Director, Talent Management

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Job Title: Director, Talent Management
Location: UWG Recruiting Location
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 226730
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Department Information The Office of Human Resources (OHR) is enhancing its service delivery model with an emphasis on people strategy, engagement and operational excellence.

As an agile, trusted campus partner, the Office of Human Resources is committed to making UWG the best place to work, learn and succeed by delivering best-in-class services, programs and value-added solutions that contribute to a positive culture and employee experience.

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Job Summary

The Director of Talent Management leads and coordinates organization-wide efforts to ensure that talent acquisition, performance management (PM) and quality improvement (QI) programs are developed and managed using a data-driven focus that sets priorities for improvements aligned to ongoing strategic imperatives. This position will also lead, direct and oversee full life cycle recruitment activities in sourcing the best talent for the University of West Georgia, as well as maintaining effective programs for retention, promotion and succession planning. The position reports to the Assistant Vice President/Chief Human Resource Officer and serves as a member of the Office of Human Resources leadership team.


Talent Acquisition

Serve as a business partner with hiring managers to develop effective sourcing and recruitment strategies that result in client satisfaction. Develop effective relationships within the organization and the hiring community to have influence and impact the recruiting and hiring process.

Develop, initiate and maintain effective programs for workforce retention, promotion and succession planning.

Recruit full-time, part-time, temporary, contractual and intern personnel. Manage full life cycle recruitment (post, source, prescreen, schedule, background, references, offer, onboarding, etc.).
Complete hiring process within defined metrics to minimize overall time-to-start. Develop appropriate marketing strategies, define roles and responsibilities of hiring team, and develop service-level agreements to ensure an effective and efficient recruitment lifecycle while minimizing cost-per-hire.

Work closely with the HRIS manager to collect and coordinate aggregate data for talent pool and translate those data into insights through data analysis that drives deliberate action plans at the appropriate levels.

Talent Development & Organizational Effectiveness Development

Participate in organizational strategic planning and provide leadership for PM and QI policy development.

Research and assist in the development of PM training programs that focus on enabling the workforce to achieve improvements with priority organizational concerns.

Collect, analyze and maintain data gathered to inform targeted leadership development (e.g., succession planning).

Manage the maintenance and execution of the performance management system, including current job descriptions, standards of performance and performance evaluation instruments. Create and maintain an environment of equal employment opportunity, diversity and competitive advantage in support of the company's diversity and inclusion strategic plan.

Ensure that organization-wide talent management initiatives are focused and aligned on improving operational and program efficiencies and effectiveness.

Conduct presentations and training.

Provide vision, leadership, planning and project coordination and management in the areas of talent acquisition, classification & compensation and performance management. Provide professional expertise and support in the design, development and implementation of the talent review process that is required to achieve business goals and results in the creation of an internal bench of top talent.

Develop and implement creative and innovative sourcing strategies and techniques to build a pipeline of qualified candidates.

Collaborates with OHR leadership team members in relation to talent management and organizational development to design and implement a quality new employee experience and professional development programs.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field.

Other Required Qualifications
Experience in all areas of sourcing such as the internet, social media, networking, employee referrals, job postings, as well as conducting open houses and virtual job fairs.

Current SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP or PHR/SPHR certification or ability to obtain certification within one year of employment.

Required Experience
7+ years of broad HR experience including talent management and performance management.

Recent experience recruiting in multiple discipline areas and levels, including hiring for nonexempt, exempt and leadership positions.

Experience designing, developing and supporting organization-wide talent management programs that cover performance management, talent development, coaching, succession planning, data analytics and relationship management.

Previous experience in capturing metrics and producing various employment reports.

Experience in working with applicant tracking systems and affirmative action plan requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Educational Qualifications
Master's degree in related field

Preferred Experience
Experience working in higher education sector.

Proposed Salary

$80,124 min - $107,076 midpoint

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Ability to design and implement full-cycle performance management programs.

Thorough understanding of recruiting methods and best practices, as well as applicable policies and federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Superior verbal and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal, counseling, and negotiation skills. Strong presentation skills.
Excellent leadership skills.
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.

Apply Before Date

May 28, 2021

Conditions of Employment Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, codified at 20 USC 1092 (f) as a part of the Higher Education Act of 1965, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies.

It is always the policy of the University of West Georgia Police Department to provide to the public an annual campus security report and comply with the federal law known as the Clery Act.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia.s affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.




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Posted: 5/2/2021
Application Due: 8/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time