/advertising and registration, speaker engagement, vendor payments/contracts, post-event follow up

3. Data Collection

  • Create and deploy surveys about talent needs
  • Track entry and advancement of talent in CRM platform
  • Provide recommendations on how to improve talent processes to scale


Minimum Qualifications

  • 1-2 years of community management, customer support, administrative experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Have knowledge and curiosity about Diversity and Inclusion initiatives for Black and Latinx employees at technology companies
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills: must display patience and helpfulness at all times front line contact for member issues
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding diversity data and personal information
  • Detail oriented and excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines

Ideal candidates will also demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to work in a dynamic office with diverse co-workers and a highly entrepreneurial culture.
  • Deep and authentic commitment to our organizational values:
    • We extend TRUST and CARE from day one.
    • We operate with PERSONAL INTEGRITY at every turn.
    • Our DIVERSITY is critical to our success.
    • We create and pursue OPPORTUNITIES that further our mission.
    • We appreciate and uphold our unique organizational CULTURE.
    • We prioritize working with individuals and organizations that share values similar to ours.
  • Innovative and creative thinker who is not afraid to try something new and inspire others.
  • Very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness.
  • Strong work ethic with minimal need for direction.
  • Work well independently as well as part of a team.
  • A desire to work and grow in a fast-paced and fun environment.


The Kapor Center provides competitive compensation commensurate with experience, and an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, basic life and disability insurance, 401K, paid time off, holiday benefits and more. The Kapor Center office is located in the uptown district of Oakland, with excellent access to public transportation.

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