Woon Kim is the Director of Talent Management and Interim Co-Leader of the Human Resources Team. In her role, Kim is responsible for recruitment, retention, performance management, and employee relations for the Center.
Kim joined the Center in 2017 to manage the organization’s efforts to attract and retain top talent, spearheading the development and implementation of a recruitment strategy and professional development track that fosters diversity, inclusion, and racial equity. Kim is responsible for full life cycle recruitment across the organization’s policy, program, and operations teams. Kim has been a great thought partner providing her expertise in talent management.
Since joining the Center, Kim has designed and implemented programs for professional development and succession planning, creating training strategy and development programs that align with the Center’s organizational initiatives and business strategies, and developing tools to assess training needs and plans.
In addition, Kim laid the foundation for the Center’s robust internship program, creating a structured intern hiring process, increasing the diversity of interns, and enhancing internship experience. Over the past year, Kim has led the Center’s Policy Futures program designed to provide a wide range of opportunities, training, and exposure to support early career staff to become keen analysts, strategic thinkers, and effective advocates for progressive policy outcomes in the future.
And most recently, Kim has been serving as Interim Co-Leader of the Human Resources Team filling some of the gaps until the Center onboards a new Vice President for People and Culture. She has successfully taken on employee relations and performance management for the Center.
Kim brings over 18 years’ experience in talent acquisition and talent management, supporting organizations in the private, federal, and nonprofit sectors. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from St. Joseph’s University.