Talent Development Manager

Apr 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Talent Development Manager

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Talent Development Manager
Stanford University is one of the world's premier academic and research institutions, devoting tremendous intellectual and physical resources toward the betterment of humanity. As a major Silicon Valley employer, Stanford seeks people committed to excellence and to improving our world. In turn, the university is committed to supporting its employees as they develop their careers and enrich their lives.

As part of University Human Resources, the mission of the Talent Management & Workforce Strategy team is to attract, develop, and retain a diverse and talented workforce that supports the university's mission of excellence in teaching, research, and patient care. We, provide professional development opportunities for Stanford employees, best practices for employee recruitment, and organizational development consultation for Stanford departments and work groups.

The role of the Talent Development Manager is to lead the planning and execution of a portfolio of talent programs, solutions, and initiatives. This role will focus on supporting managers across the organization, including running our Manager Academy, supporting performance management systems and training, and developing new resources and support for managers as needed.


  • Provide thought leadership, advice and counsel on talent management strategy, direction, and interventions to senior leaders and/or HR business partners.
  • Manage a portfolio of manager-focused talent programs, processes, tools and frameworks with appropriate customization at the school/business unit level.
  • Make recommendations for new needed programs or tools.
  • Plan and implement new programs or tools as needed, including assessing need, managing stakeholder interest and buying, developing project plans and budgets, managing vendors, designing curriculum, and managing communications.
  • Develop and deploy measurement system to track and report progress on talent management to university management.
  • Provide coaching and/or facilitation support to program participants and campus partners.
    * - Other duties may also be assigned

    Education & Experience:
    Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated ability to establish a strong partnership with the senior human resources partners and other members of the management team.
  • Deep expertise and experience developing and implementing effective talent management solutions, including workforce planning, learning and development, performance management, and organizational effectiveness.
  • Strong instructional/curriculum design skills and experience.
  • Strong program/project management skills and experience.
  • Ability to build the confidence of others through open communication and respectful behavior.
  • Ability to connect with customers, partners, suppliers, and colleagues across functions to achieve significant results.

    Certifications and Licenses:

  • Frequently stand/walk, sit, perform desk based computer tasks, use a telephone, and grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Rarely kneel/crawl, operate foot and/or hand controls.
    * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

  • Travel on campus to schools/units.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

    About Us:
  • To learn more about University Human Resources, please visit:https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/
  • Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and preparing students for leadership in a complex world.
  • Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 16,000. We are rooted in a culture of excellence and we value innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Job: Human Resources

    Location: Human Resources Services
    Schedule: Full-time
    Classification Level:

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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