Master’s degree (e.g., Organizational Development, Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field).
10+ years of professional experience with employee learning programs, professional and executive recruitment, with a track record of measurable results. Experience designing customized learning and development programs across different functional areas. Experience leading a team in a large, complex, highly decentralized, multi-national organization.
Experience leading a learning team for a large research organization. Examples of desired learning programs include leadership development programs, mentoring, conflict resolution, compliance based learning, etc. Experience in higher education and working in a bargaining unit environment. Experience managing and/or collaborating closely with other areas of HR such as compensation, employee relations, benefits, etc.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Broad understanding and expertise of organization learning, and development and staff recruitment. Strong technology expertise in online learning or talent acquisition systems. Strong understanding of management and leadership development. Must have excellent conceptual and collaborative skills, engaging leaders, direct reports, and colleagues across the institution. Candidate must possess highly developed organizational and time management skills to effectively handle and prioritize multiple tasks. Must demonstrate strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to build trust and relationships with leadership, faculty, employees, and external constituents in a diverse community. Must demonstrate strong written communication skills in providing information as needed to leadership and in staying abreast with key initiatives, projects, or issues within portfolio. Candidate must have strong problem-solving skills with the ability to think collaboratively, strategically, and creatively. Must possess the ability to achieve goals through diplomatically promoting collaboration; team-building and working cooperatively is essential. Candidate should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
The desired candidate is flexible and adaptable, highly knowledgeable of adult learning styles, and has a strong track record of building unit or organizational talent programs within a complex and rapidly changing organization. Additionally, the desired candidate has demonstrated an ability to build credibility throughout the organization by being an extraordinary thought leader on talent-based HR programs coupled with an equally strong capability to implement and achieve results.