1342 Assistant Director, Organizational and Talent Development


TITLE Assistant Director, Organizational and Talent Development




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director of Human Resources

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Vice President for Administrative Services


The Assistant Director, Organizational and Talent Development designs, implements, and coordinates a comprehensive organizational development program to meet the University’s need for a productive and motivated work force by providing a comprehensive and sustained approach to improving employee effectiveness through programs such as the University Staff Ambassador leadership development program and the Bear Connections mentoring program.  The Assistant Director, Organizational and Talent Development reviews and evaluates program goals, aligns programming with the strategic plan and action items, and develops special programming to address identified leadership development and mentoring needs.


Education: An Associate’s degree is required; a Bachelor’s degree in human resource management, organizational development, instructional design or a related field is preferred.

Experience: At least five years of professional development management and training experience is required.

Skills:  Excellent interpersonal skills are required.  Effective verbal and written communication skills are required. Understanding of and the ability to utilize training methods that will actively engage adult learners are required. The ability to create and deliver programming using presentation software and hardware is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Knowledge and understanding of the structure and culture of the University is preferred.


1. Develops programming, organizes logistics, provides leadership and coaching, evaluates program effectiveness, and manages mentoring programs, including but not limited to, University Staff Ambassadors, (USA), USA Alumni Association, and the Bear Connections Program.

2. Administers programs by developing programming and curriculum, selecting and coordinating program facilitators and department liaisons, negotiating fees, conducting facilitator and liaison workshops, managing program delivery logistics, evaluating and tracking outcomes, and managing programming budgets.

3. Administers mentoring partnerships, vets, cultivates, and manages volunteer mentors, develops and provides training to mentors, develops and provides informational materials to participants, monitors the pairings and intervenes if needed, evaluates outcomes, and manages databases and programming budgets.

4. Conducts program and training evaluations, analyzes and reports program performance, solicits, makes, and implements recommendations for change and improvement by using assessment questionnaires, tests, and interviews, conducting surveys, and consulting with supervisors, department heads, and directors.

5. Develops and coordinates networking and training opportunities for new staff employees, such as Clif’s Connection, Lunch and Learns, etc.

6. Cultivates and manages participants in service opportunities, provides additional training, programming, volunteer, and networking opportunities, coordinates volunteers for campus services projects, tracks volunteer service hours, and coordinates the University Staff Ambassadors Advisory Council in developing alumni association activities.

7. Reviews programming and training goals in light of the University’s strategic plan and action items and develops programming to address identified needs.

8. Collaborates with functional areas on outreach efforts related to informing employees of their benefits, training, professional development, and networking opportunities using all forms of communication, including social media.

9. Plans, executes, and oversees a variety of events related to employee engagement.

10. Maintains records on functional program offerings, registrations, attendance, individual employee training histories, prepares reports on employee participation, develops queries to support other units, provides reports as requested by the Director of Human Resources, and maintains a website that supports registration and information or related opportunities.

11.  Maintains a resource library for staff development and training by subscribing to professional journals, newsletters, and related publications, evaluates internal and external training and educational materials, and adds such materials as appropriate to the library.

12. Contributes to a learning and work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

13. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, attending training and/or courses as directed by the supervisor, and maintaining appropriate continuing education and certification requirements.

14. Supports the overall success of the Office of Human Resources by performing all other duties as assigned.


The Assistant Director, Organizational and Talent Development is supervised by the Director of Human Resources and supervises graduate assistants, full- and part-time employees.