Requisition # 2018-8478 Department University Services, VP for Category Human Resources Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time Application Deadline
Reporting to the Director of Talent & Organizational Development, the Talent & Organizational Development Specialist contributes to the overall success of University Services (US) by assisting with the maintenance of a comprehensive learning and development program for all University Services staff.
Through collaboration with the Director, the specialist will design and deliver professional development curricula and strategies and assist with the implementation of the organization's diversity and inclusion plan.
The specialist has a dual and secondary reporting responsibility to the Associate Director for Team and People in Campus Dining. The specialist will collaborate with the Associate Director to assess learning needs, customize, coordinate, and deliver learning and development programs, as well as to provide organizational development (OD) services to all levels of Campus Dining staff.
This position is a three-year term, benefits eligible position.
A full job description will be furnished prior to interview.
• With direction from the Director of Talent & Organizational Development:
o Assist with sustaining comprehensive curricula for learning and development programs for staff of all levels of hierarchy
o Contribute to an existing framework of professional development and mentoring programs
• Maintain relationships with stakeholders from all operational units to create customized learning opportunities
• Collaborate with Associate Director for Team and People (Campus Dining) as well as the University's Learning & Development (L&D) department on:
o Designing, delivering, and coordinating learning and development opportunities for Campus Dining
o Assisting with coordination of specialty programs
o Assist with the implementation of learning and development programs that emphasize human, technical, and conceptual skills for staff at all levels
o Work with the Associate Director for Team & People and Labor Relations Manager (Human Resources) on learning and development programs for Service Employees International Union (SEIU) members
o Serve as alternate to Associate Director for managing job posting and interview logistics for Campus Dining
• Work with Administrative Office Coordinator (Office of VP, US) and US leadership team to plan and coordinate resources (meeting space reservations, scheduling, printing, etc.)
• Serve as alternate content editor for University Services' portal on the University's Learning Management System (LEARN). Administrative Office Coordinator is the lead content editor for LEARN.
• Serve as alternate to Administrative Office Coordinator for managing interview logistics for University Services' departments
Diversity & Inclusion Initiative
• With direction from the Director of Talent & Organizational Development:
o Facilitate, integrate and support diversity and inclusion unit plan initiatives; D&I Ambassador development and staff development; including cultural competency learning opportunities
o Work with Executive Assistant in the Office of Vice President to schedule outreach/debrief/feedback meetings
o Assist with oversight responsibilities and regularly attend DISC meetings; maintain communication with DISC Co-Chairs about goals and plans for the committee
o Collaborate with D&I Specialists (Human Resources) and the University's D&I Practitioners
• Maintain organizational focus on University Services mission and values; Service Excellence, Efficiency & Effectiveness, Team and People; University Services' Customer Service vision
• Assist with the design and delivery of team-building and strategic planning retreats and facilitated discussions
• Assist with the administration of the Employee Recognition & Rewards (R&R) program and provide OD support to the R&R committee, D&I Steering Committee (DISC), Culture of Appreciation (CoA) working group, and Mentoring Program
• Coordinate with Director of Talent & Organizational Development to schedule Town Hall meetings and prepare content for each meeting
Other Duties as Assigned
• Attends regularly scheduled staff meetings, committee assignments, etc.
• Works on special projects as assigned by Director of Talent & Organizational Development
• Project management of multi-session classes, new initiatives, OD consulting work, etc.
• Some evening hours on a seasonal basis (1-3 days) each semester
Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience
Bachelor's degree required
Minimum of two (2) to five (5) years of professional experience, including at least two years of facilitation, instructional design, public speaking, and platform skills
Experience working in a large-scale organization or educational institution
Ability to teach audiences at all education levels
Demonstrated knowledge of group/team dynamics and ability to manage group/team dynamics
Sound judgment and creative/effective problem solving skills; thoughtfulness and attention to detail; self-reflective and strong work ethic
Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills, including sensitivity to the wants, needs, and concerns of constituents
Exceptional oral, written, presentation, and communication skills
Familiarity with various communication methods and platforms and ability to determine impact based on situation and audience
Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and tact
Ability to multitask and prioritize demands while maintaining accuracy
Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Instructional design or facilitation skills certification
Formal training in facilitation, instructional design, and experiential learning methods
Experience in unionized environment
Higher education or non-profit experience
Knowledge of professional development standards (i.e., assessing learning needs, learning styles, building curricula, distinguishing between teaching and presenting)
Bilingual or multilingual, with a preference for Spanish and Creole
Experience with initiatives or programs to promote diversity and inclusion
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
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Eligible for Overtime
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