Brown University — Associate Director, Talent and Learning

Job Description:

The Associate Director, Talent and Learning reports to the Executive Director, Talent and Resource Management to support and collaborate with employees in the Division of Advancement at Brown University and is responsible for the execution of learning, development, and talent management strategies and initiatives. This includes developing and implementing recruiting and retention strategies; administering and interpreting policies; providing counseling and guidance regarding performance management; and developing service strategies, processes and programs that are responsive to the needs of the staff to implement best human resources practices for employee relations and employment

The Associate Director acts as the Deputy to the Executive Director and will be responsible for providing support to the Executive Director in the following areas: learning, development, and onboarding; diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging initiatives (DEIB); Workday (HRIS) management; organizational culture and development; performance management; learning and development; workforce integration, data metrics and other talent management related areas that impact organizational culture. The incumbent will also provide support and counsel to leaders and staff within the Division encompassing over 200 FTE. The Division’s continued success hinges on the strategic investment in human capital to meet the institution’s goals.

The Division of Advancement’s internal Talent Management supports staff in successfully meeting the goals of Brown University by providing high quality and responsive human resources support to foster an exceptional work environment that encourages, nurtures and recognizes the professional development of Advancement employees. The Talent Management team represents the values of inclusion, equity, integrity, collaboration, innovation, and authenticity, providing employee relations and employment expertise for all Advancement staff.

Brown University is committed to advancing diversity, inclusion and equity. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Brown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Required Qualifications

  • Learning, training, and content development experience. Experience teaching, presenting and facilitating group discussions.
  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment. Must include Excel and demonstrated skills in database management and record keeping. Experience using Workday or similar HRIS software.
  • Demonstrated cultural competence with an understanding of inclusion and diversity issues in the workplace.
  • Proven ability to create innovative and sustainable practices and processes that align with organizational goals.
  • Demonstrated relationship-building skills (both internally and externally) with effective, informative, and persuasive oral and written communication skills.
  • Understanding of and experience with practical use of various vehicles for training delivery (including internet/intranet/e-learning, classroom, job aids, system help/performance support, and technologies such as Podcasts, Prezi simulations, performance support tool).
  • Experience developing quantitative and qualitative surveys, evaluating survey results and making appropriate assessments and recommendations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • SHRM-CP, PHR certification.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum 5 years Human Resources experience or in a related field (learning and development, training, non-profit, higher education, etc.)

Job Competencies

  • Strong consultation and written and oral communication skills; excellent grammatical skills; lively, engaging writing style and demonstrated ability to create correspondence for large groups.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion as well as an understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-driven setting with a demonstrated ability to multi-task while not sacrificing quality required. High level of attention to detail.
  • Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality.
  • Strong critical and strategic thinking skills. Excellent organizational skills.
  • Significantly developed project management and execution skills. Proven ability to manage details and stay organized, maintain a high level of attention to detail. 

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume with their application. All offers of employment are contingent upon a completed criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.

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Job Posting Title:
Associate Director, Talent and Learning


Grade 11

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Position Classification:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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