Talent Development Manager
Company: University of California - Merced
Posted on: January 5, 2019
Talent Development Manager
$90,000 - $110,000
DCC - Downtown Campus Center
Background check and fingerprinting may be required
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Talent Development Manager will manage and lead the talent development team in implementing a comprehensive training and development program. With a strong emphasis in curriculum/coursework planning and program design that is both customized and scalable, this individual will work on designing, developing, implementing, and assessing various talent initiatives and programs. The focus will be on the creation and execution of leadership/management programs including: career pathing, succession planning, curriculum/coursework development, supervisor/manager development, and leadership development. Partners with Human Resources colleagues in the development of the organization (from a performance and culture perspective), by implementing and overseeing initiatives that increase efficiency, strengthen employee knowledge and abilities, develop effective people managers, and grow leaders. The work will include assessing and diagnosing organizational development needs, creation of change initiatives, leadership and management coaching and/or consultation, and delivering best-in-class development solutions that support UC Merced s goals and priorities.
1. Works with HR leadership and campus partners to assess ongoing organizational training and development needs. Responsible for formulating training strategies that support UC Merced's business needs, goals, and objectives including talent development, career coaching, succession planning, and employee engagement. Design, create, and facilitate training and development initiatives and strategies that result in enhanced performance for managers and employees. Ensure staff continue to develop skills that will enable them to improve their job performance. Designing e-learning courses, career plans, workshops, visuals, presentations, etc. Maintaining budgets and relationships with vendors and consultants In partnership with HR Managers, oversee the development of materials, programs, and tools to support business needs of the various HR Units, e.g., Compensation, Talent Acquisition, Employee & Labor Relations, etc. This may include basic workshop design for writing effective job descriptions, effective interview workshops, etc.
2. Oversees day-to-day management of Talent Development team. Plan, manage, and align allocated resources and staff to ensure optimal efficiency and effectiveness. Is an effective team leader, provides development and growth opportunities, coaches staff, and resolves interpersonal conflicts.
3. Manages and assists with the development and delivery of all training and development curriculum/coursework for UC Merced staff to meet professional and organizational needs. Develops and implements strategies/curriculum/coursework to train managers in coaching, mentoring, and developing employees. Redesigns, customizes, or enhances existing programs to build managerial and employee skills and competencies. This could include the elimination of existing programming that is inconsistent with or disconnected to the organizational needs. Builds relationships and partners with a variety of stakeholders including all managers and professional staff in all divisions. Conducts direct observation of teams to identify gaps and areas of development for future programming or adjustments of current programming.
4. Responsible for delivering and conducting an effective new employee orientation program for the Monitors and evaluates training program s effectiveness, success and ROI periodically and reports results for program changes and enhancements. Manages resources and provides business proposal for budget augmentation requests. Ensures Strategic Organizational Alignment with HR, Talent Management and Culture. Resolves any specific problems and tailors training programs as necessary. Researches new training materials and supplies that might enhance our training and development procedures and provide value to our employees. Supports the implementation of the organizational development and training programs, flexibly adapting to serve multiple audiences, enterprise-wide.
- Bachelor s Degree in Business, Human Resources, Organizational Behavior or relevant field and a minimum of 5 to 7 years of experience in organizational and/or talent development implementing employee development, talent management programming, management development and coaching, and organizational process review and enhancement (required).
- Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (CPLP) certification preferred or other certifications for coaching and/or mentoring. Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification preferred. Experience in business and change management in higher education is preferred.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
- Highly-motivated self-starter comfortable leading and managing in the listed areas of responsibility. Ability to facilitate meetings and counsel campus partners on human capital talent development topics.
- Demonstrated success working with and managing cross-functional teams, committees and councils to identify organizational development gaps, define solutions, and manage the implementation.
- Ability to evaluate skill requirements of the organization & develop solutions to fill gaps.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at
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